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IL Grottino

Via Cristoforo Colombo 237, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
+39 0187 920938
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (60 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (10 reviews)
“stuffed mussels” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Cristoforo Colombo 237, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Delicious food. Great atmosphere. Ranked with our top dining experiences in our two weeks in Italy. would recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank susanharrel
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is a great place to dine and people watch on the street. We wanted seafood on our last night in Riomaggiore and this was a great choice.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Diane F
Reviewed 16 October 2018

I was in Riomaggiore at the end of July and this restaurant was recommended by an old friend on mine who lives in this beautiful small town. I had fresh past with seafood and grilled cuttlefish and calamari, the best I have ever had! A...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Francesco T
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We stopped in without a reservation but early in the dining sequence. We split an order of Stuffed Mussels which intrigued us. The mussels were taken out of their shells and treated with a paste of vegetables and then returned to their shells. They were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CapeJayster
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

food was decent but not remarkable. staff was friendly. we saw that they take the bread which was not consumed by the previous guests, put it in a new basket and then give it to the next customers - not very hygienic.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MirkoGVA
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The taglianini with tomatoes and pesto was simply amazing... we were the last couple to be seated for the evening and felt like we were a rushed to finish our meal, however. A small sour note to a great meal.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank George W
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I went with my wife recently on our last night in CT. The meals were very delicious, and the service was second to none. Will return.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matty G
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We had a lovely meal here on the patio. We shared pesto pasta to start and then each had a fish dish. Food was cooked to perfection. Servers were very friendly and one spoke great English. Atmosphere was nice watching the street traffice. We would...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank marialynnvancouver
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Everything we ordered were great! Great service(our waitress gave us a suggestion if we got the right amount of food) and everything was amazing! You can taste the freshness of the cuttlefish cappicio (usually frozen when we bought in the state). We ordered mixed seafood...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Shirley Sum Yi N
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The food, the service, the decoration and others were perfect. Our last night in Riomaggiore and the best restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Hjálmar Á
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Jenny L
27 February 2017|
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Response from debol76 | 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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