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Risibisi

4.3
918 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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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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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

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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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

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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1.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 21, 2017

Fabulous food, fabulous service, highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Favorite restaurant, hands down!

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

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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5.0Dined on September 11, 2017

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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4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

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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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 5, 2017

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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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

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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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 31, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Always good food. Particularly good service every time.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 16, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on August 15, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

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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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 30, 2017

Fantastic meal and dining experience from beginning to end!

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Our server was Jacob and he was awesome! .

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2017

It was very nice, and not loud.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 26, 2017

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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