Rialto Restaurant
Rialto Restaurant

Rialto Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rialtorestaurantli.com/
  • Phone: 5169975283
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: Open for Private Parties

    Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Mario J. Fuentes
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On and Off Premise Catering. Customized packages available for everyone.
  • Private Party Facilities: Rialto offers various event packages for both lunch and dinner designed to meet your catering needs. We can accommodate 75 guests and would love to host your special celebration in our dining room.
  • Private Party Contact: Tara Fuentes 5169975283
  • Entertainment: Live Music Thursdays and Fridays.
    Christie Holub (Singer/Performer) is thrilled to be making her appearance at the wonderful Rialto of Carle Place every Thursday and Piano every friday by Will Armstron.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carle Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Parking lot as well as street parking available.
A word from Rialto Restaurant
Our motto at Rialto is "GOOD FOOD GOOD FRIENDS"..... for good reasons!
Owner and Chef Mario Fuentes is committed to providing customers with an extraordinary culinary experience. And his wife and co-owner Tara , will do everything possible to make sure that you are most comfortable in this newly renovated , charming bistro
Daily specials, for both lunch and dinner, include items prepared in a contemporary style with American and Mediterranean flavors. A strong emphasis is on fresh seafood and homemade pasta………
Desserts are freshly prepared on premise by Chef Mario with specialties like elegant flan, zucotto, and mouth watering cheesecake.
An impressive wine list is available for your review and can be purchased by the bottle or glass. Cocktails prepared at our handsome bar are both generous and delicious.
Rialto offers various event packages for both lunch and dinner designed to meet your catering needs.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Rialto Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)special occasion (28)fit for foodies (27)romantic (23)good for groups (16)hot spot (11)notable wine list (9)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Unpretentious and excellent
    Myra1myra
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great menu, many choices of well prepared and plated entrees, appetizers and desserts. Ala carte menu features a wide variety of food and wine options. Good place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a hit!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I am thrilled to say, that I had the opportunity to celebrate Rialto's third anniversary under the ownership of Tara and Mario Fuentes this past week. As always, Tara greets you with a smile and makes you feel right at home. The staff is professional, courteous and knowledgeable. The renovations they did this past year are right on, giving Rialto a nice warm feeling. Oh, the food. What can I say? Absolutely delicious. I very rarely deviate from what I normally eat, but at Rialto I have tried to experiment a bit, all with great success. If you crave something not on the menu, don't hesitate to ask, Mario is always willing to please. I am looking forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with Tara and Mario in the future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went to this restaurant to celebrate my birthday. The food at Rialto was excellent. The plate of olives and cheese was a nice touch. The Caesar salad was really good. My mother had the Bronzino and it was cooked very well. I had the Pappardelle and it was delicious . The restaurant was small and intimate. Only complaint is that it took them an hour before they took Our order and it might have been longer but I called the waiter over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great find!!
    Susan
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I originally wanted to go to the Italian restaurant on Post Ave, but found out it is closed. So, our friends suggested we try Rialto. I'm so glad they did. The wait staff was friendly from the moment we walked in the door. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. We each ordered something different and loved it all. At the end, Mario, who is both the chef and owner, came over to each table to say hello. I thought that was a really nice touch. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable
    cookinDi
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I (ages 36 and 44) went to dinner here on a Saturday night. The crowed was more of a "senior" crowd. The service was prompt and friendly. We ordered the tuna carpaccio (great), the gnocchi (too soggy), Oso bucco (great) and the branzino with shrimp (branzino was great but the shrimp were over cooked). Based on the reviews I was expecting a bit more, but overall we enjoyed our meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth trying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    It was our first time dining at Rialto. Everything about this restaurant is wonderful but the wine prices are way to high.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mrjcs
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food and service were very good to outstanding. The proprietor and staff are caring and accomodating. Our party of 4 ordered 4 different appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The entrees and desserts were outstanding. The appetizers were outstanding except for the baked clams appetizer which would have been great except for the strange sauce on top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality every time
    Bean1944
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Rialto is a restaurant that consistently pleases, whether it is a casual lunch or special dinner, whether you order from the daily specials or from the menu you will find you cannot go wrong. Delicately seasoned and perfectly cooked fish, delicious sauces for your pasta, the kitchen produces a wonderful meal at any time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old favorite with new owners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    My wife and I returned to Rialto after several years. We were celebrating our 45th anniversary. We met the new owner and chef. Food was excellent. I had duck and my wife branzino. Service was friendly, attentive and correct. We were very pleased we'd come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4girls
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food and service were very good. A very pleasant dining experience. This restaurant is a gem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expectations
    NestorVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was of very good quality but it lacked imagination. I did not have anything that I could say "wow, I never tasted anything this good". The food and the place were pleasant but for a $180 tab I expected more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit Excellent Food
    PothedinerVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    First time to Rialto. Won't be last. Enjoyed the food and service. Pasta is homemade. Duck was excellent. Overall a really nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!!!
    jtmomVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was our first time here and everything was wonderful. The clams, fish, pasta, you name it. I was very happy with the food quality and taste. The only concern was that we had an open table reservation, but we had to wait a half hour to be seated. We weren't a regular, but wonder if that would have helped. Overall, a great new find.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal!
    DonCece
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This place is great... Delicious food in a comfortable setting...will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • zunebuggy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We were a party of six. The service was very attentive and everyone in the party enjoyed their dinner. We all ordered different meals and salads. This is definitely a restaurant that is nearby where I live and am looking forward to returning to.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat!
    KuklaVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Not a typical Italian-Continental restuarant where the menu is the same old thing. Soo many choices and all the choices are frsh and vibrant ! Besides the pleniful menu, I can never wait to hear the specials for the night. Have never been disappointed with either the food or the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite new restaurant!
    Luv2eatwell
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Warm and welcoming, innovative and delicious, comfortable and cozy... Rialto has become our favorite not-so-secret place for dinner. Husband and wife, Tara and Mario Fuentes, have brightened the ambiance and changed up their beyond soul satisfying classical menu to add trendy healthy choices like kale salad and zucchini lasagna. Every dish is made to order and graciously presented. Favorites include Dover sole meunière, double cut pork chop, tuna carpaccio and almond crusted chicken breast. In the last few months we've brought several friends to share our "find" and every single one has thanked us!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Down hill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Not what she used to be... In the past, a very polished operation and excellent for special occasions. This time, I sat with four guys in shorts who had just walked off the golf course. Never again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Wonderful experience, a most enjoyable evening. I plan to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 109 reviews are from the Rialto Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Gem
    rmplVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great Food, Great Service, Great Food. Warm and welcoming….Going back Again…Again
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Great food, creative italian for an old line restaurant, great service. Only area that needs improvement its the wine list which is okay but not great.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Local Gem
    AKR23
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We went for the first time to Rialto to celebrate my birthday. When you walk in there is an immediate feeling of warmth and welcoming. The hostess was very nice and our server was great! The food was outstanding from start to finish! It was a wonderful meal and a memorable experience. Would definitely come again an already recommended it to friends.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to impress!
    Bean1944
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Took a college friend here for lunch. Ordered from the daily specials and had a meal of delicious flavors from salad appetizer, main course and the house special dessert. The chef/owner produces meals with delicate seasoning and ample sized portions. I had eaten there before but this was my friend's first time. His comments: The next time, would you mind if we came back here when it's my treat?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It 's a #10
    Hiddengem
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    It gets a #10 rating in all aspects of dining. It's my favorite place to dine in Nassau County. The food is exquisite and delicious and the service is impeccable. Great ambiancee and low noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant not crowded during
    JoannieVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Restaurant not crowded during the week ... however, one table was extremely noisy ... and, unfortunately, made for a rather unpleasant experience since two of the people had a hearing problem. Food excellent ... service a little off with waiter not knowing who got what dish and putting the wrong food on my plate. Very expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Me and my girlfriend first went here initially due to it's quaintness, and we haven't regretted it yet. The portions are perfectly sized to fill you but with enough room for one of their delicious desserts. The almond crusted stuffed chicken in raspberry brandy sauce is my default go to -- absolutely to die for. We've converted a few people to this restaurant and can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Taurianbelle
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was amazing! Exquisitely prepared to perfection. Service can be crank up a notch, or probably it was Valentine's Day so it's a tad busier than usual, will try it again on a regular night. Place is too tight, not enough elbow space between the other person's table, you can actually hear an earful of everyone's conversation. I guess it could be romantic if not for the way too close proximity of customers with each other. Will come back for the food definitely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    GregVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Rialto consistently exceeds our expectations. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A unexpected treat...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I was looking for a restaurant half way between my friend and me. Reading the reviews of Rialto, I decided to try..... What an unexpected treat. From the gracious greeting by Tara (the owner) to the outstanding food (cooked by her husband Mario) everything about the restaurant was wonderful. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient Italian Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The Sarturday 6:30 pm seating starts off nice, then slowly turns to a loud noisy crowd where you can't hear the person next to you. I dined with my husband. The veal picatta, was not tender and had no sense of lemon in the sauce at all. Home made pasta dish was very good. The salad leaves were turning brown at the edge and the walnuts were so heavily coated with sugar, we had to remove them. No one offered to take our dessert order until we were ready to leave. Then I noticed that it was time for the next "shift" to take over the table. My husband said he wouldn't go back to this restaurant. There are better neighborhood choices for finer dining. A visit during the week versus Saturday night would be worth the trip for good pasta.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food....long wait
    Rich
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Made reservations for 8 pm on saturday night. I know it wont be exactly on time bc it "8pm on a saturday night" but to wait for 1 hour 35 min was excessive. We wait their small bar and they did buy us a round of drinks but the wait was tooooo long. We stayed, enjoyed our dinner but the restaurant has to learn how to schedule tables better. As SEINFELD SAID "you know how to take the reservation but you need to learn how to keep the reservation".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NYC in LI?
    laney
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by a friend. The food was good but a little overpriced. NYC prices in LI. I had one of the specials, black linguine with lobster tail, mussels, shrimp & clams. It was very good but not $32 good. Staff were very friendly, atmosphere was nice & cozy. Overall very good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Kbgny
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Seafood (swordfish, clams oreganata, shrim and crab with pasta) was delicious. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish! great service!
    rkakdak
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes! Service outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find!
    emmielou
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Went here for husband's birthday dinner on a Sunday night with the kids...hostess/owner was very friendly and accommodating. Food was excellent--service was beyond excellent and they make this insanely awesome dessert called 'Zuccata' that you MUST order if you like cake and almond flavored whipped cream!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve at Rialto
    GregVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Rialto has been a consistent favorite of ours for a couple of years. Their food on New Years Eve did not disappoint--it was truly outstanding. The service once we were seated was also top shelf. Unfortunately, they were busy and we had to wait for our table. Their small bar is not the worst place to spend an hour on New Years Eve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    BobfromBaldwin
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    New owner/chef has things just as, if not better than the previous. We had reservation and were seated promptly. Our waiter had class, style and a great sense of humor. All the wait staff was exceptional, noting could have gone better as far as service. I had the pineapple salad with crab meat, the dish was fantastic and the presentation in half a pineapple was terrific. My girlfriend had Butternut Squash soup followed by the Filet of Branzino with shrimp, both of which she said were perfectly cooked and seasoned and delicious. I had the Veal Scaloppini Bolognese which was tender medallions of veal with prosciutto and fresh mozzarella in a wonderful brown gravy sauce. I give this restaurant five stars and can’t want to go back again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Eve must be a nightmare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Christmas Eve must be a nightmare for those of you who own restaurants! The three of us chose to spend the evening with Tara and her staff, even though she is a full 45 minute drive from home. We waited over an hour past our reservation time and were finally seated. End of bad news. The good news is that we wound up having one of the nicest Christmas Eve's possible, and without a doubt, were served the most delicious dinners by one of the most professional servers, Mike. Alex helped us finish up our night with delectable desserts. He's a gem. Thank you everyone, and a healthy and happy new year to all! Millie Cappoli
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rialto is a gem
    judecass
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Food could not have been better, the people who work there are charming and accommodating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • as always, the food was very
    Glenn
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    as always, the food was very good and the service was wonderful. the owner who works the floor is exceptionally warm and making you feel at home. Love this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate