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Al Vaticano

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Via S. Maria, 8, 38066 Riva Del Garda, Italy
(+39) 0464554262
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 103
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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
For tourists and Italians

Yes, they invite you for a Prosecco, but they do not urge you to come in. There are places far worse than this. The salads were really crispy, fresh and generously big, one is enough for 2 people. The grilled fish (some kind of trout, we Germans call them Saibling) was delicious and so was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great fish and Salad Appetizers were pre made mass production from next supermarket- this was disappointing :-( kind of expensive compared to other places we've been to Staff was friendly

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

While walking in Riva was given a card for restaurant and decided to seek it out. Was not disappointed. Outside tables, then intimate courtyard dining and then main restaurant. Wonderful staff and food, lamb chops are to die for and you must try the very unusual spaghetti with curry, strange but delicious. Complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival and a... More 

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Eastleigh
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Having tried a different restaurant for each of the last 5 nights this was the most disappointing. Having read the previous reviews we expected more. As usual the staff were efficient but without the pleasantries that the other restaurants had. It seemed that they were serving fast so as to get the next customers in. The food was OK but... More 

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Berlin
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51 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Yes, they invite you for a Prosecco, but they do not urge you to come in. There are places far worse than this. The salads were really crispy, fresh and generously big, one is enough for 2 people. The grilled fish (some kind of trout, we Germans call them Saibling) was delicious and so was the marinated meat with beans.... More 

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northampton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We stumbled on this restaurant by chance having a stroll round Riva, the outside tables had no one sitting at them so presumed it wasn't a popular place, how wrong we were !!! the owner came to chat to us and showed us the inside of the restaurant, it was a buzzing little place and showed us to a lovely... More 

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Hemingford Grey, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Buzzing restaurant. Good service,good food. Very weird decor lots of artificial plants but then some real but didn't detract from experience.

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Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Vaticano is virtually on the front steps of the cathedral in the centre of Riva. It may be a tourist restaurant but they certainly do good service with a smile. It was the most welcoming restaurant we have been to in a long time and the food was really good too.The most tender octopus I think I've ever had! and... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Yes it is a 'tourist' restaurant but this great family goes above and beyond. We had lunch there 3 times and dinner once. We were staying in Torbole but Riva is an enjoyable 30 to 40 minute stroll along the coast road.The service was great, the food was excellent (try the mussels, full of flavor) and the prices reasonable. Everyone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

After feeling a bit put out that everywhere seemed to be closed by 10pm, we stumbled upon a beautiful and traditional little taverna (restaurant) through some white plastic curtains - great for breaking bad fans!! ;) The flamboyant host kindly seated us at this late hour with pitch perfect english, and kindly offered us a glass of processeco and to... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

On our last night we visited this restaurant rather than spending last night in hotel. Fantastic food and staff. Service superb and oh so friendly. We had a party of six and were recommended by two of our party who had been there for lunch. The atmosphere was perfect and what a great way to spend our final night. Would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via S. Maria, 8, 38066 Riva Del Garda, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Trentino-Alto Adige  >  Province of Trento  >  Riva Del Garda
  • Phone Number: (+39) 0464554262

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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