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Ristorante Il Gambero Rosso

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Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, n. 7, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 812265
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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19:00 - 22:00
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to go a bit more upmarket on the last night and this place did not disappoint. A lovely bottle of local white wine, the Anti Pasti mixed seafood was a triumph. We shared it and the flavours were incredible ... a mix of warm and cold seafood (not carpaccio!). 5 different dishes and all of them delicious. We used... More 

Thank Deana M
Los Angeles, California, United States
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly suggested by our guide as one of the best, we needed a reservation to ensure 3 of us would have a table ready since we were on a timed tour lunch. The outside terrace was packed and the staff spoke good English. Two of us ordered seafood/fish that were from the morning catch and fried. Both felt the dishes... More 

Thank SylvieMS
Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Vernazza for a day and ate lunch in Il Gambero Rosso. We had the fish special of the day - oven roasted turbot. This beautiful fish was cooked to perfection and was combined with lovely roasted vegetables. I had a seafood salad as a starter which was packed with a lovely assortment of seafood. This is a lovely... More 

Thank Clifford B
Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps it was the long hike that made us so hungry, but, for whatever reason, we found the pasta here to be very good. The homemade pasta with shrimp was a winner. While not the best food we had in Italy, it was vey good. The service was very efficient and friendly.

Thank Sam L
Lethbridge, Canada
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165 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went with another couple for lunch. We all had the Minestrone soup as a starter ... it was a cool, wet day and this really hit the spot. Then we tried the mixed seafood grill and it was also quite good. We were lucky to have arrived before the bigger lunch crowd arrived. We had a good table and... More 

Thank jovela
Concord, North Carolina
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89 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

To say Vernazza is busy is an understatement. So we were sure to make a reservation for dinner. I’m glad we did as it was getting very busy when we arrived. My husband had the lobster pasta (solid dish) and I had the shrimp, asparagus and cream pasta which was to die for. It was one of the best pasta... More 

Thank ktdipaula
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This one should not be missed. Bit busy but its worth to be patient. Delicious fresh sea food from the local catch, freshly prepared pasta on site and super delicious pesto. Price is not much reasonable but food is very good. Restaurant staff might be little grumpy but I guess that's Italian attitude, so better to ignore their grumpy attitude... More 

Thank Russell B
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Came here for dinner and liked it so much we came here for every dinner while staying in Vernazza for 4 nights. Tried different dishes all were good. But seafood was the best. Fresh. Comes in big portions. I was struggling to finish a seafood salad for starter and then fried seafood for main. Below is description and photos of... More 

Thank tatika1
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138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

No particular complaints. Food was good to average, service was good. Overall it was a solid meal, but nothing to excite. Pickings in Vernazza were slim this time of year, was the better of the two dinners we had in town.

Thank kidAdroc
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Food here is just below average.. no big hoo ha.. 2 waiters in the restaurant. Both are rude.. I told them politely that I have a coach to catch at 215pm and asked if the food will take Long. The normal reply should be, "I'll try to push for you" or.. let me check.. but the waiter replied. This is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 48
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, n. 7, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 812265

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