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IL Grottino

Via Cristoforo Colombo 237, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
+39 0187 920938
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (50 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (7 reviews)
“stuffed mussels” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Via Cristoforo Colombo 237, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Arrive early as the restaurant fills up fast. Service was good and waiter attentive. We ordered the gnocchi with prawn sauce and also the spaghetti with pesto. Both were delicious! The anchovies appetizer was too salty for us. Table are a bit close to each...More

Thank jessieg70
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great spot to lunch and watch the world go by. Delicious food and has drinks as well . Right in the heart of town

Thank Medula80
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The venue is charming, both inside and outside. We love sitting in the beautiful stone dining room, but it is also fun to sit on the front patio and watch the world go by. There are overhead heaters outside if the evening is chilly. We...More

Thank tarnishedlace
Reviewed 25 September 2017

My first dinner in Riomaggiore, exquisite food, super good service and fast. The restaurant is decorated very typical and with sufficient tables so you should not expect too wait for seating . The dinner was great and they do have a great wine selection, I...More

Thank apocalipse
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Riomaggiore is not cheap so while this restaurant certainly isn't low priced, for the good quality food, it's worth what you pay. We shelled out €70 including a bottle of wine, two mains and a dessert. Seafood spaghetti and prawn gnocchi were great, the bread...More

Thank Kath C
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

2 years ago we visited this restaurant for takeaway pizza, before watching the sunset, and we were not dissapointed, the pizzas were fantastic. Today we returned, and the quality is exactly as we remembered. This time we also travelled with friends who had nothing but...More

Thank shohep
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Me and my family visited this restaurant during a recent holiday to cinque terre. The service was very nice our waitress was lovely but the seafood was over cooked and rubbery. We got the mixed seafood grill for €21 ahead and it was substandard I...More

Thank auv123
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here last night. Such a unique setting...we had the carpaccio of shaved swordfish, mixed grill x2 and mussels. The mussels were ok - they were stuffed which I didn't expect...everything else was perfecto! Service was great ~

Thank Bank_Nerd
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Food was very good. We enjoyed the stuffed mussels and salad as an appetizer and both were delicious. Stuffed mussels were the best we have tasted so far, and we had some the previous day. I had the spaghetti and the my husband had the...More

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to dining at this restaurant , however as soon as we walked into the room we were forced back to the entrance door and told very rudely to stay there ... we waited until the table was cleared and the waitress...More

Thank oliviaroseboyce
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Jenny L
26 February 2017|
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Response from Debo L | 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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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