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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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty fish soup

Their local seafood soup/stew is definitely something for seafood lovers. One portion served as a plentiful main for two, it's huge! Don' t eat pasta before it :) We did eat desserts too and the tiramisu was excellent, panna cotta also good. A warning though if you don't want fish bones, then the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Helsinki, Finland
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had the Prawns, Seafood pasta bake, and Pesto pasta. It was all wonderful. I am not a huge mussel fan but these were amazing. Pesto is from this area and did not dissapoint. Get a reservation if you can, but it is also worth the wait! It is on the main street but you can't see the harbor. Inside... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food , loved it , great staff, very good house wine and well priced . Located in a great place in the village

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Highly recommend the mixed fish and seafood stew, it was absolutely delicious, with a rich tomato sauce with rosemary. The best seafood we had during our stay in the Cinque Terre, and we mainly ate at places recommended to us.If you want traditional fare then this restaurant will be spot on (with very ample portions). The only downside was that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

the wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. the food was great, only thing i wish had been different is i wish i had been able to eat more and i wish i had been able to try their fish. as it was the portion of the spaghetti was rather large (i was only able to eat about half of it).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful dish of Pasta with anchovies, capers and coriander! Was initially unsure but I would have to say the best dish of my stay in Italy! Absolutely beautiful! Must visit and try the dish! Staff are friendly and attentive!

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Their local seafood soup/stew is definitely something for seafood lovers. One portion served as a plentiful main for two, it's huge! Don' t eat pasta before it :) We did eat desserts too and the tiramisu was excellent, panna cotta also good. A warning though if you don't want fish bones, then the soup is too difficult for you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My friend and I stayed in Riomaggiore while visiting Cinque Terre. We had a few suppers in Riomaggiore at different restaurants over the course of our stay, and the supper we had at La Grotta was the best! We had the pesto pasta and a bottle of the house wine. Service was also great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good Value Pasta Dishes and House Wine. The Spaghetti Seafood cooked in Foil is a very nice dish. You may need to reserve a table if you wish to eat outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a nice spot to grab an evening evening, although recommended to book or get in early as it fills up quickly. Also recommended to go early if you want a quiet meal and want to sit outside in the conservatory part, as the bar across the road starts blasting out tunes at about 7.30! Food was good with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My little sister and I ate dinner at La Grotta twice during our stay in Cinque Terre. We had fabulous pesto pasta and great wine at affordable prices. Vintage photos and arching cave walls with exposed stone give La Grotta fabulous atmosphere. The staff is delightful, and they recognized us and greeted us warmly when we returned for our second... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic

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