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About Rinato Bistro
Endless views of the Atlantic Ocean provide a stunning backdrop for the inventive Rinato Bistro. Led by Chef/Owner Harold Paine, guests are treated to a cozy, approachable fine dining and an impressive wine list curated by celebrated Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer. Rinato Bistro serves a fusion of Tuscan and New England flavors created with an array of the finest locally sourced seafood, housemade creations and nightly features prepared on the wood grill. With its hip atmosphere, fire pit patio and welcoming staff, it is easy to see why Rinato Bistro has become a favorite South Shore destination.
Hull, MA 02045
Italian, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Full service off premises catering available
On street parking as well as ample public municipal lot directly across the street
Chef John Lambaise
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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Rinato Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Unfortunately, the poor service distracted from the overall experience. The food was good (not great) and the 2nd floor provides a beautiful view of the waves breaking on the beach.
It took 15 minutes for someone to come over to us to ask if we wanted a drink, the drink order was wrong, the meal my friend ordered from the menu wasn't available (20 minutes after we ordered it!) and the dirty plates sat on our table for 15 minutes before we had to ask for them to be removed. While none of these items are significant, all of the together at one time made the entire event irritating. The dinning room wasn't full so I can only assume that they were low on staff or someone called in that night.
I am hoping that this was just an off night and not the way things normally are there. My friends and I will give it one more chance.
Rinato, just like Bridgemans needs to have better service. There was a long wait between ordering and the appearance of the salads. We were 1/2 done with our salads when we were told the dinners were ready. We weren't. So they kept the dinners in the kitchen. Next time keep the food under a warming light. Service has always been the sad spot in this place for the past few years. It continues to take down the entire experience. Too bad.
My husband and I stay overnight in Hull, once a year, during the off-season. We usually dine at the same places when we stay. This year I wanted to try somewhere different and special since we just celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary. I wanted for us to enjoy a 'fine' dining experience and figured that we would try the Rinato Bistro.
We had dinner reservations for 7:15. On our arrival, the hostess, directed us to a table right next to the door to the kitchen. I thought that this was odd, especially since there were other better available tables. I asked to be moved and we were accommodated to a nicer table (with fake fireplace and a view into the kitchen), which was much better than the original table.
After placing our orders, the appetizer, stuffed mushrooms, took over 25 mins to get to our table. We were told that the kitchen had fallen far very behind, which was definitely true. The mushrooms were ok, but not worth what we paid. Tasted mostly of goat cheese, not much sausage, as advertised. It took over 45 mins to get our entrees. My husband was disappointed in his dish (striped sea bass) because the dish tasted mostly of olives. The dish was not described very well by our waitress, who said that there were a minimal amount of olives in the dish. My dish (pork steak) was pretty good, no complaints.
The service was a bit slow. My husband ordered another beer and it took over 15 mins to get and waitress didn't check on us very often. She walked by our table on multiple occasions without checking if we need anything else. The restaurant was getting very busy and I don't think that the waiting staff was well equipped to handle.
I won't be returning to the Rinato Bistro in the near future. There are still some growing pains left and for what we paid, we won't be going back any time soon.
Stacey was our excellent server. A noisy party in the corner marred our meal. Another party asked to be moved away from them while we were there (sigh!). We should have, too.
Next time, we'll avoid being near
corners . . .
We were placed upstairs, even though preferred downstairs. The waitress was fairly new and because she probably had tables downstairs, the whole dining experience was really slow. Couple of small plates were really skimpy. Ordered the scallop dish and there were only 2 scallops. Maybe next time try to get seated downstairs for possible better dining experience.
Had a reservation for a fire place table for 2 at 7:00 pm. Arrived at 7:00 pm was taken to a table for 6 in the bar. Reminded them of my fire place table THEY HAD CALLED BACK AND CONFIRMED. They said they we sorry and that's all they had. VERY disappointed. Was offered no compensation or apologies.
The Rinato Bistro was a warm lovely local restaurant, with a nice ambience, and very nice and friendly staff. The owner came over to greet us and to be sure everything was to our liking, and it was. I highly recommend this Bistro.
This restaurant has taken over for Bridgeman's and the Bridgeman's branding is still around and I am sure a few of the menu items are from Bridgeman's. I had cod picatta which was the special and it was very good. My friend had the porcini encrusted haddock which she liked. Our service was a bit slow. Our waitress seemed over worked and a bit stressed but she did fine overall. We weren't in a hurry and we enjoyed everything. The downstairs has been renovated and made more casual. Upstairs is white table cloth. I think we were there because I made a reservation but we'd have been happy downstairs, too. I'll be back!
This is a very mixed review. We were seated at the time of our reservation and then waited 15-20 minutes for someone to acknowledge us....it turned out to be the hostess, who was apologizing for the wait and THEN the waitress came over. She seemed a little out of it and too overly happy (?). The hostess, however, was sharp, accurate and really pleasant. I think her name was Elaine. They were only open about 2-3 months and were short-handed, but did little to nothing to make this up to us, except to apologize. We ordered and must have waited at least 40 minutes for our appetizers. There were 3 cooks in the kitchen (it's a kitchen sealed in glass so it's visible to the dining room), so it seemed they had enough help there. Apparently there were several parties recently seated upstairs, too, so this may be why the delay. People who were seated after us were served before us....can't explain that one! The food was pretty good. They served my friend's mussels cold, but then soon replaced her dish with a fuller one that was hot. She still thought the mussels themselves were smaller than she has had before elsewhere, but she seemed to like the flavor. After the appetizers, we waited another 10-15 minutes for our meal, but that may be considered "normal." All in all, we spent over 2 hours there. I think they should have comp'd us each a drink. It costs them almost nothing and would have gone a long way in improving this review. If a waitress is looking for a job, they are hiring!!! I would wait at least another 2 months or so before going there again, in the hopes the kinks are out of the process. We never saw our waitress again except at others' tables where she stopped sometimes, to chat. Again, the hostess was who served us. We left the smallest tip we ever left....that was a tough choice..
Birthday celebration indicated when making reservation but not acknowledged; Caesar salad had too much dressing with strong anchovy paste. Salmon was raw in middle. Side dishes never brought. Dinner consisted of salad topped with salmon (raw); starter soup; 2 Caesar salads ( too much dressing) duck entree; 2 sandwiches; 2 glasses of wine; 1 scotch; bill was $200. Had gone to restaurant under previous name last year, Bridgeman's & it was awful all 3 times; thought it was new ownership but found out it was only a name change. Don't waste your money or your time!
Made reservation for Christmas Eve for a party of 5. Upon arrival we were seated at high-top table in in the first floor bar area. I asked the Maitre'D if we could be moved upstairs to the dining area and she quickly accommodated us. We were seated at the table quickly and the setting was very nice. The Bartender/waiter quickly greeted us, took our order and from there it all went down hill. The bartender was indeed our waiter and while there was another server for two other parties, we seemed to have been forgotten by our server who I think was just over worked at the bar. Although we were 10 feet from the bar, I'm not sure how we could be ignored/overlooked. The food was served by yet another gentleman and an appetizer was forgotten and we needed to remind him. The food was fair to good but by no means outstanding. It took almost 30 minutes from the time were done eating our entree's to ask for dessert, coffee, and the bill. Changing the name of Bridgeman's to Rinato Bistro is a start, but service and quality is what brings people back. We won't be returning.
This restaurant offers a good value for good food. The atmosphere is cozy, but the service was inconsistent with this level of restaurant. When we walked in a half hour early so we could have a drink at the bar, we were told they were short staffed and asked if we would instead be seated at our table. This was not a problem for us, but we were disappointed as we were waiting for others in our party and it was a birthday celebration. As the dinner went on, our waitress must have been too busy to service all her tables because, although she was professional, she was brisk and we felt uneasy asking her for additional drinks.
Everyone in our group of 4 enjoyed our entrees: sauteed scallops, short ribs, cedar plank salmon, as well as clam chowder, carrot ginger soup, and spinach salads for appetizers. The warm Godiva chocolate cake for dessert was delicious. The decor is attractive. The service was a bit slow but there were only two waitresses on duty. This is a nice replacement for Bridgeman's.
What a transfiguration. The restaurant, physically, is more inviting. Nice bar scene too. A great job refurbishing.
The food was superb. I had scallops with a corn risotto, my wife had porcini crusted halibut with mushroom risotto. DELICIOUS.
The biggest change was the service. Prompt, efficient, friendly.
Keep it up and you will be in business a long time.
We sat upstairs like we usually do and my Chicken Parm was really good however, my wife's Pork tenderloin was overcooked. They took it off the bill which was really nice. The new downstairs concept looked really cool and I get that the new owners are trying to appeal to a more 'cost conscious' crowd and we appreciate that upstairs is still basically the 'old bridgemans'. Yet, the subtractions to the menu are a real bummer, no more Eggplant stack or Veal.
I booked this restaurant as what appeared to be the best restaurant in Hull for our night-away. My wife is a fantastic cook, so we generally only eat out at restaurants of particularly high regard. Receiving great reviews, I booked a table at Rinato. The service was incredibly friendly and accommodating when we changed our minds about table seating. The manager/owner was very friendly and helpful, as was the hostess and our server. We ordered the stuff mushrooms which were delicious! My wife enjoyed her gin martini. Unfortunately, my Manhattan was mediocre at best, tasting watery and without much flavor. They kindly gave me a glass of wine instead. Our main dishes, pork tenerdloin and the chicken Parmesan both had some good flavors and were large portions, but overall fell flat in their taste. The chicken had an odd malt flavor, and the pork was not very tender.
It may be unfair to give this restaurant a poor review, as we have especially high expectations on our rare date nights out. But overall, for the price of the food and creativity of the menu, I had hope for a much better execution of the dishes. We were underwhelmed by our experience, but perhaps others would really enjoy this restaurant that seems to have a lot of potential.
Reincarnation of Bridgemans. Menu now includes "small plates" options with an emphasis on Italian cuisine. Downstairs dining room now divided between a bar area with high top tables and a more intimate space with smaller tables, many of which are equipped with individual glass faced fireplaces built into the wall ( not heated). Attentive and friendly staff. Reasonable prices
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