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“Very very good food!!”

Taverna Del Capitano
Ranked #8 of 33 Restaurants in Vernazza
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very very good food!!”
Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

We ate here on our first night in Vernazza - the service was mostly impeccable (except towards the end of the night when it got busy, we were a bit forgotten and had to call the waiter for attention several times, but once requested he returned with our requests promptly!).
Cheap and very easy to drink house red. Their trofie al pesto was some of the best pasta we've had in Italy - perfectly cooked al dente, and the pesto (specialty of the region) was soo fresh, like they picked the basil 5 minutes earlier. The potatoes tasted like they came straight out of the ground that day, delicious.
Anchovies were delicious and so fresh and tasty, genuine Italian meal and high quality. Complimentary bread was fresh and tasty. The buccellato con passito was brilliant - a simple yet very tasty lemon scented cake with sweet dessert wine. So fresh as if Nonna made it for you that afternoon. Highly recommend! We returned for dinner a second night! Service wasn't as great (depends on your waiter), but food still amazing :)

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315 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Nice place, nice view, plenty of choices”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

We enjoyed our meal at Taverna Del Capitano. We were sent by a friend, and the service was on target.

  • Visited July 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Great fresh seafood antipasti”
Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

We shared the mixed seafood antipasti and a pasta, and they were both delicious. I am no anchovy fan, but theirs were the freshest and best I have had.

Thank Rob H
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nothing to offer but the view”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Keep walking! While this restaurant has a good location in the piazza by the port, we found the service to be very apathetic. Service with a frown. They forgot our main course. My husband finally received his but had almost finished eating before mine arrived, despite a trip to the kitchen after a few failed attempts to enquire with our waiter. I do understand that the locals have been through quite a bit with last year’s floods, but tourist dollars are key to getting Vernazza back on its feet and if the service is going to be bad, at least a smile would go a long way to making people feel welcomed.

  • Visited June 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best lunch we had in Cinque Terre”
Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

After a walk in Via Dell'Amore and a short boat trip, we arrived in Vernassa after noon and we were very happy that we could stick with our plan to eat in Taverna Del Capitano which was recommended by a close friend. And indeed it was a very very good experience. Sea bass for our son was excellent, octopus with lemon and potatoes was delicious (another reviewer complained about it because it was lukewarm, but I think that's the way it should be) and trofie al pesto was the highlight of the lunch. House wine was also refreshing and very suitable for a lunch. The tables were covered with very clean white cotton tablecloths and our waiter, Paulo, was very friendly and attentive. We were very pleased with the overall experience. Thank you Paolo..

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