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“This restaurant never disappoints!”
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Cafe Rialto
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Hamden, Connecticut
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“This restaurant never disappoints!”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

I first encountered Rialto perhaps 16 years ago, recommended by an avid San Franciso foodie, and since that time I have traveled back to Boston numerous times--son attended college there--and on many occasions, have frequented this fine establishment. There are so many wonderful restaurants in the city, but it's nice to return to a favorite haunt every now and then. Again, it never disappoints...presentation, taste, selection, and pretty stellar desserts.

  • Visited February 2013
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Pittsburgh
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Superb food, outstanding service”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

My daughter and I had dinner at the Rialto last week, and it was a delight from start to finish. The meal itself was memorable. I had the cold tomato soup, lamb, and strawberry fritters; my daughter had the cheese plate as an appetizer, the chicken, and the chocolate crema. The fritters were okay but not as good as I had anticipated, but the crema was fantastic. Even the bread and olive oil were exxceptional.

But what I really wanted to post about was the service, which was absolutely first rate. Our waitperson (whose name I didn't get) was very well informed about every menu item we asked about. She was friendly but not intrusive. She didn't embarrass us for splitting a glass of wine, and she even produced a shawl for me when the air conditioning got to be chilly. She was a patron's dream.

Rialto is expensive. But it was worth every cent. If you're looking to give yourself a very special night out, this would be an excellent place to choose.

  • Visited August 2012
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roslindale ma
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food!!”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

We have dined here 4 or 5 times with groupon coupons. Love the pizza, always fresh toppings!Salads are very good too.Sat. nites it gets busy, but they do take reservations, usually get a seat at the bar.

  • Visited March 2012
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