Rinaldo's Casa Cucina

4.6
107 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Situated in a delightful art deco building in the dining hub of Wangaratta’s Riverside Precinct, Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina offers relaxed, informal Italian dining using local and imported ingredients. Enjoy a casual lunch or afternoon snack with a glass of local wine on the large undercover deck overlooking the Ovens River. Rinaldo's riverside deck features misting fans and heaters for year round comfort. The seasonal dinner menu may feature zucchini flowers filled with Tolpuddle Cheese goat curd, balsamic glazed grilled quail, crispy pork belly on polenta, hand made gnocchi and beef from chef Adam Pizzini’s own farm. Sample one or more of the 13 flavours of house made gelato, available to eat in, or take away to enjoy, as you walk along the Ovens Riverside promenade.
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

I had the steak for the little bit I got was way over priced and way to saltie for my liking

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OT
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Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food was of a high quality as usual

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CM
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Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You are just never disappointed at Rinaldo’s they just do it all so well !!

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FB
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Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always nice to visit Rinaldo's , great food and service!

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MW
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Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved dining at Rinaldo’s - food is amazing tasting and can tell quality ingredients used. Ambience is beautiful looking over the river and the fairy lights. Wait staff are delightful and really make the experience. Highly recommend this restaurant and will certainly be back again.

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HH
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Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I booked friends in for a dinner on a special night out, I have feedback it was a great choice, they really enjoyed the meal and have suggested we all return together soon.

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MR
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Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Each year we make the trip from Mulwalla for a movie and a family meal at Rinaldo's. Great food, service and atmosphere and you have to try to gelato.

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TA
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Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great food but a bit disappointed our favorite steak dish has been cut from the menu. Steak we had was excellent anyway. Good service and atmosphere and had a really nice time with old friends.

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CE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious. The service is excellent!

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NG
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Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

It was a birthday dinner for my wife. Service was very slow with the exception of asking for drinks. We left and did not wait any longer to be offered dessert or coffee as it was getting too late to wait. Some cold water would of been nice too as it was warm sitting outside.

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EH
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Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Busy time of year with Christmas around the corner but the food was still served in a timely manner. The staff accommodated an extra person at our table without any fuss and were attentive to our needs. Food was delicious and serving sizes were ample.

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GD
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Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely position, friendly staff and nice food. We found the view and atmosphere complemented the excellent food.

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H
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Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The duck is phenomenal and the pasta is second to none. I'll be back.

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A
Melbourne / VIC
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Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a pleasure to visit this restaurant. Staff are very polite and well versed in providing excellent customer service- as good as any high class restaurant. Food is fabulous and the menu choices are extensive.

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SC
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Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with the use of local produce. Service was outstanding

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M
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Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We loved the atmosphere and service of this restaurant. The price was pretty steep. No complimentary house bread and olive oil/butter, yet we were paying for $16 for entree which was only small 2 pieces of battered Zucchini flower. And the main was overcooked spaghetti carbonara $25 with hardly any pork cheek pieces on the plate, was pretty bland too. Lamb two ways was nice. This restaurant will have an extra 10% surcharge of weekend/ Public Holiday.

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IK
Los Angeles
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Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience and delicious menu. Service was impeccable

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GH
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Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

While holidaying in the area, we visited Rinaldo's to quietly celebrate a special occasion. We secured a delightful table overlooking the river and parkland. I was pleased to see that the wine list contained a large number of local wines and upon making our selections the drinks arrived promptly. We both ordrered the house made gnocchi for main course and it was perfect. A decent serve of plump pillows of potato goodness with a rich ragu topped with parmesan. Simple and deeply satisfying. The banana fritters for dessert were very interesting, a little rich and sweet for my palate but I could easily imagine many, many people enjoying them. The wait staff did an excellent job of looking after our needs through the evening. Overall it was a very good dining experience. We would recommend Rinaldo's Casa Cucina to our friends and we will return when in the area in future.

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EB
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Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a great evening. The chef catered for a special diet request very well. Thank you.
Elaine.

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BN
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Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good menu with reasonable pricing. Love the indoor outdoor feel. Pity it was cold weather will definitely be back in the warm weather to have those doors open. Very kid friendly and great value kids meals. Meals came reasonably quickly. Taste good.

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L
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Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food as always...didn't leave enough room for dessert coz I ate all the gnocchi, which is always spectacular. Great atmosphere and lovely service.

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JL
Melbourne / VIC
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Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service, always consistent, great restaurant.

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JE
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Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here. I always leave wondering how I can create these meals at home.

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DW
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Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were outstanding, unfortunately on that night there were bands playing in a nearby park which meant music was a loud thump thump! This is a rare event!

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KH
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Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it, great introduction to Wangaratta night life!

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S
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Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great time dining at Rinaldo's. The food is fantastic and the staff are always so friendly and helpful.

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SD
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Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a delight to dine at Rinaldos. Friendly staff and ambience is not loud. Birthday celebrations were made special by the staff.

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BR
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Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we enjoyed our lovely meal last saturday evening although a little noisy just people having a great time but nothing offensive .looking forward to our next visit

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J
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Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very pleasant relaxing nicely timed between courses

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SB
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Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

The Tiramisu is to die for. Great list of local wines. The staff have exceptional customer service skills. Lovely ambiance and views. Great coffee too.

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CA
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Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent spot to celebrate a birthday in a warm comfortable environment. Delicious, lunch menu with plenty of choice.

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PR
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Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good variety of dining options, meals are delicious and the staff were attentive without being intrusive. The head waiter was very accomplished at his profession. We regard Rinaldo's as by far the best all round dining option in Wangaratta.

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PH
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Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Italian cuisine. Excellent service. Great selection of local wines. We had a King Valley Barbera which matched perfectly our pasta dishes - gnocchi with veef ragu and truffled carbonara fettucine.

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KL
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Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

we will be back. The food was good and the service great. The lighting was a little dark so made it hard to read the menu. A bit disappointed with the cream on the lemon tart desert as the cream was tasteless. The seats are also a little hard after a long time sitting. Overall very good though.

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SM
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Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon croquettes are fabulous! Served on a beautiful veggie mix, absolutely fantastic!

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VM
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Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff, varied menu of tasty choices, great beer & wine, on par restaurant prices, conversation friendly - great place for lunch. Dinner at the former site was excellent so assume it is in this great venue too.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rinaldo’s a family favourite and we are never disappointed with the food.

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AP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous food and drink menus, very very good pricing!

The ability to split the bills the way they do was great with a group of 8 paying separately!

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RC
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Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously a most excellent meal. Second time we have visited the river location. The food is simply fantastic Italian fare, the sizes very very generous. Try the beef short-rib entree - you will not regret it.

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KD
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Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service. Definitely go back again

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