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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, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 165
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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, reasonably priced

We are here while staying in the adjoining hotel. Food was excellent, well priced and portions good. Staff are attentive without being in your face. The decor is modern and it looks fresh and inviting. Definitely value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Bar-May
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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278 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We are here while staying in the adjoining hotel. Food was excellent, well priced and portions good. Staff are attentive without being in your face. The decor is modern and it looks fresh and inviting. Definitely value for money.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review of our Rio Restaurant! We work really hard to serve the best food in a great environment, and I am glad to see those efforts pay on your visit. And I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your personal experience and acknowledge our efforts. We certainly look forward to welcoming... More 

Troon, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

After recently returning from Italy we craved pasta and we were not disappointed with our visit to Rio's. The portions were good and it was great value for money.The staff were attentive without being overbearing and the surroundings were modern and comfortable.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback on Trip advisor about Rio Restaurant it’s being great to see you have enjoyed our products and service. We believe in our service ethos, we as team always make sure our guest have great dining experience. Looking forward to welcome back, in due course of time. Thanks Ronny More 

Le Minier, Aveyron, France
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Just another of those mass market places that knows how to turn steak into shoe leather and drown it in a fancy sounding tomato sauce.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. Your feedback is extremely important and will help us correct the situation that allowed food that was not up to our standards to be served. I hope you will give us another chance in the future. Thanks Ronny More 

Ayr, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

As a party of ten we ate at this restaurant a few weeks ago. My first observation was that the menu was massive and that the chef must have great difficulty maintaining all the products. In this regard, it didn't seem to know what it was - Italian or Spanish - pizza or tapas? Our starters were acceptable from a... More 

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

Dear Guest, I want to sincerely apologize for the unacceptable meal you were served at our restaurant. Providing our guests with high quality, delicious food is one of our highest priorities. I am very sorry that your meal did not live up to the level of quality that our guests have come to expect from our restaurant. I would like... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very modern fabulous food and friendly staff great prices just had pizza and salad husband had soup which was delicious

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

Dear Guest ‘Thank you very much for the positive comments. We work hard to offer good food and friendly, efficient service, and I’m so glad your visit was enjoyable, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.’ Thanks Ronny More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed my own meal and I know the 5 other women I dined with felt exactly the same. Lovely atmosphere and the decor is very tastefully done. Would highly recommend :)

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review, I am really pleased you found our restaurant to be of such a high standard and chose to dine with us so frequently; we hope to have the pleasure of looking after you again in the near future. Thanks Ronny More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Best ever Fantastic food and service, if you go anywhere you go there, I had the best steak in very long time .Would recommend it.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback on Trip advisor about Rio Restaurant its being great to see you have enjoyed our products and service we as team always make sure our guest have great dining experience. Looking forward to welcome you back, in due course of time. Thanks Ronny More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The staff were alert and attentive to meet the demands of a busy Friday night. It was just that they had not been trained. Our delicious bottle of Chianti was plonked in an ice bucket. A tentative query as to whether we were to be the recipients of the rather rare white Chianti was met with a puzzled denial by... More 

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

Dear Guest, I want to sincerely apologize for you experienced at our restaurant. Our restaurant prides itself on providing our guests with the highest level of friendly, responsive service. Making our guests feel welcome and well cared for is our highest priority and I am very sorry that you did not experience the level of service and attention that our... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

We had delicious food, friendly atmosphere and the service was excellent. The prices were very good. Would definitely return.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ronny P, Manager at Ristorante Italiano Rio, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback on Trip advisor about Rio Restaurant it’s being great to see you have enjoyed our products and service. We as team always make sure our guest have great dining experience. Thank you again for your kind comments and patronage. We look forward to serving you again soon. Thanks Ronny More 

Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is my fave place in Dunoon. With a menu this huge, how can you go wrong. Everything is fresh tasty and hot, with good service. It does get busy at peak times so you should book. I've had a few issues with takeaways with the order being wrong but with a sit down meal I have always been over... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words, I am delighted to read such positive comments about our restaurant and that we were able to surprise you! 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. Look forward to seeing you... 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: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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