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Ristorante ai Castelli

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Via Penisola, 26 | (, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
+39 0185 456087
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Bergen, Norway
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132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

First of all, the Castle grounds; wow. Just take the time to walk around and explore rather than just running straight into the restaurant to fill your belly. This place is truly special. The restaurant has a wonderfully simple interior, allowing the size of the space, the stone walls and then the outstanding view over the harbour take centre stage.... More 

Thank Kevin B
Oakham, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Lovely hotel,grounds and restaurant with great views. Welcomed with a complimentary glass of prosecco Nice amuse-bouche of prawns and vegetable followed I had the prawn and artichoke risotto starter and a steak for mains My wife had the smoked amberjack starter and said the tuna sushi in a mustard crust was outstanding. Reasonably priced wines and very good service made... More 

Thank Graham T
Union, Missouri
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Restaurant in the castle between the bays. Excellent food and friendly staff. Make reservations! Great seafood choices and sommelier is very knowledgeable.

Thank bettibMissouri
Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

The food and the view are exceptional, the service first class and the attention to detail is just out of this world. Our waiter was great at recommending our courses and we were not disappointed at all. Great food and I will definitely revisit this restaurant again.

Thank Renziboy
Frankfurt, Germany
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182 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Spectacular view. Ask for Morone fish. Go also to Polpo Mario in downtown (same owner, see my review).

Thank Thomas F
Antwerpen, België
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

A mystical place with peaceful surroundings, highly dedicated staff and an amazing restaurant with a wonderful vieuw over the bay. A must do!

Thank AmbientWings
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Visited this cliff top hotel intending to have fabulous lunch. However following an intriguing ascent through the hidden lift and tunnel - very James Bond we found little in the way of customer service. We chose a seat on the outside veranda where the views were fantastic. However that's where the fantastic experience ended - the service was poor and... More 

Thank CarolUK_12
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We had the extreme pleasure of back-to-back lunches at the Castelli. We had (too late) sought dinner reservations, but it is difficult to conceive of how dinner would have exceeded our extraordinary mid-day culinary experiences. The unique meal starts with a ride up a hidden lift built into the depths of the mountain that constitutes the peninsula that separates the... More 

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Oradell, NJ
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We wandered up the steep hill with no reservation and near the end of lunch service but we were taken in and given an excellent meal with excellent service. The waiter's recommendations of a wine of the region and menu items were just right. We thoroughly enjoyed our table on the shaded patio under an olive tree that had somehow... More 

Thank mcschleg
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

The Ristorante dei Castelli is absolutely NOT the best place to eat in Sestri! The view is top drawer, but that's where it ends. Were it not for the view, this would be worthy of one star. The welcome was lukewarm, the food is stuck in an 80s/90s timewarp and even the basics failed. My 16 year old son, who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Penisola, 26 | (, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 456087

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