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IL Grottino

Via Cristoforo Colombo 237, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
+39 0187 920938
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (53 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (8 reviews)
“stuffed mussels” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Cristoforo Colombo 237, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The pesto pasta was very creamy and fresh; the meat was spiced perfectly; and the sea food was as the other dishes very fresh and lovely to eat. The local wine, both red and white, was good. The waitresses as well as the managers were...More

Thank Raphaëlle B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had completed the tour of the 5 Italian villages and planned to eat in the last one (Riomaggiore) before returning to Genoa. It’s a small village with quite a few takeaway and cafe type eateries. We walked into the centre and found this one....More

Thank Paula P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had booked la Grotta but due to technical difficulties we were told that their kitchen was closed. The owner quickly offered us Prosecco and found us a seat within 15 mins at Il Grottino (their sister restaurant next door). We enjoyed our meal and...More

Thank Zizi C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went because saw some great reviews on tripadvisor. We had a great waitress who advised us what we ordered was too much to eat, very kind warning! We shared a delicious shrimp gnocci, which was extremely flavoursome, and then had the grilled seafood platter,...More

Thank Lh1809
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect spaghetti frutti di mare and the best service, my best recommendation. If you visit Riomaggiore this is a must stop for lunch.

Thank jsmeden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Via Cristoforo Colombo, in an ancient cellar, awaits with excellent mediterranaen seafood, fresh grilled fish, have a selection of the very best of Cinque Terra, with varied choices for an unforgettable culinary experience; Il Grotto is where to go.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bad food: We had two pasta dish here ( spaghetti with pesto and ravioli bolognese) and they were the worst pasta dish we have had. It was not fully cooked and parts of it tasted like rubber. Afterwards I also felt a little nauseous from...More

Thank Xin W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a perfect dinner in La Grottino. Food was excellent (sword fish and black seafood pasta). The only small thing that broke the perfect night was the somewhat crumpy service... maybe it was the World Cup Football games, but still. Book a table and...More

1  Thank Petri L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up here at 10pm after the debacle at Dau Cila. Lovely staff, great service and great food.....a stark contrast to where we’d started our night. Can’t say much more than that.

Thank RichandKim68
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Good place in downtown Riomaggiore to have a buffet style breakfast! The staff are very friendly and accommodating!

Thank Josh B
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Jenny L
February 26, 2017|
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Response from Debo L | Reviewed this property |
I Remember that during high season they dont reservate, I sugest to go there around noon and make reservations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 237, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Riomaggiore
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 920938
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