Want to visit Nessun Dorma in Manarola? Nessun Dorma is one of my favorite restaurants in the world because of the delicious food and beautiful views.

If you’re going o Cinque Terre and looking for an affordable and cozy restaurant, Nessun Dorma is an excellent choice. Down below you can read more about the restaurant and what you can expect as a guest.

What to expect

Nessun Dorma serves local and fresh dishes, as well as delicious drinks. They do not offer pasta or pizza, but instead delicious Italian bruschetta, meat and cheese platters, sandwiches, and healthy salads.

In addition to the food, this restaurant also offers delicious drinks (local wine, Aperol Spritz, and coffee), and one of the best views in Cinque Terre – a view of beautiful and colorful Manarola.

Except serving their guests delicious food and drinks, Nessun Dorma also teaches people how to make pesto. Book a pesto cooking class to learn more about pesto and how to make your very own pesto in their garden with a beautiful view of the village and sea.


The food

Alex and I had two different kinds of bruschetta when we went there. I ordered one with pesto cream, and Alex ordered the classic bruschetta with tomatoes. It was big portions and it all tasted very good.

I also had an Aperol Spritz and Alex had a glass of local red wine.

Everything was good and affordable. For all this we paid around 25 euro, which is a catch if you ask me. 

I have no complaints what so ever about the food and drinks, everything was good and the prices were surprisingly low. I really appreciate when a restaurant doesn’t overcharge just because they have a beautiful view, so big thumbs up for that!

Nessun Dorma Cinque Terre

pesto Bruschetta

Staff & service

The staff was very friendly and attentive. They helped us to choose the perfect bruschettas for our taste buds and they were also fast bringing out the food and drinks.

The staff at Nessun Dorma always smile towards their guests, asked if everything was good, and were professional and service minded.

The atmosphere

The atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly at this restaurant. Before we went there, we thought that this was a finer restaurant with high prices.

It was not like that at all. Don’t get me wrong, the restaurant is very nice with a beautiful view of Manarola, but it’s also very casual and have that relaxing feel to it – which I love!

Seating and environment

Nessun Dorma is an outdoor restaurant/lunch spot, so the majority of the tables are under the open sky. Some tables are under the roof of the bar/restaurant, which is good if it would start to rain.

The environment is overall very cozy and charming. I love the simplicity in this restaurant and that the main attraction is the food and view, not the decor or interior.

Nessun Dorma View

Why you should visit Nessun Dorma

I have four reasons why you should visit; delicious food, beautiful views, good prices, and nice atmosphere.

The food and drinks are delicious, the view is one of the best I’ve ever seen, the prices are lower than many other restaurants in Cinque Terre, and the atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly.

This place is simply perfect, so I can highly recommend you to visit!


I couldn’t be happier about our experience at Nessun Dorma in Manarola. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, I loved the outdoor seatings, the view is fantastic, and the prices are reasonable.

We have visited this restaurant 2 times during our travels (last time was in 2017) and we’re for sure coming back a third time when visiting Cinque Terre next time.

If you’re looking for a restaurant with delicious food and drinks, and an excellent view of Manarola, then this is a perfect restaurant for you!

aperol spritz

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