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Via Montanara 18, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
+39 0464 554857
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Delightful place down an alleyway where the staff care for tourists. It's small handwritten menu, run by the people who you imagine own it. Loved it.

Thank Paul B
Dallas, Texas
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We enjoyed the food and it was nice to be in an alley away from the tourist areas and traffic. The staff was very nice and accommodating and the food was tasty. Our group of 7 enjoyed enjoyed their meal choices. Would come back to this restaurant.

Thank Beachbum6208
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 

Thank humerous60
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149 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
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 

Thank nykwilkyins
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 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.

Thank MichaelFaz
Torquay, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

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

Thank JohnnyB159
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

Thank Salatino
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

Thank robertopw
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Thank campe1980
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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?