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Al Castello

Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 812296
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“pesto lasagna” (23 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
“fresh fish” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved my lunch here. The papa is running around making sure the service is fast. The food is authentic and delish. We had penne al Castello and spaghetti with clams and tried the local white wine which was like a combination of Chardonnay and...More

Thank Stacy N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

View is stunning... but what's the point of a stunning view while eating badly pre-cooked spaghetti alle vongole and very sad penne agli scampi ? It's a pity . And of course... you have to pay cash because cards are not welcome

1  Thank MilenaRichmond
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked for dinner here as we were exploring our way around the castle. Lovely table on the cliff with superb view. Selected the risotto which was ok for entree. Could of had more flavour of a seafood bisque through it. Followed by a whole fish...More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite reading many negative reviews about this place, we decided to book for dinner as we thought it was worth the view and it did not disappoint! We had very friendly service, with our waiter speaking perfect English. My friend and I ordered the Pasta...More

Thank monicamacgregor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to climb the stairs to this restaurant at the very top of Vernazza, overlooking the ocean and square. It was spectacular. the food was great, kids had lasagna and I had the local potato, anchovies, and tomato. It was all I hoped for...More

Thank Hein B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on Rick Steves recommendation we decided to have a dinner there. All outside tables were booked, so we cannot complain about the view. We were served promptly and relatively quick, so service was fine. Meal quality was not bad, but comparing to other places,...More

Thank Igor_Eren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw the umbrellas from this restaurant from the ferry coming into Vernazza and of course we just had to dine at this cliffside restaurant overlooking the ocean. Where she called and made the reservation just shortly before climbing the steps to the restaurant. We...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The appetizers and our dinner was perfecto. Monica and her staff are very professional and accommodating.

Thank Theresa4Woodhaven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing lunch there last Sunday! View is beautiful, we had grilled fish and seafood which were delightful, the tiramisu was tasty, we also had white wine of the house which was light but fruity, that was exactly what we needed for the...More

Thank Mélanie T
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

There are many good restaurants in Cinque Terre. This is not one of them. The views are spectacular. The service is apathetic, at best. It seemed our waiter woke up on the grumpy side of the bed. The food was not good, at all. A...More

2  Thank kirkdbowman
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Elizabeth D
13 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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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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