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La Grotta Bar & Trattoria

Via Cristoforo Colombo 247, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
+39 0187 920187
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Cristoforo Colombo 247, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had lunch here during our stop in Riomaggiore. The anchovy pizza was the best we’ve ever had. The spaghetti with seafood was also excellent. A very pleasant meal in the middle of Cinque Terre. You have got to give it a try.

Thank 264steve
Reviewed 3 days ago

La Grotta was recommended by our travel agent, and the food, service, and ambiance did not disappoint. Run, don't walk, if you want superb pasta, pesto and creme caramel!

Thank 74kimberlyv
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch today - this is primarily a seafood restaurant. My wife had the stuffed mussels and I had sea bass. Both were quite superb, large portions and perfectly cooked. This is a high class restaurant serving excellent food. Wine was very good. Service...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have a reservation but managed to snag the last table outside. We had a lovely meal. The service was great, really friendly. The food was fantastic. The server recommended a local wine by the glass which we tried, which was good. I imagine...More

Thank marialynnvancouver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went without a reservation on a Sunday evening and it was very busy. We waited 20 mins to be seated, but that just shows its very popular and we should have booked! We sat up at a bar to eat which gave us a...More

Thank Lily S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had no expectations going in and had picked it based on location and availability of outdoor seating. Two hours later, we had had a stellar meal, a very attentive server and a great time. Really pleasant experience.

Thank pennsgroover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a meal for two with wine. The waitress could only suggest the few wines by the glass and we were served decent house wine. The food was decent but nothing amazing. It was cooked well but one got the feeling that too many...More

Thank Johann W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food with nice service. We sat outside, great for soaking up the atmosphere and people watching. Worth trying if you’re in Riomaggiore.

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

My fiancé proposed to me in this restaurant :) We stumbled upon it after a couple of days touring all the cinque terre towns. We didn’t realise it was necessary to book one of the restaurants at the view point in advance, and so picked...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Title says it all. Nothing special to remember but also nothing to complain. We enjoyed the meal but didn't find it anything special. There is some tables outside and more inside.

Thank Ahtaja
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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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