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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant is at the bottom of the main road the food is very good lots of fresh fish you need to get there early before they run out. The pesto is also good if are in Liguria you have to try it the service is also very good.

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Thank Pino5959
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best meals I had in Italy! I had a delicious plate of Ravioli and enjoyed the really cool grotto look that was the inside of the restaurant. Lovely staff, with a view into the kitchen from where we sat. I'd recommend making a reservation in summer if you're desperate to eat here, we were lucky to get... More 

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Thank LandViking
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on holiday with my family and we took a day trip to Rio Maggiore. The whole place is set up for tourists on day trips so I didn't have the highest expectations - my negativity was blown out of the water! I had the best lunch here. I had a ravioli dish which was absolutely delicious. Everyone else... More 

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Thank Samanta E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In need of a sit down in the cool on a day when we all realised we'd slightly overdone it, this was perfect. The cellars and the photos of old riomaggiore were atmospheric. The seafood was excellent (have the bold seafood salad and do share a risotto) and the service friendly from the one family all-female team.

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Thank Thunkstender
Port Orchard WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate ate this restaurant twice during our 4-day stay in Riomaggiore. Both meals were wonderful and the service & hospitality were excellent, as was the location in the heart of town. Highly recommended!!!

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Thank soccerdad_9
Richmond BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first night in Riomaggiore and we chose this lovely spot. It was so comfortably cool in the cave grotto setting compared to out on the street. I highly recommend their seafood. It's so sweet and fresh here! Service was impeccable and prices reasonable.

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Thank Stunningholiday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Food was amazing, one of the best sea food we ever had. While we were waiting for main there was an issue in the kitchen so we got free bottle of wine on the house and some extra bread with olive oil. Services was very good and they handled this situation well. It is worth place to visit if you... More 

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Thank Grzegorz K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a full meal last night and we shared all courses. We ordered a bottle of prosecco, a mixed green salad, trofie with pesto, a ravioli (they called it stuffed pasta in English) with nuts spinach and cheese in a cream sauce, and a mussel "soup"--actually mussels in a tomato broth served in a mussel pot.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

A nice enough place in a funky location. Decent food and service, but nothing exceptional. Mind you, the mussels entrée was good, and the Sciacchetra was very good indeed.

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Thank Andrew S
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

As the patio is quite small we made a reservation one hour before we wanted to come and it was no problem. The grilled fish tasted really good and the service is one of the fastest I have seen in my life and also very nice and warm-hearted.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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