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Rigoletto Italian Bakery

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2181 Upton Dr, Ste 414, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1277
757-427-3999
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food was a definite disappointment.

Went for lunch and got the Eggplant Parm and it came out cold! The eggplant was nice and crispy but the mozzarella cheese was cold! A dab of sauce on the top. The spaghetti was lukewarm. I get the sense that they pre -prepare everything and it is refrigerated. That is fine but at least leave it in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2015
Virginiagirl_12
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was terrible. Our waitress had to be asked twice to bring us some bread. The meatballs were dry and tasteless. My friend ordered grilled chicken (an added $5 charge) and got a couple of small chunks. The waitress didn't bother to ask if my friend wanted more wine and took her wine glass before it was empty. We were... More 

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Thank Hismrsvb
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

If you like American Italian restaurant, this is your prefect pace but if you like a really Italian flavor restaurant, so this is the wrong place to eat. I have been in Italy plenty times plus I grew up flavoring Italian cuisine and this restaurant provides no Italian flavor at all. I have my favorite Italian restaurant in VA Beach... More 

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1 Thank Luis C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Went for lunch and got the Eggplant Parm and it came out cold! The eggplant was nice and crispy but the mozzarella cheese was cold! A dab of sauce on the top. The spaghetti was lukewarm. I get the sense that they pre -prepare everything and it is refrigerated. That is fine but at least leave it in the oven... More 

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2 Thank Virginiagirl_12
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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134 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We stopped by for a late dinner and we were very disappointed. Our waitress was very robotic and was simply going through the motions of her job. There was nothing friendly about her. I ordered an eggplant Panini and my wife ordered the spaghetti with meatballs. The Panini was quite large however all I could taste was fried grease. I... More 

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3 Thank Kenneth J
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We went twice in one week! The food was absolutely incredible. I had the Eggplant Parmesan...and it was the best I have ever had...and I've eaten at a lot of 5 star restaurants. The eggplant was very soft inside yet crispy fried with a nice layer of mozzarella cheese smothered in sauce and sprinkled with lots of parmesan. I loved... More 

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Thank Gail297
Virginia Beach, VA
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great Food and wonderful staff! This visit, we ate lunch but, we have ordered from the bakery too. Both are great!!

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Thank cepjr238
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

To the man below me who claims that nothing is made in house and his experience was awful, we kindly invite you to come in and see us make all of our wonderful pastries and bread, you can see all of the pastries we sell out of, you're more than welcome to spend the entire day with all of us... More 

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1 Thank Brittany H
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Just stopped by for lunch on Sunday afternoon after reading that Guy from DDD was here. What a disappointment and I'm being kind! As far as the 'Bakery' part of the name goes, most of what you see in the case is a food service product and not made onsite as you would think. With this much product in the... More 

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Thank Thomas M
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Great location in the Red Mill shopping center. Very friendly staff. Desserts, desserts, and more desserts. We tried several different kinds. All desserts are beautiful, but they don't have much flavor. Tried a few paninis….same outcome. Looked great, but the flavor wasn't there. As a second generation Italian, I was hoping for more.

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1 Thank 311tlc
Amsterdam, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Thank GOD for our friends who are "locals" or we never would have found this gem ! Loved the decor and "Italian" colors.We ordered the stuffed meatball with spaghetti; our friends had the spinach ravioli. I am very picky about sauce ( since I love my OWN lol!) but there's was very good. Nice atmosphere and service: reasonably priced. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2181 Upton Dr, Ste 414, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-1277
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 757-427-3999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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