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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
The staff were very accommodating when we were running a little late for our reservation. We called and they changed it without any fuss. Good service. Food was ok. Chicken sandwich was pretty blah but the Bison meatloaf was great. Served quickly and even asked if we had show tickets so they could make sure we got finished in time. Good for pre/post theatre.
The good: Pre-theater 3-course dinner: we had chicken piccata & Scottish salmon & both were excellent, as were salad & dessert. Included free parking pass for nearby garage. Wine club membership got me a free glass of wine.
The not-so-good: Even though they offer pre-theater package, service was slow & servers didn't seem to be aware that we were under a time crunch. We missed happy hour prices on drinks because server didn't get back to us in time to order before it ended (the "computer locked him out" at 6:00). Had to ask for the check before dessert arrived & rush to the theater.
Always a nice reliable pre theater experience with friends.
The front section is a quieter than the loud rest of the space.
They are always happy to accommodate us in that section.
Ben, our waiter gives fabulous service. Ask for him!!
He remembers our names and special requests.
We chose the Rialto Cafe for dinner before the theater, because they offer a special theater menu and free parking! We all chose the 3 course Theater Dinner, and it was a great deal for $29.99 pp. Delicious too! I had never been to the Rialto before, but will definitely go back!
Horrible Service!!!. NO SILVERWARE we had to ask. ORDERED DRINKS, we had to ask for them also. Mother's day Brunch menu was limited! Had my party of 6 six upstairs in the dark. We had to go up and down for fruit & pastries. I passed on bottomless mimosa because of this. Normally have a good experience here but will have to seriously consider if I will give Rialto my business again.
We like having dinner at the Rialto Cafe, however, on our prior visit, we were seated at a side booth which had virtually no light and had very high traffic. So, when I made my reservations for my most recent visit, I specifically requested a booth in the center of the restaurant. When I got to the restaurant, they said that they don't honor requests like that and that the seating was on a first come first served basis. They then proceeded to seat us in the exact same poorly lit, high traffic booth as our prior visit. It was so dark that we could barely read the menus. As for traffic, it felt like everyone (guests and servers alike) passed by our table (one even carried a table past us). This really put a damper on our dining experience.
I suppose the lesson learned is to specify where you do not want to be seated.
We had a group of 6 to celebrate our daughters 11th birthday -- and then head off to the theater. From the young, friendly, competent hostesses, to our excellent waiter, Ben, we had a great evening! Food was very good - We had buffalo meatloaf, burgers, sushi and salmon. Ben kept the wine coming for us adults, and treated the kids to a birthday cake to share... he even joined in singing happy birthday. Most importantly, he was attentive and kept us on schedule to get to the theater in time! We'll go again!
Folks was very accommodating; our reservation was originally for a party of two but two more joined us. Our waiter Ben was excellent and happy hour apps and drinks an exceptional bargain. Highly recommend for a casual night out before events at the Denver Center for Performing Arts.
Rialto would not recognize our Open Table reservation. Very noisy, made it hard for communication. Sat inside next to open window as the street is not attractive. Meal was ok, I had the shrimp/lobster fettuccine. Shrimp did not taste fresh, lobster was good and fettuccine was scant in amount of pasta provided. Garlic bread on the plate was blah.
No interest in going back or recommending.
My friends and I love the Rialto, however, last Saturday it was so loud we couldn't carry on a conversation, especially since there was four of us and we were seated next to two tables of 8-10 people. However, the food and service was very good and we will be back again.
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