Riondo's Ristorante

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$30 and under
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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.
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LW
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service . Good was outstanding. We will go back .

OM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service and lovely place with average quality food

f
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Galveston.

KM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was a little sub-par this visit. Not sure why but perhaps it was because they appeared to be extremely busy.

DW
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very loud with several large parties. Food was just so-so. Service was fine.

B
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Riondos. The food is carefully prepared and lovingly served. One of our favorites in Galveston.

T
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious cuisine and our waitress was delightful.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service, our waiter Josh was pure class. A little pricey but great every now and then.

DO
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best resturant in Galveston by far! Staff very attentive! Great managment as well as ownership! I would make the 10 hour drive to Galveston JUST to eat there!

N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING!!! We had excellent service and food. A little warm but very nice sitting outside.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall, the food was good but I did not think it was quite the quality I expected from a more expensive restaurant.

AZ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was great!!!

SA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to the restaurant. The food was excellent and we will definitely come back. The service was outstanding. I had Branzini, it was delicious and also had house made Limoncello - it was quite nice. All around is a great place.

LS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It’s was really really good food don’t get me wrong, but for hardly anyone being there the service was very slow. Wait or was very nice and had good recommendations though.

CJ
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved Riondo's. The hostess was so helpful. We were delayed due to a meeting and the hostess was still able to accommodate us. The food was great. There were a few large groups who were very noisy, but we didn't let it bother us. We will be sure and visit again the next time we are in Galveston.

JF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, drinks, and good service. I didn’t like the brown plates they used during appetizers, they were unattractive and my husbands had a chip on it.

TB
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an excellent lunch for my son and his friends. The food was exceptional and the service was incredible! Couldn’t have asked for better!

OT
Houston
57 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like to visit Riondo's on the Strand whenever we go to Galveston to a show at the Grand. It is a great place with good prices and excellent service. Josh was outstanding and went beyond what is expected as a waiter. Good wine list, cold beer and outstanding food.

PW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great whiskey selection and wine selection. Service is outstanding.

DR
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding as usual and the food and drinks exceeded our expectations. This is our favorite restaurant in Galveston and we are always happy with our experience there.

KW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious and the service was amazing! We can’t wait to go back!!

M
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very consistent, never had anything substandard. Still best Italian restaurant around.
“Potato gnocchi man”

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Main seating area had plenty of open tables but was sat in side room by ourselves. Room was nice but was weird being by ourselves. It was a father daughter (13yr old) dinner and so would have been better if had something less intimate.

Waiter didn’t get order right.

Waiter didn’t check back on us so incomplete meal got cold waiting or remainder.

Manager finally brought us a check.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 6 and everyone loved their meals and the restaurant!

MN
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very Solid Restaurant! Nice bar, great food located on the Strand, Win Win!!!

k
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire evening from happy hour through our Mel was superb.

s
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Veal was thin and overdone.
Seafood lasagna and sauce was excellent.
Service was young and somewhat stressed, but excellent.

JH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine and service!! Great value for the money. All of our dishes were excellent and the waiter was attentive and helpful on menu and wine selections! The restaurant is beautiful and all 4 of us had an exceptional evening!

C
Houston
85 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real find in Galveston. Delicious Italian. Excellent food, very fine service, pretty atmosphere. All of us enjoyed our dinners from the special that night being Lobster Ravioli, to the Gnocchi, to the Sicilian Eggplant Tower (mine and superb!). All the salads were very generous, fresh and delicious. The only slight disappointment was the Chocolate Ganache Cake which was quite dry and a poor choice we shared compared to all the other unique looking desserts. Try something else. Otherwise...loved it all!

AB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food! I would definitely recommend Riondo’s.

DR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was a bit loud but the food was great.

DS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall very nice and will most definitely be back. Waitress seemed to have other things going on and we had to wait on a couple of instances.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the atmosphere to the food was excellent.

S
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

JM
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is beautiful but too loud. Food was pretty good but not great and it was too pricey for the quality. Wine list was good. Service was very good.

RP
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!! Mark did an amazing job taking care of us. Rico came out of the kitchen and greeted us and visited for a while. Highly recommend this place.

C
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with the appetizer platter. All of us enjoyed our main course. The desserts were top notch. Service was excellent!

DR
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places in Galveston, service and food are awesome

SM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my grad school graduation dinner with my family. Our service was great and the food was just as good. One of my favorite places to eat on the Strand now. We all had some type of seafood pasta and none of them disappointed. Also got a free dessert because we were celebrating. It’s been a while since I’ve had a waitstaff that attentive - hopefully we’ll be back soon!

BS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We totally LOVE this place! All of the menu items we have chosen over all the several visits have been delicious!!! Our 2 elementary daughters love the food and the ambiance, especially the fish tank in the foyer. This is a must visit!

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