Riondo's Ristorante

4.6
522 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Riondo's serves a casual lunch and upscale dinner with unmatched hospitality on the strand in Galveston. Riondo's
also provides a private banquet room for rehearsal dinners, small weddings and all your special occasion needs.
Chef Rico provides housemade pastas, mozzarella cheese, artisan breads and Gulf Coast Fresh Seafood, Wagyu beef and local
farm to market produce from Moon Dog farms. Located in the historical Strand District in Galveston, come enjoy a romantic
night at Riondos.

Experiences

  • Restaurant Week Lunch Menu

    $20.00 per person

    Jan 17 - Feb 13, 2022

    $20+ Tax & Gratuity Coffee & Soda are Included Available Wednesday - Saturday 11 am - 3pm
  • Restaurant Week

    $45.00 per person

    Jan 17 - Feb 13, 2022

    $45+ Tax & Gratuity Available Wednesday - Sunday

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Diner temperature check required
What 522 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service!

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DinnerHound
Houston
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and all the staff were great and engaging!

CW
CraigW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent.
Ask for Devlin.
Highly recommend.

MD
vipMDE63
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic and so were the Mimosas. First time to eat here during the day as opposed to Dinner (which is also very good). Will definitely be back. Service was also wonderful.

MY
vipMariahY
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riondo’s was amazing! Our first time in, but definitely not our last. The fresh pasta was some of the best we’ve ever had and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Calimari was room temperature, and chewy. Pasta dishes (Chicken Picatta and Polla Rosa) were just subpar. My wife said the wine was the best part of the dinner. Not worth what we paid.

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vipMarathonFoodie
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything excellent as always. Great service. Great wine list

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was absolutely amazing ❤️ We truly enjoyed it.

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RobertT
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food bland expensive , not much taste risotto not good at all

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vipAuroraB
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had the pasta with duck, but it was mainly pasta with a very small amount of shredded duck. I think it was excessive to pay 38.00 for that dish. My husband had the ciopinno and it was very dry. We’ve been there many times before but this is the first time that food was not only expensive but not good.

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GavinD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Dinner was fine, salad was just OK drinks were good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the atmosphere in the bar and the service was impeccable!
Don and his staff always take care of my HH group.👍🏻🍷☕️🥂🍸🍾🥂🍷🍕🥖🍜

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
75 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Annuversary dinner, but nothing offered by the restaurant….. very good appetizer. Entrees good, not great.

JM
vipJeanMarie1017
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely historic building. The osso bucco was incredible! Nice wine list.

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Treed
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place to celebrate Christmas with our family. We ordered the cannelloni, the eggplant tower, the cioppino and two specials of veal and filet mignon. Everyone was thrilled with their entree choices. Richard is an exceptional server!

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vipcjoseph
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful octopus app and break chop. Service was terrific

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vipgolferdude1
Houston
117 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve Dinner was great dining at the bar with Bradley and Yvonne taking great care of us. The duck and pasta dish was very good along with the veal dish.

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Carrie
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio seating with fun and friendly service. Delicious gluten free options.

MM
vipMartiM
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside. Great service. Food was good.

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Robert
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Riondos is always a treat. Honestly, though, I'll stick with simpler dishes than the duck I ordered. It seemed too much to even taste the duck.

SM
vipSusanM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was knowledgeable and attentive. Gluten free options stated clearly on the menu. Will be back, for sure!

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Budman
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting as Riondo’s. Just moved to Galveston and we’re looking for our go to Italian restaurant. We found it! Although very busy during Dickens on the Strand, The atmosphere and food were both excellent! Especially the veal piccata . We went early and would recommend that time for families and later 7-8 pm if you want a more intimate dinner. Don the owner took the time to chat with us, Rico is an excellent chef who has earned a good reputation and Kathleen and the rest of the team provided great service . We will see you soon. Bud & Kathy

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riondo’s is our absolute favorite! The brunch is delicious, the drinks are perfect, and the best service!

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ARTHUR
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!! The wine list excellent. Enjoy professionally prepared food.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were impeccable.! It was our first visit and it did not disappoint. Our server, Christian, was attentive and knowledgeable. Presentation and timing between plates was perfect. Cozy little spot in the corner made for a romantic evening. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and helpful. Beverage and entree selections were outstanding. Meals delicious and plentiful. Atmosphere is intimate and relaxing. Always choose Riondo’s for special celebrations.

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janeE
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We have gone here before and loved everything. Tonight my husbands shrimp linguine only had 5 shrimp, the waitress recommended the chocolate ganache for dessert it was dry. My scallops dish and my dessert was delicious. The service was flaky, we had to ask for everything.
We only had great experiences before, this was quite disappointing.

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vipColleenD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yvonne was VERY attentive and SUPER customer orientated!!! Appreciated her spectacular service.

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vipkerryl
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always think of Riondo’s as our first place to go when we go on date night. It’s just a great atmosphere, the management is top notch, the wait staff is awesome and the food is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time wonderful food and knowledgeable gracious servers. We are local and enjoy eating here with friends, family casual or formal.

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SeabookLady
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS!!! We plan on going back every time we visit Galveston. But please make your reservations for early dinner (5:30-ish) as it gets very crowded and noisy by about 7:00 (great ambience but it's small, so difficult to avoid noisy situations). Outstanding food, unique menu, terrific service and beautiful surroundings! What more could you ask for?

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vipCek1960
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour appetizers and drinks are awesome. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we have ever tried here has been spot on. Especially fond of the Lasagna, Pizzas & Shrimp Scampi Linguine! Always a great dining experience at Riondo’s.

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vipfiesta
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Awesome management! Outstanding ownership!!

BM
vipBrianM
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside on a very nice fall evening, watching the parties of Halloween trick or treaters walk up and down the Strand. The food was as always very good, as was the Sangria. Price was commensurate with the quality. This is one of my favorite places for good meal within walking distance of where we live.

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BrianS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Wonderful!! Great food and relaxing atmosphere!

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LocalDiner
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the meatball appetizer, which was delicious, possibly the best meatballs I've had in a restaurant. They were flavorful and tender, with just a bit of sauce. My husband ordered the lasagna, which he absolutely loved. My entrée was the special of the evening, ravioli stuffed with yellowfin tuna. It was in a rich cream sauce, with shrimp topping it all. Not only was it delicious, but it was a very generous portion.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Excellent restaurant.

JW
JohnW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

They were out of the items (steak) that we went for and offered a poor substitute. Very small portion for price.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Riondo's Ristorante using the Order Online button. Riondo's Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 621-9595.

Riondo's Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 522 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.