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Trattoria da Sandro

via Roma, 60, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
0187 812223‎
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Ranked #16 of 30 restaurants in Vernazza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Paris, France
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The swordfish was nice. my husband thought he'd try the 'breaded chicken'. A small piece of processed chicken arrived with a few French fries and one small lettuce leaf. Definitely not value for money. We were with friends and wanted to order a carafe of house wines, but were told it wasn't possible and that we could only order bottled... More

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Rockville, Maryland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Very delicious seafood spaghetti. We had the potato and octopus antipasti and the octopus was so tender. Then we ordered the seafood spaghetti for 2 and shared it. My husband and i each got a langostino and 2 shrimp as well as a handful of oysters. The pasta and sauce were cooked just right. There was definitely a lot of... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had dinner here on a local recommendation. This restaurant had swordfish made 6 different ways, and my wife and I had two of them. They were totally different dishes with the same fish. Very delicious and well presented.

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North Bay, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Enjoyed a good meal and a respectable house wine. The staff seemed inattentive, and kept removing things from the table that we were still using? We felt really rushed- which is not normal for Italy and took away from the experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I don't really expect much from service, and I almost never review on it, but man alive the waiter was rude. Besides that, the food just wasn't that great. Comparing the pesto with trofie from Sandro vs. Gianni Franzi (the only other place I had it), it's not even close. Given all the great food we had over two weeks... More

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Monsummano Terme, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I was there with my family at lunch.I took a frittura (tiny portion for the price) and french fries. For dessert I had a very good apple pie. food was good, but the guy serving at the tables was quite rude

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

food was OK, nothing great but the portions were very tiny for the price. rude owners & staff. denied us tap water so we had to buy mineral water even if we did not need it. another pair of travelers was asked to go elsewhere for "just coffee" as they only had place for people who wanted to eat food,... More

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San Jose, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We've been pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food in the Cinque Terre (as compared to near Lago di Como). Our favorite so far has been Tratorria da Sandro. The waitstaff was polite, friendly, and English-speaking (though kind enough to let me practice my Italian instead). In addition, the food was quite good. We had trofie al pesto (a... More

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Seattle, WA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Having looked at several of the restaurants Vernazza had to offer, we settled on Trattoria da Sandro after seeing the wide variety of fish and seafood on the menu. At 7pm, we were the only diners that the harried waiter and (presumably) owner/manager had to serve. After giving us our basket of bread, the waiter disappeared into the kitchen, leaving... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visited Vernazza offseason in March and this was one of the few places open the night we arrived. We had the ravioli with walnut sauce and trophie pasta with pesto. Both the dishes were just brilliant especially the ravioli. Definitely among the best food we had on the Italy trip. The portions however were on the smaller side. 5... More

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