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Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
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Sta Maria da Feira
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well I followed the directions and climbed the stairs up to the place where the restaurant is but all I could get was a very nice picture of one table in the cliff. Whoever ate on that spot must have had a fantastic view as I also got a fantastic photo. We were denied a table as we heard the... More 

Thank Helena M
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Sometimes big mistakes paid off very well. All trains were late to our lovely destination Vernazza. We could not get time to buy ticket, escape TT. Reached late night at 2:30 am. Our booked room was given to somebody else. No place to stay that night. Then appeared our angel Miss Monica owner of Ristorante "Al Castello" (top rated place... More 

Thank ShivG29
Normal, Illinois
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120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really wanted to enjoy our dinner here, after hearing someone at the table nearby rudely asking the waitstaff about their bad online reviews (why eat at a restaurant that you already have doubts about?). However, perhaps we should have read the online reviews! In short the food at Al Castello is not good. We had no trouble with the... More 

Thank Rachmishon
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As the title suggest the the view was spectacular! The wait staff were excellent and made us feel very welcome even though they were very busy. I would have given it a 5 but my wife and I enjoyed a slightly better than average meal.

Thank Ray G
Pleasanton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a bit of a winding path to the Castle above town but it's worth the effort. You do have to pay to get in but it's not much. The castle is really two levels. The first is a wider piazza that is lightly gardened but has great views overlooking Vernazza. The second level is a small parapet up a... More 

Thank Daryl C
Florence, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not surprised this restaurant has the worst rating of available places to eat in Vernazza. Me and my wife made a reservation two days in advance to enjoy our last dinner while on our honeymoon. After my wife made the steep climb up the stairs in high heels we were rudly greeted by a waiter telling us in monosyllable responses... More 

2 Thank alangap
Vancouver, Canada
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place by accident. We were pleasantly surprised by the service and food. The waiter was friendly and seated us quickly. We had no reservation and they seated us as close to the sea view side as they can. The food was quite good though we waited a bit for the food to come out; but we looked... More 

Thank 688t_c
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for an after dinner drink. The wait staff couldn't have been any more rude. There was no friendly greeting upon arrival. The bartender / server looked annoyed to see us, told us he was "too busy" and there was one table available (even though the restaurant was empty) and the table he offered had no view and was... More 

1 Thank john h
Milwaukee, WI
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Avoid Al Castello!!! The view/location is great but that's where any positives end. The staff was downright rude to us & even worse to each other - the bartender and waiter got in a yelling match at one point. Service was quite slow. The food was downright awful - our worst meal in Italy by far. We dubbed one of... More 

1 Thank brianwadam
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We were fortunate to be pre booked at this restaurant. The seafood meals were fabulous and the position was quite unique.

Thank 16annettec

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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
Families with children, Romantic, 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?