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La Grotta Bar & Trattoria

Italian, Chowder, Seafood, Pasta
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Via Colombo 247, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
39 0187920187
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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It makes quite an impression that restaurants in Cinque Terre in general are a bit overrated for what they actually offer. We went to two places - both were recommended on Lonely Planet and by our land lady in Riomaggiore and none of them managed to live up to our expectations. Changing standards... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It makes quite an impression that restaurants in Cinque Terre in general are a bit overrated for what they actually offer. We went to two places - both were recommended on Lonely Planet and by our land lady in Riomaggiore and none of them managed to live up to our expectations. Changing standards is striking and could more easily lead... More 

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Orford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Perfect place for food and relax. We split a plate of risotto and it was delicious! No cover charge instead of other restaurants.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went here for pasta after we had drinks and appetizer somewhere else. The waitress acted very upset that we only ordered one thing. The pasta was very good but the experience was kind of uncomfortable. I would have liked to try it again but the service kept us from coming back.

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Grand Cayman
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I ate here the first night. We had a lovely bottle of the house wine to start, but that was only the real highlight. I had the grilled local fish with a salad. The fish was cook nicely but was missing any seasoning could have used at least salt and pepper. The salad was an iceberg salad... More 

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Kingston, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had a superb meal here with an excellent house red wine. Our waitress (who comes in from La Spezia) was perfect. Seafood is their thing, and we started with stuffed anchovies which were delicious. I had a minestrone (vegetable) soup and it also was delicious. The whole experience was wonderful, sitting outside under the awning, nicely separated from people... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Delicious fresh seafood! Everything each of us had; calamari, fish, prawns, and fries, were perfectly seasoned and served with a smile. We were hesitant because the place was empty, but the dining experience was well worth it.

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Vilnius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very interesting place –the real cave. Great menu, really friendly staff. The rizotto with seafood for two was excellent. Great variety of local CinqueTerre wines.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The staff were super friendly and the choices were varied. We opted for the seafood risotto and were not disappointed! Creamy with mussels, prawns etc. thrown in - it was quite delicious and filling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We ordered seafood soup for two people and it was the best choice for us, cause we wanted to try something domestic and typical(it was written that all fishes ... were caught) There were a lot of different type of seafood and we were totally full. Last but not least it was uuuuuuu so good :) Waiters were not so... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A must try destination, a great service and the seafood soup was really exceptional ! A busy restaurant but everything was just the perfect picture of Cinque Terre

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Address: Via Colombo 247, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0187920187
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Riomaggiore
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Seafood, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Colombo 247, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Riomaggiore
  • Phone Number: 39 0187920187

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

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