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“So, So”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Rinaldi

Cafe Rinaldi
Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Old Forge
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“So, So”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2011

Do not go to this restaurant on the weekend. You will have to wait an extremely long time for a table. Beats me why the crowd. Food is fair. NOT good Italian food at all. Some rave about the risotto. I found it poorly made and flavored. Plus the portion was so large it could have served 4 people. Not appetizing at all. Hostess downright ignorant and rude. Will not return.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent everything!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2011

Cafe rinaldi is by far the best Italian restaurant in old forge! The chicken parm with white risotto is my favorite. The only downside is the place is the small dining area, but it's well worth it for the food!

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Old Forge, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Above average Italian restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for many years and it is never disappointing. There are usually good specials on the menu and risotto is a must at Cafe Rinaldi! It gets busy so get there early. The bar is somewhat small and smack in the middle of the dining room, which can be a minor inconvenience. All in all it is a very good restaurant (if you like Italian food) and it is a great value.

  • Visited September 2011
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Local Favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

Cafe Rinaldi has consistently been my favorite restaurant for years. From the risotto to the chicken francaise to the pizza the food is excellent. If you are visiting the area for the first time this is a local gem...give it a try!

  • Visited July 2011
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pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Consistently delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2011

We have been going for years and always are pleased with the drinks- cosmos!!! and the risottas-pleasant staff-locals are big fans:)

  • Visited July 2011
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