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“Wonderful local fresh food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ripa del Sole

Ripa del Sole
Ranked #7 of 41 Restaurants in Riomaggiore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$44
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful local fresh food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Having spent a few days in Riomaggiore with my girlfriend we've come to the conclusion that this restaurant is probably the only place in town where a hint of the real Italy remains. As opposed to the places down the main street that charge you €12 for dry and mediocre pasta this place offers fresh, well made food for a fair price. Not only that; it's also bloody well made. You can choose from local specialities which by Italian standards are quite imaginative (white truffle sauce and seafood, anyone?). The seafood we had were so fresh that you could taste that they'd been fished only that morning.

The locale itself doesn't look like anything special, but don't be fooled. This restaurant doesn't need fancy decorations to establish itself as top dog in Riomaggiore. The pleasant waiters and wonderful food speaks for itself. So, the next time you visit Cinque Terre, do yourself a favour and walk up to the top of town to visit Ripa del Sole. After all; life is too short to eat and drink badly.

  • Visited July 2014
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Woodbridge, Canada
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“Great Service, Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Views of the water, not crowded, excellent service, good wine selection. We went back twice after the first evening. The menu has lots of selection.

Visited August 2014
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“Worth the hike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

TRipa del Sole was recommended by our host at Il Boma, a delightfyul B&B in Riomaggiore.














Ripa del Sole was recommended by our host at Il Boma, a delightful B&B in Riomaggiore. (We were so glad we hadn't stay at the big hotels outside of town!) Even though it was raining like crazy, we decided to hike up the hill on the main street of Riomaggiore to find the restaurant.. By the time we found our way to Ripa Del Sole, we were dripping wet - even with raingear. We were met by the friendliest hostess ever! She even arranged a table and umbrellas so we could stay on the porch and eat outside...watching the rain come and go over the ocean and roll into town. The view was incredible.
All the waitstaff was happy and helpful. The fish was delicious and fresh, the veggies yummy, and dessert was homemade. Prices were very reasonable. Highly recommended, and worth the hike!

  • Visited July 2014
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Oregon
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“We have eaten here three times”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

We first ate here in 2009, and we had been talking about how great the meal was for years afterwards. So when we visited again, you know what the first place we were going to for dinner. Ripa del Sole has a courteous and friendly staff, beautiful seating indoors and out and carefully prepared seafood. For her primo piatto my wife had a buffalo pasta with red shrimps, I had a tagliatelle in seafood sauce with whole shrimp. For our secondo piatti it was a fantastic sea bass with potato and the other plate was a white fish with ratatouille. As we finished our meal we listened to the bells from the nearby chiesa. A very satisfying meal. We ate here again a few days later with similar results.

Visited June 2014
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helsinki
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“Best restaurant in riomaggiore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Ripa is uphill, a little away from the crowds. This is very much a plus! In addition the hike uphill earns you spectacular views with your dinner.

We would especially recommend mixed seafood antipasti, grilled prawns. The wines are mostly local.

Remember to save room for dessert!

Visited July 2014
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