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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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch. Good atmosphere

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Jackie W
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Hemingford Grey, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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northampton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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11 reviews 11 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
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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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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