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“Fabulous meal in refined atmoshere”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ristorante Righi

Ristorante Righi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $127
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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452 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
“Fabulous meal in refined atmoshere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

I was very lucky to have dinner in this restaurant as it was officially closed for holidays in mid September. I had resigned myself to eating in the downstairs taverna (where, I'm sure, the food is also good, but much simpler), when the padrone suggested I could join a small private party (at a separate table, of course) if I was prepared to eat their set menu. I didn't hesitate to grasp this opportunity, as eating at Righi was one of the main reasons for coming to San Marino.
I had a first rate prosecco as an aperitif, accompanied by some beautiful bread and rolls ( the rosemary and coarse salt was particularly nice), The meal that followed was more than excellent. We started with some Cassoncini, delicious samosa like triangles filled with herbs and cheese. A small cup of tomato essence with liquorice and mint was a revelation, and a risotto with aged Fossa cheese and a red wine sauce was divine! Rabbit in a ginger sauce with pancetta and bean shoots was almost as good. The accompanying Pinot Noir from the Aosta valley was perfect. I finished with a surprisingly good lentil ice cream with fresh nectarines and a raspberry coulis, that went extremely well with a sweet dessert wine from the Veneto region. No need to mention that the espresso was excellent, too.
As the restaurant was officially closed, service was the maitre d' , Giacomo Paganelli, himself, and it was perfect! Polite,accomplished, friendly without being too familiar, with a lot of aplomb! Of course he speaks very good English, too. What an evening- a great meal after the initial disappointment of not being able to eat at Righi. I'd definitely love to come back sometime and try their a la carte or their tasting menus. And of course the location in one one of San Marino's oldest buildings in the square next to the palazzo communale is fabulous, as is the decor.

  • Visited September 2013
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Stresa, Italy
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“Lovely evening out at San Marino”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

The venue is excellent at Piazza della Liberta, overlooking to the mountains, the jazz band playing, an antique procession walking through the square, the old public palaces around. However, the restaurant was not as great we could have expected. The special dish - fried fish - was large enough but a bit oily, not excellent. The desert was great. The price was fine, just 46 euros.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank piriot
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Belgrade, Serbia
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220 reviews
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“Excellent restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Best location in San Marino. Parking possible on the middle of the main square if you go for a dinner...
Food excellent but could be better, service great, interior very nice. Prices are what you could expect from a Michelin stared restaurant... Wine list is great.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Ratko_Vranes
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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Traditional restaurant. Fantastic food. There were 6 of us and all had a really good meal. Nice decor, nice ambiance. The piglet was excellent. Highly recommended.

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Rome, Italy
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“Amazing dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We had been recommended to try The Taverna Righi, fortunately it was completely full for dinner so we were invited to try the restaurant Righi just a floor up over the taverna; a very friendly hostess showed us the menu and explained that the restaurant has a one star michelin and that we should expect a different way of enjoying food. We were glad to try and we loved it, the food was amazing the quality of the dishes was excellent, the presentation, the expertise of the maitre explaining all about the delicious food and wine we chose. We were offered a revisited aperitivo while waiting for the apertura course, that means a starter, than we had a main course and cheeses to finish. we were also offered fantastic little miniature desserts, that were a sensorial explosion for our palates...An incredible experience, I highly recomend it and to be honest not even so expensive. We had wine by the glass a fantastic nero d' avola centopassi and we spent a honest 99 euros for two.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank AVE V
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