Rinato Bistro

3.8
99 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Closed Until Further Notice
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Phone number
(781) 925-6336
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef John Lambaise
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Catering
Full service off premises catering available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Atherton Road
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Parking details
On street parking as well as ample public municipal lot directly across the street
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Entertainment
Entertainment License
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Special events & promotions
Please view our Facebook page for a complete listing of upcoming special events and special occasion menus.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
4.0
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3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.7
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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Italian food place with great ambiance and excellent service.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Sad to say, food was terrible. I wont be back and definitely wouldnt recommend it to my friends. We came home and cooked dinner.
Waiter was great. Attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The kitchen was incredibly slow and the restaurant ran out of bread by 730pm. No alternatives were offered- over an hour for an app to come out. The server tried to make the best of it, but was uncomfortable even though none of it was his fault. Will not be returning any time soon.

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BL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Place was very noisy. Food took a long time to be served. Pricey compared to the quantity of food and wait service was below average. Food was a bit bland.

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent services
Fabulous food
You will enjoy the ocean views!

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went Easter Sunday expecting it to be crazy. It was very quiet and slow pace. Only a handful of servers visible. We were seated on time. One of the specials were out Delmonico steak and it did not look busy so I had to order another entree which was good. My husband ordered the lamb special which came out cold. Service was good except no one offered or put any bread on the table that used linen for napkins and tablecloth. I hope this restaurant picks up a little more. Overall it was a good experience.

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GJ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

This is our 2nd visit. For both, the food was pretty good. Not great. Not good enough to overcome poor service. It was not crowded, so said to ourselves "sorry for the restaurant, but good for us." The service however, was way too slow: took forever to get our drinks, to get rolls, we asked for the beet salad to be "pre split for two" and it was not, etc. Very disappointed . Linda and Gerald Jones. HIngham

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent dining experience

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M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choices on the menu... great food and service

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West Virginia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Made reservations early for a special valentine dinner. They seated us in the bar with all the walk ins and would not move us. The salads came before the appetizer. The veal special was over cooked and thus tough. We left early without considering desert. We have been here before but something has changed. Very disappointed as we like to support local business

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Well first drink the waiter spilt all over me and my coat. Had to move tables. Then my steak came no favor and the potato’s were cold. They did not charge me for the drink. Second time there, but not going back

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The quality of food was outstanding although it was a little pricy. But it was worth it.

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MS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had dined at Rinato's before and been disappointed---Underdone fish, expensive steak tips that were very fatty and gristly--= but this time the food was excellent and the service veryfine.
We will go back, and hope the most recent experience is the norm for the restaurant.

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New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We were there on a very quiet evening so may not be representative. The service was very good but we were almost the only diners there . The grilled calamari and shortribs were very good but the haddock was not. In fact we doubted it was even haddock . The texture was all wrong and quite chewy. Maybe it had been frozen or maybe it was hake. Either way it did not meet our expectations.

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JG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit to Rinato since the new owners took over. It used to be Bridgeman's, one of my local favorites. My impression after the first 2 visits was that it was OK, but not up to Bridgeman's standards. Now I'd have to say it's growing on me, and I'll definitely be back. It was a very quiet night, which helped, and both of us thought our meals (a haddock special and shrimp scampi) were excellent. Our waitress was very personable and efficient, and their prices are reasonable.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best Clam Chowder I have had in a long long time. Service is very friendly.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Some of the dishes were good, some were just ok. Here's a question, why put a high-top table for 8-10 18 inches from and directly in front of a 55" television? I like TVs in bar areas, but not close enough to a dining table to burn my retinas.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a 60th Birthday. Staff couldn’t have been nicer. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed appetisers ,entrees and desserts!

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KP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Irma was our waitress and she was very attentive and gracious. Excellent timely service. Menu choices were very nice-varied. Love the small plate idea too. It was a first time there for all 4 of us and we will plan another visit in the future.

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, creative menu for fine and casual dining (a small selection of sandwich-type meals but a very tempting entree menu and fantastic appetizers, fresh ingredients, extensive wine list. Great service, not too loud. Delicious. I'll go back again!

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PD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

My husband and I went in July. Service was great . Food was fabulous.
We went last Saturday night. We were ignored for 30 minutes . Had to ask for a server twice . She took our drink order drinks did not arrive for another 15 minutes as the server Cleared tables around us then left

We complained to manger who brought out our drinks and took our order .
Food was great
Server again disappeared. Another waitress helped us get another drink and the rest of our meals
Drinks should have been compt. And apologies made. Server eventually can with bill and made some excuse for bad service.
Not sure I would go back given the service . Too bad it would be nice to have restaurants with consistent good food and good service in Hull

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great new local restaurant with a wide selection of dishes so everyone can find something my they like. Interesting cocktail menu. Good price low key comfortable and casual.

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RB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my husband to celebrate a new job. Perfect night to dine outside watching the water as the sun set then watching the full moon rise. Waitress was attentive, cheerful and friendly and food was delicious. My husband said his was the best tenderloin he's had and I loved the cobbler for dessert. The owners wife came to chat with us near the end and she's really lovely. We will definitely be back!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

View of the ocean from upstairs dining room was spectacular. Food and service were outstanding. Only negative was no elevator to get to second floor. Tough for elderly but well worth it for the view.

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K
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've never been disappointed at Rinato Bistro! The menu is tasty and varied, there're a variety of satisfying drink options and the decor is spare but pleasant. Especially enjoyed the virtual fireplace at our table on a chilly night! We love to sit outside but clearly that's not possible year round and it's a bit noisy indoors. Otherwise it's one of our favorite spots in town!

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an anniversary dinner there 21st, when we walked in they knew who we were , they gave us a special table, the service and smiles were outstanding. The food was beyond reproach. I grew up with the Chef but I am not bias, if there was a problem I would tell you.
Great find! recommended to all

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and very good service even as we could tell the staff was new. Nice atmosphere for a dinner date until the bar gets too loud. The bar's noise and WS television intrudes on the dining experience. Could stock a better NA beer than the absolute worst-tasting NA beer on the market.

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service extremely poor. 3 people had veal and was very very tough. One meal came out so late that everyone else was just about through eating

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New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our meals were just okay. Drinks took a long time. Server was a sweetheart but food and drinks were slow. Cool venue and
Would try again to see if feels and speed were better as we liked the ambiance. Some of our Meals were overdone and salad had way too much dressing Will try again another day.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here on a Friday night. There were a bunch of open tables so I was skeptical at 7:30 when we walked in. However, Debra and Tory were awesome servers; quick and friendly. I had the margarita flatbread which was good, I liked the thick dough. Then my bf had the short ribs which were juicy and accompanied by mashed and carrots. I had the scallops which were seriously some of the best I've ever had. They were a tiny bit spicy but so soft and the sweet corn risotto matched it perfectly! I would go back tomorrow LOL!

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable. Staff kind and attentive. Menu has interesting items.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I felt very bad for out waitress-she was very attentive but for some reason it took the bartender 20 min to pour a glass of wine & make a vodka tonic! Then it took the kitchen 45 minutes to make 2 salads.......I wasn't even hungry when my steak tips came a half hour AFTER my salad. Will not be going back

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

My husband and I chose this spot due to the original Bridgemans outdoor seating area. We have been to Bridgemans before and enjoyed the food. We figured we would have dinner, and sit outside by the fire after dinner for a drink. Upon arrival, the outdoor seating area is now table seating for dinner. So we were very disappointed with that. We had a 6 30 reservation, arrived early, the restaurant not even close to being busy at that point. They sat us by the door. As the night went on and as the restaurant getting busier. The waitress's were all over the place. I'm not a restaurant manager, but I would think you would want your wait staff to flow with their stations. Instead, we saw waitress's running outside for tables out there, going upstairs and waiting tables where we were sitting, which was in the bar area. We had to wait quit along time, for the waitress to remove our plates and get the check. Also, the Bartender was brand new. She had to attend bar and serve food for those patrons. Not including, having to make drinks for the entire restaurant. OMG! shouldn't you have (2) people. It was her first night, and she should have had assistance to get her up to speed. Even for an experienced bartender, that's an awful lot of work for (1) person. In all, we were disappointed for our night out, and we would not go back there again. We were looking for warmer setting, and this didn't make the grade.

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New England
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was just lovely! Gave it 5 stars just because it was exactly as it should be - a perfect neighborhood choice. Much better pasta than another local restaurant which is highly regarded but just phoning it in and this point. Recommend giving this new incarnation a try.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, excellent food and desert! And can't forget Britany, our server. She was professional and top shelf! Great service. Hope to return soon.

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New England
125 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My husband and I both had the duck breast. Very good. Our friends had halibut and Ahi tuna and they also enjoyed their meals. This is our second time at this new restaurant and both times it has been virtually empty. We hope it makes a go of it.....nice addition to the neighborhood.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations for 4 online at Open Table on the same day without a problem. We arrived a little early so we sat at the bar for a drink. Bartender was very sociable, drinks were good! At the appointed time we were led to a table overlooking Nantasket Beach. It was incredible. We started with appetizers which were out of this world - crab cakes and the Italian nachos. Two of us had the Seafood Ciapinno, one had salmon and one had a brisket special. We all shared a taste with each other. The food was superb! Prices are a bit high but for that special occasion or treat it is well worth it!

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We 5 friends got there early and had a drink at the bar. The barmaid was really EXCELLENT. She's not only creative but because no one else was there yet, she's VERY conversational and has an interesting background. We booked online (open table) and we were told that because we booked in advance online, we would be seated upstairs and likely have a view. When we were being seated a few tables away from the window, we asked about this. We were offered a table for 4 in the corner (around the wall away from everyone else) and she said she would just squeeze another seat in....no thanks. After this, the service was very good. Food was fine. I got a Seafood Cioppino. It was very good, but a little on the skimpy side for $22. It has fish, shrimp and mussels. Plenty of mussels, a decent amount of shrimp, but, ironically very little fish. My BF got the short ribs....tasty, but a little on the chewy side....for $25 a little pricey. We will likely go back for the barmaid. She was fun and full of interesting information....she's a real gem... I think her name was Crystal.

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J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food selections and hip atmosphere! Wonderful new addition to Hull.

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