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Ristorante dei Castelli

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Via Penisola, 26, 16039 , Sestri Levante, Italy
+39 0185 456087
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a beautifull Place With really good Food and friendly staff. The prices were affordable and The service was flexible (as we har children, which for Food that was not on The meny). We had seafood pasta and The monkfish which was excellent. We ate outside on a beautifull terrasse surrounded by trees and flowers With a lovely view... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't google maps this place- the location is wrong enough to take us 20 minutes walking up and down steep lanes and finally having to call the place and walk round to the port elevator entrance. Once there....awesome food, amazing view (sit by the Windows) and a very kind old waiter who got us gluten free bread. We both had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

From this restaurant, the view is MAGNIFICENT. The travel through a tunnel and then an elevator to get to this place was fun. A unique dining experience with delightful Italian Cousine

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Of course we knew the place, but we never had one good occasion for going to "Ristorante ai Castelli". Now we know that every occasion would be good for repeating the experience! Excellent food, in a unique location. The ambience is elegant but cozy at the same time. The dishes are all amazingly presented and prepared. You'll be sorry to... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The service is excellent but a little slow. Who needs to rush when there is such a great view? The food is well presented and tasty with some wonderful combinations by the chef. Good choice of Italian wines and a knowledgeable sommelier. The price tag is high but worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

View from dining room was amazing. Travel through tunnel and elevator to get there was a nice sidenote. Food was well prepared and menu varied.

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Geneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Beautiful view of the bay of Sestri Levante. Authentic Italian food and a pleasant and traditional style dining room. Good food and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Five star, fantastic views, food and service to match. Try the raw seafood platter, a magnificent feast, they call it an entree.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a very special place indeed. Situated at the top of a magnificent old fortress perched on the hillside, it has a really spectacular view of the bay. The service is perfect, friendly and attentive to just the right extent without being fussy. We had the tasting menu (incredible value at 55 euros) which was absolutely superb. Stuffed squid... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

To begin with I have to state that the view and scenery is very nice at this restaurant. However, if you live in one of the good hotels I Sestri levante (like Helvetia), then the view is not better than what you have at the hotel and then the visit to the restaurant is probably not worth the trip. Nonetheless,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, 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?