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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.


145 Nantasket Avenue
Hull, MA 02045
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Atherton Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 925-6336

Website:
http://rinatobistro.com/

Entertainment:
Entertainment License

Catering:
Full service off premises catering available

Parking Details:
On street parking as well as ample public municipal lot directly across the street

Executive Chef:
Chef John Lambaise

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

Special Events & Promotions:


Please view our Facebook page for a complete listing of upcoming special events and special occasion menus.

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Rinato Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Casual (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Business Meals (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Organic (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day Brunch. A tremendous disappointment.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Buffet brunch not a strength... very disappointing as far as food quality and keeping trays full. Dinners much better.

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Great restaurant. Only grip is they tend to put way too much oil on the food. My wife's fish was bathed in it, she couldn't eat the rest. Same with my asparagus- delicious but oily.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience. Rinato Bistro is a shining gem in the welcoming beach community of Hull.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2017

From the moment we walked in we felt like honored guests. The service could not have been better and the brunch was delicious! I'm excited to have a nice restaurant in town that we can visit regularly.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

First time dining there. Very comfortable, casual atmosphere with nice water views. Bean dip served with bread very good and we both enjoyed our dinner (short ribs/swordfish kabobs). Reasonably priced. Good, friendly service. We will definitely return.

Tags: Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We had an earlier (5:45) reservation and got seats upstairs right by the window. Gorgeous view! Quick service and the best meals either of us have had in a long time! Get the yellow fin tuna special or the scallops with sweet corn risotto. Amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Food and service were wonderful! I would definitely go back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Ricco is the best waiter. We will go back just to see him. And good was great. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter brunch - terrific bartender made noteworthy strawberry margaritas and the kitchen provided a fresh, well prepared buffet. Not enough waitstaff.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Very good food. Very quiet while we were there on a Wednesday night. We had a table of six and had much catching up to do with each other...the waiter was very patient and did not rush us at all.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The staff was overwhelmed making service a bit sketchy. The food was just ok but priced for finer dining ($120/couple). The fish was fishy.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 26, 2017

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 . . .

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Great food, great cocktails and great service. What else needs to be said? We will definitely return again and again.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Casual, Business Meals, Outstanding Value
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Nice new restaurant in Hull. Food was delicious. So many items on the menu looked good we can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Good choice for our Valentine's Day dinner. Terrific wine list. Delicious seared scallops and risotto and cranberry cobbler ala mode! Husband's braised beef ribs were rather bland. Tecky was a wonderful food server!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

New menu & digs in the old Bridgeman's space, but an upgrade all around.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Spicy, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Italian nachos a surprising delight. Entrees were delicious, e.g., bolognese pasta, seared scallops, and open faced short rib sandwich. Definitely going back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

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!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2017

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..

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2017

First time at this restaurant it was very disappointing. Will not return.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Stacey was a great waitress. Very informative with helpful recommendations. The clam chowder was one of the best I have ever tasted. They have a very creative menu which will lead us to go back again and again.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We have been there often but the newly redone downstairs was nice with a nice atmosphere. We went on New Years Eve and they were busy, which was nice to see. The woman owner and the waitstaff were very friendly and responsive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2016

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!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2016

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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 6, 2016

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2016

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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2016

We had a very nice dinner with friends on a Tuesday night! The service was great, nice atmosphere, not too loud.
Excellent menu! So many great choices we will have to go back!
I highly recommend trying Rinato Bistro!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Enjoyable evening out. Good food and drink, service a little slow. Fake fireplaces at booths a little hokey, but you might like them. Will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2016

Just wonderful ambiance and great prices on the meals.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2016

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2016

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2016

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

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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