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Rio Bistrot

Via San Giacomo 10, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
+39 0187 920616
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (18 reviews)
“seafood” (34 reviews)
“lemon sorbet” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via San Giacomo 10, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I chose to eat dinner here on our first night in Riomaggiore on recommendation from the hotel we were staying at. The food was fantastic we ordered a ravioli and pesto dishes that were both fantastic. Deserts and house wine were also...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Aaron b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highlight of our recent Italy trip ! We had the four course menu which was superb . Service was warm and attentive . Keep up the good work !

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vinoran1
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Superb restaurant in Rio. But first to set the record straight - no, this place does not have a Michelin star (afaik no restaurant in 5terre does). However it has a Michelin mention. Great place for a special date. The views are great - its...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jubda
Reviewed November 15, 2018

I organized a wedding lunch for my Norwegian clients in this beautiful little restaurant in Riomaggiore, and it was a great success. The owner was very service minded and helpful both on before hand, and during the lunch. They serve fresh and excellent local food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Roving324578
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Rio Bistrot is located next to the marina. We watched the sunset, and then made our way to this restaurant. We were glad that our BB hostess had recommended reservations because even though it was October, the outside seating was filling fast. The seafood was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sarahQ2208UZ
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We walked in one evening hoping for a table. The extremely friendly staff told us there would be a chance within the next 20 minutes and offered us a Prosecco to drink at the entrance. So we sat down before the restaurant and enjoyed our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GerdG833
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Located just up the beach in Riomaggiore, this place has an outdoor patio that overlooks the port and the sea. Delicious seafood and an amazing pesto ravioli!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Krazykat26
Reviewed October 17, 2018

the food was great, my calamari was so tender and the place is very cozy and picturesque :) and the bistrot closes late, it was a real advantage for us. And the prices is ok, espacially for the restaurant with Michelin star

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank larecc
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Reservations are a must even though the staff tries to fit in those without a reservation. Contrary to reviews, the staff the night we were there were attentive, polite, and very efficient. The beef tartar was very good as was the seafood lasagna with green...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CapeJayster
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

The care and attention given to the preparation of the food at this very busy restaurant is exceptional. The restaurant caters to a demanding and varied tourist population. But despite the tourist population I found the quality and specialty of the food was not compromised....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank OJaci
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Lauren G
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Nan R | Reviewed this property |
We had no reservation and were lucky to find a table. Several after us were turned away. Would recommend them.
April 5, 2017|
Response from ciscotraveler2016 | Reviewed this property |
Can't answer because I was a reviewer and am not the restaurant. Question was directed to the wrong address
March 16, 2017|
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Response from Linda3529 | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, I got the phone number from their website and phoned them. Hope you enjoy itnas much as we did
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:50 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:50 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:50 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:50 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:50 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:50 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:50 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Giacomo 10, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Riomaggiore
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 920616
Rio Bistro offers a wide selection of fish, meat and wine. All first quality, selected by the chef on local availability. Wide selection of local wines and not, suggested to you by the sommelier. We look forward to lunch and dinner in the marina of Riomaggiore a few steps from the sea, in the heart of the natural park of the Cinque Terre.
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