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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Thank Maggie C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

1 Thank neil l
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank Chris P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I hate to say this but it was probably the worst I've ever had although the soup starter was quite nice- cream of broccoli with stilton which worked okay The polo Milanese was terrible ! The sugo was probably from a jar and the chicken was terrible it was vacuum packed and rubbery the Parmesan was not real cheese the... More 

1 Thank fatherneil
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Booked into Rio for Boxing Day with family and service was non existent. We arrived before family members and were not offered a drink on arrival. I had to call over waiter to order one. There was a young lad in there with blonde hair who had a total chip on his shoulder and scowled at everything that was asked... More 

2 Thank Greg G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I really like the Rio for the extensive, good value menu and tasty food. The decor and ambience are very tasteful also.

Thank Elaine C
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My Wife and I had the lunch menu and chose what was described as breaded haddock. It was obvious that the fish had been fried from frozen and was very strong tasting unlike haddock. This was our first visit to this establishment and will probably be our last.

2 Thank Marshalney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Where do I begin, seated instantly and waited on immediately by attentive staff. The starter was amazing, the peach bellini sublime, both mains were 5 star and both followed by an amazing dessert. Can not fault Rio Ristorante at all, we will return and we will recommend this restaurant to the max.

1 Thank BOYZ2MEN-Dunoon
Rothesay, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Rio today with colleagues for lunch. Waited over an hour for food to arrive. When Xmas dinners did arrive. Pigs in blankets were clearly not cooked at all! Turkey was swimming in a gloopy mess. Rest of the food was cold. Service was extremely slow. Staff only charged for starters due to poor standard of main courses. Rio- your... More 

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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I booked Rio's for a group of 13 for a Christmas Dinner on the 17th December and wished we'd not bothered. Our order was taken fairly promptly but had to ask several times for water. There were no christmas decorations or candles on the table just bog standard everyday settings. The first issue was the meat lasagna probably very nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?