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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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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank ouilovebooks
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank BigCod
Bicester, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

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

Thank Ossie D
Freeport, Illinois
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345 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank ebenezer15
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Ilias B
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!!

Thank Chrissie989366
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Walter 2 S
Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank chris o
Adelaide, South Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We went to this restaurant on a recommendation from our airbnb host. Our inintial interaction with the waitress set the tone - no smile - no welcome - then walked off while making a decision on what drinks to have. The service did not improve from there with customers all around us joking about bad it was and the grumpy... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We really loved this restaurant as we ate there twice. Very tasty and fresh mixed seafood spaghetti and smooth tiramisu. The staff were friendly and seemed to find us a table with no trouble. The prices were good too. Highly recommend this for a real local food experience.

Thank Robyn F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?