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Il Pirata delle Cinque Terre

Via Giovan Battista Gavino 36/38 | Vicino alla posta su per la stazione del treno, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
+39 0187 812047
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cannoli” (244 reviews)
“pastries” (278 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Cafe, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Via Giovan Battista Gavino 36/38 | Vicino alla posta su per la stazione del treno, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

I have celiac and a dairy allergy -- perfect for Italy, I know. I told them about my allergies and the chef came out and discussed menu options and ingredients, which was very kind. They offer a gluten-free pasta, but it has milk in it....More

Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a bistro in the back of town next to a road with no view. The food is very average and they are charging top dollar - €11-15 for pasta, which is as expensive as the most expensive restaurant in town. My spaghetti bolognese...More

1  Thank PDB40
Reviewed 4 days ago

Everybody tells you this but a day trip to vernazza proved it to be true.....walk one street back....away from tourist central and enjoy amazing local fresh seafood and salad....for an excellent price! Not to mention lovely local wine by the litre....cheap and approachable! You're welcome!

2  Thank Aobrien2015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great coffee, croissants, and juice...walk up, away from the train station. More expensive than other cafes.

1  Thank Papa2171
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I both enjoyed our meals there. The service was a little slow and the tables were cramped and difficult to move around.

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love it when a modest place puts in a real effort. Punches above its weight. That's exactly il pirata which holds itself out as a mere cafe but is so much better than that. Everything we had had been visited by care in its...More

2  Thank mikefrance1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were underwelmed with the quality of the food in Vernazza as a whole. But Il Pirata was the best! Good dinner (although not spectacular) and a very nice dessert! No view but eat here anyway!

1  Thank molamoladiver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a simple mushroom risotto and Zappa legume. Both were very good. The setting was quiet away from the tourist harbour side. It is just 5 minutes on the right side of the station if one is going towards levanto.

3  Thank anupam c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried different pastries every day (since most are not repeated every day) and they were all wonderful. The staff were friendly and helpful. They also have a large cappuccino that my husband loved. Definitely a great option for breakfast.

2  Thank believeNus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the BEST place we ate at while in the Cinque Terre. We had breakfast here every morning! They have fresh pastries starting at 7am that are out of this world. We also ate dinner here once and it was equally amazing!! If you...More

2  Thank Cally D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I have heard this cafe also has rooms for rent but couldn't see anything on their website. Any details regarding accommodation ?? Thank you
21 June 2017|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
There was nearby lodging but I'm unaware of lodging at the cafe.
Hello Everyone, I will visit Vernazza in May for couple hours I wonder if this place far from main train station? Thank You
4 February 2017|
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Response from Marla K | Reviewed this property |
As you get off the train and go down the stairs, there is a street to the right . The cafe is still on the top of the hill. If you go straight down the hill on the main street of Vernazza, you'll miss it.
Ryan C
Do they take credit cards?
21 January 2017|
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Response from Angie C | Reviewed this property |
No they don't.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giovan Battista Gavino 36/38 | Vicino alla posta su per la stazione del treno, 19018 Vernazza, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Vernazza
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 812047
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