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Riobello Italian restaurant

6 St Marys Sreet, Bedford MK42 0AS, England
+44 1234 364430
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (56 reviews)
“risotto” (23 reviews)
“seafood” (6 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
18:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
6 St Marys Sreet, Bedford MK42 0AS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here with my husband for our anniversary. The service was great and food cooked to perfection. Haven’t been here before but will definitely be returning

Thank Helen36153124525
Riobellorestaurant, Owner at Riobello Italian restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello We are so pleased that you enjoyed your first visit to the restaurant to celebrate your anniversary. We hope to see you again very soon to enjoy some of our new winter dishes now being served. Kind regards Gio & Amanda

Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant is just the perfect place the relax, and eat well prepared fresh food in a great environment....Highly recommend this restaurant to everyone...No need for ties suit or dressing up, just a casual, relaxed happy atmosphere and the place was buzzin with people of...More

Thank ABUSINESSGUEST
Riobellorestaurant, Owner at Riobello Italian restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Tim and crew, Many thanks for your review and comments following your party the other evening. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are glad that you throughly enjoyed your evening , food and the ambience. Thank you for also booking...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food and service were wonderful my husband and I were celebrating our 6 th anniversary, we hadn’t been to the restaurant for over 6years! We couldn’t have had a better time with the owner and her family ensuring our every need was met. Thanks...More

Thank Shona H
Riobellorestaurant, Owner at Riobello Italian restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Shona, It was a pleasure and we are glad that you both enjoyed your anniversary meal and celebration. Thank you for coming after a long period of time and we look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Riobello. From coming through the door, we were treated to friendly and high quality service. All food options were authentic Italian cuisine, with all dishes cooked fresh to order. Ingredients tasted high quality and were well cooked. With mains...More

Thank Richard H
Riobellorestaurant, Owner at Riobello Italian restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Richard, Thank you for your comments and review. We do cook fresh ingredients to order and try to make things a little different in terms of the dishes. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Gio & Amanda

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Do not go. I paid £38 for aubigines and when i complained about the undercooked pasta (bearing in mind they had forgotten about my meal already at this point) they brushed it off as how they prepare it. Thats fine, I practically live off pasta...More

Thank daisydoopoo
Riobellorestaurant, Owner at Riobello Italian restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Daisydoopoo, I'm sorry you found your experience on saturday night a disappointment and not to your liking. The booking of 17 and the others we spoke with including the party for who it wasfor were indeed very happy. Firstly staff do not try food...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Margaret and I enjoyed a good meal at Riobello this week I nice traditional Italian restaurant we all enjoyed our meals and drinks Well above the normal, tasty and appealing dishes freshly prepared the food was very good The only thing that stopped me awarding...More

Thank jeremy_hartigan
Riobellorestaurant, Owner at Riobello Italian restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and comments and we are pleased that you enjoyed your meal and time at the restaurant. We do hope to see you again and thank you for the rating. Kind regards Gio & Amanda

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday night upon recommendation of some friends. Restaurant was quiet so service was quick. Food is on the upper end of the cost scale but absolutely worth it! My partner had steak which he said was cooked to perfection and I had...More

Thank lucysavagee
Riobellorestaurant, Owner at Riobello Italian restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lucy, thank you so much for your review and comments and we are glad that you enjoyed the steak and pizza. We shall pass your comments on and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Gio & Amanda

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a while for our food to come. We were also asked twice if we wanted dessert menus, despite having the bill alreadyMore

Thank Joanna L
Riobellorestaurant, Owner at Riobello Italian restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Joanna, Thank you for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed the food albeit if it was as you say slightly slow. We do cook all dishes to order so depending on the dish then it might take a little longer to cook....More

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure to dine at Riobello Italian Restaurant , with a medium size party of 10 , The food was marvellous but the wait between courses was way too long , total meal time 2 1/2 hours Being a Monday it was busy...More

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Riobellorestaurant, Owner at Riobello Italian restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Dave, Thanks for the review and gald you enjoyed the meal. With regard your comment about the wait time between courses, as we always say the dishes are cooked to order using fresh ingredients and with the variety of dishes ordered we always want...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

When I visit Bedford, home to a large and discerning Italian population, this is the Italian restaurant I want to eat at. Riobello restaurant is bistro-style. The menu is fresh and tasty, changed regularly, and is the upper end of mid-priced. It includes some classic...More

Thank Dev P
Riobellorestaurant, Owner at Riobello Italian restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Hello Dev, thank you for your comments and glad you enjoyed the night. We have tried to create and make the restaurant a little more authentic styling in its dishes and ambience and we are glad that you enjoyed the fresh dishes we cook and...More

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Juliea84
19 June 2018|
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Response from Riobellorestaurant | Property representative |
Yes next to the restaurant is public car which is free after 6pm and also further down is additional parking. Hope this Helps.
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AlisonO640
18 August 2016|
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Response from Riobellorestaurant | Property representative |
hello yes we can do pizza for takeaway service but we do not deliver. - our website details all the various Pizzas. If you care to call us we can take your order and we can have these ready for collection. Please call if you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 St Marys Sreet, Bedford MK42 0AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 364430
  • E-mail
Description
An authentic and genuine Italian Restaurant set near the River Ouse in Bedford and adjacent the Park Inn hotel. This long established place is owned by Italians serving fresh and seasonal meals with a slight twist, prepared by our Italian chefs with fresh products. We have had a number of interior updates since taking over in December 2015 and our new seasonal menus are changed and updated reguarly since November 2017 focusing on a smaller dedicated menu. There is something different for everyone to sample and try to whet your appetite. Come and enjoy a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with fantastic food, wine and service - You can also order a takeaway and collect as well. We do not rush you and we shall always try and accomodate your requriments, after all it is a dining experience to savour! We do cater for vegetarians, Vegans and gluten free options too. Gio & Amanda You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and instagram as well.
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