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“Last night in town - best meal”
Review of Il Casello

Il Casello
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed November 10, 2009

Everyone expects to enjoy delicious food throughout Italy. And one is rarely disappointed.
We'll long remember Il Casello with a specially warm smile on our faces: a great meal; plenty of menu options; plus a festive unstuffy atmosphere.
We sat on the outdoor terrace, high above the sea; feasted on calimari, fresh pasta and vegetables, a fine bottle of wine recommended by the bar manager.
The restaurant was bustling, yet the overall ambiance calm and relaxing. Service prompt, wait staff entertaining. Most heartily recommended.

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Thank carolinanorte
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Reviewed November 3, 2009

It was our first day in Monterosso and we were just walking around town. We stopped by at Il Casello to read the menu. The waiter came up to greet us and explained that dinner would start at 6:30pm. So we said we would come back at 6:30 and he said he would have a table ready for us.

When we arrived at 6:30pm the table was ready and we were sitting right at the edge and right next to the water. The waiter was friendly and helpful.

We ordered a seafood risotto for two for entree. We had one fish of the day and one seabass for main courses. I asked the waiter to recommend the wine for us. He recommended one of the cheapest bottle on the wine menu. It was locally produced and it matched well with our food. The seafood risotto was huge and we were almost completely full after we ate the risotto. The fish were very nice and fresh too.

As the restaurant was right next to the water the atmosphere was nice and relaxing.

Will definitely go back there to eat in our next trip.

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Thank Frankie066
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Reviewed September 22, 2009

I loved Il Casello!! The food is really nice and excellent value for money. Everything is fresh and dinning in front of the sea... makes it just perferct. The location is great, on top of the hill on the starting point of the trekking, dont miss the sunset while you have dinner.... Last but not least, the nice staff, friendly, helpful, efficient!!! In my opionon the best in Monterosso!!

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Thank Europalover
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Reviewed September 18, 2009

Loved it here , the shared appetizer platter is a great intoduction to a number of there specialities and was excellent,As was the grilled fresh fish platter you will not believe how big the platter is and how good it tastes.
As with all fish dishes out here ,cooked to perfection.
We eat here twice and were never dissapointed ,we even managed to book the romantic table for 2 on there upstairs balcony ,It was very special.
Put this on your to do list ,just remmember as in most restaurants if you want salad or vegetables order them ,they are not part of your meal they are an extra.

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Thank Ceilings
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Reviewed September 3, 2009

Our B&B (Miss Nicoletta) made a reservation for us here and the spot blew our mind.
They have a terrace of 25 tables right over the low cliff looking onto the sea - but they also have two seats on one of the rare balconies anywhere in the village and THIS is where our reservation was for. Imagine expecting a table near the edge, and then the waiter (great intuitive and patient service all around) point to your table being OVERHEAD in a balcony which is above everything and everyone else!
The food itself was secondary compared to the view, but that's expected as the privacy and prime vantage point were legendary beyond any oyster (I say this even despite my wife leaving the place feeling gastronomically dis-satisfied.)

Please note that there is NO parking available.. this may be a burden for some people who have imaginary vehicles (*!*!remember and rejoice: there are no vehicles allowed in the village of course...)

Final tip: at 8pm, some golden oldies of the village come to play 'lawn bowling' (a la Westmount style) 20 meters from the tables. They aren't loud, just wonderful to watch under the flood lights.

Long live their stuffed muscles and avocado salad!!

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