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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.

934 Sixteenth Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Between Champa & Curtis

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 893-2233

Website:
http://www.rialtocafe.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
Rialto Café has space onsite for up to 200 guests. We can also deliver to your office. Call 303-260-4732 for more information.

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.

Executive Chef:
Jacob Quintana

Additional:
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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Please Join Us For Thanksgiving. We will be serving our special Thanksgiving Day ala carte menu with Traditional Turkey Dinner, Prime Rib and Dinner & Brunch Favorites- We Look Forward To Hosting You and Your Family!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come Party Away 2017 with Us and Ring in the New Year- 2018!!!!!

We Look Forward To Having You

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.

Rialto Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (39)
Good for a Date (26)
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Good for Groups (23)
Special Occasion (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Cozy (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Fun (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Hot Spot (9)
People Watching (9)
Romantic (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Business Meals (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Authentic (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The food was really good, our server was on top of everything and they were able to get us in and out very quickly! Really appreciated it as we have such a limited time at lunch.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Bison meatloaf and chicken pot pie both excellent. Our waiter was attentive and nice

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Fruit and treats at mimosa bar were awesome. Excellent service, great patio.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 20, 2017

We had a lovely evening. Our server was excellent. We patronize the Rialto several time and find it consistently her good

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Making a reservation was useless since we had to wait 15min for them to set up a table. Their food was good but service was comically terrible. Still had fun with family!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Liked the specials and free parking for theatergoers. Very convenient to park, eat, and get to the theater.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We come here 1once sometimes more a month for brunch and we just love it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 11, 2017

They are able to put tables together for a big group. Bottomless make you own mimosa amor Bloody Mary bar is awesome!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Very enjoyable breakfast while sitting outside. Very good service.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We enjoyed the jazz group also

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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.
Thank you

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We go here for pre-theater happy hour drinks and apps. Close to the theater and a good happy hour selection.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 7, 2017

We have taken out of town family members to this cafe a couple of times. Once for Sunday brunch, this time for dinner. Both times the food was great and the staff is very friendly. Service was also very good. I definitely recommend checking out this cafe.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Our server was wonderful, wish I could remember her name!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Our server (unfortunately I don't remember the name), was very attentive and nice to us. Thanks, Toni

Tags: Casual, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Came with a group from work. They easily accommodated us at a round table so everyone in our larger group could chat together. Service was fast, food was good - I'll be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Great Beer, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Went to lunch with a friend here and had the bison meatloaf. My buddy had the turkey club I believe. We also ordered the tower truffle fries for an appetizer. The food here was amazing!! The meatloaf was to die for, I would order that again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Dallas was the bomb! Loved our brunch

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 26, 2017

My husband and I love this restaurant, it is one of our favorites. We always have wonderful experience and it is why we continue to come back. The service, food, management, and ambience is fantastic. We would highly recommend it!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Place very clean, very friendly staff and Taylor our server, amazing server always rounding to make sure we were doing ok and having a good time! Thanks!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I am HEAD OVER HEELS for Rialto!! This was such a great mother's day brunch with the coolest bottomless MIMOSAS!!! Right up my alley. The food tasted great and the atmosphere was fabulous.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Our waiter made our experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Food was delicious! Service was great! Overall a wonderful time celebrating my birthday!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner before our show at the DCPA, loved the dinner specials with show tickets. The free parking was also a plus. We will definitely be back. Our server and management were very attentive and helpful!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This place is awesome!! Complimentary fruit, pastry and juice bar with entree - cinnamon rolls and churro. Service, food on point!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 21, 2017

As always the service was wonderful and the food is very good. I seem to make up my entre, often from the appetizer menu and the chef makes it work. The crispy ribs made a perfect dinner.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 14, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 12, 2017

A great place for brunch before an afternoon matinee at DCPA.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The brunch was what we expected - great food, good/fast service and seated as soon as we entered. We also dropped in on Friday evening and had a terrific burger and coconut shrimp. We really enjoy the Rialto when we stay at the adjacent Marriott Courtyard.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Rialto Café is always good! Good drinks, good food, good service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Service and food was not good. Waitress had a major attitude and forgot some of my order and then blamed me for her not hearing me. Food was greasy and not that fresh. Won't be back.

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