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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%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (10 reviews)
“lemon sorbet” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (35 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Via San Giacomo 10, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We arrived in Riomaggiore and found this restaurant which opened at 12:30 promptly. We were first on the scene having checked it out previously and the waiter promised us a table on the balcony overlooking the road to the harbour. The menu was fine. the...More

Thank Grant D
Reviewed 18 September 2017

For my last night I chose Rio on the recommendations of just about everyone I met in Riomaggiore. I got a prime seat on the patio to watch one of the best waiters I have ever seen do her thing. Jennifer is more of a...More

Thank mjpascuzzi
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The main dish was served a bit late so we were already full with the bread. Food was overall good and fresh. Nice view.

Thank Chelssk
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We had this place recommended by our host in Riggiomaggiore. Food is more upscale in terms of style and choice of dishes, not your authentic home/family style restaurant. Still the gnocci and ravioli were perfect, easily a 10/10 on taste. The price and portion size...More

Thank Liam2713
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We waited a long time to be seated but an Italian couple strolled in and the restaurant owner seated them before us! We had already been waiting for 15 minutes while the Italian couple waited for 3 minutes. The situation was really frustrating because we...More

1  Thank nancylovestrips
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

First, take the tunnel or main walk to get there otherwise, you will just be too tired to even think about eating! Restaurant is very small and very bright. Food was nice and service was fair. Try to get a table with a view otherwise...More

Thank vickieandted
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I did not eat here. I waited 12 minutes only to be cut in line by an Italian couple that knew what they were doing. The restaurant did nothing to correct this wrong so I left. The couple was not there before us. I am...More

1  Thank Bchow04
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Try the tartare (salmon or beef) with the burrata. And anything with seafood. White housewine is very mediocre, check the wine list for a Toscane or Vernazza (regional) wine

Thank Joyce D
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

On a day out from Camogli using train & boat we chose to have lunch here. Tiny little bistrot overlooking the "harbour". A choice of eating Inside or outside - we had a table in the shade outside & it was great people watching. Nice...More

Thank WiltshireWhisperer
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

View is nice if you're outside but found very expensive for a plate of pasta with one shrimp cut in pieces inside. On top of that I suspect they charged us for a bottle of tap water served in an used glass bottle... Not fair....More

Thank Cedric O
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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$49
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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