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Via Gerolamo Guidoni 42 | La Spezia, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 812222
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in Monterosso and hiked that morning into Vernazza with lunch reservations on the balacony at 12:30PM. It was a perfect day. The meal was amazing and the view was breathtaking. This was definitely a highlight of our stay in Cinque Terre. Our waiter, Andrea, made the day special. The food was so fresh and delicious. The wine was... More 

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Simcoe, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we made our dinner reservations we were hoping that we would be seated on the little balcony perched above the waves and rocks. We did get our wish and the views and sounds were fantastic, but I would suggest having lunch there to take full advantage of the view. There are also other tables with great views and some... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After exploring Vernazza and climbing the spiral staircase to the lookout tower of the Castello, we relaxed in the piazza. A couple we met had reservations at the Belforte and suggested that we try to dine there also. So we climbed yet another time and since it was after high season, and we got in line early, we won the... More 

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an excellent experience eating atop an old stone lookout tower with the brilliant blue Mediterranean water below. You have to climb up lots of stairs to the restaurant and then look up and try to get the waiter’s attention for permission to continue up the ladder-like stairs to the tower (at least that’s what we did…) We had mussels,... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the highlights of our Italy trip! Amazing food and environment. Our family had such a great time with Andrea, our server. Would adopt that boy in a heartbeat. Beautiful restaurant. A must if you're visiting Cinque Terre!

2 Thank Paulalreno
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here with my sister after our hike on the Monterosso-Vernazza trail. The restaurant was quite easy to find - it is located near the sea, with steps leading up to the restaurant. I made a reservation about a month in advance and I was glad I had done so. There were so many people who came to the... More 

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Montreal, QC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked months in advance and were so grateful! The restaurant had to turn away many prospective clients, and we felt like royalty being ushered to our table along the balcony overlooking the sea. Food was fresh and delicious, service was friendly and NOT pushy. The restaurant only does one service per night, so we were able to sit at... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I ate at Belforte on the last night of our stay in Vernazza, and it was our favorite meal during our stay in the Cinque Terre. The food was absolutely to die for - we had the black squid ink pasta with shrimp and the spaghetti with clams, and I was truly sad when the meal ended.... More 

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

What a find! Restaurant in and on top of an old fort...Quaint....classy....outstanding food and service. This was one of our best seafood meals during our stay in the Cinque Terre. Nice affordable wine list and a great menu.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Thank you for a lovely dinner and delicious dinner at Belforte:My mother and i both agree it was our best meal in Italy!!!!the best our waiter Andrea.he deserves a medal.What a waiter.entertainer passionate hilarious dancer & singer!!!A+ could not recommend enought.See you soon

1 Thank Jessica B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$53
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gerolamo Guidoni 42 | La Spezia, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 812222

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