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Rio Bistrot

Via San Giacomo 10, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
+39 0187 920616
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (30 reviews)
“lemon sorbet” (6 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:00 Hours
Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Via San Giacomo 10, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

the food was great, my calamari was so tender and the place is very cozy and picturesque :) and the bistrot closes late, it was a real advantage for us. And the prices is ok, espacially for the restaurant with Michelin star

Thank larecc
Reviewed 3 days ago

Reservations are a must even though the staff tries to fit in those without a reservation. Contrary to reviews, the staff the night we were there were attentive, polite, and very efficient. The beef tartar was very good as was the seafood lasagna with green...More

Thank CapeJayster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The care and attention given to the preparation of the food at this very busy restaurant is exceptional. The restaurant caters to a demanding and varied tourist population. But despite the tourist population I found the quality and specialty of the food was not compromised....More

Thank OJaci
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner last night and both chose the tasting menu. I’m glad we did, ever dish served was 1st class and the service was excellent. It was quite expensive but worth every cent, the recommended local white wine was delicious!...More

Thank Matty G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advance for terrace seat for a special occasion and had the tasting menu. Found wait staff abrupt and cold on arrival and throughout meal. Food was OK, nothing amazing. A fellow customer chain smoked throughout the evening so this was unpleasant for...More

Thank MrsAn0nym0us
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we had was way above expectations. Great food, good service, this place may very well get a Michelin star instead of its plate.

Thank Eugene I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at Rio Bistrot kicked off our Cinque Terre holiday in style. We opted for the tasting menu and it did not disappoint. Each course was beautifully presented, the flavors were wonderful and our wine was the perfect accompaniment. Service was terrific. We couldn’t have...More

Thank pennsgroover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the tasting menu, starters were all very good, first and second dishes were just all the way down. Still managed to finish the first dish, but second dish was a fish that tasted like it came straight from the sea - in the best...More

Thank linyuanlyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first choice for dinner unexpectedly was not open that night. A friend that lives in the area recommended Rio Bistrot. We were glad to be seated without a reservation, as we felt underdressed and it was filling up. The servers were friendly. It was...More

Thank wfmjoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The freshest tastiest seafood! Beautifully presented!! So good! I had the fresh marinated yellow tail salad, fresh prawn and saffron onion, cuttlefish and tomato. And excellent pasta!

Thank 51clivet
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Questions & Answers
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$46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:50 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:50 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:50 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:50 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:50 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:50 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:50 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
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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