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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great lunch spot!

Most places were closed and the spots by the water were expensive so we came here and loved it. The salads were delicious and fresh, soup was great and house wine was good. Service was friendly and they spoke great English. All for only $30 Euros. Great little spot!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Chava Z
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New York, New York, United States
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York, New York, United States
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120 reviews 120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Most places were closed and the spots by the water were expensive so we came here and loved it. The salads were delicious and fresh, soup was great and house wine was good. Service was friendly and they spoke great English. All for only $30 Euros. Great little spot!

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Milan, Italy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food & wine were excellent! The husband and wife friendly. Cozy tables and excellent wine. English & Italian spoken !!! I loved this place, in FEB not a lot of choices.. So this was awesome!

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Nassau, Bahamas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A great spot just outside of the train station. I had the special which was homemade pasta with fresh pesto sauce and it was delicious. My husband had fresh filleted anchovies in a lemon butter sauce and they were very good. I would recommend this place for a casual lunch.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Service was poorer than most restaurants in Vernazza, but not a deal-breaker by any means. One of the only places for an egg-based breakfast and the last place to close if you're looking for an evening drink.

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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Average service and average food, but the prices are good! The restaurant is on the main street in Vernazza which provides good people watching and you're only a short (<1min) stroll to the water/beach.

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Paris, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Fresh veggies in scrambled eggs, green tea, fresh squeezed orange juice. Good music. Art and photos and books worth reading; a piano that's tuned. The tiny kitchen and personal service.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is a great cafe for breakfast. We even had eggs and after 2 months in Italy we truly enjoyed it! The owner is a real fun character as he makes his rounds teasing and laughing with the customers. Do stop in for a coffee and breakfast. It won't disappoint!

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San Francisco, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We came here so the BF can get his daily caffe latte the morning we left Vernazza since the place we have been going to (Burgus) was closed! The outside seating was great since we had our luggage with us. The BF thought his caffe latte was OK but I liked the apple torte we ordered. All in all, this... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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95 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Vernazza is a pretty small village in Cinque Tere but the Blue Marlin Cafe is worthy of a larger place. It has a really excellent location just below the train station or just below the start of town if you have walked down from the tourbus stop. We were there mid morning and had a cappuccino and an espresso along... More 

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Santa Cruz
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Food here was good and service very good. Orders were taken quickly and food prepared nicely and delivered promptly. Server good have been a little more pleasant but that is the only thing I thought of.

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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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