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Ristorante dei Castelli

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Via Penisola, 26, 16039 , Sestri Levante, Italy
+39 0185 456087
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine dining with a view

Beautiful view of the bay of Sestri Levante. Authentic Italian food and a pleasant and traditional style dining room. Good food and friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
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Geneva
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Beautiful view of the bay of Sestri Levante. Authentic Italian food and a pleasant and traditional style dining room. Good food and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Five star, fantastic views, food and service to match. Try the raw seafood platter, a magnificent feast, they call it an entree.

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Thank Peter G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a very special place indeed. Situated at the top of a magnificent old fortress perched on the hillside, it has a really spectacular view of the bay. The service is perfect, friendly and attentive to just the right extent without being fussy. We had the tasting menu (incredible value at 55 euros) which was absolutely superb. Stuffed squid... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

To begin with I have to state that the view and scenery is very nice at this restaurant. However, if you live in one of the good hotels I Sestri levante (like Helvetia), then the view is not better than what you have at the hotel and then the visit to the restaurant is probably not worth the trip. Nonetheless,... More 

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Thank Njz_84
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Spectacular view over the bay, very romantic, concise menu perhaps a bit too chi-chi for more discerning foreign tourists, wine list mot too adventurous but always packed by the many guests staying at the adjacent hotel. Staff are usually overwhelmed and not very coordinated amongst themselves due perhaps to frequent weddings going-on next door. Not cheap: approx €70 with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Just a short walk from the main town activities, we wanted to find some place a little more refined and elegant. We took the elevator up and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is located in an old castle. We were met with a warm welcome and were lucky enough to be seated by the window where we could feel... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We took the set menu for three nights and could not fault anything. It really was exceptional and very good value. The local wines were not cheap but were good value as well

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Thank Alun E
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had a great evening at Dei Castelli. The view, the staff and the food in a almost perfect sybiose. Thank you!

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Thank roarl55
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

As with the hotel itself, views of the sea are magnificient. Food is very good and waitstaff are cordial and quite helpful.

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Thank James M
Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Dinner can be spectacular in the Summer - enjoying a magnificent veranda overlooking sunset on Portofino. Elegant, romantic, quiet, excellent service, great wine selection - all great ingredients for a memorable dinner. Food is well designed, but falls a bit short compared to the rest of the setting. Given the prices (not cheap, but considering what you get, they are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Penisola, 26, 16039 , Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 456087

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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