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La Grotta Bar & Trattoria

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Via Cristoforo Colombo 247, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
39 0187920187
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Another lovely restaurant we stumbled across in Riomaggiore. The food was very tasty and service good.

Thank Ossie D
Freeport, Illinois
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312 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got here earlier than most obviously because by the time we had ordered the place was full. I had the sea bass and it was excellent. We enjoyed the house wine and had wonderful bread basket with our meal. The inside was perfect with the curved walls and interior. Even if the food hadn't been good we loved the... More 

Thank ebenezer15
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank goodness for this quaint little restaurant as we happened to stumble across it yet it was one of the best seafood meals we had in all of Europe! Fantastic, family atmosphere and great service with a smile. The food just kept coming and worth every penny. Will definitely be returning there on our next trip.

Thank Ilias B
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked our table before watching an amazing sunset - we came back and our waitress was very at tentative, polite and friendly - a great way to finish an amazing day!!

Thank Chrissie989366
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful great pasta and fried squid. Fried foods would have a better reputation if more people ate here.

Thank Walter 2 S
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten extensively in italy and this restaurant performs poorly with service and less than average with food. We ate grilled anchovies, filled anchovies the small fish plate and grilled whole fish. The taste was ok but far from what has been delivered elsewhere. The service however was dreadful. The serving staff walked away in the middle of us... More 

Thank chris o
Adelaide, South Australia
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant on a recommendation from our airbnb host. Our inintial interaction with the waitress set the tone - no smile - no welcome - then walked off while making a decision on what drinks to have. The service did not improve from there with customers all around us joking about bad it was and the grumpy... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really loved this restaurant as we ate there twice. Very tasty and fresh mixed seafood spaghetti and smooth tiramisu. The staff were friendly and seemed to find us a table with no trouble. The prices were good too. Highly recommend this for a real local food experience.

Thank Robyn F
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a place like Cinque Terre where are many "fake" traditional restaurants, this restaurant has been a good surprise. Very good service, proper attention to our baby, quality and quantity of food very fine! We tried "Ciupin" a fresh fish soup and we were satisfied with our choice. The price is a bit high compared with other restaurants in Italy... More 

Thank micampagna
Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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530 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've had eight meals in four days and tried this place on the last night and it was the best of all. Excellent food, great service, a lovely waitress, and relaxed ambience. This is a well run place serving high-quality food. We loved it. Pity we are going home tomorrow because, otherwise, we would be back.

Thank breweruk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 247, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Riomaggiore
  • Phone Number: 39 0187920187

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?