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Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 812296
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Austin, Texas
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125 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After our visit to the Castello Doria we decided it was time for lunch and so stopped in at Ristorante Al Castello. The location is great as it overlooks the harbor although the restaurant itself is a bit kitschy with its pseudo-nautical theme of ships wheels and pirate chests scattered around the place. Having one wall being made out of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed dinner and a beautiful view! It was worth the many steps to get to the restaurant. The Pesto Lasagne was excellent. The wait staff was not in a hurry - but I think that goes with dining in Italy. Enjoyed the family atmosphere with husband and wife - and I think grandma at the cash register!

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Thank EllenMS4904
Watkins Glen, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed an incredible meal with excellent service at this beautiful restaurant in Vernazza! The view is incredible! We have travelled far and wide and know good food. We found that our meals were cooked perfectly and the wait staff, although casually dressed, were very attentive and met our needs. Relax and enjoy the best that Vernazza... More 

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Thank venona
Whidbey Island, WA
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights in Vernazza and took the opportunity to eat at several local restaurants. While the location is a draw to this restaurant all else about it is a big disappointment. There are many great restaruants in Vernazza...eat at them and then climb the path for the view walking right past Al Castello.

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Thank Judy V
Wisconsin
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126 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This restaurant has a wonderful location, high above the Vernazza boat harbor and the crowds of tourists. You climb a steep set of stairs (actually several) to get to the dining area. It looked great. Then things went a bit sour. We got a table overlooking the water, but there was a sheet of heavy translucent plastic obstructing our view.... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We arrived for lunch right after they opened. i asked for table outside per recommendation from Rick Steeve's book. They said no and gave us a very crooked table and said it had great view. Not. They waited on everyone else would not come over. In meantime, showed many others to the outside tables overlooking sea. One other couple got... More 

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Troy, ID
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We had lunch at Al Castello. I need two ratings, one for food & one for service. Our food was excellent BUT we were very disappointed in our service. Our server did not seem interested in helping us all. In fact, he pretty much ignored us & spent his time chatting with a local shop keeper sitting behind us. Another... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

I ordered a shrimp dish that I thought came with pasta and vegetables for approx. 20E. I was served 5 medium fried shrimp with some kind of oil sauce. I told them to give me some pasta with marinara sauce with the shrimp and I'll move on. The waiter took my shrimp and brought me a mixed seafood dish with... More 

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Thank Edward H
Houston
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Seafood pasta = awesome Spaghetti with meat sauce = awesome Fried calamari and shrimp = awesome Caprese salad = good Views = unbelievable.

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Thank CypressCajun
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

While the food is not gourmet, the service more than makes up for it. Monica, the owner and manager, speaks perfect English and provides an enthusiastic experience. None of the other restaurants are so friendly and helpful with the menu options.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $16
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?