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Al Castello

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Via Guidoni 56, Vernazza, Italy
0187-812-296
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 30
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  • 27
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful view

The food was good and you definitely can't beat the view. On the night we visited our service was a little slow and one of the items we ordered was not delivered. I would recommend making reservations and asking for a table with a view.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Krogers_12
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Beaumont, Texas
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Beaumont, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The food was good and you definitely can't beat the view. On the night we visited our service was a little slow and one of the items we ordered was not delivered. I would recommend making reservations and asking for a table with a view.

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My husband and I had a great dinner here overlooking the marina and crashing waves. Great service too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a great place to enjoy the view maybe some food and some wine. It is a little chaotic for service, but we just ordered a bottle of wine and a light appetizer and it was a great time.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I don't know if I've been to a restaurant with better views. Al Castello sits on top of Vernazza overlooking the port and the water. Go at sunset... it will be bright for a bit but breathtaking. We arrived early (630) and the staff was still eating. But instead of telling us to come back later, they allowed us to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The restaurant looked amazing at night, perched high in the sky. We had wanted to try it since we arrived but were a bit wary of the quality of food since it had such a good view. We didn't have wifi so couldn't look it up either. So we decided to take a chance and dine here. We arrived around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Al Castello was the perfect place to have our wedding. The higher terrace surrounded by flowers and the sea breeze is where we had our ceremony. Monica Lecari who is the owner of the restaurant really helped make the day as special as I could have ever imagined it! She helped with Flowers and Candy for the Benediga. She helped... More 

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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We did not eat here. We were wandering the stepped alley ways and found this restaurant with an amazing view, just before sunset. We asked if we could just order a drink and they sent us out to a narrow terrace. The higher up view of Vernazza and the sunset were spectacular and our glasses of wine were reasonably priced.... More 

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Portsmouth
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21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Spent our last evening here and had a nice, relaxing time enjoying solid if unspectacular Italian food, with absolutely stunning views along the coast toward Monterosso al Mare. The restaurant is situated at the top of a steep climb, and perched over the rock face toward the sea, about 50m above the sea level. To be honest you would be... More 

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

AMAZING VIEW!!! I really enjoyed my dining experience, more so than my spouse. The view was breathtaking and the attentive hospitality from what I guess is the owner was way above and beyond anything else I had received during our trip to Italy. She not only accommodated us without a reservation, she sent us out 2 glasses of the house... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Went there twice. Had risotto with seafood the first time and was not bad at all, really enjoyed it. The second time had acciughe ripiene as a starter and have to say that was a big delusion. Then had seafood pasta which was pretty good but not as much as the risotto a couple of days before. The view from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Guidoni 56, Vernazza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
  • Phone Number: 0187-812-296

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 16
  • Cuisine: Italian

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