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La Grotta Bar & Trattoria

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Via Colombo 247, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
39 0187920187
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful pesto dish

Tried the anchovy appetizer since they are a local delicacy, very fishy as suspected but fresh. The pesto dish I had was superb.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Tried the anchovy appetizer since they are a local delicacy, very fishy as suspected but fresh. The pesto dish I had was superb.

Thank FirenzeDonna
North Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Sad but true...our dinner here was the best part our first visit to the Cinque Terre. We had planned to spend 4 days to do the Cinque Terre, but we packed our bags and left after two nights - our dinner at the La Grotta Bar was the only bright moment. The food is traditional and local - good choice... More 

1 Thank NoNoise1963
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We ate here twice while we stayed in Riomaggiore. For lunch we split the seafood risotto which was excellent and for diner I had the seafood pasta and my husband had the pesto spaghetti. Both were great but I favored the seafood pasta. The house red wine was great. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank coleman
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Loved this restaurant as they can make about 80% of thier menu GF on request. They were open the first two nights of our stay but closed for the last two with a sign saying closed until december (not sure why but maybe because its the end of tourist season?) Would highly recommend when open again.

2 Thank Ashley A
Groningen, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

It's busy, tourists come and go, hardly any personal touch from the staff, but what to expect in a place like this. Food was good, the wine too, so that's what counts all all this for a reasonable price.

1 Thank Henk M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We had the minestrone soup, the spaghetti with pesto, the vegetarian pie and the nuts cake. All were delicious! As vegetations we could enjoy great options!

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South australia
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is a great restaurant with excellent food it is the sister restaurant to La Grotta, the chef cooks up beautiful fresh amazing food

Thank nassarij
Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

After reading many trip advisor reviews, we decided to give this place a go on night 2 of our stay. Arriving right on 7pm, without a reservation, we were offered a table inside to enable us to eat at our leisure. Outside tables needed to be vacated in one hour for reservations. The table settings were lovely with fresh white... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This restaurant DOES NOT fit into the typical touristy dining realm of over promising and under delivering while overcharging its guests ! Our party of six was warmly received just prior to the lunch time crunch and accommodations were gladly made so that we could be seated outdoors to enjoy the atmosphere. We were introduced to Jennifer, who has to... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We were struggling to find a restaurant for lunch during our day exploring Riomaggiore, so when we queried the staff at La Grotta, we were surprised at how keen they were to find a us a space and then to ensure that we were thoroughly happy with it. Our waitress, Jennifer, was a delight. She was always smiling and chatting... 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, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?