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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
mbamman
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Montgomery, Alabama
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Montgomery, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Newcastle, Australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Very friendly restaurant with gorgeous waitress who was very friendly and efficient. My muscles in broth were delicious. Local wines. Very cosy atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Really tasty food, the way you want good Italian to be! The portions are quite large so beware when ordering more than one, or sharing is the way to go. The outside area is warm and, while the service was not overly friendly, the atmosphere was great once it got busy. Highly recommend the prawns!

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Dubai
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had dinner in the restaurant la Grottina which is annexed to la Grotta. The food was awesome above all Seafood. The Tiramisu was the best one I ever had in my life.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great food and service at this place. The waiter didn't speak a lot of English but she was kind enough to get another waiter who was on his break to take our order. I had the gluten free pesto pasta and it was perfect! Full of flavour, creamy and the pasta was cooked perfectly! My partner had the seafood scampi... More 

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Fresno, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Pasta with sardines. I've never had that before and it was great. All the seafood dishes others ordered around me looked fabulous.

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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?