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Rio Bistrot

Via San Giacomo 10, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
+39 0187 920616
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
“lemon sorbet” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (35 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Via San Giacomo 10, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot to choose from in January. Actually, from what we saw this was the only restaurant open...which was ok because lunch was great. Not a fan of the 3€ cover charge, but the food and wine were good.

Thank cmurff3
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Sister restaurant to Dau Cila which is opposite of Rio. This is much of a higher class restaurant. Food was outrageous good. Enjoy the ambience and service too. Highly recommend to make a reservation for dinner. Hopefully I’ll come back in summer to enjoy the...More

Thank Shirley5678
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We booked a table the night before for our last night there. We were not disappointed as we got the best table right by the window. We ordered the full course set menu. Everything was great. We didn’t think we would like the salted anchovies...More

Thank aomb
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Seafood, modern/funky interior, divine pasta, right at the edge of the Ligurian Sea. Service was excellent as was the wine list. Handmade pasta in many forms and flavors matched selected seafood perfectly.

Thank Ssaurage
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Our airbnb host recommended this place, and I had actually saved it on here, having read plenty of good reviews. So we went here on our first night in Riomaggiore and made a reservation for an outside table, expecting a great meal. But it was...More

2  Thank impsythealmighty
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We were seated immediately even though we didn't have reservations. Alfredo was our waiter and just made the dinner experience exceptional. The food quality and wine selection was very good but the recommendations and service by Alfredo made this a recommended restaurant to visit.

Thank K154IRrobertp
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

After reading the recommendations we decided to try this restaurant and were very sorry we did. The meals that four of us experienced were all sadly lacking. I had the mixed seafood and vegetable platter. Well apart from three tiny slivers of zucchini and three...More

1  Thank TheRobs333
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Some of the starters are a bit disappointing. The pasta dishes are very nice. Excellent deserts. Very professional service. Beautiful interior.

Thank NewPlacesLover
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Restaurant has a view with outside seating and a diverse menu for your taste. Nice choice of wines and good service. One of the nicer restaurants in Riomaggiore.

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This restaurant was really amazing. The food was so fresh and delicious. My husband and I both got the tasting menu and it was great! There were like 5 courses of the freshest seafood, and that's saying a lot since I live in New England....More

Thank Jess M
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Lauren G
12 June 2017|
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Response from Nan R | Reviewed this property |
We had no reservation and were lucky to find a table. Several after us were turned away. Would recommend them.
Helen R
5 April 2017|
Response from ciscotraveler2016 | Reviewed this property |
Can't answer because I was a reviewer and am not the restaurant. Question was directed to the wrong address
16 March 2017|
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Response from Linda3529 | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, I got the phone number from their website and phoned them. Hope you enjoy itnas much as we did
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:50 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Giacomo 10, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Riomaggiore
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 920616
Rio Bistro offers a wide selection of fish, meat and wine. All first quality, selected by the chef on local availability. Wide selection of local wines and not, suggested to you by the sommelier. We look forward to lunch and dinner in the marina of Riomaggiore a few steps from the sea, in the heart of the natural park of the Cinque Terre.
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