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Ristorante Italiano Rio

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Argyll Street | The Argyll Hotel, Dunoon PA23 7NE, Scotland
01369 702059
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 191
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 15
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An absolute gem!

A real find! What a great restaurant - fresh, modern with a great menu, wonderful service and incredible value. If you're anywhere near Dunoon, you really must try Rio!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
David L
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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  • French first
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A real find! What a great restaurant - fresh, modern with a great menu, wonderful service and incredible value. If you're anywhere near Dunoon, you really must try Rio!

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Loch Lomond
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95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Another amazing meal at this one. Great service, super menu, excellent food quality. Steak was lovely, pasta was delicious, pizza was tasty. Desserts - super!

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Myself and my family had 2 meals at Rio's during our stay last week in Dunoon. The quality of the food was up there with other Italian restaurants I have eaten at and with very reasonable prices. Ronnie and his staff were very pleasant and more than helpful, doing whatever they could to accommodate our children. The restaurant is modern... More 

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Ronny P, Manager at Ristorante Italiano Rio, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comments. We are truly happy that we met your expectations of a top restaurant. It is really rewarding when we are able to surprise our guests. Thank you for the recommendation and hope to see you soon in our restaurant. Thanks Ronny More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely meal in this restaurant, trendy place with first class service, with handy location on sea front, will be back.

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Ronny P, Manager at Ristorante Italiano Rio, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. We want you to know that we do not take our guests for granted, and that we will continue to work hard to keep your business. We will work hard to maintain our "go to" Restaurant status with you, and want you to know that you are very much valued as our guest.... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ate here on Saturday night and were very pleasantly surprised. Italian cuisine with a touch of class. I had the fillet steak Diane which was the best I have had in a long while. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Ronny P, Manager at Ristorante Italiano Rio, responded to this review

Dear Guest I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your review. We strive every day to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at our restaurant and it is extremely encouraging for someone to tell us. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with us. It really means... More 

Skelmorlie, Scotland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great tapas!! Nice friendly staff. We were travelling from Ardentinny to Gourock and happened to drop in. Would recommend lit.

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Ronny P, Manager at Ristorante Italiano Rio, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your food and beverage in Rio restaurant, and we look forward to another opportunity to be of service. We want you to know that we value your business, and will go above and beyond in order to keep it! Thanks Ronny More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

What a fabulous wee find in Dunoon, and being Italian food lovers we had to have dinner here, all courses where delicious, hot, well cooked food, the stuffed mushrooms and prawn filled smoked salmon starters where delicious, then the pasta and half pizza/pasta combo was tasty and really enjoyable, polite, quick and helpful staff made this visit very enjoyable, great... More 

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Ronny P, Manager at Ristorante Italiano Rio, responded to this review

Dear Guest We appreciate and thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review following your recent visit it was an absolute pleasure to read your review on the different aspect of our products & services. We strive continuously to provide all of our guests with an enjoyable and comfortable environment while with us and therefore we are... More 

Ayr, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

great food, good range of beers, attentive staff, reasonable prices, gets very busy so its a good idea to book a table

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Ronny P, Manager at Ristorante Italiano Rio, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent, positive review of our Rio Restaurant. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Our staffs strive to provide excellent service to our entire guest. We hope to see you again. Thanks Ronny More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was a pleasant Italian restaurant the food was good and well presented, and reasonably priced. Would recommend.

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Ronny P, Manager at Ristorante Italiano Rio, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent, positive review of our Rio Restaurant. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Our staffs strive to provide excellent service to our entire guest. We hope to see you again. Thanks Ronny More 

Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We visited for a meal 2 nights ago. Our meal was very good, we both had a steak cooked the way we wanted it. The food was faultless and better than the usual steak and chips at other restaurants we have been too. The service was excellent and staff pleasant. A bit on the expensive side, but you get what... More 

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Ronny P, Manager at Ristorante Italiano Rio, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks so much for your feedback. We are happy to hear that we made your night a special one. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every visit. We will continue to work hard to earn your business, and we want you to know that your continuing support means a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Argyll Street | The Argyll Hotel, Dunoon PA23 7NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Dunoon
  • Phone Number: 01369 702059

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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