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Rio Bistrot

Via San Giacomo 10, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
+39 0187 920616
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (30 reviews)
“lemon sorbet” (6 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 yesterday

We had a lovely evening at this restaurant. The atmosphere is perfect, the food is fresh and delicious but it was the service that really stood out! They were running behind on our table but were so gracious and offered free drinks whilst we waited....More

Thank Francesca B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I wandered in alone soon after they opened and they sat me at a table inside. I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t get a table on the patio, but I didn’t have a reservation and I was happy enough to be seated. The...More

Thank Suzanne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after a recommendation from our airbnb owner. So pleased she sent us to Rio Bistrot. We shared a first, which was done easily and without comment. For mains we had steak and fish of the day - both were divine. Followed by an...More

1  Thank Andinjon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first day in Rio, and our Airbnb host was quick to point this place out as the “best restaurant for seafood”. The food was certainly delicious. My husband ordered fish with fresh lasagne sheets, and I ordered pasta with mussels, peas and guanciale. We...More

Thank BJMU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not remain curious and regret not trying it. Amazing flavours with the best views and a cozy yet elegant and rustic environment, with the greatest vibes and service. Try the pesto pasta and the raw frutti di mare. Really interesting, really tasty, great cooks......More

Thank damsq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful setting with beautiful food. We went for the ‘trust us’ menu (pretty much like a taster menu at home) which comprised of 3 appetisers, pasta dish, main course & dessert. It was a well balanced menu with each course (all including seafood of...More

1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All you need to know is book in advance. Go for the fixed price menu and you won't be dissapointed. All I will say is that all ingredients either rolled down the hill or jumped 33ft from the sea to the plate.

Thank Fred O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With every bite i was saying wow!! I took the fish filet and the ti-rio-missou :)) so delicious! And the waitress made me try three wines to pick up my favorite glass! Not to miss while in Riomaggiore

Thank Mabel A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a professional restaurant, with delicately crafted dishes, deserving your attention and respect. We had the menu, which included 3 appetizers, a primi (pasta dish) and a secondi (fish fillet). All were cleverly thought out and well balanced pieces of food expertly done. The...More

Thank Gergely R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the three restaurants down by the marina and away from the crowds teeming off the trains. It has a small terrace overlooking the marina with no more than four tables, and from ours at the front of the terrace we had...More

1  Thank DLStern
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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$10 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
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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