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Via Santa Maria 8, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
+39 0464 554262
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night it was busy packed , the waiter was friendly with a smile , We ordered food and it was a little bit slow , but when starter came the food was great , I took the tomino cheese for a starter and my hubby took pasta with tomato that it was good, then we... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Food was average but a bit pricey and not as stated cheap on the board outside. Trouble is that you are enticed in with a free Prosecco and by the time you're sat down with your free drink it's hard to leave. Prices do not include side dishes and I did feel a bit ripped off I'm afraid! Food was... More 

Thank Termer13
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a wonderful pasta lunch here in a garden-like atmosphere, lots of flowers and greenery. Delightful and very reasonable prices.

1 Thank Laura M
Roth, Germany
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

if one walks through the small backstreet´s of Riva you can not escape the animated invitation to enter Al Vaticao. And it is worth to sit down and enjoy what is offered. we visited twice, once sitting outside and on our second visit in the wintergreen inside. service is quite friendly, food was very good- pasta as well as meat... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Traditional Italian Restaurant. Free glass of Prosecco to tempt you in but well worth the visit. Great food and good service at excellent prices. But beware - massive portion sizes!

Thank mlcwPrestwick
Skerries, Ireland
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The greeting you got at the door to the service and attention from the staff to the thank you when we were leaving were second to none.We were even given a bottle of wine as we left.

Thank fscully7
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Free prosecco for a start, very friendly staff, delicious food and wine - both supposedly local specialities and really nice position in a garden. We also got 10% discount for next visit.

Thank D33xTH3xSW33T
London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We first dined here because we liked the genuine, relaxed and welcoming approach of the old boy who was distributing vouchers for complimentary aperitifs. We sat outside, the food and service were excellent, the portions huge (we couldn't finish them despite having no 1st course) and the staff friendly and very hard working. We enjoyed it so much we went... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

What a nice surprise ! The service, the staff, the meals were perfect. They even offered the aperitif and the sorbet for dessert. I recommend the gnocchi, it was the best dish I ate during our trip in Italy. Children appreciated the meals as well.

Thank Stepha N
Cork, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We eat there tonight, but never again. Giving freebies does not make you good. The staff did not care or pay attention to you or your order. Fill the seats seemed the order of the day. We had arrived before a member of staff started hawking passers-by to come and eat. I could describe the food, but the 1st course... More 

Thank David R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santa Maria 8, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Trentino-Alto Adige  >  Province of Trento  >  Riva Del Garda
  • Phone Number: +39 0464 554262

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