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Via Colombo 247, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
39 0187920187
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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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
Delicious prawns!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Kim S
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Charlotte
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We dined outside at a great table and the food was delicious. We had pesto pasta, mussels, salad, and vegetables. There were 2 other couples seated around us who were also Americans. One couple had just got engaged. We had great food and great company at dinner. The staff seemed annoyed that we were staying so late but we were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Nice, fairly casual restaurant, that I imagine you don't need a reservation for if you get there early (7-ish) like we did. Definitely a good option for the day of your arrival. The pasta with anchovies was good, and the wife liked her stuffed mussels quite a bit. The only downside was the service, which, while passable, certainly couldn't be... More 

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Gentile utente tripadvisor, grazie per il suo contributo. ci teniamo molto alla qualità del servizio: il sorriso nel nostro lavoro... More 

Perth, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

We ate here one night during our stay in Riomaggiore, and were underwhelmed. I had the 'local specialty' of stuffed veal with vegetables. It was rather tasteless, but worst was that both the meat and vegetables were lukewarm with cold patches, suggesting it was ineffectively microwaved. Not pleasant to eat. The positive: my husband had a tasty vegetable soup. Not... More 

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Gentile utente tripadvisor, quella che lei definisce un piatto insapore e tiepido, è la famosa Cima di vitello alla genovese,... More 

Lake Macquarie, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We ate here on our first night in Riomaggiore. We should have read the body language of the waitress/host upon our arrival and gone elsewhere, but we shrugged our shoulders and decided to give it a go. When we asked her at the entrance to the restaurant if there was a table for four, she looked us up and down,... More 

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gentile utente tripadvisor, ci fa molto piacere che Le sia piaciuto il nostro pavimento. trattasi di una ceramica monocottura fiorentina... More 

Canmore, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Excellent prices and fare. The stuffed mussels were beyond compare. My wife who does not like seafood after tasting mine actually ordered the same

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Gentile utente tripadvisor, sono molto contenta che le nostre cozze ripiene le siano piaciute così tanto. vede, sono un piatto... More 

Pasadena, Maryland
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17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our waitress was as rude as can be. She stared at the wall as she took our order. She never smiled or made eye contact. She treated other customers the same way. I pray that she will one day be happy. Her actions made for a terrible atmosphere. The food was mediocre.

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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: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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