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La Grotta Bar & Trattoria

Via Colombo 123, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
39 0187920187
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Ranked #19 of 29 restaurants in Riomaggiore
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Manchester
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Food very average, but service was truly awful - slow, disinterested, unhelpful and obtuse (e.g. the half bottle of nice local wine we ordered was delivered as a full bottle of house wine, when i tried to stop the waitress opening it, i was told we were getting more for our money and she opened it anyway!)

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Houston, TX
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I stopped in for a plate of mussels. I thought my mussels were fantastic, prices were about how food is in cinque terre, and I didn't have a problem with the service. I was surprised that a lot of other visitors had poor experiences at this restaurant. I thought food, costs and service were decent and I didn't have to... More

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Crap food for ridiculously high prices. Dont order the prawn dish. Service not good either. Can find much better food in riomaggiore for the same price

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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed in Riomaggorie for a few days and had very good food. This place certainly let the area down. Food was ordinary, service was not too bad but not welcoming. Overall disappointing.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Food badly delivered, a lack of interest I suspect. Not all ordered items were delivered. Food was poor quality when it arrived. Anchovvy pasta was virtually absnt of anchovies. Stuffed muscles could be best described as filling a stomck. Not enjoyable and not that cheap given what was delivered.

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Nyon, Switzerland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We went for dinner at this restaurant. We were extremely disappointed ! First, the food is really not good. I for example took the prawn dish and for 19EUR could only eat a few tails of prawn which were edible and happily the waitress gave me some bread, otherwise, I would have had to order something else! This was unacceptable.... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The place is really cosy, clean, with a great food. We had the risotto of our life. We definitely recommend this place, it is a good value for money.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Octopus and potato appetizer Vermentino white wine, labeled La Grotto Very nice waitress. Can eat indoors or out.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This place was recommended by a local that rented us his apartment. It was full the evening before we went there. When we did it was nothing speciall, the bathroom was dirty, the music was... Indian as well as the chef... in Italy in Italian trattoria. The prices a bit higher than in the best restaurant in Riomaggiore. Food was... More

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Gloucestershire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Just down the bottom of the main street with a covered outside seating area. Lovely friendly female staff who warned my daughter about the cute but unfriendly cat! Was only in Riomaggiore for one night and went here because it looked appealing and was convenient for where we were staying and it was getting late (train 'ritardo'!). We came away... More

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