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About Rialto Cafe
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.
Denver, CO 80202
American, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
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
Between Champa & Curtis
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Rialto Café has space onsite for up to 200 guests. We can also deliver to your office. Call 303-260-4732 for more information.
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.
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
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.
Rialto Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Went for lunch before taking my kids to see a play at the DCPA. We parked at the DCPA and walked to the restaurant. The food was fantastic. Kids enjoyed the pastry/fruit bar while we waited for our entrees. Waitress seemed a little rushed and not very friendly. Otherwise a great experience.
The food was great. Our server was average at best. We were seated in a booth at the very rear of the restaurant. We passed many open tables on our way to be seated. I wondered if we were passed over for better seating because we had reserved on Open Table.
One of us had some medical and dietary restrictions and ordered the soup for a meal. However, just before the rest of us was served, she was told they were out of the soup. She ended up not being able to eat. One of us was served a dish (chicken pot pie) that was barely warm. The server did send it back to the kitchen and it was brought back piping hot, right about the time the other two diners were finishing their entrees. One of the entrees was dry. The fourth diner enjoyed his meal. The server was pleasant, but did not appear overly concerned about the issues described above.
Everything about the Rialto turned out to be great. It is located near the center of the 16th Street Mall, just a short walk around the block from our hotel.We had made the reservations for us and our travelling companioms. Everyone in our group liked the decor, the service, and the food, so much so that we were complimented on our breakfast pick. Let me just say our friends are very fussy - thank you Rialto for making us look brilliant in selecting a fine restaurant.
I go here for brunch because they have a great bottomless mimosa deal (they have a variety of juices you can mix yourself) and a decent build your own bloody mary bar. You even get a pastry bar included with your meal. It's also nice that you can make online reservations.
Rialto was once a great restaurant to come to for a birthday, date, evening meal, party, etc...your all around good place to dine. Over the past few years the service attentiveness has indeed increased; the issue is the food (and lack of flavor). Both meals, Mahi and Meatloaf were both dry, flavorless and down right boring. The chef(s) attempt to add flavor and intensity by throwing in more ingredients, of which do not agree with each other. We also ordered the hummus...had WAY too many ingredients (onions, tomatoes, lettuce) all of these should not be in hummus, and the pita was dry. I'd recommend hitting this place once, to experience it for yourself, but you won't see me there.
Rialto offered good food, good service, and reasonable portions for the money. Located on the 16th Street Mall, it was nice to be able to get seated quickly on a Friday evening and eat in a relatively quiet atmosphere. The servers were polite and provided appropriate attention while not being either overbearing, nor underattending. This restaurant was a nice change of pace compared to the typical 16th Street restaurant, which seems to typically be noisy, crowded, and overpriced. I would definitely go back.
Always heard great things. Went with 2 girlfriends and were very pleased! The food was great (highly recommend the ahi entree!), the waiter was very nice, and had an overall very good experience! I would definitely send friends here and I'm sure i will be back.
We have been here a couple of times and the food is always excellent. There is a nice variety of choices that could please anyone in a group. There are many healthy and comfort food choices. We had 2 vegetarians who were able to enjoy themselves. It is a nice spot to go to before or after the theater.
The kitchen and service seemed very slow on Friday night. It was only after we indicated that we had theatre tickets that the waitress was more responsive and attentive to speed of service. I had the meatloaf, and it was excellent; my dining partner had the pork chop and it was very dry. The restaurant was noisy and while we applaud what seem to be some changes in the menu, the overall dining experience was mediocre.
The Rialto Cafe had one of the best veggie dishes I've ever had. It was a Portabello Mushroom and Eggplant stack. The Mushroom was grilled to perfection, the eggplant lightly panko breaded and fried with light mashed potatoes between the stacks, Very good. Also, their creme brulee tasted like a real custard and not Jell-o pudding so I was a happy camper.
It was very noisy our table of 5 could not hear each other. The food was pretty good but it was so busy that it took way over our lunch "hour". I touted the corn bread but it was over cooked and really dry. Very pleased that the desserts (2 to share) were free as this was a Birthday lunch. Still an overall good experience
Our server was very attentive! I went to take advantage of the $10.00 bottomless mimosas. The server did a great job keeping me supplied with champagne and they had a self-serve juice bar with about 7-8 different juices. I am boring, just wanted the OJ. I had eggs benedict, they were fantastic! I am picky about my eggs. Also included was a fruit and pastry bar, which was OK.
We had dinner at the Rialto and chose to sit outside on the patio. Our server was very friendly and answered any questions that we had about the menu. Our selections were based on her "favorites". The pork belly beer cheese soup sounded interesting but was lacking flavor. Our dishes were just OK but nothing spectacular. I had the spare ribs and, although they were tender, they were lacking flavor and the portion size was quite small after I worked through the fat. My husband had the bacon wrapped buffalo meatloaf. Again, pretty bland and the bacon was not crispy. Sigh... maybe we will try again another time. Most of the reviews I read are about brunch so we will have to try the Rialto for brunch sometime.
The Rialto is right in the heart of 16th street mall. If you sit outside you're bound to be entertained. The waitresses are attentive and friendly, that goes for the whole staff too. Their brunch menu had something for everyone. All in all a very good experience was had by all in the party.
Right away loved the colors in the restaurant. Felt so vibrant and high energy. I had the porkchop with risotto. The waiter said it was excellent and he was right. Service was excellent. Very pleasant experience. In fact, we are making a reservation for next week.
Rialto Cafe is my favorite place to go for weekend brunch. I usually get their Farmhouse Stacked Eggs which is to die for and an order of their bottomless mimosas. These two things in combo with their pastry bar is heaven and makes for the beginnings of a great weekend.
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