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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tapas bit lacking

When we stayed at the hotel we used this restaurant and went for the tapas, which however were not quite as expected - one we selected was risotto in a green pepper but there was no green pepper, only a few oily leaves of some sort. Other tapas were offered with salad but the only had the same oily... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we stayed at the hotel we used this restaurant and went for the tapas, which however were not quite as expected - one we selected was risotto in a green pepper but there was no green pepper, only a few oily leaves of some sort. Other tapas were offered with salad but the only had the same oily leaves.... More 

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Thank 681benjaminjs
Punta cana
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for lunch on New Year's eve and as we live in Spain had no great expectations of the tapas menu. How wrong we were . Whoever is the chef he has real insight as to how Spanish tapas should be prepared and served. There were four of us and we ordered a variety of tapas comprising twelve dishes. Maybe... More 

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Thank James M
Cairndow,, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I organised our staff party to be held in Rio last month and would like to complement the staff on a fantastic night. The food was superb as was the atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed their night and I will certainly book again for another staff night and for a personal evening out. Much thanks to Dev and Louise for their help.... More 

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Thank Elsie A
Gill S, Manager at Ristorante Italiano Rio, responded to this review

Dear Elsie, Thank you for your kind comments regarding your staff party at the Rio last week. It was great to have you here and the night was a success. We will be more than happy to have you back again in the near future and wish you all the success at Loch Fyne Oysters. Should you need anything further... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent value for money. My friend and I opted for tapas. My friend ordered 4 dishes and I ordered 3. Neither of us finished our meals. There was so much food. Having visited 'higher end' tapas restaurants. This one blows them out of the water.

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Thank MrLittleElf
Gill S, Manager at Ristorante Italiano Rio, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you very much for your kind words. We try to offer a wide variety of Tapas alongside our Italian dishes and it is always pleasing to hear how much our customers enjoy the food at Rio. We look forward to having you back and please feel free to contact us anytime for future bookings. Sincere regards, Kenny... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food attentive staff and very cheap All in all spot on Good choice on menus and food was presentable and good quality and tasty Everyone at table enjoyed Thanks

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Thank wrightie186534
Gill S, Manager at Ristorante Italiano Rio, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, Thank you very much for your kind comments here on Tripadvisor. We strive to provide good service to match our outstanding Italian & Spanish cuisine. Feedback is important to us and we look forward to having you back in Rio. Sincere regards, Kenny (Restaurant Manager) More 

Dunoon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been fortunate enough to visit Ristorante Rio 3 times over the festive period. Each time we have enjoyed delicious meals & the service has been excellent. The menu is varied & tapas also available. I can't understand why it is not busier at lunchtimes as it is one of the best eateries we have in the town. If... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food. Excellent service and lovely surroundings. Good value for money and extensive menu ranging from tapas and Italian cuisine

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Modern tasteful decor, excellent service and couldn't fault the quality and presentation of the food. All in all, since we didn't know the town, we viewed this as a lucky find and rescued what otherwise could have been a miserable excursion on a stormy, overcast midwinter's day. Will happily visit again.

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Thank D K
Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant with a modern feeling and brightly decorated. Was staying at the Argyll Hotel and had an amazing meal from the set menu over the festive period (26 Dec) and portions were generous too. Staff were courteous and friendly too. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank nipper0000
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Took guests here and all of us were pleased with our meals so much to choose from for all tastes. The service was good even though it was busy on a New Years Eve. Only downside was we missed Ronny's warm hospitality.

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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, Pizza, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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