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Risibisi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.risibisirestaurant.com
  • Phone: (707) 766-7600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Thursday: Noon - 2:30pm, Friday - Sunday: Noon - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Marco Palmieri
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more details at marco@risibisirestaurant.com
  • Private Party Contact: Marco Palmieri (707) 766-7600
  • Special Events & Promotions: Our private Wine Room which opens up to its own riverfront patio can accommodate an intimate gathering of 10 guests or a larger party of up to 34 persons.
    Our private Window Room is one large private dining area with bar that will seat up to 55 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available in front and rear of restaurant or park at Golden Eagle Shopping Center on Washington and walk two minutes across the bridge.
A word from Risibisi
Risibisi is a charming and friendly place located in downtown Petaluma which serves healthy, authentic Italian food featuring the finest local ingredients.

The "Slow Food" movement is thriving in Sonoma County and Petaluma is at the center of it all. "Slow Food" is the idea that a community can support each other by eating, drinking, growing, and cooking locally. We consider it our responsibility to bring all the amazing products from our local farms to your plate.

Our wine list features Italian as well as spectacular Sonoma wines. Or enjoy a delicious cocktail from our full bar.

Come visit us at lunch and enjoy our daily Lunch Special featuring soup or salad followed by a variety of pasta, gourmet sandwiches and chicken selections for only $14.95.

Gluten free options are now available at the restaurant.

Highest Food Score in Zagat Guide. Recognized by Michelin Guide every year since 2008.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Probably my favorite in all Petaluma! Food is alway excellent & the service attentive & knowledgable. The wild boar gnocchi is to die for!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We bought a Groupon for this spot. The terms weren't clear so the value was a little questionable. The food on the other hand left no questions. WOW!!! The soup was delicious and bright. The bollagnese sauce was perfectly seasoned and had so much meat. The focaccia was perfect. Overall a 9."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great Italian cuisine located in downtown Petaluma. We chose this because it was recommended and convenient to our hotel. Very nice surprise. The food was excellent and for once I could carry on a conversation without a lot of background noise. I wouldn't call the wine list extensive, but it is certainly adequate and not way overpriced like many restaurants. Will return if we find ourselves in Petaluma."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My wife had eaten at Risibisi, but I had not. I read a few yelp reviews and it looked good. A couple of reviews criticized timidity in the way of spices, but I didn't find this true. We shared salmon Carpaccio, Beet Salad, Pasta Puttanesca, and Gorgonzola Risotto. All was delicious and service was attentive. Good job!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I have had dinner here before, but this was first time for lunch. Both times were a hit. The food is delicious and innovative - especially the sauces. The service is excellent, never intrusive, but timely. The price was also reasonable."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Good food, professional service , and charming ambiance assures returning patrons."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I have eaten at Risibisi many times. It is always a very pleasant dining experience. The food and service are very good and, more importantly, the atmosphere is comfortable and friendly and quiet enough that you can carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food was good but service was ssssslllllllooooooowwwwww. I've been to Italy, if they're trying to recreate that "long dining" experience then they need their server to come around a lot more often to offer more drinks. We were half-way through our entres before we were even asked if we waned a second round, and our cocktail glasses had been empty for quite awhile. At least in the old country if you're expected to stay a long time you're still attended to. The food was "fine" at best, service was good, just incredibly slow. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We celebrated our son's graduation from SRJC on Saturday 1 pm and had a wonderful experience. They have a great table for groups of 8 and it feels like eating at our home dinner table. Except we don't have to do the dishes. We got appetizers while waiting for everyone to show up. The staff was accommodating. The food was good. Only problem were the meatball being a bit on the dry side. Otherwise great house wines. Will come back again."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Charming small restaurant, the food prepared carefully, extremely fresh ingredients, friendly service. We want to explore the menu further, having only been once to lunch and another time for dinner."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, the service was impeccable, and the ambience was great. BUT at the end of the evening the owner or host asked our party to move to a table that did not fit us all in order to finish our meal because a party of 15 was waiting."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Staff very accommodating of our 7 person group and our last minute reservation change. The diverse lunch menu provided something for everyone. Service, food, and setting were all exemplary."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Risibisi is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. We have never been disappointed with the food or the service. Everything is fresh and flavorful. The service is always spot on. Risibisi is a great place to dine. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I had the pasta w/duck ragu-excellent. My wife had the mushroom risotto-she thought it was a little bland. The service was very good, even though there was a very large party who required a lot of attention."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "First visit, found on Open Table. Great quaint, comfy feel to this restaurant. My out of town friend was also delighted with my choice. Great dinners, martinis and dessert. Tyler=great waiter. I will definitely come again."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We've met friends here several times and have enjoyed it every time. The staff is friendly and professional, the food is really good, the atmosphere is warm and rustic, prices are reasonable. We really enjoy it. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We've been several times for date night, on Christmas Day with family, and last mintue on Valintines Day. It's always been a great experience. Never to loud. Never a bad bite. Love to start with the seasonal bruschetta. The service is on point and friendly. A goto spot when we need a place to entertain friends or just get really good food. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The service is still bad and not worth the wait for the mediocre offerings. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Took our son and his birthday girl fiancé to dinner for the first time. I chose this restaurant because after reading the history, meeting the owner and staff, and eating lunch, I decided it would be the perfect spot for an intimate rehearsal dinner for 40. The food was fresh, clean, locally grown and authentic and very delicious. Portions were generous but not overly so, and the ingredients were seasonal and simply prepared to perfection. We were not rushed or pressured to order more cocktails or wine and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Needless to say our daughterinlaw is thrilled and excited to bring her Italian parents. We are too! Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food at this place was just fantastic. The soup of the day, parm broth with fresh veg. so simple, and clean. Then the carbonara made with Duck Egg increased the richness of the dish, the pancetta was not overly salty and the sauce was seasoned perfectly. The Chocolate Polenta Cake was also delicious. The only downside, I didn't realize I had left the "2" on my open table reservation instead of changing it to "1". This apparently upset the waiter enough to mention it and I actually felt obligated to offer to leave because of it. He did seem a little put off by me for the rest of the evening (though the restaurant never filled). The rest of the staff seemed to try to make up for it by being a bit overly attentive. I still recommend."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious food. Have been here several times now and it's becoming a traditional date night go to for dinner. The Staff is amazing and very friendly."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "If you haven't been to RisiBisi yet and you live in the Sonoma County area, then you need to make a reservation and just go. The restaurant is not overly expansive which makes for a much more intimate dining experience. The waitstaff are all knowledgeable and incredibly gracious. The menu incorporates local meats and vegetables from the area which make for not only unique but sumptuous dishes. We were quite well taken care of and all needs, no matter how small, were taken care of quickly."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We have eaten here several times both lunch and dinner and it is always a great dining experience. The host and wait staff are very conscientious and professional. They make every attempt to please everyone and do not try to "up sell" on the wine list. Food is delicious as well."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The sauces were outstanding. The chicken was very tender and tasteful. Your lone waiter was outstanding and very calm when he took out 7 different orders. Your fixed lunch menu was fable. Thank you again for a wonderful dinning experience. One drawback, difficulty with parking. Your directions from Santa Rosa were off. Why not tell people to take the N. Petaluma Exit and just come strainght in?"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We've eaten here at least five times over the past couple of years and they never fail to provide excellent food and excellent service. A neighborhood gem!!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "food was mediocre at best & we were very disappointed as we had dined there a lot when they first opened & the good was exceptional No real flavor and although there was only 3 other tables it came out cold. Our waiter was really nice & helpful with menu."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I am so often am disappointed with what I read about a dining experience and what it actually unfolds when I dine. Our luncheon at Risibisi could not have been better. Just approaching the restaurant I became captivated by the savory smells emanating from within. We had a challenge making our choice because everything sounded delectable The service was friendly. The staff seemed in sync and committed to bring us a pleasant dining experience. I have already let a few friends in on the secret. Everything is well thought out.. From the flatware to the size of the coffee cups to the food presentation and most of all taste, Risibisi is an experience to treasure all the way around. Bravo!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "My husband and I had a date night planned and immediately knew we needed to go somewhere that didn't include chicken tenders or mac and cheese on the menu. We had been to Risibisi one other time, years ago , and loved it so we decided this was the place for our date. You guys didn't dissapoint. Thanks again for wonderful food and memories."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Thank you for making our dinner at RisiBisi a special one, it was my boyfriends 60th bday celebration, and Creig the waiter was Fantastic. It was a wonderful evening! Jennifer Roemer"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Lovely wait staff welcomed us though we were a good 15 min early. Pasta dishes delicious- and one of us was left gnawing on lamb shank bone all that was left from his meaty shank served on bed of risotto. Great wine suggestion from waiter, and the birthday not loved his lemon drop cocktail and tiramisu dessert."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I like the ambiance of the restaurants. Everyone was friendly and service was good. We have eaten here before and the food was better. A friend and I had the pappardelle with duck. My husband had lasagne. We were disappointed. Food was just ok. I would try it again but not would probably not order a pasta dish."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "They have a very economical prix fixe lunch. We didn't opt for that. Instead my husband had the wild boar gnocchi which, as touted on Check Please, Bay Area, was up to the hype. He really enjoyed it. I had eggplant parmesan from the regular menu. It was good but not spectacular. Could have used something else on the plate besides the main dish. Seemed a bit bare. The cocktails were excellent. This is a nice place. I'd go again if I were in the area."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went for Valentine's Day and it couldn't have been more perfect. Such a lovely romantic atmosphere...friendly service....awesome food. Our waiter was nice and took the time to chat with us. Five stars."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was perfect! The service is impeccable! The menu is creative and eclectic and the food is excellently prepared and presented! I would recommend this restaurant highly!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went with my girlfriend for Valentines day and the service was too notch and extremely quick. The food was excellent too. Absolutely no complaints and look forward to going again soon!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Met some friends who came to Petaluma from Marin County on a very rainy day - good spot to meet however parking can be a little bit of a challenge on the weekend (street parking). The service was really good, our waiter was kind and respectful due to some issues of no dairy, no gluten for a member of our party. The food was fresh, tasty but not anything to rave about. A good value to consider is 3 course lunch special - satisfying."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We like the food and the service at Risibisi. Food is well prepared and the service is prompt and friendly. It also has a nice atmosphere. Friends introduced us to it and we find ourselves coming back."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Our first visit to Risibisi for lunch and we were delighted with everything - the service, food and the ambience made Risibisi another gem in Petaluma's treasure of restaurants and worth a return visit."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "A splendid menu and wine list at moderate price. You won't be disappointed with anything you order. I sampled salad, appetizer, and the salmon special. All were exceptionally tasty and attractively presented by our affable server."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We love dining here. The food is well prepared and the staff very attentive and caring."
    Dined on 1/15/2014