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La Grotta Bar & Trattoria

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Via Cristoforo Colombo 247, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
+39 0187 920187
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first night in Riomaggiore. A nice restaurant with a view of the hustle and bustle of the main thoroughfare. The service was efficient and friendly. The food was nice.

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Merritt Island, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went twice on the recommendation of a gentleman we bought wine and pasta from. So good after the first visit for lunch, we went back the next night for dinner. Although the pasta was amazing, the star of both meals were the appetizers. First night sardines and 2nd night stuffed Anchovies.

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Thank Cmore50
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard of this restaurant from the owner of a wine shop when we asked for the best seafood in Riomaggiore. It did not disappoint! Excellent food and it did not feel touristy.

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BigCod
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We visited many restaurants during our walking holiday in Cinque Terre. And at this restaurant we had the best seafood. Risotto with mixed seafood, mixed seafood soup, a superb seabass etc. All fredh and very well cooked and served. We were so satisfied that we came here twice. Not the cheapest place, but the best. Highly recommended.

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

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

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Freeport, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

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 

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Thank ebenezer15
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 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.

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Thank Ilias B
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

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!!

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Palisades
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Walter 2 S
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 247, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Riomaggiore
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 920187

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