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Blue Marlin Cafe

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Via Roma 43, Vernazza, Italy
39 (0) 187 821149
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sunshine smile from the village boy

Open early for breakfast, good coffee, very friendly service. We were there around 8am on a chilly and windy morning while most of the tourists are still sleeping, only a few customers, mainly locals there. The guy wearing T-shirt with a million-dollar smile on his face all the time serving us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Wang_HH
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Open early for breakfast, good coffee, very friendly service. We were there around 8am on a chilly and windy morning while most of the tourists are still sleeping, only a few customers, mainly locals there. The guy wearing T-shirt with a million-dollar smile on his face all the time serving us coffee. It is a great way to start the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Magnificent food, killer nightlife, great prices; you simply cannot do better. The owner and his wife operate from early breakfast to bar close, most days, and the staff compete with them for who can make you laugh the longest. GREAT people, and the food is excellent.

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Waterloo, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This place has managed to pull a fast one on Rick Steves. He recommends this place for some odd reason. Maybe they pulled out all the stops for him? The service is terrible. If you ask for your check, you are berated by the guy taking orders and running food. If you order a beverage with your meal, it might... More 

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Elizabeth City, NC
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

This cafe serves dinner as well as breakfast, but we just had one breakfast here, preferring another option in Vernazza for our other breakfasts. The coffee is fairly good, the pastries small but good, service is rather rushed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I came here for breakfast every day while I was in Vernazza. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. the service is a bit slow, but so is it everywhere else in Italy. Overall it was a great experience.

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Saint Petersbourg
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Can't tell you anything about food or drinks, we had a sit, asked for drinks, before ordering food, i've been told "here it's a restaurant not a bar, go away", even if most of tables were free. Never ever seen such a thing.

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Westfield, Indiana
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stumbled on this restaurant after a 1.5 hour hike from another city. I had a wonderful mixed salad. The server made my sangria extra sweet, as per my request. We split a cheese pizza, which was also good. The highlight, though, was having a worker sit down at the piano and play. It was classic Italy...truly a wonderful experience!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The daily specials are pretty good, especially the pesto gnocchi. The pizzas are also quite tasty. The focaccia (ham/mozz) was pretty forgettable, though. We loved the atmosphere and the staff.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had lunch here which was ok, but not above. The morning after we ate there for breakfast (it was the only cafe serving more than a crossiant for breakfast, that's why we went back), and it was very disappointing. Very plain food, dry bread, smoothies were more like milkshake (hardly no fruit in it). The eggs were not very... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I would not say that this is a "destination" restaurant, but it is good in a pinch. It is relatively inexpensive and they have reasonably decent espresso. Be warned that the entire restaurant odes not observe riposo (plus), but their cook/chef obviously does (minus) - without the chef, daily specials that they have listed may not be available. The staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Roma 43, Vernazza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
  • Phone Number: 39 (0) 187 821149

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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