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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%
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“tasting menu” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (34 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 3 weeks ago

Superb restaurant in Rio. But first to set the record straight - no, this place does not have a Michelin star (afaik no restaurant in 5terre does). However it has a Michelin mention. Great place for a special date. The views are great - its...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jubda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I organized a wedding lunch for my Norwegian clients in this beautiful little restaurant in Riomaggiore, and it was a great success. The owner was very service minded and helpful both on before hand, and during the lunch. They serve fresh and excellent local food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Roving324578
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Rio Bistrot is located next to the marina. We watched the sunset, and then made our way to this restaurant. We were glad that our BB hostess had recommended reservations because even though it was October, the outside seating was filling fast. The seafood was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sarahQ2208UZ
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We walked in one evening hoping for a table. The extremely friendly staff told us there would be a chance within the next 20 minutes and offered us a Prosecco to drink at the entrance. So we sat down before the restaurant and enjoyed our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GerdG833
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Located just up the beach in Riomaggiore, this place has an outdoor patio that overlooks the port and the sea. Delicious seafood and an amazing pesto ravioli!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Krazykat26
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank larecc
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CapeJayster
Reviewed 11 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank OJaci
Reviewed 1 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Matty G
Reviewed 28 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MrsAn0nym0us
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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.
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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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