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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Had a lovely diner at this seaside restaurant across from Nantasket Beach. Our meal started with fresh, hot melt in your mouth bread and a tasty hummus dip. The pan-seared sea scallops were delicious, served over a corn risotto (the tastiest I've ever had) with an added side of grilled asparagus (oh, so good). My husband had the clam chowder and the fried haddock sandwich with french fries. He said both the chowder and the haddock sandwich were excellent. We topped off the meal by sharing the warm blueberry bread pudding, which was amazing. Next time I'd get it topped with ice cream. The service was great and we look forward to our next visit.
New owners and chef didn't please! Brought a couple from out of town, many problems!
1. Served chowder without a spoon & no crackers, told server, not our waitress my quest needs a spoon & crackers, after waiting 5 minutes, no response, we asked another waitress to help, finally he gets spoon & crackers 10 minutes later, I told him to send it back, but he didn't, although it was not hot and he only ate a few bites as it also wasn't very good, too many potatoes!
2. Our other guest ordered Crusted Ahi-Tuna & broccoli raub, tuna came out in a big chunk instead of thinly sliced which took a lot away from the dish and the broccoli raub was tastless & watery.
3. To top it off, the breaded veal dish that was ordered was "shoe leather" & not breaded, that went back for a burger at this point. They took the veal off the bill, but charged for everything else, including the burger, which now came 10 minutes after the rest of us had finished.
4. The Haddock dish was good but barely warm, 1 meal, the trout special, was very good.
Needless to say, we miss Bridgeman's and will not be returning to Rinalto Bistro any time soon!
Service was slow. Nachos had barely any cheese on them (we requested more on the side). My focaccia bread was burnt. The Banana's Foster had less than half a banana and no ice cream. SMALL portions. The food we got tasted good minus the burnt bread. Not likely to return and we used to go 4-5 times a year.
We had high hopes for the new concept and menu but they were dashed immediately upon arrival for our Sunday evening reservation. The restaurant's lower level was empty but for a few patrons at the bar and one group seated at a table. The young hostess directed our group of 4 to the worst high top in the bar area where chairs on one side teeter on uneven floor surfaces. We were never asked if we preferred to sit at a lower table in the non-bar side, upstairs, or even out on the patio. (She asked ALL later arriving patrons their preference, even those without a reservation. Of note: we were not walk-ins, our reservation had been made 6 days in advance.) We asked to be moved to a lower, non-bar area table. The hostess seemed annoyed and only agreed to move us to another hightop, one table away from the previous table. She mumbled something about tables being reserved, but there were plenty of open tables and they were still open when we left. Even walk-ins were being given tables of their choice. (Since we were in the front of the bar area, we were close enough to hear the hostess welcoming other guests.) Customer service is important. Given the amount of open tables, one would hope staff would have been trained to respect preferences, if possible. Our waitress while very friendly, seemed new at the job and was very tentative in serving, refilling water, etc. Food was just ok. That, combined with the actions of the hostess make it unlikely we will return.
Not recommended and won't be going back. We asked to sit upstairs because of the view but the noise level was so loud despite the room being half full (staff confirmed we weren't the first to complain). Noise on the first floor was better but louder than typical. View of the kitchen was nice except the middle glass pane being cracked. Food was tasty enough but wasn't hot enough and not in alignment with price or what the restaurant is trying to achieve. No need to go back for us
Poor service, beginning with the hostess who had not a clue. Had to get menus ourselves off another table. There are magazines on the tables. The food was mediocre, the kitchen was slow. The renovation is just sad. Bridgeman's was on our list of reliable restaurants. We won't be going back to Rinato's.
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