La Grotta Bar & Trattoria

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Via Colombo 123, Riomaggiore, Italy
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La Grotta Bar & Trattoria - Indoor seating at La Grotta...built right into a rock wall.
La Grotta Bar & Trattoria - Peeking in the front door past thedessert cabinet at La Grotta
La Grotta Bar & Trattoria - Sciacchetrà and biscotti to wrap things up!
La Grotta Bar & Trattoria - Our steaming seafood risotto...delizioso!
La Grotta Bar & Trattoria - We sat on the enclosed front porch which was toasty warm, thanks to a pair of space heaters...
La Grotta Bar & Trattoria - Kim enters La Grotta, in Riomaggiore

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vances vances
477 reviews
Cave Craving May 14, 2012
An enjoyed eatery in Riomaggiore, La Grotta (“The Cave”) is honestly built right into a rocky cliff. This makes for interesting indoor seating, though we opted to sit on the front porch, which was covered (even had plastic walls) with a couple space heaters. That was critical; because it was starting to get a bit chilly when we sat down to eat. Between the heaters and ability to accept credit cards (somewhat a rarity in Cinque Terre), we only hoped the food would follow suit.

And indeed it did. Kim and I shared a lovely seafood risotto, which had been sold short by the English menu we ordered from. Their translation described the dish as “flavored with fresh seafood” so we weren’t quite sure what that implied, but wow --- the steaming plate arrived overflowing with mussels, clams and shrimp, and it was delicious. Eric ordered shrimp in a tomato broth and was greatly relieved when the waitress handed him a handy wipe and told him to just use his fingers. Wanting to be polite he was already clutching a knife and fork.

Service was spotty, though nothing terrible, and a great finish. Kim wanted to sample sciacchetrà (shack-eh-tra), a sweet, local dessert wine made from dried grapes. Created nowhere but Cinque Terre, she and Eric got a glass and it was served with a plate of biscotti, the perfect pairing to conclude a wonderful meal and a wonderful day in Cinque Terre.
Our steaming seafood risotto...del…
Indoor seating at La Grotta...buil…
Kim enters La Grotta, in Riomaggio…
We sat on the enclosed front porch…
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sylviandavid says:
Sounds great.... funny thing about places only taking cash.... we keep running into that....
Posted on: May 28, 2012
cneoridium says:
Yeah, me too!
Posted on: May 27, 2012
sarahsan says:
Nice review! Will remember La Grotta on my next visit to Cinque Terre!
Posted on: May 27, 2012
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