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Rialto Cafe

1726 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Food With Spirit. Situated in the heart of downtown Denver on the popular 16th Street Mall, Rialto Cafe is a stylish, upbeat restaurant and bar featuring expertly prepared American foods. Using only the freshest of ingredients for his dishes, Executive Chef Jacob Quintana prepares a wide variety of foods ranging from Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Meatloaf, to Grilled Scottish Salmon with a goat cheese polenta. Offering simpler dishes such as the Rialto Burger or the popular Caprese Chicken Chop Salad, Rialto Cafe can please any palate and accommodate any price range. Rialto is within walking distance of the Denver Center of Performing Arts, Denver Pavilions, Convention Center, Comedy Works, and the Light Rail. Voted "Best In Denver" in several categories, Rialto Cafe offers the ultimate Denver dining experience. Rialto also offers discounted parking for night and weekends. Call for details.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Happy Hours: Everyday, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
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Phone number
(303) 893-2233
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jacob Quintana
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Rialto Café has space onsite for up to 200 guests. We can also deliver to your office. Call 303-260-4732 for more information.
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Cross street
Between Champa & Curtis
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Parking details
Rialto offers discounted parking in the evening after 4:30pm and all day on the weekends at Independence Plaza. The entrance is located on Curtis Street between 16th and 17th on the west side of the street. Call 303-893-2233 for details.
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Best Downtown Happy Hour[s] Happening Everyday! From 3-6pm we feature $5-6 Cocktails, $4 Wines & Mixed Drinks, $3 Drafts and 50% OFF Appetizers.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Rialto Cafe is perfect for celebrating special events in the heart of downtown Denver with room capacities suited for 20-200 guests. Ideal for rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings and events, baby or wedding showers, engagement parties, reunions and much, much more.

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What 1726 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great food

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

There were no other people there and somehow the service was worse than times I've been there when its crowded.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

A favorite Sunday brunch spot. The mimosa and Bloody Mary bar is great. Menu items delicious. Hope to be back soon.

TravelingDiner (Denver)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

This is a solid 4 star restaurant. The service we had was excellent. The food was very good. The atmosphere is nice but a bit on the loud side. We were staying in the hotel, so this was very convenient and far better than many hotel restaurants. We'd heard the truffle fries were very good, so we ordered the steak and frites but asked for truffle fries instead of regular. Next time, I'd probably order them separately instead of topped with the steak & sauce. The sauce from steak drowned the fries which, by themselves, were excellent. Steak by itself was excellent as well. I think we will probably return.

Bren (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Had tickets for the theater, they have a special 3 couse menu and 40% off of featured bottles of wine. That was a HUGE surprise, excellent dining experience, Nathan was great, made sure whole dinner was timed perfectlt so we got out the door exactly at the time we needed to. They even were great about subbing in for gluten free items.

RRoark (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fabulous place. Great staff and fantastic fare. A favorite place, already looking forward to next visit.

vipLukeness (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great pre-theatre dinner options and discounts for patrons with Denver Center tickets.

vipKmacc (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The best salads! Love the steak and wedge and also the tuna taro poke.

JohnnyM (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Everything was good and the he food excellent. Pricing very good.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Not impressed with the fruit and pastry bar. Cheaply done.
Otherwise, good as usual.

tastefanatic (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Brunch was tasty and love the fruit/pastries bar!!

Thompson (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great about getting reservations before theater. Great staff! Very busy. Within walking distance to theater.

MichaelK (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our table at the Rialto Cafe was romantic and had a great 16th Street Mall view for people watching. The food was delicious, the service was very good, and the overall atmosphere was very nice!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Ate at the Rialto Café before heading to a concert at Boettcher Concert Hall. Got there around 5:30PM so we were eligible for happy hour and the great values they offer on wines by the glass and the bottle. They also had a nice pre-theatre menu...appetizer, main course and dessert for $29.99. They have a very nice, diverse menu and they pay for your parking if you are going to the theatre. You just park in the lot at Independence Plaza. We already have another reservation for a future theatre date!

karenm (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I made a request on my reservation and they paid attention to it and seated us in what the hostess said was her quietest spot. Appreciated this!