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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We are now family!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Bill2049
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Mississauga, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Mississauga, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Limerick, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant had been recommended by a friend, and I am so glad we went, although not on the lake side it has a lovely atmosphere. We all received a free glass of sparkling wine and we got 10% off our final bill, always a bonus. The food and wine was beautiful, I had seafood pasta which is the nicest... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Visited Al Vaticano this evening with a group of friends. From the friendly greeting, the gratis glass of prosecco and the wonderful setting, we knew we had the makings of a good night. We were not disappointed as the food was delicious and the friendly efficient service continued. Between us, we tried several of the different meal options, the salmon... More 

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Best restaurant in Riva by far. Very wide choice menu instead of just pizza and pasta so everyone will find something. Very friendly staff and deceptive from outside. Tables on the street for watching the world go by but inside is a large courtyard with tables and a beautiful restaurant inside for evening dining. A free glass of prosecco welcomes... More 

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Cork
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45 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This place is great! All the waiters are so friendly. You get a free glass of prosecco on arrival which is a lovely touch. The menu has loads of choice and everything we tried was delicious. They have a good selection of desserts and everyone gets a free lemon sorbet. After our first visit we got a 10% discount voucher... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

wanted to go off-lake for dinner, found this place by chance and couldn't be happier. this restaurant offers great food in a great atmosphere, and in a reasonable price. would recommend the Tortellini, the Risotto and the Mediterranean chicken breast.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Had our lunch her twice. It I'd a family run restaurant with seating inside, and outside on the street and in a courtyard. As we were walking past we were ushered in by the father before we knew what was happening. On the second occasion he greeted us like long lost friends and did the same as last time. He... More 

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Aylesford, Kent
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We loved the food so much on our first visit that we went back on our last night. Very good food and excellent service. It's run by a mum and her son and they are lovely. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine

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