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Italian, Pizza, Canadian
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15-7217 Lantzville Road, Lantzville, British Columbia V0R 2H0, Canada
+1 250-390-0777
11:30 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Lantzville, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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 weeks ago

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 

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 4 weeks ago

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 

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 27 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

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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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've eaten here a few times. The local "cool" crowd thinks its the best place ever. I'm not sure about that. It's good, its different, it's current, but best place ever? No. However, they have a wood fired pizza oven, and the pizza combos are pretty yummy. The coffee is something European, I think, but I found it to be... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, Emjayd. I'm glad you liked our beneditcts and the pizza. Tammy and Dan at 2 Chefs are great, and I too enjoy the old pub standards at the Lville Pub. Happy dining! Sarah More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The team at Rizzo has always provided us with an excellent meal and a beautiful selection of food to choose from the wine selection is also excellent and we will continue to go there for many years to come should also note that Sarah and her team provide excellent Bakery items

Thank dkm4664
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this review

Thank you, Dkm4664! We look forward to taking care you for many years to come. Warm regards, Sarah More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Meal was excellent, atmosphere not the best, staff excellent, menu also very enjoyable. Patio was extremely windy and the chairs uncomfortable - we moved inside!

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

I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and service, Vancouverislandbc. The wind from the beach can be enthusiastic to say the least! Best regards, Sarah More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My boyfriend and I went to Riso for our first time the other evening. We enjoyed the ambiance and friendly service, but were not overly impressed with one of our dishes. We started with the warm romaine which was great. My boyfriend had one of the margherita pizzas, I'm not sure which one, which he quite enjoyed. However, we were... More 

1 Thank Candice H
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to share your thoughts, Candice H. I'm glad you enjoyed the ambiance and the service. Please don't ever feel you're making a fuss if you're unhappy about something, we're there to make it right for you. Yes, a mistake with the printers meant we were using less than gorgeous copies that night. I'm sorry they... More 

Toronto, Canada
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1,314 reviews
729 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 712 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The meal at Riso was a bit of a let-down after some excellent meals during the last couple of weeks, but it was more than good enough. I had soup and a pizza, and both were very good, though I would have settled for a smaller pizza. The service is friendly and competent; the restaurant is charming. Recommended.

1 Thank operalover939
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this review

Thanks for your recommendation, Operalover939. We look forward to serving you again. Best regards, Sarah More 

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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Went there after a recommendation from one local. The ambiance is good and clean. The staff was polite and tried to best accommodate us, who show up without reservation and didn't want to endure the windy patio.... My husband had the lamb... Oh well if you are a lamb lover you've got to try this! The rest I thought it... More 

1 Thank Ana A
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, Ana A. I'm glad the lamb was loved. When I set prices, I do so with much consideration. Local and fine ingredients, as you know, are not inexpensive. While I'd love to set my prices like the big box restaurants, if I did mom and pop's like ours would soon be out of business. Best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$48
Italian, Pizza, Canadian
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
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?