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About Risibisi

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.

154 Petaluma Blvd. North
Petaluma, CA 94952
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch starts at 12noon (7 days a week)
Dinner starts at 5pm (7 days a week)

Cross Street:
In between Western and Washington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 766-7600

Website:
http://www.risibisirestaurant.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Marco Palmieri

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for more details at: jacobgamba@gmail.com

Private Party Contact:
Marco Palmieri: (707) 766-7600

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

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.

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Risibisi Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
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Good Vegetarian Options (15)
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Seasonal (8)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Loved the vibe. Casual elegance. The eggplant parm was fantastic. Salmon bruschetta was divine. Lovely wine pairings too. I was very impressed. Go!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2015

This was our first visit to Risibisi. There a lot good Italian restaurants in the Bay Area. So, we didn't have any special expectations. We made a reservation because it was convenient. But we were pleasantly surprised! This is a little gem! The food is truly Italian! Very fresh & tasty, and best of all it is not common place. This is the type of food we ate at better restaurants in Italy. We are thrilled to have discovered Risibisi!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2015

This was a birthday dinner, and we were thrilled with the service, food, ambiance, signature cocktails. The only thing missing was they didn't remember it was my birthday, so no special treatment or dessert. That's the only "hole" I can poke in an otherwise perfect evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2015

The bolognese was mediocre. The eggplant parmigiana was good but not hot enough.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2015

We were there for a birthday lunch for 4 on a quiet Wednesday. Food and service were excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2015

five for lunch.......small cesar salad and petrale soul .....in delicious sauce
others had seafood pasta and pasta bolognese
All very tasty.
Had doughnuts to dip in sauce for a shared desert and Americano Coffee.
Service professional and friendly.
Planning on returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2015

There were three of us having a birthday celebration....we shared the brushetta appetizer, the roasted beet salad and then all had our own entrees......The flat iron steak was done to perfection (medium rare)...the vegetables and potatoes were so tasty and perfectly done as well.....the other two felt as pleased with their entrees as I did.....the three of us are meeting for dinner in two weeks and the request is that we return to Risibisi! The service was perfect....attentive without being intrusive....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2015

The mussel and clam starter was fantastic as were the entre's we had
Which was steak and the chicken

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2015

We were recently at Risibisi, a first time visit, and we are so glad we went. The food was fresh, unique and scrumptious! I would highly recommend the seasonal Pumpkin Ravioli with brown butter - Yum! Our only complaint: Very noisy in the back room. So much so that I could barely hear my date. Highly recommended and we will be back!

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 18, 2015

This was our second visit to Risibisi as we live in Vacaville. The food was just as good this time as the last. We love their donut dessert with orange angalaise sauce..divine!! There were 8 of us and we each raved about our choice of entrée. Definitely a great place to stop while in Petaluma.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2015

This was my first time eating here and it will become one of favorite restaurants! The service was impeccable even though the restaurant was busy. The food was just terrific. We shared the beet salad with arugula and pickled red onion which we loved. My daughter ordered the brick chicken which I will order next time. It was that good! I got the hanger steak, a cut that I am not used to. I always order steak rare but in this case it would have been more tender if it had been cooked a bit longer. I did tell the waiter that the meat was a bit tough and that is when he told me about it being better if cooked longer. I wish he had shared that with me when I ordered.
That was my only critism. We got wonderful cucumber cocktails.
No one was rushing any of the customers.
I will be back soon!!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2015

We had tomato bruschetta and carpaccaio. For the entree I had the spaghetti carbonara - I have to admit that it was better than the one I make. My wife had the gnocchi with wild boar ragu, also excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2015

Love this resturant!! Good food always and vet good service

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2015

Fantastic food, service and experience! Hadn't been in a long time, more upscale feeling now and excellent food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2015

I seen this restaurant on Bay Area Check please and decided to try it. The food was good but not worth the drive, the tables were way too close for my liking, they had to be separated for any diners to enter or exit their tables.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 3, 2015

We ate here twice while in Petaluma. The pasta in white wine sauce with clams was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2015

I love this restaurant every time as it is consistent. The food is fresh and interesting and the prices are reasonable. Their hand made gnocchi is the best I have had anywhere. It is not noisy as the acoustics are good so that you can have a nice conversation without disruptions and distractions. I recommend for lunch or dinner anytime.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2015

Service was spectacular. 5 out of 6 entrees were great. The other one was ok. Would definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Everything was amazing! The only thing that would have made it even better was if the pumpkin ravioli was on the menu! I guess we'll have to come back for that.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2015

We both ordered the eggplant parmegian and we both loved it! The portion was actually too big for me...but I ate almost all of it. We had started by sharing a Caprese Salad which was very fresh and delicious. We ended our dinner by sharing two scoops (chocolate and hazelnut) ice cream. Very nice setting and excellent service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2015

The waiter was so nice helpful and knowledgable about the wine and knew the menu like the back of his hand, or better!

The food was delicious, flavors were lovely and my Mama's Italian so I know good Italian food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2015

The ambience was lovely-relaxed and inviting. The service was Impeccable from the time we were greeted at the door and throughout our entire meal. The smoky mussels and clam appetizer was so delicious that we had to get every drop of the broth with the toasted bread that was served with it. Highly recommend the main courses. The Fettuccine had delicious morsels of shredded short rib that was infused with pork and tomato ragu. The only down side of the meal was the calamari salad. The calamari was cooked perfectly but it had no flavor and the vegetables were soggy and also had no flavor. I had to use salt (which I never do on any meal) and even then it did not help. We will return but will be wary of ordering the salad.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner here! All of the food we ordered (steak, pasta, risotto, assorted salads) was terrific. Service was very good! Will return, for sure.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2015

I had the wild boar gnocchi which was recommended on "Check Please -Bay Area"
- hearty & delicious!
My husband had the Risotto Risi- e - bisi - fresh peas in season delicate also delicious!
Beef carpaccio appetizer, Tiramisu for dessert. All good!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2015

We enjoyed the food at your restaurant but the service ...... While we got our drinks and appetizer in a timely manner our waiter did not come back to see if we like our appetizer or to see if we wanted another drink. Probably a 25 to 30 minute period without checking on us. And after giving us our main dish the same thing happened. No checking back to see we were happy with our order.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2015

In a town where there are many excellent restaurants, Risibisi ranks among the best. Food is always well prepared, the staff is professional without being overbearing and the ambiance is charming. We don't need a special occasion to dine here since the prices are moderate for the quality of the food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Just a great simple place to eat. Lots of food on the plate. Great drinks from the bar and a good wine list.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 4, 2015

We picked this spot based on online reviews and we were not disappointed. Loved the meal and the service. Donuts for dessert were amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2015

I have visited 3 times in the past few years when I am in town. Love, love, love the
food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2015

We've been to Risibisi on several occasions and have always been more than happy with the quality of the staff and food. They did such a great job with a birthday celebration earlier this year we decided to go back for our anniversary. Good call!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2015

I have been to Risibisi before and have always enjoyed the experience. We had a GREAT waiter, young and very personable and attentive. He suggested a few things on the menu and I decided to go with his suggestion of brick chicken which was fabulous. The season was terrific and the sides wonderful. I was very pleased. My friend had the risotto which she also enjoyed. They were kind enough to accommodate my friends 10 year old with a few sauces for her Gnocchi. We had a nice dessert to round out the meal. The only downside was my watermelon salad which was a bit bland. The Cesar salads my friend had was way tastier. The ambiance is very nice, but it's a little tight the way they have the front of house laid out. The tweaked it a few times, maybe try again. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a nice Italian meal in historic downtown Petaluma.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2015

If you are in the mood for home made, great quality, good tasting, authentic Italian food - this is your place! We've eaten here several time and are never disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Petaluma. The food is farm to table and it has great ambience.
I had friends in from Denver and I had taken them there before and they specifically asked to go back again for dinner. The service is excellent too.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2015

All the dishes were great. Standouts were the pork tenderloins wrapped in bacon and the wild boar gnocchi.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2015

There with friends. They loved how polite and friendly staff was. Excellent food and great ambience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2015

The food was amazing and the waiter was very knowledgeable on the food we got. Wild boar was his recommendation and it was fantastic! Would recommend to anyone who visits Petaluma.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2015

Wonderful place to have a relaxing dinner or lunch and enjoy a good conversation with your dining partner or friends. Service is delightful, food is great and ambiance is comforting.....

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 30, 2015

Traveling through town on business and had a great meal with my group of 6. Would definitely recommend again

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2015

"You have exceeded the character limit" it says. OK, I won't say anything then.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2015

Really, all 4 of us loved the food. Service is casual & professional. Ambience is calm.

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