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Old School Riomaggiore Gelateria & Snack Shop


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A fresh new gelateria with traditional roots. Handcrafted gelato, southern-italian pasteries, freshly made juice & more served with a view of the town and sea. We dress to impress in italian style with a twist while great tunes play on our retro speakers. The walls are decorated in chalkboard art and vintage family photos, one famous person too! Come hike off the beaten path to Old School! Ciao :)
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Reviewed October 11, 2019

We found this place on our first day in Riomaggiore and ended up stopping here each afternoon for a hit of gelato. The chocolate, papaya and cherry were all favorites. Already missing it...

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank AmyB979
Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

HEAVENLY Gelato! BEST Cappuccino in town! FANTABULOUS panini & sandwiches! EXTREMELY FRIENDLY & CARING owner! So what are you waiting for?!!! Go to OLD SCHOOL... NOW!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019

Our family of two boys 7 and 6 stayed in Riomaggiore and this is on the way into the bottom of the village near the church with great views back into the village lit up by afternoon sun or evening lights. This is topped of...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Rioalt6574
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

If you're staying on the hill, this is a great morning option for an espresso or cappuccino. Soak in the early morning sun while you read the news. Take a glance up and enjoy the views. In the afternoon, work up a sweat walking up...More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank albsalbi
Reviewed September 12, 2019 via mobile

Not only that but also a cool place to chill and the owners are always in a good mood! (At least the 3 days we came by)

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

Yesterday was my birthday and my wife and I stopped at the old school, for 2 lemon spritz, as soon as I told this young boy it was my birthday, he put an Italian birthday song for me, he was very kind and nice, we...More

Date of visit: September 2019
2  Thank stevencook76
Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

A small walk up the hill will have you at the best gelato place in Rio. I can’t recommend it enough! Definitely try the pistachio and snickers!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Steph_5891
Reviewed July 27, 2019

We found this place by accident, it is not located on the main road, but higher up where the main church stands. The bartender, if we can call it that, was a nice and charming man full of energy. When we came, he was mopping...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank PeteTrip47
Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

We stumbled upon Old School while exploring the town. The gelato is the best, the guy serving told us his mother makes it locally. It’s the only place we found that does 2 flavors for €3 so the kids loved it. Very generous portions compared...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank teamgibbs
Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

Darn, I stayed in Riomaggiore three days and only discovered this on my last afternoon. This is some of the best gelato I’ve tried in Italy to date. The shop is small and unassuming and the range is perhaps about 16 flavours - too many...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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