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All 28 Riomaggiore Restaurants

La Grotta Bar & Trattoria

Via Colombo 247, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
39 0187920187
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Ranked #22 of 28 Restaurants in Riomaggiore
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Charlotte
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 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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Gentile utente Tripadvisor, si, spero anch'io che ognuno possa trovare la propria felicità. comunque per la Sua, le comunico che... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We came here based on a Rick Steves review and it was average at best. Maybe we picked the wrong dishes but we expected more and walked away underwhelmed. The fish was good but didn't have much flavor or seasoning. We had the stuffed mussels and there was way too much breading so they tasted pasty. The prices were high... More 

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Grazie per gli appunti fatti, cercheremo di fare del nostro meglio per migliorarci. saluti cordiali More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We decided to eat at this restaurant because we wanted to have a nice sit-down meal after a long day of hiking. The restaurant at which we originally wanted to eat was fully booked, and because there aren't a ton of dining options in Riomaggiore we chose La Grotta because it was busy. The food and service were both terrible.... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The food was OK, but the waitress was terrible. I say to her "get another job in another industry and be happy!"

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Gentile utente tripadvisor, grazie per la sua segnalazione. la cameriera è stata licenziata. Speriamo che durante il periodo di disoccupazione... More 

Darwin, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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Address: Via Colombo 247, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0187920187
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Riomaggiore
Cuisine: Seafood

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