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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 16
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  • 8
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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
A not to miss meal

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Peter G
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  • Romantic
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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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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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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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Sharnbrook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a wonderful place; the view was magical as the sun went down, the service was excellent and the food delicious. I booked it before we went which was just as well because the restaurant was full. Antonella greeted us and made sure that we were well looked after. The staff were attentive without being intrusive; a complimentary glass of... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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