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Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

food is nothing special, the service is almost good but some waiters are very rude and treat very bad the tourists, sorry guys coming from all the world to see this beautiful place but this is not a nice place to go for a dinner. and me as italian costumer i won't for sure suggest it to no one!

Thank Piero B
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A late lunch so the restaurant you could see had been heaving but now was thankfully quieter. Nice friendly greeting and a table laid immediately. Nothing too much trouble. Fabulous fresh seafood. Tiramisu best I've had ever. Great coffee. Views spectacular. Our waiter was very polite and efficient, Stefano. Other waiter and waitress were not so friendly on other tables... More 

Thank Susanne W
Brooklyn, New York
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for dinner after 8 PM, because other places said they didn't have any more tables for us, and got a table here with seaviews. There weren't many people here and the atmosphere felt great. The food was surprisingly good and so was the service. At the end, they gave us free snacks and shots. The prices were... More 

Thank Igor F
Brooklyn, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So looking at the most recent reviews, I have no idea what could have changed between now and when we were there at the end of August, 2016. But we had a great ole' time here. Maybe we came after the dinner rush? Admittedly, our waiter was a bit gruff, but we didn't mind and chalked it up to his... More 

Thank LanaYks
Byron Bay
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At Rick Steve's suggestion we went here for lunch. We arrived fairly early and secured a table with a nice view of the harbour. The waiter was clearly very stressed and pressured and was frankly rude. The house white was quite nice and the food was pretty good. I had the seafood antipasti and my husband had the veal. Unfortunately... More 

Thank blastoffgirl
Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on Rick Steves recommendation from his 2016 Cinque Terre tour book, we were really looking forward to our 1st night in Vernazza. What Rick didn't know is that the owner had passed the restaurant on to her 2 sons, who are obviously not as concerned about quality and reputation of their mother establishment The food was horrible, service lacking... More 

Thank Doug B
Santa Ana, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Al Castello was a perfect place and from beginning to end it was specail. At the end of the meal they only take cash (like most restaurants) and all we had was CC. The owner says no problem, come tomorrow or send when you back to USA......HUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!4 Well then we had a few FREE lemoncellos and left. We went... More 

Thank chris0951
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to have dinner here after walking by the restaurant on our climb up the castle. We also read about it in the Rick Steves guide. Our dinner was delicious, the family atmosphere was enjoyable and the view over the harbor was fabulous. Make sure to make a reservation to ensure a waterside table. After dinner we were offered... More 

Thank RHF1
York, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Initially went to the restaurant late afternoon for a glass of wine, and decided to book for dinner as well, although it did mean coming back as they close for a few hours between services. We read a few reviews in the meantime so returned with some caution, but thankfully we were looked after by a lady (wife of head... More 

Thank Northernfolk1990
Province of Livorno, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this s the absolute best restoran i know. i go there from 20years, thus is the onlyone place for eat a real sea food spaghetti with fresh fish. the panorama from the Castle Doria of Vernazza is unique in cinque terre, good for who like take the photos of the sunset in the sea. The best restoran of cinque terre,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $16
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
  • Phone Number: 0187-812-296

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?