Rialto Cafe

4.5
2352 Reviews
$30 and under
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It is with great heartfelt sadness, that after 23 years of serving the Denver community, Rialto Café will be closing its doors permanently on August 16, 2020, at 2 pm.

We have been so lucky to have so many loyal patrons throughout the years, but the majority of our business also depended heavily on visitors to downtown brought by the Colorado Convention Center and Denver Center for Performing Arts, and the many downtown hotels. Unfortunately, with so many of these closures and cancellations, we are not able to sustain our business and its operations.
We want to thank all our guests and friends who have dined at Rialto Café over the years. We will miss celebrating birthdays and special dates with you, serving Denver’s best brunch on weekends, and hosting all the many meetings and events.
We also want to thank all of our wonderful employees - some have been with us since we first opened our doors in March of 1997! We will miss you and wish you all the best for your continued success.
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place is closed

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Amazing! A nice place to visit with out of state family!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fast!

JS
vipJanS
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We always enjoy dining here, though we missed being able to get their delicious green beans that used to always come with the bison meatloaf. Had to settle for Broccoli Rabe, not my favorite, but okay.

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MarcusF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was great! Our server was efficient and friendly and the food and drinks were delicious

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vipSteveK
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were excellent. Server Kevin provided exceptional service

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vipshar
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Patio was not reserved for us as requested. Had to dine inside, am at risk senior.

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Adam
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good lunch menu. Food was very good, but also quite expensive.

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TaleneW
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and time at Rialto! The staff was so sweet to our little 1.5 year old son and our waiter was prompt and friendly. The food was delicious! Our son especially liked the french fries (:

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vipDannyS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. The bartender waited on us. She was very attentive. The place has a fun atmosphere and right on the 16 th street Mall. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipJanS
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food here. Service is good too. I would come back again.

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vipcasualdiners
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food (brunch)
Great waitstaff
Comfortable dining
Great experience in every way.

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vipRachelS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on the patio tonight and loved it! Our server was awesome, we had the Monday drink deal (Moscow mules), and enjoyed the atmosphere. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience for central Denver vibe. Good ambiance and worth at least one visit if you are in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a burger and drinks. The burger was cooked beautifully. The fries were really good. There was more of a specialty drink menu and wine list than beer. The beer selection was okay, tried 3 out of the 5. Everything was reasonably priced. I would consider going again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat outside. No longer doing unlimited mimosas. Sort of disappointing. Service was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great . Nice little patio great service and the food was so good ! And great filling portions as well as good prices definitely would recommend and go back when visiting Denver again .

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BillF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was as good as ever. Always great taste. We'll be back.

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BobP
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first dining out meal in several months! It was just like "normal". We sat outside so noise and ambiance was what it was. Our server was friendly, happy and attentive.

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Rudy
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful server Holly. She came around but not too much.
Every nice meal.food excellent as always

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Jerel
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Went here for a birthday brunch, specifically for the bottomless mimosas. Per the menu, brunch ends at 2:30 (most places extend to at least 3-3:30). Upon my arrival for my 1:30 reservation I was informed the champagne stops at 2:00. Several of the members of my party complained about the food being cold or undercooked. The food was underwhelming and the sole purpose of enjoying the brunch was the bottomless option which ended earlier than advertised. Likely will not return

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LaurenP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time here and I plan to go back a lot!

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DeanneB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good drinks great service. Appetizer calamari was good. Ahi tuna salad was good but could easily have more ahi for the price compared to similar restaurants with the same salad. California Chicken sandwich was tasty.
Drinks were good and happy hour drinks were not downsized like they are in some places. Waiter was very good.

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vipSteveK
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Filet mignon was cooked to perfection .the eggplant rollatini was also excellent. Service was superb.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience here. Very efficient and friendly waiter, entrees were top notch.

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vipcindyo
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only complaint...arrived 10 minutes after happy hour had ended and waitress would not honor happy hour. The restaurant was empty so you would think it was not a big deal.

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DougD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always eat here before we attend a DCPA event. You can get free parking at Independence Plaza if you dine here and show a DCPA ticket. The server was attentive and extremely quick at returning with drinks and food. The happy hour food was delicious and significantly discounted. We were in and out within 45 minutes without feeling rushed.

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FrankieB
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at the Rialto Cafe before every Denver Center for the Performing Arts show, which is about once a month. The food is great and you cannot beat the specials they offer. We love our waiter Ben. He is the best. They always make us feel special. It is our favorite restaurant in Denver.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food at a reasonable price. The service was OK, although for some reason it took 20 minutes to get our bill.

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MelissaW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kevin was a great server and was wonderful. The food was great and wanted to back for dessert, but ended up elsewhere downtown.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant. The food and service was awesome

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife is vegetarian and loves to come here because they always have high-end vegetarian entree options. My daughter and I always love it too. We were here for Denver Restaurant week. It was awesome! Waiter was a bit hard to hear though.

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TM303
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I have been to Rialto many times before and I was very disappointed yesterday. My favorite item, the biscuits and gravy, had changed. Honestly, that is the only reason I come in there. The other food on the menu is just ok. Rialto use to have my favorite biscuits and gravy of anywhere I had ever eaten. But yesterday, I ordered it and it was not the same as it had always been and I did not care for it. The "biscuit" was not actually a biscuit but some slice of some kind of thick, dense bread that did not have any flavor to it. We also tried to order the Lobster Benedict just before noon and were told they were out of the lobster meat. While I love their selection of juices for Bottomless Mimosas, it is not enough to make me want to come back since the food now is just average. Many other brunch spots in Denver with much better food!

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vipJenLovesFood
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service- amazing. Food- amazing. Price- amazing.
All the food was amazing, and the all you can drink deal was great. Our waiter was amazing

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KelseyH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food! The meatloaf and the trout were both phenomenal!

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VictorT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were going to the opera and told the waiter that. Food was served 40 minutes later. Not the waiters fault. The manager comped dessert and drinks for later. But the miscommunication in the kitchen caused us to almost be late. The resulting anxiety made for a less than pleasant experience—which is usually the norm at Rialto.

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TimothyL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were two couples dining at the Rialto before going to the Buell Theater. All the food was delicious and the service was great. The value was excellent as they had several discounts for us since we were going to the theater. We've dined here many times and haven't been disappointed.

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jerryk
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

disappointed by the server who could not get the order right. Unfortunately we used to go there often.

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MonaM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and especially the apology for being out of our first choice for brunch. Overall a great expereience.

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ErinS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have now been twice in the last month when we have driven down for events. Both happy hour and brunch were Amazing! Aaron was out waiter yesterday and made the morning brunch after a really hard week, wonderful and relaxing.

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Rialto Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 893-2233.

Rialto Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 2352 OpenTable diners.

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