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Al Castello

Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 812296
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Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible24%
Travelers talk about
“pesto lasagna” (26 reviews)
“meringue” (4 reviews)
“seafood” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
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1 - 10 of 304 reviews

Reviewed October 29, 2018

We stopped for a light lunch after leaving the Castello Doria. Service was terrible, the pasta mediocre, but the view was excellent.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

The view isn't worth putting up with the rudeness!! The food was mediocre at best! The "cover charge" of $3 per person covers your table linens, glasses, bread, but not the water, that is extra as well! Horrible experience!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rmlozo
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner there tonight and it was the worst food we have had on our trip! The staff was incredibly rude, not attentive and aloof! PLUS..there was a charge of $3 per couple for the napkins, cups, glasses, silverware and bread that we didn't...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Judy H
Reviewed October 3, 2018

The only thing going for this place is the view and the sunset! Unfortunately the food and the service were absolutely horrible. We were shocked when we asked for parmesan cheese and were given 2 small packets of what seemed to be fake cheese! I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rainy_Vanc0uver
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

It's quite a hike up steep narrow steps with a €1.50 entrance fee to see a tower that was fenced off! Not sure why it's not included as part of the Cinque Terre card... some nice views up there but thats it really...

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ko993c4s
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing stay, great service and very clean, easy access to every where. I would recommend this place with closed eyes.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank anonyme1982
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Waiters were rude. Our food was marginal. The wine recommended was less than marginal. Ridiculous wait just to pay the check. My niece was sick all night. The view was beautiful and that’s the only reason I gave it 2 stars.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tsand1002
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Local family run restaurant. Steep stairs to reach this restaurant with amazing views. They were able to seat us with little wait and found us the best corner table. The service was soo friendly and delightful. We had a bottle of wine, the seafood platter...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 941debwagner
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Lovely food lovely views, lovely restaurant! Would recommend. Nice touch of biscuits and limoncello when paying the bill

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Katherine M
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed by the quality of service and food in such an amazing location (top of a tower, right on the see). Yes there are many steps but the location is glorious. As soon as you step into the restaurant you get an immediate feeling...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Christian D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$6 - $16
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 812296
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