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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” (24 reviews)
“tiramisu” (9 reviews)
“potatoes” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Gerolamo Guidoni 56, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were brought food which was different to what we ordered, and no bread. Brought a jug of wine but no glasses. Asked to move tables but was told it was in another waiters section so not possible (even though it was empty all night...More

3  Thank Polina O
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Stacy N
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

4  Thank MilenaRichmond
Reviewed 16 July 2017 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

1  Thank Tony P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

1  Thank monicamacgregor
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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

1  Thank Hein B
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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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, View, 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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