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“great views, food and service”
Review of Il Casello

Il Casello
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
australia
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“great views, food and service”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We ate here on 2 occasions during our stay in Monterosso. On the first occasion we had sea bass (pan fried fillets) and salmon ravioli with a side salad. The main meals were excellent - fresh and cooked to perfection. The salads were crisp and fresh and provided an excellent compliment to the main meals. The service was friendly and efficient and the views over the bay with the sun setting made for a memorable outing.

Visited May 2014
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Sanibel Island, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Delightful and Delicious”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We ate here last year for the first time, and it was so good we returned this year. It was even better in every way.

The restaurant has several outdoor dining areas, all with lovely views of the sea and mountains. We loved our table on an intimate small second floor balcony. Both years our waitress was Marjorie, who warmly welcomed us and did an outstanding job. She was always there when we needed something, even though most of the customers were on the lower levels. And she was so much fun with such a nice personality.

Our food was awesome – wonderful ravioli stuffed with shrimp and zucchini, fresh sea bass, probably the best beef filet we had during our 5 week stay in France and Italy, wonderful fresh vegetables, and an awesome chocolate dessert. There was plenty of good Italian bread. We enjoyed glasses of refreshing prosecco, as well as some great local red wine. The prices were very reasonable.

We will certainly be back for the delicious food, awesome view, and outstanding service.

  • Visited May 2014
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gdyoung
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious food with a view!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

This has been some of the best food we've had in Italy! The seafood ravioli was absolutely delicious, as were the stuffed anchovies. Honestly the meal was very very good! On top of that the view was spectacular at decent prices.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Delicious food with a great view and reasonable price”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

This was probably the best meal we had in Italy, partly because it was easiest to find, a great location and view, great food and house red wine and reasonable prices. This restaurant was recommended in one of the guide books we had for the area as an affordable option. I had read how the area had invented pesto, so I had to try the famous trofle with pesto dish, which was very good. I also had caprese salad, which was much better than the one we had had in Rome. One of my friends just got the spaghetti with meat sauce, which was excellent and the other the seafood pasta, which was also good. However, she was a little surprised by the black pasta, which I think is from squid ink. I still thought it was good. Overall, it was a tasty meal and a good price.

  • Visited May 2014
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Birmingham, Alabama
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A perfect spot to enjoy the beauty and cuisine of Cinque Terre”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch there on a recent trip to Monterosso. We especially like the Ligurian style anchovies appetizer. It was nothing like the slimy, fishy tasting anchovies I have tried before. The sea bass was perfectly cooked. Ask to be seated outside. The view is gorgeous.

Visited May 2014
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