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Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
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120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank GlenLivet
Northfield, Minnesota
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Deb551
Troy, ID
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Idaho835
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Edward H
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank CypressCajun
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Rusty F
Essex, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous views over Vernazza but the food was average with very small cheese platter. I wouldn't go here again ...such a shame as the location and views are sensational. Needs new blood very run down and oddly run.

Thank Jo B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

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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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $16
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
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?