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Riso

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Pizza, Canadian
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15-7217 Lantzville Road, Lantzville, British Columbia V0R 2H0, Canada
+1 250-390-0777
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Wed - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Parksville, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely, elegant feel as one enters restaurant. Staff were very attentive to request of a quiet table for hearing disabled patron. The menu is limited for salad selection at lunch hour. The beet/apple soup was delicious as were the house specialty of truffle fries. The desserts in the show case were very tempting. The staff is very knowledgeable about the... More 

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Thank Geri R
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Geri R. I'm glad we were able to accommodate your group and that you enjoyed your meal. Please stay tuned for more salad options. Best regards, Sarah More 

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97 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A friend suggested we go to this restaurant for lunch. We met and both decided to try the Cauliflower Sandwich, yes, Cauliflower Sandwich. I thought this can't be good, but upon receiving our food, were surprised at not only the presentation but also at the flavour combination. This was a unique creation which I would order again. My friend told... More 

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Thank Peter E
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this review

Peter E, I'm so glad your enjoyed our cauliflower sandwich - definition and description certainly don't do it justice. I'm sorry to hear that we dropped the ball, my apologies. I'm glad to hear you're giving us a second chance. Let me know when you're next in! Best regards, Sarah More 

Alberta
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently stopped in for dinner at Riso , on a cool rainy night. This is the second time we have been here, and it has been wonderful both times. The restaurant has a modern yet warm, friendly ambiance, and the food and wine did not disappoint. We both had the freshly made individual pizzas, and we... More 

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Thank suzeeq50
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this review

Thank you Suzeeq50! I'm so pleased you enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. We're looking forward to your third visit! :D Cheers, Sarah More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Riso - Particularly their traditional Italian style pizza's and pasta with the fresh noodles by request. The staff are so lovely, the ambience is adorable and they have wonderful little goodies in their bakery for gifts or taking home as a treat. Highly recommend for a special lunch/brunch or classy yet casual dinner experience.

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Thank Kristen P
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this review

Thank you, Kristen P! Sarah More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 4. Different tastes and different requirements. Difficult to please everyone but this place did the trick. We had main courses only, took the recommendation for a bottle of wine. All the food was fresh was delicious. It took a while to arrive but was well worth the wait. Would highly recommend as a modern Italian.

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Thank Sioni R
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this review

Thank you, Sioni R. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. Happy new year to you and yours! Sarah More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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118 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Nothing excites me more than a unique restaurant which prepares local fresh foods. What a wonderful and flavourful experience. Had a girls' lunch and we all loved our meals. The featured wine was a French George De Boeuf Chardonnay (dry and aromatic) - SO good. Our salads were awesome (the day's feature) and the lattes fabulous. Thank you for offering... More 

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1 Thank J T
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this review

Thank you, J T! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Cheers! Sarah More 

Lantzville, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Recently I have had family to stay and we had lunch here a couple of times. We are also planning a dinner reservation too. The food is always inspiring and well presented with an abundance of flavours. The restaurant is elegantly and tastefully decorated and, if it looks straight out of a magazine, so what....it's beautiful. The staff do an... More 

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Thank Ali M
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this review

Thank you, Ali M! The love is mutual and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Sarah More 

British Columbia, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

First the positive: very friendly staff, great service, cosy ambience, nice location. Now the negative: One of the worst pizzas we ever had. The crust tasted like soggy burrito/taco wrap and was very chewy, the chicken topping seemed to be re-heated several times and had an off-taste, the cheese wasn't great either. Our different desserts tasted the same and the... More 

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Thank itpilot
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive impressions, Tpilot. We make pizza as I was taught in Naples by a Michelin Spoon fourth generation pizzeria and on our menu we make a point of describing the pizza as Neapolitan pizza crust: soft, elastic, yielding. We also know people like their crusts cooked crispier and we're always happy to oblige. If you informed one... More 

Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were celebrating my husband"s 65th birthday, we had the Tuna with roasted romain salad and on of the fabulous pizzas..everything was delicious but the Tuna was extraordinary.....I can't say enough good things about Riso's. We don't eat out often but any special occasions we head there. This week I am heading there with 3 girlfriends to introduce them to... More 

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Thank Deborah F
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this review

Thank you si much, Deborah F. It warms our hearts to know you choose to celebrate with us. I love that you loved your meals, and we can't wait to host you again! Warm regards, Sarah More 

Toulouse, France
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75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner and we were quite surprised by the food. My husband had a pizza and I had the roasted chicken sandwich and both were made with fresh food and it tasted delicious!! The staff there is also very kind, if you are in the area go give it a try

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Thank plicetploc
Sarah W, GM/Chef at Riso, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in, Plicetploc. So glad you liked it! Cheers! Sarah More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Canadian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-7217 Lantzville Road, Lantzville, British Columbia V0R 2H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Lantzville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-390-0777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?