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“Great views and food, disappointing service”
Review of Belforte

Belforte
Ranked #5 of 34 Restaurants in Vernazza
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $59
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed August 15, 2014

Pros: amazing view (if you get a terrace table with a view). Excellent (and very fresh) seafood. Very good local wines.

Cons: having to book 3 days in advance and ending up with a table with only 1 seat with a view (book early in peak season!). Pretty expensive, even by cinque terre standards. This is the first place we have ever had service envy. In our experience if the service is bad everyone is getting bad service, but this is the first time we were the only table feeling left out. The two other tables on our level were getting given free gifts, having pictures taken with waiters and generally being given preferential treatment - we have no idea what we did to be so left out! Perhaps we were unlucky, but given the hype TA reviewers had given this restaurant we left our last night in Vernazza feeling a bit disappointed.

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Thank ElizabethAmy
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

A lovely experience and a beautiful view! We didn't get in without a reservation, and were able to make one for the next night instead. It sounded like reservations for larger parties should be made further in advance.

We ordered several of the waiter's suggestions and they were delicious! Squid ink pasta, mixed grilled seafood salad, desserts were really good.

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Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

Can't beat the view here--it's right over the sea, close as you can get to the ocean in Vernazza. The fish feels equally fresh, as does the pasta. And all served up by waiters who couldn't be more amicable or more helpful. Definitely worth dinner, even if you're not staying in Vernazza and need to train in!

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Thank Lsh216
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great food especially the sea food. Unbeatable location in the heart of Vernazza up a steep set of stairs - but so is everything in Vernazza. Only issue was the persistent flies/bees that hung around trying to share our meal. Make a booking in busy periods or you won't get a table.

Thank Andrewhe
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Food was really good. The best things were amazing view and fantastic domestic wine (Cinque Terre) with extremely polite service. Value for price ;)

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Thank KikAnt
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