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La Grotta Bar & Trattoria

Via Colombo 123, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
39 0187920187
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Ranked #19 of 30 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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English first
Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The food was fine. However the service is by far the worst i have ever experienced in any city, any country. i was seated before the table was cleared - thats fine, they're busy. But then it took 5 min to clear, then 10 min after that to partially reset. In the meantime the waitress kicked my bag and uncremonously... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First meal in Riomaggiore.... absolutely will not return here. Would rather die of starvation than support this business. Was met by a waitress who clearly did not want to be there. I'll tell you what sweetheart, when you work in hospitality you just have to shelve it and make an effort. So rude, incredible. Ordered what was meant to be... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to this place since Riomaggiore don't have enough restaurants to offer to all the tourists visiting. When we got there there was a waitress meeting us with a face that should have made us turn the other direction. Well, we sat down and ordered our pastas. Once they arrived we realized that we probably should have ordered pizza... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Nice modern clean welcoming restaraunt, nice wine, but. We have Never been to an Italian restaraunt and not been offer parmisan or pepper with pasta primo, chefs 'special' was lacking in the promised pesto and was SO SALTY we could not eat it. The manager kindly took off our bill but in this area the quality of fresh ingredients is... More

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San Rafael, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Fresh, local fish and pastas simply and well prepared. Combined with a great wine list and reasonable prices, La Grotta is a little gem! .

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Having just arrived in Riomaggiore after a long travel from Rome we were starving and decided to go into this place at random. Bad move. The lady serving us was nice and did her job well. The food however was something that I could probably have made better myself. Not only were the portions really small, but the pasta was... More

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8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Me and my family were loving our dinners in Cinque Terre until this we wrongfully tried this place. From the outside it looks like a nice Italian restaurant but by it is so far from it - it is a major tourist trap. The service was the worst service we had on our 3 week trip through Italy. Our waitress... More

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Leiden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Fortunately there are less and less places in the area that are true tourist traps - unfortunately, this is one.. Staff was unfriendly, we were told to hurry up since the kitchen was about to close, they served aweful tasteless pastas (even the pasta in bianco they managed to ruin which is quite an achievement) and they tried to charge... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We came to eat at this restaurant because it had a TV showing the world cup final. The service at the restaurant was poor, with the servers seeming a bit disheveled even though the restaurant wasn't extremely busy. There was a group at the door waiting for a good 15 minutes before being attended to. They also were not particularly... More

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Manchester
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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