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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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21 - 30 of 241 reviews

Reviewed 2 August 2018

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 1 August 2018 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 30 July 2018 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 22 July 2018 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 21 July 2018 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

1  Thank Gergely R
Reviewed 19 July 2018

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
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We went to see the sea and had an idea to eat something. Luckily enough I asked for a table from this nice looking restaurant. They had a table free and there were we! We had seafood pasta and pesto Ligurian style. Food and service...More

Thank Petri L
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We sat outside with a view of the dock and it was gorgeous! The food was delicious and the servers were great. The general ambience (view and music) will make this a restaurant experience we remember!

Thank stephtenbrink
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This is a small harbor-side restaurant in the quaint seaside village of Riomaggiore in the Cinque Terre. When we arrived we were seated inside with a beautiful view out to the sea. The staff were extremely friendly, professional and accommodating. The sea bass was super...More

Thank Tania d
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We went here twice in our 5 nights in Riomaggiore. The first time we had the 6 course tasting menu and it was superb. Went back a second time and ordered off the menu - also excellent. Service was friendly and the staff were lovely....More

Thank Kerry L
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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$46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
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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