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“You've gotta try it once” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria Dal Billy

Trattoria Dal Billy
via Aldo Rollandi 122, 19010 Manarola, Italy
0187-920628
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Ranked #2 of 13 restaurants in Manarola
Price range: $14 - $58
Cuisines: Dessert, Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
New York, New York, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
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“You've gotta try it once”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

What hasn't been said about this place? We made our reservation the day of and was only able to get a table outside for the 7pm seating. Yes, the sun was still beating down on us and it does take away some of the magical experience when your back is roasting but at least the food makes up for it somewhat. We started with the L’Antipasto Misto Di Mare because there is no better way to experience what the region offers than trying all 12 different warm and cold appetizers. There were a few daily specials which all sounded amazing but we stuck to their menu offerings and got the Pasta Nera Al Frutti Di Mare. The food was good and towards the end the sunset was beautiful and the free limoncello was a nice touch. If you go during the summer, the 9pm seating is probably ideal if you want to sit outside.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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“one of the most romantic restaurants in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

i love this place because it was so down to earth with and amazing sunset view, fresh delicious fish. friendly staff

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Did not meet expectations!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

After reading older reviews of this restaurant my family and I made the trip up the hill with a reservation. There was confusion about the reservation because our hotel had made it for us. Finally we were seated inside - for sunset, the guy in charge switched tables and we ended up with one member sweating in the sun while the other reservation turned out to be for family friends of the owner. No sun in the face for them and also a great cool breeze from the AC running over an open door. Food was ok but we had 2 meals of better quality service and price (10 Euro cheaper) in Riomaggoire. We were told there had been changes at Trattoria dal Billy recently and it has affected the good reputation it once enjoyed.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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“Trattoria Dal Billy is the No.1 Restaurant in Cinque Terre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My wife and I spent 3 nights in Manarola and we ate dinner all 3 evenings at Trattoria Dal Billy, the first evening we arrived our host at Arie di Mare which is the B&B where we were staying made us reservations. We had such a good meal and so much fun with the staff and the owner, before we left that evening; we informed them we would be back for the following two nights.

Our meals only got better and our evenings were just superb with the patrons of the restaurant and the staff. We would return to Manarola just to spend evenings having dinner at Trattoria Dal Billy and enjoying our very funny and quirky waitress A' Laura and the after dinner magic tricks by Leonardo. Great food, great time dining and great memories.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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“Quality seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I visited with two other friends and we were lucky enough to wander past and get dinner without a booking. What a treat. Tuna carpaccio to start - absolutely delicious! Clam and salt cod with pasta as a main - wonderful flavours and so fresh!

The restaurant is lovely and quaint itself (and incredibly romantic) with lots of outdoor seating so be sure to book in advance for that terraced view of the sunset!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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