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Rio Bistrot

Via San Giacomo 10, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
+39 0187 920616
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (29 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 24 May 2018

My favourite meal while in Cinque Terre, and I would highly recommend going with the chef tasting meal. The six-course meal, including dessert, and amazing wine pairing with it. the Squid ink mash potatoes with octopus carpaccio was my favourite. High Recommend it and hope...More

Thank litttlecor17
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Setting is wonderful, food was fine despite small portions. Our server was the most arrogant in our 12 days in Italy. We were disappointed as the Rio Bistrot came highly recommended.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We had our lunch yesterday, we ordered the local fish filet and the another dish is scampi. Be honest, the texture of the fish filet is just like eating a chicken thigh. If it costs euro 10-14, I think it is still acceptable. But euro...More

Thank Wong W
Reviewed 17 May 2018

This was our favorite restaurant in Cinque Terre and there are several great places there. The tasting menu of seafood was outstanding. Great wine selection and elegant long stemmed wine glasses - very nice. Beautiful interior. Great service - all good! Make sure you make...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Good food, had herb ravioli,delicious. Nice unrestricted view down to the harbour. Not a lot of tables outside so go early as gets busy

Thank sharpking
Reviewed 16 May 2018

My husband and I were a little nervous visiting because of the mixed reviews on tripadvisor recently. However, we had a very nice dinner here. The staff isn't overly friendly but they are polite and helpful. We made a reservation same day, but definitely make...More

Thank Leah B
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Average food served in an elegant way. Not recommended for people looking for flavour and taste. If you fancy a nice location and having the feeling that you eat in a gastro that's for you...

Thank Caroline V
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We booked the table in advance and we had a nice seating outside with a great view. The service is very friendly and professional. We had white fish and ravioli pesto - very good and tasty.

Thank Sulami79
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Limited menu, pricey, small serving and bland. We had squid pesto for appetiser, ravioli, prawn pasta and raw fish pasta. Pasta was a little hard, could taste the flour. Crowded, better make reservation if you would like to visit the restaurant.

Thank Joy-holiday
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We did not make reservations but arrived early and they were able to seat us outside. We watched as the restaurant began to fill up. The locals chose to sit inside. We enjoyed a very nice quality meal and nice service.

Thank Melita G
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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$47
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
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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