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“Perfect for a coffee.”

La Grotta Bar & Trattoria
Ranked #13 of 41 Restaurants in Riomaggiore
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Toronto
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1,037 reviews
698 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
“Perfect for a coffee.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stopped here on a day of touring Cinque Terre. Superb coffee and drinks, with free Wii Fii. Very friendly staff made this a great refreshment stop. Their food menu looked great, too, but it was too early in the day.

  • Visited July 2013
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Mussels to die for!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

I would definitely go back here again- incredible seafood! The service was fast and efficient- not the most friendly but I am pretty sure our servers English wasn't that good so she came off a little rushed. They have a chocolate dessert there that was like a little chocolate ball with chocolate hazelnut oozing out that was OUTSTANDING. If you eat here, be sure to save room for this little ball of heaven!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Hawaiicc78
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Solid food, prompt service, decent value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

The local specialty of stuffed mussels was unbelievable--so good that I would go back on the same trip to have it again. I also shared a cheese board which had a great variety and also a delicious thick honey served as an accompaniment.

WiFi is only available in the morning until noon and they are stern about not giving the password outside this time window.

Overall, I am not sure how this ranks so low (#18 of 20 as of June 2013) as it is quite good all around.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank garrisod
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Kungalv, Sweden
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

Have just Wayne in one restaurang along the mainstrreet in the Quito town.
I had frute risotto del Mare With My daughter and it did not trasten much and was à bit to "Wett" se had à sallad aswell who Were ok. Some hon i just dont rink the chefs are Michael of à scroll chef and morse of the best village chef.
The waitress was friendly but Malung the worse i have sen regering the attention.
I would say it is not à 3 but neither à 2.

Lockig forward to the nr 1 in tripadviaor tomorrow.

  • Visited June 2013
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Cool, Comfortable & Yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

We ate here after taking the boat from Monterossa before we hiked the trails. We had clams, octopus, mussels, squid, pizza, pasta, and the most delicious vegetable/bean soup I have every tasted! The service is quick, but the wait staff spoke very little English (just point to the menu if your Italian speaking skills are still shaky). There are a few patio tables, and more seating indoors in the a/c. It is set into a rock area on the right as you walk into the the city from the boat dock. Prices were fair, 10 euros for a plate of pasta. And they have a clean toilet :) Give it a try!

Visited June 2013
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