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Gran Bar Riviera

Via Riviera di Chiaia, Naples, Italy (Chiaia)
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Ranked #611 of 1,787 Restaurants in Naples
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Chiaia
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We came other times at this bar to have breakfast or appertif always with a not so great pastry... Yesterday we gave it another chance and we we're convinced it's not getting better. The croissants were hard and dry. The biscotti all'amarena is old hard as a rock. The coffee and cappuccino were alright. Orange juice (that was suppose to... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

So, I visited this patisserie with my husband as he had been there before and said it was quite a nice place to eat something sweet. Really bad choice! The place is nice and offers a huge variety of pastries and sweets. I had a tiramisu, it was good, but just ordinary. I expected something more than that actually. The... More

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Naples, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Lucky I live here because there so many sorted patisserie that it's impossible to have the possibility to choose all of them. Could be great if the street is off limit to the cars to enjoy coffee outside in silence.

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Boston, MA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I knew I wanted to try two types of Sfogliatelle with my coffee -- the ricca and the frolla. These are the most famous pastries of Naples. The ricca is crispy layered pastry enveloping a smooth creamy interior. The frolla version is similar but with a smooth pastry texture and I believe small bits of candied citron. Don't hold me... More

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Naples, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I have been at this very nice place with my wife .We have heard from many friends about it.Finally it was better than expected!We will be back.

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Naples
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

this place is by far the best bar and pasticceria anywhere in the city of Naples. The price is very affordable, the customer service tops many bars around the area and the products are tremendously, without words, delicious!!! Definitely a one of kind and a must try for all!!! Thank you for your fine service and hospitality! It truly reminds... More

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edinburgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The kindness and friendliness of the owner was truly wonderful. Wish we had discovered this place earlier on our trip. Their coffee, cakes and mini Sfogliatella were memorable. Unfortunately their location is a bit challenging at present with bleak excavations and road works along the Riviera but it is well worth seeking out this oasis.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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256 reviews 256 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Recommended by a local to purchase traditional cakes from this region. We got mini Sfogliatella Riccia & Sfogliatella Frolla and a chocolate cake with nuts in it that kind of reminded me of an American brownie. The staff was very friendly and helped us pick what would be good for a lunch party of 8 people. And she also helped... More

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Madrid, Spain
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I went in on my first day in Naples with the idea of having a simple breakfast and ended up discovering the magic of the city condensed in a single spot: incredibly tasty cakes of all sorts, nice relaxing atmosphere, and the joy of an animated conversation with the owners. They really know how to make you feel like at... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

It's a must to do in Naples, take your time a let the senses take over. There is a fantastic variety of cakes and savory form the old school Neapolitan classic like sfogliatelle and baba' to fine arts cakes with lovely decoration and fine details. Sit down and enjoy or just hit and run with a nice espresso like most... More

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