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“Every Day is Valentine's Day at Riondo's!”

Riondo's Ristorante
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Ranked #35 of 319 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$38
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Chef Rico prepares fresh pasta, bread, mozzarella cheese and stocks daily. Restaurant is located in the oldest bank building in Texas. Also was one of the first insurance buildings in the country. Riondos Ristorante was named "Best New" restaurant in Galveston County 2015. We offer an exceptional wine list and a full bar. We have a private room for Rehearsal Dinners and Business functions.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a historic building on the Strand, Riondo's fresh and fairly-priced food, robust cocktails, soft lighting, cosy Mediterranean decor, well-placed tables and excellent sound system make this one of the most enjoyable restaurants in greater Houston. Ideal for couples, the friendly staff also makes children welcome. As appetizers, the tender grilled octopus complemented the antipasto plate, on which were arranged best-quality prosciutto and marinated vegetables. My husband enjoyed an enormous, flavorful osso buco, which we could easily have shared. The same saffron risotto accompanied the octopus, the osso buco, and the duck breast. It was tasty, but winter greens or another veggie side would have lent variety. No parking, but in easy walking distance of many lots.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last visit we did not have reservations but space was made for the two of us at the bar. As always quality awaited us and as always the staff was attentive and friendly. Food is excellent.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Terea age daughter and I ate here the Sunday night before our cruise. We had made reservations for 6:30pm because it was suggested but ended up not being necessary for that particular evening as it wasn’t busy. However I would definitely suggest making reservations to be on the safe side as it is not a huge restaurant and appears to be very popular downtown. The service and food were both amazing! It was a wonderful experience and I would definitely revisit in the future.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner Saturday during Restaurant Week in Galveston. I highly recommend this restaurant - excellent food and service. Beautiful room. Next time we will leave some time to sit at the bar beforehand for a drink.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Tremont House a number of times over the years, and have frequently eaten at this spot since it is scarcely a block away from the hotel. It looks and feels like a small, tucked-away Italian restaurant should. Nice! On our last visit during Galveston's Restaurant Week, though, we thought that the food was not on par with the ambiance and the service. Could be that we ordered wrong (we ordered from the Restaurant Week menu assuming that it would be a sampling of their best dishes to get you to come back again), or it could have just been an off night. (We all have them.) Dunno. I know for sure that we will be back again to enjoy the ambiance.

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