Welcome to our guide to the best restaurants in Vernazza. In Vernazza you will find the perfect combination of mountains, sea, pastel-colored buildings and the Ligurian cuisine.
There are many local dishes you should try, such as handmade pasta with pesto, fried anchovies, seafood spaghetti, ravioli with walnut sauce and whole fish baked in sea salt.
Via Guidoni 42, Vernazza
Tel: +39 0187 812222
Unique place for a delicious lunch or dinner on seafood base. Great location with views overlooking the harbor and sea. Fresh tagliatelle with lobster, squid ink tagliolini with shrimps and seaweed, grilled octopus, baked fish Belfort's style, mixed grilled fish, escalope with lemon and homemade desserts. Make dinner reservations well in advance.
PIPPO A VERNAZZA - TRADIZIONE & STREET FOOD
Via Gavino 28, Vernazza
Tel: +39 392 049 9564
Little shop/restaurant, outside of the busy center of Vernazza, serving delicious sandwiches and street food pasta on the go for lunch and dinner. Pasta al pesto, pasta with lobster and shrimps, delicious focaccia sandwiches with fresh tuna, pomodoro and stracchino cheese. Generous portions. Great value and very friendly service. Ecological plates and cutlery.
RISTORANTE LA TORRE
Località Preteccia 1, Vernazza
Tel: +39 331 883 6610
Romantic restaurant with a beautiful view of Vernazza and the Ligurian sea, perfect for lunch, aperitivo or a sunset dinner. Local white wine along with excellent seafood spaghetti, squid ink pasta with shrimp, octopus with potatoes & tomato, trofie pesto pasta and ragu tagliatelle. Friendly staff. Located on the hill, a 10 minutes’ walk from Vernazza (stairs), on the trail to Corniglia.
IL PIRATA DELLE CINQUE TERRE
Via Gavino, 36/38, Vernazza
Tel: +39 0187 812047
We highly recommend this restaurant up the hill from the train station for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Not with the best view but the team puts their heart and soul into a great experience. Amazing house wine, seafood risotto, caprese, gnocchi with pesto or walnut sauce, ravioli and spaghetti frutti di mare. Outstanding American breakfast with bacon and egg, delicious Sicilian cannoli pastries and a huge cup of coffee.
TRATTORIA DA SANDRO
Via Roma 60, Vernazza
Tel: +39 0187 812223
This trattoria is located along the main street leading up to the train station. A great place for lunch or dinner. Specialized on local fresh fish, spaghetti frutti di mare, pesto, stuffed mussels, ravioli with walnut sauce, pesto lasagna, insalata caprese, local white wine and homemade desserts. Great service and kind staff. Vegan and gluten free options.
IL GAMBERO ROSSO
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 7, Vernazza
Tel: +39 0187 812265
This restaurant has a prime location on the Piazza in Vernazza overlooking the fishing harbor. The restaurant is serving Ligurian specialties such as lobster tagliolini, fish ravioli, stuffed mussels, grilled octopus, spaghetti vongole and ravioli with walnut sauce. Very good wine choice and also homemade desserts. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.
IL GATTACCIO - ACCIUGHERIA & STREET FOOD
Via Visconti, 17 Vernazza
Tel: +39 339 247 8303
Small unpretentious place serving street food in Vernazza. Fresh oysters, tuna crudo (tartar), focaccia sandwiches, octopus panini, sardines, trofie al pesto, excellent pasta with anchovy. Local white wine. Reasonable prices and friendly staff.
VERNAZZA CINQUE SENSI
Via Roma 71, Vernazza
Tel: +39 338 766 7423
This hidden gem near the train station in Vernazza is a charming wine bar with some delicious small plates. The food is just right to enjoy with a beverage of your choice. Excellent wine tasting, fair prices, good products and great explication from the waitress. Pesto making classes. The service is outstanding. The best wine experience you will have in Cinque Terre.
Via Guidoni 50, Vernazza
Tel: +39 351 965 4601
This little gem is hidden from the main street on the way up to the castle. Very tasty poke bowls with a huge variety of combinations. Fresh salmon, tuna and vegetables. Fresh ingredients and great service. Make sure you come early as they don’t have much room for seating. Or take your poke bowl to go and take it to the harbor.
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