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“Great food, fantastic views”
Review of Il Ciliegio

Il Ciliegio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cooking Class is now open ! For reservation about restaurant and Cooking Class please call us ! We are open from April 1st to November 4th.
Villajoyosa
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food, fantastic views”
Reviewed July 7, 2010

A very nice place. We were picked up at the entrance of the town by road and taken to the restaurant in a van so no worries to drink too much Cinque Terre white wine. The views are great and the food, trofie witrh Sword fish, is quite good. A place not to miss if you are visiting Cinque Terre

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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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Bellevue, Washington
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Incredible views & Genovese lunch”
Reviewed August 15, 2009

We weren't expecting much, as this is a highly touristed area of Cinque Terre -- but this was one of the best meals in our two week stay. Very Ligurian/Genovese -- but not limited to seafoods and pestos. We were the only table of tourists, as this is a trek up the hill. The trofie with swordfish (spada) was out of this world (must be ordered for 2).

The service was accomodating, as we were able to order side items (contorno), not on the menu. Our server was cheerful, prompt, professional and able to work with English speaking tourists. She was able to make suggestions. We ordered two of the antipasta mistas -- a great way to taste the specialties of the house!

The views are superior! The toughest thing was leaving and getting down the hill & switchbacks after a large lunch and extra wine. Never thought I would love muscles -- but stuffed -- bellisimo.

If coming by ferry, call ahead, walk up the hill and meet the 'free' van at the top of the village. If you like to hike, it is up a very narrow, steep, switchbacking road to the top of the hill (my guess - 2 miles).

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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“My Monterosso favorite”
Reviewed November 24, 2008

In my opinion (of course who else?) and after four weeks of visits to Ligurian towns and villages, Il Ciliegio is my favorite restaurant. A little hard to get to for those of us who prefer foot, train, and ferry, but I understand they will send their van. Email them and ask them to give you a ride, because it was and is my favorite meal out in Cinque Terre. Pansotti del noce, tiny fish every way, salads, and delicious wine. The setting, the mostly Italian customers, the view - lovely & relaxed. You get to escape the backpack teens and with gracious service, excellent food, delightful wine and interesting patrons, what is not to like. Enjoy!

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2 Thank Donna E
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