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“Beautiful, Delicious, Friendly and Fun : Il Bar at La Torre”
Review of La Torre

La Torre
Ranked #17 of 34 Restaurants in Vernazza
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Looking up to the hills above Vernazza, I spotted La Torre - and its gently flapping white umbrellas said "Come up here for the most beautiful view of the town and sea, have a drink and some fabulous food, its really not very far!". The umbrellas were right. We arrived about 8:00, and left about 11:30, in between having our most memorable and enjoyable dining experience in Italy: sardines cooked in lemon sauce, sea-food salad, pesto lasagna, mussels and octopus that was AMAZINGLINGLY tender, unlike any other 'calamari' I have had anywhere else, choclate cake, a couple of bottles of wine, coffee and then the "coffee killer" - an incrediblely fasty, homemade lemoncello chilled to perfection by spinning ice-cubes. Oh yes, the view is just beautiful too!! Do yourself a favor and go to La Torre. The staff was so welcoming we felt like native Vernazzians (a word??)

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1  Thank Avery S
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Wow. What a View. Walk up the hill from the train station towards Corniglia, you'll see the sign on the rock wall across from the railroad. keep walking up. Then you will come to this great little restaurant perched on a cliff. It has views of Vernazza AND it has great food and service. I had the Mussels, shrimp and Langostines in a red sauce and it was the best meal I had in Italy. Visit it, you will love it.

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2  Thank 52PattyM
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

What a hidden away surprise! La Torre was a short climb out of Vernazza, but well worth every step. We told our friendly waiter (who I think is also the manager) that the climb was like a stairway to heaven; the view from the outdoor terrace is magnificent. We had an excellent meal; nice wine; great service; all topped off with a melt-in-your-mouth lemon cake, fresh from the oven. The whole evening was excellentn and our most memorable meal during our trip to Cinques Terre.

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1  Thank Helen H
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

On our first day, we hiked from Corniglia (where we were staying) to Varnazza. On a hot day, after we completed our 90 min hike uphill and downhill, it was refreshing to rest at the La Torre located right at the end of the trail. The view of the ocean and town below from where we sat was spectacular. The service was great, a friendly and attentive waiter who brought us nicely toasted focaccia with fresh mozzarella and slices of juicy tomatoes. We also had a glass of white wine and a glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice which was perfect. It was 11 am and we literally had the place all to ourselves (nice and quiet). No flies. It was the nicest dining experience I had at the Cinque Terre. I definitely recommend this.

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1  Thank WBin
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

This place is a MUST for anyone visiting the area. The food was so great and such a reasonable price. Not to mention the incredibly sweet staff that are so helpful. Try the lemon cake! :)

Also, the view is DIVINE!!! Well worth the small hike to get up there

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1  Thank amberlygaillard
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