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PRICE RANGE
£8 - £40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After telephoning the day before and asking to book a table for 8 people as I have a disabled sister and mother, and being told they do not take bookings and everything will be fine, we will be seated upon arrival. . We got to...the restaurant to be told there would be a 2 hour wait. All of this would have been accepted as it is what it is. What isnt acceptable is how the host looked at me with sheer discust when asked a simple question of "why do you not take bookings" and replied arrogantly with "take a look around, we dont take bookings because we dont need to". Not another penny will be spent at a place that values its customers so low. We wont be using again.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve visited Rinaldis a few times in the past and never had a bad experience, therefore, we decided to visit here again for my sisters birthday meal. We visited on a Monday evening, and when we arrived the restaurant wasn't too busy, but did quickly...fill up as the evening went on. It’s worth noting that the restaurant doesn’t take bookings, which could be a problem on busier days, but they do have a bar area where you can sit and have a drink whilst waiting to be seated. The service we received here was great, staff catered to us promptly and were all really friendly. I really liked that the restaurant has an open kitchen, a good sign that food is being prepared to a high standard. For mains, we ordered: pepperoni pizza, calzone and spaghetti bolognese. All of the food was really tasty and was presented well. For dessert, we ordered: a bowl of ice cream and profiteroles, all I can say is wow! Those profiteroles were the best I’ve ever tasted, highly recommend choosing these if you have a dessert here! Overall our experience here was great, a perfect choice for a birthday meal, from the service to the food, everything was up to top standard. We will certainly be back in the near future!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

1st time visit, to celebrate an engagement with the future in_laws. We had starters & mains, the food was outstanding along with the service. You cannot book a table so we arrived on opening at 1730 to a little queue so got a table quite...easily.It soon filled up & there was quite a queue of people waiting for tables but you weren't rushed to go. Highly recommend, we will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

As we went early we got a good table straight away. Prompt service, lovely food and a reasonable price. Unusually my wife and I both ordered the same. Chorizo, prawn and chilli to start and beef stroganoff as our main. Good size portions and very...enjoyable although the stroganoff lacked a brandy taste. Lovely wine and a tasty expresso to finish. Definitely be backMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Had to wait around and when I asked how much longer the women on the front desk was quite rude and unprofessional bearing in mind that we had to wait around 2 hours and sent manager to speak to me with attitude the rest of...the staff was very good and helpful and maybe the woman on front of house need to take a leaf out of there book food was good but took the shine off the evening by bad attitude staffMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Ate here today on a work’s Christmas do. Food was fabulous, and portion sizes were generous. Service was great. All round we really enjoyed. Would highly recommend and would definitely return

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023 via mobile

Absolutely Brilliant, first time visiting, will be back. Great service and excellent food. The Tiramisu is a must have.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

We love eating here and I have actually reviewed the restaurant before (which I avoid doing) but this was such an improved night that our previous one. We did have to wait 40 minutes for a table but it was busy and we were all...seated in order of arriving which I have no problem with. The staff were friendly and attentive without being over bearing and the food was exceptional. Easily the best restaurant of this kind in the area for both food and atmosphere. Rinaldi’s - you are very much back in the hood books!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

Had to wait for a table but not long the staff were very accomodating the service was very good the food was outstanding and will definitely go again.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

TERRIBLE ...customer service was shocking. Party of 9 for an 18th. Rudley told I was not allowed to take a cake in, never known that in a restaurant before! Not allowed to be shown to table to put balloons before birthday girl arrived! They wouldn't...split the bill for us ! Seemed like they didn't wven want us there Ordered extra bread, never arrived. They put a real dampner on our celebration, will never return!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Witnessed a middled aged employee bullying a younger one, ruined what beforehand was a beautiful meal. I asked my waiter what was the issue there, he explained to me the older waitress was named Letitia and this was a regular occurrence with her behaving this...way towards the young staff.. what a dreadful place to work. For this reason I shall not be returning was rather disturbing to watch.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023

Been visiting Rinaldis for many years as it is our favourite Italian restaurant although not been for a while due to illness, we returned on Thursday evening for a birthday but asked to be sat on a quieter table due to my treatment plan, the...staff were accommodating & managed to sit us in a booth out of the way, the food was excellent as always & the atmosphere just as I remembered, I’ve really missed Rinaldis but will certainly be returningMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

This Restaurant serves superior food , the service & the staff are amazing , defo missing out if you don’t visit

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023 via mobile

had a very nice evening here. great selection of wine and cocktails. lou on the bar was very knowledgeable and made us some fantastic cocktails and gave us insight into the best red wines to choose for our meal. the dishes we ate were delicious...and obviously made using only top quality ingredients. my steak was cooked perfectly, and my partners pasta was great, too. the portion sizes were very big for the price. service was very attentive by the waiters, particularly one bald waiter whose name i forgot to ask. overall, we had a great experience and will definitely return. for the quality of the food, the price was lower than most restaurants. really impressed!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023

Tried to book a table for a family celebration and was told very abruptly that they don't take bookings and would not make an exception to this. Was told we could turn up and hope to get lucky but if not we'd just have to...wait. that's the best they can do. Appalling attitude.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Hi David Yes it's wheelchair friendly, there is a downstairs toilet and all the doors have been widened to allow wheelchair access with ease Hope that helps
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Sorry my reply is a little slow in terms of time taken. You would need to ask them re disabled toilet as the regular ones are up a flight of stairs. Also prior arrangement would be an idea as when waiting for your table the... More
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Rinaldi Ristorante Italiano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4