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Piazza Marconi 16, Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 812113
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Pensacola, Florida
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128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our 3 days in Cinque Terre. Dinner one night and lunch the next. Has both inside seating and tables out on the edge of the harbor. Inside seating is crowded. We had a variety of pizza and salads. All were well prepared and tasty. Lunch on a beautiful, if warm, Cinque Terre day was crazy... More 

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Whidbey Island, WA
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here twice while staying in Vernazza. We ordered pizza and took it to our room one evening. The other meal was under an umbrella on their terrace by the water. We enjoyed lasagna and fresh pasta both with their pesto. The terrace was filled each time we walked by, so this a sign of a restaurant that... More 

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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had just hiked from Monterosso to Vernazza and we were hot, thirsty, and hungry. I wanted to just buy some take away pizza and eat near the harbor but my husband wanted to cool off indoors and have access to a bathroom. We didn't realize that Baia Saracena had a lovely terrace with umbrelllas to shield you from the... More 

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tampa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Slow night, only customer. Best pesto we ever had. Don't let the paper napkins fool you. The house red was nice too.

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Thank david s
London
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694 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The only thing that works for this place is the location. It can't get much better than this. Ideally placed to watch the sunset and sip a glass of cheap wine. That's where the issue starts. They could so much more to this place but it looks like a lazy attempt since they're guaranteed for a constant flow of foot... More 

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Thank varun_mukthi
Ireland
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had the best pizzas of our trip at Baia Saracena, crisp base and good taste. The setting overlooking the harbour is beautiful as the sun was setting. It was such a relaxing enjoyable evening. The waiters were friendly and even if you have to wait a bit i think this is normal in Italy and I would prefer it... More 

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Thank Mar4321
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111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

If you crave a pizza and a beer/ wine this is place to go . Nothing fancy and wine is so so but the location is excellent just by the ferry looking over the bay. I had the full works capriciossa ( artichokes, ham etc) wife had pesto pizza. We loved the food . Give it a try

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Thank Stevey1631
Nanaimo, Canada
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Vernazza is full of fine restaurants including Baia Saracena for pasta and seafood. But...try their pizza. They have many traditional Italian choices. Try something you haven't had before, wash it down with an Italian beer. Inside the little restaurant, outside under an umbrella or down on the waters edge. You will enjoy their pizza.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The restaurant is situated right down at the harbour and has a fine location. Food and drinks were served efficiently and all perfectly acceptable. Vernazza is full of tourists and table turnover is high but a meal for two with drinks here only cost a little more than double the cost of two non-alcoholic drinks in Portofino the day before!... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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813 reviews
557 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Like most of the restaurants in this part of Italy, this place is just another tourist trap with second rate food and service to match. I had the pasta Bolognese. To be generous there was perhaps half a dozen little pieces of meat in an otherwise somewhat bland sauce. Not terrible, but certainly not good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
View, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Marconi 16, Vernazza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 812113

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?