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“cosy place, good service, average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Risto

Risto
Ranked #37 of 102 Restaurants in Beckenham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“cosy place, good service, average food”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

If you like cosy, homely places, away from the madding crowds, this place scores well. Alcohol is pricey; but beware, the fruit juices come out of a tetrapak or similar, and... , well, they are not cheap either. Freshly squeezed orange juice- forget it.
If you like authentic , flavoursome Italian food- again, forget it- the fare here is distinctly average. So the choice is clear- for a nice meal out, go somewhere else. For a cosy get-together with friends or a special friend, order some starters and spend some quality time here.
A great plus is that the staff do not disturb you every 3 minutes with 'is everything alright?' or 'enjoy your meal' or 'would you like to order more drinks'. You are left alone, in a nice way.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great for Sunday lunch”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Have been a few times recently to Risto, Beckenham, for Sunday lunch and it has been very good indeed. You can choose between a 2 or 3 course for £13.95 or £15.95 respectively and the traditional roasts are lovely. They could serve a bit more vegetables with the roasts but overall would recommend. Service friendly too.

  • Visited January 2013
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“best restaurant in Beckenham”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Ristos feels like eating in someone's living room. It is cosy, friendly and has a real nice feel about it. The food is always delicious and the portions are a good size. The staff cannot do enough for you. I have been there about four times over the past year and I will continue to go back time and again.

  • Visited November 2012
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london
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“Not the place to visit if you are after proper italian food”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Altough the service is very friendly and professional , the food is average and has no italian flavours to it. Meat balls are not made fresh and tasted like frozen processed meat. If you are after some traditional italian food , this is not the place to go to.

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London
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“Great food, friendly staff just needs a little bit more”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

We had dinner here with friends on Saturday night. The restaurant was full and we arrived about 8. They took our order quickly, when the starters arrived the food was great, very fresh. The only issue was it took a while to clear away our plates. The same happened with the main course where the king prawn pasta was great, but it took a while to clear away.

It's a great little restaurant with great fresh and very tasty food.

The only thing letting It down was the speed of service, whilst it was nice not to be rushed but it would haven been nice if it had been a bit quicker.

We will definitively be going back soon

  • Visited June 2012
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