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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 25
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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
Great food and Service.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Debbie H
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The Food at Rio was so tasty that we came back on our 2nd night to sample some more! The steak just melts in your mouth and is so tender. They have the best tiramisu I have ever tasted!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Was at the rio with family. We read the menu whilst staying in the esplanade hotel. Were welcomed by Ronnie and Andreena (Andreena who is lovely, also served us at the esplanade hotel) food was excellent my sister and I had steaks and my mum and aunt had the tapas. We had cocktails, lovely wine and the Rio Liqueur coffees... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

after reading the menu left in our hotel room, we decided to this this eatery . And how glad were we ? !!!! This place is a little gem right on the main drag in Dunoon. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, the Manager was attentive and the decor lovely and modern. We settled on the Tapas menu -... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to read your compliments of our staff and Rio restaurant. We make every effort to ensure your expectations are exceeded and I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your personal experience and acknowledge our efforts. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks Ronny More 

South Shields, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Took family for a meal who lived in Dunoon 4 years but never dined there before meal was great , beer good service very good menu choices vast but amazing value even family will return well done keep it up thanks for a great night

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your direct and genuine comments. We really appreciate the feedback, and I can assure you that I will be looking into the comment you have made about your experience with our Rio Restaurant staff. . Our staffs go above and beyond for our valued guests, and they really appreciate your kind words. We will continue... More 

Thornhill, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We visited Rio twice during a 4 night break at Hunters Quay and had two lovely meals. Steaks, pizzas, lasagne, tapas and desserts all really good and staff were lovely especially with our 1 year old grandson.

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

Dear Guests thank you sincerely for a marvellous review! We are extremely happy you have enjoyed your visit in Rio Restaurant. Such great reviews encourage us to keep going in providing the best service to our guests and thank you for sharing your positive experience on line. Thanks Ronny More 

Carnforth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We have eaten here on previous visits to Dunoon. The business lunch and pre-theatre menus are very good value. The main menu is extensive with lots and lots of choice. Our preferred place to eat in Dunoon.

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your visit in Rio restaurant. I am happy to learn that our food and service far exceed your expectations. Once again, thank you for recommending our Restaurant. We certainly look forward to the opportunity to welcoming you back in the very near future. Thanks Ronny More 

Dunoon, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went in to Rio with my family that was up from down south, we had our orders taken eventually and a good while later our food came out, one of the orders was completely wrong, another they forgot to put chips on with the steak which was asked for and finally my dinner, I ordered steak some kind of... More 

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

Dear Guest After reading your review I realize we fell well short on your expectations, for this I offer no excuses but my sincerest apologies. I can assure you that all the shortcomings mentioned will be discussed in length with our management team to take the necessary action in order to provide our guests with exceptional service and the consistency... More 

Dunoon
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Been a while since we were here last, food lovely winevery reasonable. Prawn cocktails look amazing. My friend had the tapas and again all well presented and lots of it. Excellent portions, service good great wee venue to catch up with friends.

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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. Our staffs go above and beyond for our valued guests, and they really appreciate your kind words. We will continue to work hard to earn your business, and we want you to know that your continuing support means a great deal to us! Best Regards, Ronny More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have eaten here several times over the last year and each time come away very pleased with the quality of food service and price paid. Pizzas are particularly good.

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

Dear Guest, Glad to hear you have returned and again enjoyed you’re both your meal and the service, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review, look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thanks Ronny More 

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Additional Information about Ristorante Italiano Rio

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

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

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