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Al Castello

Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 812296
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible21%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Dinner here was good but I think the view is what you are paying for. Seafood spaghetti and the house pasta - al Castello. Both were great. Dessert trolley had many choices- we chose the chocolate cake and lemon cake. I would probably skip the...More

Thank AngelSonrisa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sits high above Vernazza- be sure to make reservations in advance ; they open st 7 pm. We had a bottle excellent white wine, spaghetti with basel and tomatoes as a starter, plus we both had the scampi grill. All excellent. Save room for dessert!...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from this clifftop restaurant is beautiful, but the food and service are so so at best. Way overpriced, we paid 30euros for a shared plate of seafood pasta. Wine, even the house white was much higher than anywhere else. In the end it...More

Thank Bolte59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to Castello Doria when we bumped into this place. We definitely recommend you to go to this place and have some drinks. The view is magnificent! It's also a great place to relax when you are on your way to...More

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a family run restaurant and we thought the food was excellent. For the person who,thinks the pasta was microwaved...wrong. I had the same meal and I got the 2 scampi...they were succulent, juicy and sweet... I loved it. The rices are reasonable ... Especially...More

Thank Suzie O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have gone to this restaurant with a great view AND great food for many years. I went this year and it was TERRIBLE. Not only do they charge 6 Euros per person for the cover charge (norm in Italia is 1,50-2,00), but the food...More

Thank TuttoBene11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great view but SERIOUSLY? This place is taking the mickey out of you. My pasta with scampi was pre-cooked and microwaved (and only two very small scampi). As it pre-cooked, we no sooner ordered and the food was on our table (you could almost hear...More

Thank helengoodyear
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I went to this restaurant as a solo traveler. Rick Steves had mentioned it in his guide book and I envied the views that I could imagine as I stood below in the harbour area. I called to make a reservation and Monica was so...More

1  Thank Lindsay F
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had a wonderful corner table with no obstructions to see the beautiful sunset, but the sun at the time we set down was so hot that we asked to be reseated in the shade. The meal was average at best - the bright spot...More

1  Thank casanramon
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Best food in town and cutest people serving around! The view is aslo very romantic. Our favorite dish was the spaghetti with mussels and clams.

1  Thank melissabst
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Elizabeth D
12 September 2016|
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Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
You can find better
1 March 2015|
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Response from Krogers_12 | Reviewed this property |
It is probably sufficient to call early on the day you are going to dine. Just better to have reservations than just walk in.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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