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Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

Stumbled upon this spot while walking around Riomaggiore! We started with a coffee each and some gelato. The views were breathtaking and the service was friendly and warm so we decided to stay for a beer and I can’t recommend this place enough! The vibe,...the music and the service were the best we’ve come across on our trip of Italy, such a great find and would love to go back if I’m in Cinque Terre again!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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jennifertU362BZ, Marketing at Old School Riomaggiore Gelateria & Snack Shop, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2020

Ciao MichaelMelia!! Grazie mille! Thank you so much for this sweet review! It's people like you that make us really appreciate our little place! We are glad you enjoyed the views along with our service, please do come back and see us! Take care, all...More

Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

We stop there after visiting the main church in Riomaggiore and asked for a special coffee...the owner surprised us with a shakerato/affogato kind of coffee that wasn't sugary but rather refreshing and tasty! We also asked for an espresso and we got this liquid gold...that had a liquorice aftertaste. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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jennifertU362BZ, Marketing at Old School Riomaggiore Gelateria & Snack Shop, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2020

Ciao Vale! Glad you liked our owner's creation! he has fun making fun drinks for fun people! Alla prossima! -O.S.S

Reviewed July 6, 2020 via mobile

Very good ice cream and good music to vibe to. The guy was very friendly and has amazing coffee! Worth the hike!

Date of visit: July 2020
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jennifertU362BZ, Marketing at Old School Riomaggiore Gelateria & Snack Shop, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2020

Ciao Riley! Grazie mille! Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you hiked up to see us and enjoyed! It was fun meeting you. Arrivaderci! The Old School staff

Reviewed July 5, 2020 via mobile

Great little place with beautiful views. The staff was just as amazing as the food. We got gelato and focaccia sandwiches THAT WERE AMAZING! Add some great music to boot and you’ve got the perfect spot. The best place to stop after hiking all those...steps for a good one or a smoothie.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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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
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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...by scrumptious gelato especially the pistacchio flavour as the best we’ve had so far in Italy after many many gelatos. An added bonus was being served by friendly man or lady which makes such a difference to the experience compared to so many other gelaterias that just want the money and can’t manage a smile. Do yourself a favour and try out these gelato flavours. Buon appetitoMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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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...the hill to get some of the best gelato in Riomaggiore, if not all of Cinque Terre.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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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...had a great time,More

Date of visit: September 2019
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  • Old School Riomaggiore Gelateria & Snack Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5