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Ristorante Italiano Rio

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Argyll Street | The Argyll Hotel, Dunoon PA23 7NE, Scotland
+44 1369 702059
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited Dunoon on a number of occasions and this is the first time we have visited Rio. I can certainly say, we will be back. The restaurant was warm and welcoming, the staff were all smiling which does make a big difference. The food was outstanding. There wasn't a thing we could fault. Would definitely recommend .

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

usually the staff are extremely friendly and all in all a very positive experience. I've had one issue out of several dozen visits which was eventually resolved by the accompanying hotels manager. If order the 'set meal for two' you actually get several slices of garlic bread for the takeaway, however if sitting in only receive one which i don't... More 

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Edinburgh
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have used many Italian restaurants in the city of Edinburgh and Glasgow and this one tucked away in Dunoon is as good as the top ones in the cities. Good hot food, plenty of choices and great service, Would recommend this to any traveller to Dunoon

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Thank Irene C
Scarborough
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice décor and ambience. Pleasant staff with good service. Food excellent, had 'half n half ' choice, pizza and pasta. Visited twice during my short stay in Dunoon and recommend this restaurant.

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't eaten in here for a few year Took some young girls for a birthday meal and mocktails, everyone in our party was very happy with food and service, we were allowed to bring in a birthday cake I was surprised at how busy it was at 5pm, we left about 7.15 and it was still busy with more people... More 

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glasgow
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the half pizza and pasta and it was lovely. The cocktails were really strong and the service was great. The young blond waiter was very attentive. I will definitely be back!

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Thank belize7
Dunoon
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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Much improved since my last visit. Food very good, tapas menu choices really good. Lovely modern atmosphere and brilliant cocktail menu. service was variable to an excellent young waiter who totally knew what he was doing to other staff who seemed to be on another planet at times. But the food outweighed the variable service. Well worth a visit

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Thank Maggie C
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We went to dunoon as part of a myhotelbreak.com deal. 160 for two nights dinner, bed n breakfast. Our hotel was the Argyll and it was okay. For the amount of cash it was just about right. The hotel staff were very helped, pleasant and bidable. The room, 106 clean and tidy. Fluffy white towels in the bathroom which was... More 

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Thank Derek L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Went there for evening meal 2/1/17, Wine was just plonked on table top not even unscrewed waited ages for a beer to come while a guy polished glasses only six others in restaurant so not exactly busy.. mix up with meals that meant one was totally wrong, we accepted as didnt want to wait..but was charged higher price for a... More 

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Dunoon
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49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Attended with my partner for an impromptu meal. Salmon parcel were excellent with fresh tasty smoked salmon and prawn filling. The "house" Rio's pizza was fab with a nice crisp base. House red wine was just right. My partners risotto was creamy and well cooked, with a portion size that would have fed two persons. Will visit again as service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Argyll Street | The Argyll Hotel, Dunoon PA23 7NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Cowal Peninsula  >  Dunoon
  • Phone Number: +44 1369 702059

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?