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“Mixed experience”

La Grotta Bar & Trattoria
Ranked #12 of 45 Restaurants in Riomaggiore
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We went here with family and found that some really loved their meals but it was a let down for other. Good seafood but mixed experience with pasta dishes. Nice atmosphere but slow wait staff who got our order wrong on more than one occasion (changes to items, drinks orders)

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I spend a day here in Cinque Terre, and we found with my friend this restaurant. It was a really nice lunch, and the fish was really good. For the service I was a little bit disappointed, the girl who served us was not on a good way and she spoke to us a little bit impolitely.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

A hotelier recommended a tonier spot down the street but said before 7, we wouldn't need reservations, and we didn't...if we were ok with being crowded into a stuffy interior corner.

Wanting fresh air and something nicer to end our fabulous Cinque Terre holiday, we strode townward and spotted La Grotta. Yes, a table was available. Yes, the former cave had the a/c blowing in a most lovely way.

Soon we were armed with great cocktails and began to work our way through an amazing dining experience. I finally got to try the regional specialty, pansotti (ravioli with ricotta and walnuts) which melted in my mouth and had several distinct and unusual flavors.

Our server provided attentive, friendly, efficient care without breathing down our necks. Things were casual enough that we struck up conversation with some Californians, who enjoyed a delicious-looking seafood entre and lingered over their dinner as we did.

I love "discovering" places like La Grotta Bar & Trattoria. It wasn't our first choice then, but it is now! Hope to go back some day and take my kids!!!!

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is in the heart of Riomaggiore. It specializes in seafood. We ordered the mixed grill which is meant for two people but could easily feed three. It had a whole grilled sea bass, 2 jumbo shrimps, 2 scampis as well as a plate of grilled calamari. We had also ordered the seafood spaghetti. The portion was large and enough for two people. The waitress was friendly and helpful. The prices were also reasonable. You won’t be disappointed if you give it a try.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

A great spot to try the local specialty. Anchovies locally caught, we tried them 3 ways. Stuffed ,fried and served with a sauce. Magnificent.

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