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Via Montanara 18, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
+39 0464 554857
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essex
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Our host who was Italian suggested this place because we were unimpressed with the restaurants catering for the tourists hoards. We read the reviews which were mixed but still decided to go on the above recommendation. Yes they were busy but I did not find the staff friendly just efficient. The food perhaps we choose poorly but I would not... More 

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Towcester
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140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

very authentic, we booked to make sure we got a table outside. I had an enormous squid ink risotto to start, enough for 2, really good. My wife had melon and parma ham, but likewise almost too much. She didn't rate her veal but whatever I had was fine(!). Good value, but down a narrow street and somehow lacking in... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Average bland food at expensive prices. Had to queue to get in, thought that was a good sign, how wrong can you be!! Better food and prices at the so called tourist restaurants over looking the lake.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great atmosphere very friendly we have been back time and time again good value. Have been back on many occasions

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Dubai
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I passed by this restaurants as I was walking just as the dinner time was starting and other restaurants were opening this was already full and people were making reservations for seating out side the menu was hand written and short ( a good sign of fresh food ) a chose to sit inside so I don't have to wait... More 

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Dublin
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Probably our favourite trattoria . . . and we spend two months a year in various parts of Italy. Old fashioned in appearance and old fashioned in their approach to cooking. They CARE about food and the menu changes daily or more often. Stars this time were calamari in umido - squid slowly stewed in ? red wine with baby... More 

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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The service is fast and good but the food is just average, some plates are either salty or almost without salt and the menu very limited with few choices. It is more for a quick meal before going to the beach rather than a romantic o family dinner. Il servizio e' di base e manca il salto di qualità. Alcuni... More 

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Dublin
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here as we liked the location in s quiet lane away from the hustle of the nearby busier areas. We had to wait for s table but were given a glass of Prosecco while we waited, nice touch Once seated we were give the Italian menu but one of the very friendly ladies translated it for us. Good... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We were recommended to try this family run restaurant by our cycling tour rep and I am glad we did. I was also glad we booked a table as this is a very popular little place, when we arrived promptly there were already people lining the narrow street, sitting on chairs waiting for a free spot. The nice thing was... More 

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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This family ran restaurant serves no pizza and thats alright. You can get a lot different local dishes here and the portions are big! We shared starters and then had very good veal dish. Menus are in italian as owners want you to learn the language. But no fear, they will explain everything in english or german.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Montanara 18, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Trentino-Alto Adige  >  Province of Trento  >  Riva Del Garda
  • Phone Number: +39 0464 554857

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?