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Rio Bistrot

Via San Giacomo 10, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
+39 0187 920616
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (30 reviews)
“lemon sorbet” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Via San Giacomo 10, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Rio Bistrot was a good restaurant...but nothing great. I kept wondering if the “Michelin rating” had gone to their head. We were in Cinque Terre for only a couple nights and chose Rio Bistrot after reading reviews and upon one persons recommendation. To their credit,...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have had the menu degustazione with three starters. Excellent taste and very nice people who serve you. Excellent evening for a farce prices.

Thank Anton A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in a few hours before to reserve a table outside, the view is great and good for people watching, inside is nice too though. Recommend the “trust us” menu, you eat blind but won’t be disappointed, it’s beautiful, well balanced and delicious. The...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our dinner was delicious. I had pasta with a fish and pistachio sauce. My husband had a lamb chop which he loved and pasta with basil, which I loved. The wine by the glass was good. And the ambience was nice. Only the service was...More

Thank cheriv123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious: appetiser of salt anchovies, main courses of fried squids shrinks and anchovies. Another must-try is the steamed scampi which tasted very fresh. Portions were small, as can be expected of a Michelin star restaurant. Desserts were ordinary, can give them a miss and enjoy...More

1  Thank CherieMP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening at this restaurant. The atmosphere is perfect, the food is fresh and delicious but it was the service that really stood out! They were running behind on our table but were so gracious and offered free drinks whilst we waited....More

Thank Francesca B
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I wandered in alone soon after they opened and they sat me at a table inside. I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t get a table on the patio, but I didn’t have a reservation and I was happy enough to be seated. The...More

1  Thank Suzanne T
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Came here after a recommendation from our airbnb owner. So pleased she sent us to Rio Bistrot. We shared a first, which was done easily and without comment. For mains we had steak and fish of the day - both were divine. Followed by an...More

2  Thank Andinjon
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Our first day in Rio, and our Airbnb host was quick to point this place out as the “best restaurant for seafood”. The food was certainly delicious. My husband ordered fish with fresh lasagne sheets, and I ordered pasta with mussels, peas and guanciale. We...More

Thank BJMU
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Do not remain curious and regret not trying it. Amazing flavours with the best views and a cozy yet elegant and rustic environment, with the greatest vibes and service. Try the pesto pasta and the raw frutti di mare. Really interesting, really tasty, great cooks......More

Thank damsq
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Lauren G
12 June 2017|
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Response from Nan R | Reviewed this property |
We had no reservation and were lucky to find a table. Several after us were turned away. Would recommend them.
Helen R
5 April 2017|
Response from ciscotraveler2016 | Reviewed this property |
Can't answer because I was a reviewer and am not the restaurant. Question was directed to the wrong address
17 March 2017|
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Response from Linda3529 | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly, I got the phone number from their website and phoned them. Hope you enjoy itnas much as we did
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 47
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:50 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:50 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:50 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:50 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:50 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:50 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:50 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Giacomo 10, 19017 Riomaggiore, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Cinque Terre  >  Riomaggiore
  • Phone Number: +39 0187 920616
Rio Bistro offers a wide selection of fish, meat and wine. All first quality, selected by the chef on local availability. Wide selection of local wines and not, suggested to you by the sommelier. We look forward to lunch and dinner in the marina of Riomaggiore a few steps from the sea, in the heart of the natural park of the Cinque Terre.
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