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Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 5, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 821003
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Whyalla, Australia
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131 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

We visited this restaurant on a guided tour from Florence, it was recommended to us by our tour guide, Allessandro Cammilli. He had offered us a few options for our day tour and when we decided on this particular route, and with our OK, he phoned ahead to book ta table for us here. Very happy to have our lunch... More 

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Fremont, California
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99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This restaurant is located in the main square of Vernazza right next to the harbor and I found this to be an awesome location! We enjoyed our dinner sitting next to the harbor of Vernazza. The food was fantastic and I ended up ordering a second plate of their handmade pasta with pesto. I had heard that the pesto sauce... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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89 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Before our trip I had a hard time selecting what restaurants we would visit when in Vernazza because the reviews are all over the place. That decision was made much easier since when we visited there was a storm that shut most of the town down. This was one of the few restaurants open. And they were packed. So it... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered the fried seafood and penne con scampi but the shrimp with not that fresh and the fried seafood was bland. Charged EUR56 for water and 3 plates. None of the dishes can be modified e.g. add shrimp.

1 Thank Naseem H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing meal. In a fishing village the least you would expect is half decent seafood but this place was lousy. "Seafood" spaghetti was just spaghetti plus mostly empty clam and mussel shells. Dish contained maybe 10 clam shells of which only 3 had any contents. Same for the mussels. The few mussels that I could find were minute. Definitely... More 

1 Thank Mark P
Campbell, California
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We were on a tour with our cruise ship tour group and had free time in Vernazza when it started to rain. We had been there once before so after a quick walk about we decided to duck under and umbrella and have a quick bite to eat and glass of wine and rest our feet before continuing on the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Eight of us from my group had lunch in this quaint wonderful restaurant! The staff was excellent! Everyone enjoyed their meal! Beautiful surroundings inside and out! I had the linguini with clams .... it was delicious! The restaurants around this one were not eager to make room for our group - but the staff at Gianni Franzi were welcoming!

Thank Marialyce
Seattle, WA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We loved this local spot which was recommended by our Airbnb host, born and raised in Vernazza. Try the pesto - it's a staple of the area and Gianni's was some of the best we tasted! You'll love having dinner outside under the umbrellas overlooking the sea!

Thank Sarie26
Whidbey Island, WA
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

also a great location on the piazza. Fresh local seafood, wonderful pasta, and good wine. Our dinner was great...pesto is a specialty of this regiona nd we were not disappointed.

Thank Judy V
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We went for a late lunch (after hiking) as most restaurants in Vernazza are closed between 3-7pm and this was a rare one that remained open. Unfortunately, the food was nearly inedible. My seafood salad was rubbery, the shrimp pasta my husband ordered had one shrimp, and the octopus I ordered wasn't fresh and smelled very fishy. None of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$27
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 5, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 821003

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