Risibisi

4.3
918 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

Risibisi is a charming and friendly place located in downtown Petaluma which serves healthy, authentic Italian food featuring the finest local ingredients.

The "Slow Food" movement is thriving in Sonoma County and Petaluma is at the center of it all. "Slow Food" is the idea that a community can support each other by eating, drinking, growing, and cooking locally. We consider it our responsibility to bring all the amazing products from our local farms to your plate.

Our wine list features Italian as well as spectacular Sonoma wines. Or enjoy a delicious cocktail from our full bar.

Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options are now available at the restaurant.

Highest Food Score in Zagat Guide. Recognized by Michelin Guide every year since 2008.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch starts at 12noon (7 days a week)
Dinner starts at 5pm (7 days a week)
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Phone number
(707) 766-7600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marco Palmieri
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for more details at: jacobgamba@gmail.com
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Private party contact
Marco Palmieri: (707) 766-7600
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
In between Western and Washington
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Parking details
Street parking available in front and rear of restaurant or park at Golden Eagle Shopping Center on Washington and walk two minutes across the bridge.
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Special events & promotions
Our private Wine Room which opens up to its own riverfront patio can accommodate an intimate gathering of up to 34 guests.
Our private Window Room is one large private dining area with bar that will seat up to 55 people.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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LE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was very comfortable and lay back despite the high quality of food. Not the biggest place but very well situated. Food was excellent, fresh and cooked to perfection. Full bar, as well and great wine list. Very enjoyable dining experience.

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San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good choice. Reasonably priced, excellent service and delicious choices.

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AS
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal . Terrific variety of flavors and colors among pasta dishes, appetizers, entrees and salads . Charming, attentive service offering sound menu advice. Highly recommended. And for the level of quality, Risibisi is a great value as well. Below, from upper left, the splendid, rich gnocchi with wild boar ragout; the perfect spaghetti carbonara with pancetta and duck egg; an imaginative seasonal pumpkin ravioli with chard; a best-of-class orecchiette with sweet peppers and fennel pork sausage; and a light, delightful ensalata mista alongside a pair of the killer fluffy pork and ricotta meatballs. Lots of sharing. Dessert was out of the question.

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N
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We go to Risibisi for every special occasion. The food is so good; the service is excellent and it's a comfortable place to dine. Love Risibisi!

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DS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Started off well. Meatball appetizers were good, though some skillet browning good make them a less bland texture. Prosciutto brushetta was good. But, two of us had the spaghetti vongole, served with shell on plate. Firstly, there was a lot of sand on the plate!! Anytime you get this type of dish, a little grit can happen. But, this was ridiculous! Both plates. Full of sand! And, secondly, my plate had a sizable rock mixed in with the clams! I showed it to the waiter and suggested he show it to the kitchen. I didn't ask for a thing. But this is where I felt compelled to write the review. They did nothing! No one came out to talk to us. They didn't say "we're sorry for this unfortunate oversight." They did not acknowledge it in anyway! That's inexcusable.

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DO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS ENJOY DINING AT RIBISI'S-EXCELLENT MENU-ALWAYS LOTS OF SPECIALS-VERY FRIENDLY SERVICE:)

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P
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent wine, food and service in a pleasant atmosphere. What more could one want.

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M
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A little tight between the tables, makes it hard to have a private conversation.

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W
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, fabulous service, highly recommend!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant, hands down!

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g
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was remarkable. Highly recommended. Authentic Italian fine dining, without putting on aires.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Delightful surprise to find this neighborhood gem in Petaluma. The main dining room is vibrant and cheerful with locals, while the back room is very quiet and romantic for special occasions. Not a large wine list, but selection is very good. Local fare.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. Locally sourced, produced in-house, excellent dishes. The wild boar gnocchi was absolutely outstanding, and the service was extremely caring. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this place! Food is great, cocktails are fun and delicious. Great wine list and the food is amazing. Great ambiance, as well. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space, unique tables and food was great! The homemade pasta was fantastic and the leftovers were delicious.

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JM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the gnocchi with pesto and the penne puttanesca. Nice portion size, great flavors and great service. Will definitely return again.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a nice dinner Sat eve of the HOT Labor Day weekend. The service was excellent. Owner was very conscience of the heat and his guest. The food prepared very well. Salmon was cooked to perfection, Gnocci very nice and shrimp ravioli, very light and tasty.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food wa s OK to really good. One pasta dish was bland and the salmon was very tasty. Cocktails were outstanding but expensive.

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New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal at Risibisi with my fiancee, the duck salad was nice and crisp and the pasta was phenomenal, al dente to perfection. Service was very attentive without being overbearing as well, would highly recommend for a good meal - they definitely deserve their Bib Gourmand from the Michelin guide.

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Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Risibisi is always good. Great friendly service. We had risotto with fresh salmon and peas.
It was truly delicious.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We got lucky finding this place on a Sunday evening. Everything was wonderful for our special occasion dinner.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food. Particularly good service every time.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was tasty. I had the Gnocchi Wild Boar. The gnocchi were super soft and pillowy and the raging tasted fresh. The service felt a little slow (drinks can after the salads arrived). Not sure of the backup was the bar or the service. Sat in the back room so the noise was a good level. Definitely not as loud as the front room where you enter. Would recommend to others!

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Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find, had a fabulous dinner. Very pleasant experience.

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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful find. The atmosphere is lively and the food and service were excellent. Loved it!

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GA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We order three appetizer and one came within 5 minutes (carpaccio) and the other two (bruschetta and calamari) took almost 15 minutes to get to the table
But food was great- service was good
Well run place

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JJ
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was great. We will definitely return for another occasion.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for our anniversary. We have been there many times and the food never disappoints. Rustic decor to go with the fine Italian cuisine. Highly recommend.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Risibisi for every occasion. Everything is wonderful there. The service is great; the food is awesome!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the fresh pasta and vegetables. Excellent flavors and ambiance. will definitely return soon

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dined at Risibisi to celebrate two birthdays. Our group included vegetarians and meat & potato people. The menu included a nice variety of creative dishes for both. All enjoyed their meal.
We also enjoyed wine, cocktails and dessert. The beverage and dessert menus also had a nice variety.
I had the Lemon Drop and for dessert the Pistachio Creme Brule, both quite yummy

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CT
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, romantic, warm reception. Nice people, really good prep and enjoyable. It was date night for my wife and I. I speak Italian and had the chance to converse with the owner. I can tell if the food is authentic. Yes. Definitely. That all made the evening enjoyable. We will be back. Besides the great food, a happy atmosphere and a nice wine list.

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d
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was efficient, friendly and professional. Very comfortable atmosphere, outdoor seating available. Wine list is impressive and staff extremely knowledgeable. The food is well-thought, creative, locally sourced and delicious. We enjoyed every dish and were unable to partake in their dessert offerings - which was as delightful an offering as the dinner menu!

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J
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. We all had the special salmon dinner and it was delicious. We all cleaned our plates. The cucumber cocktail was fabulous

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and dining experience from beginning to end!

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c
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Our server was Jacob and he was awesome! .

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was very nice, and not loud.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't ever been disappointed with a meal or service. One of our favorite local spots.

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San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The gnocchi was good, however my wife's fish (petrole sole) was fantastic! Quiet atmosphere; excellent, relaxed service. Parking in downtown Petaluma is a challenge.

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J
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and inviting with old school feel. Staff is friendly and professional both in greeting and throughout service. Pasta was perfect and special sweet corn risotto was a warm comforting summer dish

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