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Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 812296
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Found this restaurant on accident while trying to find another one within the menagerie of winding staircases. Very good atmosphere and food. They treat you like family. It gets very windy at night so being a sweater regardless of the time of year.

Thank cmstrother s
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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184 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We were told by friends to line up at the door a few minutes before they opened and this proved to be the magic ticket to the very top terrace. Eight of us dined at the top of the castle with 360 degree views of the sea and Vernazza. The food was amazing... service impeccable and the views were priceless.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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128 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

After our visit to the Castello Doria we decided it was time for lunch and so stopped in at Ristorante Al Castello. The location is great as it overlooks the harbor although the restaurant itself is a bit kitschy with its pseudo-nautical theme of ships wheels and pirate chests scattered around the place. Having one wall being made out of... More 

Thank TimWandMelG
Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We enjoyed dinner and a beautiful view! It was worth the many steps to get to the restaurant. The Pesto Lasagne was excellent. The wait staff was not in a hurry - but I think that goes with dining in Italy. Enjoyed the family atmosphere with husband and wife - and I think grandma at the cash register!

Thank Ellen S
Watkins Glen, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My wife and I enjoyed an incredible meal with excellent service at this beautiful restaurant in Vernazza! The view is incredible! We have travelled far and wide and know good food. We found that our meals were cooked perfectly and the wait staff, although casually dressed, were very attentive and met our needs. Relax and enjoy the best that Vernazza... More 

Thank venona
Whidbey Island, WA
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102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stayed 4 nights in Vernazza and took the opportunity to eat at several local restaurants. While the location is a draw to this restaurant all else about it is a big disappointment. There are many great restaruants in Vernazza...eat at them and then climb the path for the view walking right past Al Castello.

Thank Judy V
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148 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant has a wonderful location, high above the Vernazza boat harbor and the crowds of tourists. You climb a steep set of stairs (actually several) to get to the dining area. It looked great. Then things went a bit sour. We got a table overlooking the water, but there was a sheet of heavy translucent plastic obstructing our view.... More 

Thank GlenLivet
Northfield, Minnesota
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We arrived for lunch right after they opened. i asked for table outside per recommendation from Rick Steeve's book. They said no and gave us a very crooked table and said it had great view. Not. They waited on everyone else would not come over. In meantime, showed many others to the outside tables overlooking sea. One other couple got... More 

1 Thank Deb551
Troy, ID
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had lunch at Al Castello. I need two ratings, one for food & one for service. Our food was excellent BUT we were very disappointed in our service. Our server did not seem interested in helping us all. In fact, he pretty much ignored us & spent his time chatting with a local shop keeper sitting behind us. Another... More 

1 Thank Idaho835
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I ordered a shrimp dish that I thought came with pasta and vegetables for approx. 20E. I was served 5 medium fried shrimp with some kind of oil sauce. I told them to give me some pasta with marinara sauce with the shrimp and I'll move on. The waiter took my shrimp and brought me a mixed seafood dish with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 812296

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?