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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Great Spot for Breakfast

We stopped here on the main street in Vernazza a few times during our stay. It's a great little spot for people watching and has plenty of outside tables and chairs as well as areas indoor.They offer lovely sandwiches and great coffee, all at very reasonable prices. We found the staff to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Alanna P
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to stop after a long train ride. Great beer and fun people. Good people watching too. Came back next day for espresso and a treat. Loved it

Thank leftcoastgirl53
Wadsworth, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convenient place where you can get a meal before the normal dinner hours but our waiter told us only limited items were available. Our waiter acted disinterested as if we were bothering him by being there. Our pizza was good and we enjoyed the chips and olives that were included on all the tables. I ordered red wine and the... More 

Thank valbar2015
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did the coastal walk from Monterosso to Vernazza and could not believe the choice of great little place to eat. We decided for the Blue Marlin because it was with no face, not trying to grab two more for the lunch service. The ladies was very welcoming and invited us to choose our table we got our table and... More 

Thank mje0250
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Hmm, trying to think of a worse breakfast I've had. Anywhere. Not a lot of breakfast options in Vernazza so was pleased to give this place a go. But one daughter was served burnt chocolate croissants and the other daughter burnt croissants too. When I pointed this out, waiter took the plate of one daugther and returned it with one... More 

Thank FlyingHowza
Victoria Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Stopped for a macchiato and it was average. Yes we are tourists, but put a bit of effort into your coffee making skills,

Thank SusanP196
Parker, Colorado
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We wanted a casual, early dinner and grabbed a table in this bar. They have a limited food menu but I was really craving a standard lettuce salad (not always easy to get in Italy) and they were willing to make it for me with the pizza we ordered. The salad turned out quite well but we were disappointed in... More 

Thank pfeifavs7
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Stopped for a quick refuel whilst on the trail to Riomaggiore. Coffee was above the usual standard and the staff were pleasant and friendly. If I'd had more time, I imagine I could have happily stayed here and 'people-watched' for a good period of time.

Thank Sam W
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Staff member yelling at another customer 'you don't have to draw a picture for me, I got your order!' No eye contact from staff until I asked my husband to get a fresh roll of toilet paper off the shelf - someone came running, yelling that this is his job and why did I think I could 'take matters into... More 

Thank jandarc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We stopped here on the main street in Vernazza a few times during our stay. It's a great little spot for people watching and has plenty of outside tables and chairs as well as areas indoor.They offer lovely sandwiches and great coffee, all at very reasonable prices. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful; they liked a joke... More 

Thank Alanna P
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148 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Lovely bar to stop in nightly for that last lemoncello (or 2?)...They play great music...nice to sit outside and watch the parade of people..or sit inside which is cozy and comfortable. They make great Margarita's here as well. Service is excellent. Lovely art work inside with nice ambiance.

Thank chiantiConnecticut

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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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