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“Very good Italian food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Roberto's Restaurant

Roberto's Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 84 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Riverside, RI
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very good Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

I've been going to Roberto's for well over 15 years. I like their new establishment, which is located diagonally from their previous location. It is more open and can accomodate more customers. I did however prefer the intimacy of the other location even though it was tight quarters.

The food is consistently good to very good. On Sunday's they've had a prefixed menu selection for two with a bottle of wine for $50. Not sure if it is still going on or not. Their pasta dishes are delicious and won't disappoint. I spent my parent's 49th wedding anniversary here(prior location) and it was phenomenal.

Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bristol, Rhode Island
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Decent Italian fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Roberto's has been a fixture in Britsol for a number of years. The food is good and the staff are very attentive. They have daily specials in addition to the standard menu. they have an excellent wine selection.

Visited July 2012
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Rhode Island
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Always Great even on a Monday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Went to Roberto's tonight. Haven't been here since they moved to new location diagonally across the street from their old location. It has always been consistently good and we were not disappointed even on a Monday night. We did not have a reservation but hostess was very nice and seated us at one of the few tables left open. Pretty crowded for a Monday night. Server brought delicious bread to the table right away with a small dish olive oil/garlic seasoned with fresh herbs. Bread and dip very fresh and delicious. I got a split of prosecco and bh got a glass of chianti. We ordered Roberto's warm bread salad which we rembered from their old location and we weren't disappointed. Sauted zucchini, onions and tomatoes in a garlicky olive oil with warm seasoned croutons that weren't too hard or too soft. Kind of like a warm tomato panzanella salad. Sooooo good. I got the chicken piccata. Very nice light lemon taste with toasted orzo pasta. bh got their seafood with linguini in a light tomato sauce. It came with littlenecks, shrimp and white fish. Amazing. Just enough pasta. Our compliments to the chef. We were too full for dessert. Maybe next time. This restaurant is more expensive than most restaurants in Bristol but we didn't mind paying more for great food.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Virginia M S
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London
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82 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Nice Italian restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Just managed to get in without a booking.
Nice Italian restaurant, with good ambience & friendly service.
Good food, and enormous portions.
Recommended.

Visited October 2012
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Braciole?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

Whether you are familiar with braciole or not, would recommend Roberto's for a wonderful evening. The size is just right for a cozy evening with friends. Just bring an appetite. They will tailor their dishes to your tastes. I had their house salad while my companion asked for plain romaine. I had a wonderful dish of cod with a delicate vinegar sauce while another table mate had a huge dish of lasagna while another had the house made braciole. No complaints on anything except no room for dessert. It is on the main street of the charming town of Bristol which is perfect for an evening stroll or shopping.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barb S T
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