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Permanently Closed - Rialto

4.2
2334 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Rialto has been named a four star restaurant for three consecutive years by the Boston Globe. Bringing classic Italian cuisine to the American people, the restaurant is more than just an eatery. It offers a comfortable and homey environment where diners can unwind, relax and enjoy the delicacies prepared by its chef. The theme of the cuisine at Rialto stays true to its Italian core but the menu undergoes seasonal changes based on the best seasonal produce available locally.

The inside of the restaurant is decorated to bring Italian culture to life. The walls have murals of local painters hanging over them. Its menu serves up some real delights, Some of the delights available at Rialto include Roasted Duck Sandwich, Ricotta and Pancetta and hazelnuts.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
DINING ROOM
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 9pm

LOUNGE
Monday – Saturday: 5pm- 11:00pm
Sunday: 5pm – 10:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 661-5050
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What 2334 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.2
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4.3
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FredLex (New England)
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2016

We were at the last seating of the last night of Rialto. We have loved it for years. The food was of course amazing. The duck was especially memorable, and the scallops melted in your mouth. Chef Jody Adams came to our table and reminisced with us, and when my wife got teary, Jody gave her a great big hug. An unforgettable evening - one we'll treasure. Thank you Jody for many years of moments we treasure. All the best in your new place.

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vipProfessorofTravel (New England)
4.0
Dined on June 22, 2016

This was Rialto's last night - it is closing. Many of us wanted to be there for the occasion. Jody Adams, a wonderful chef, is moving on to new pastures. The menu offered nothing novel to celebrate the departure (not sure celebrate is the proper word), but the old standards would definitely have been worth the price of admission. Sadly, the cooks in the kitchen were not up to their usual excellent level of performance, and some of the entrees were not properly prepared. One even had to be sent back twice before an alternative was ordered, which itself was of mediocre quality. Perhaps it is understandable that people working in a signature restaurant that was closing may have been distracted by events. But all this is moot - Rialto is no more.

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vipJasmine (New England)
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2016

Last service at this amazing place..celebrating 22 years of a landmark institution...thank you Jody and staff (past and present)... Xox

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vipSusan (New England)
5.0
Dined on June 20, 2016

Pre-theater dinner. Enjoyed the variety of menu options.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2016

Always a favorite! So sorry this restaurant closed. We'll miss the Italian regional dinners. Looking forward to trying Porto!

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KathleenM (New England)
5.0
Dined on June 13, 2016

Awesome restaurant! Everything about Rialto is outstanding.

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vipJoebike (Denver)
5.0
Dined on June 12, 2016

Delicious Italian food in Cambridge. The dining area is inviting,the menu and wine list superb and our started the asparagus and the canneloni to follow were delicious not to mention the delectable desserts.

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vipJudes (New England)
5.0
Dined on June 12, 2016

We are sad that Riato is now closing. It has been our go-to restaurant for special occasions and restaurant week for a very long time - we wish Jody Adams good luck in her new restaurant venture.

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TimS (New England)
5.0
Dined on June 12, 2016

Wonderful, as always. So sad that it is closing. We will miss it.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on June 11, 2016

Amazing meal. Sad to see this place closing

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
DINING ROOM
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 9pm

LOUNGE
Monday – Saturday: 5pm- 11:00pm
Sunday: 5pm – 10:00pm
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Cross street
Eliot Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$50 and over
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(617) 661-5050
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Parking details
Hotel parking is available. We validate for parking in the Charles Hotel Garage after 5 pm for a flat rate of $10.
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Public transit
Red Line to the Harvard Square T Stop.
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Executive chef
Jody Adams
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate gatherings from 10-250 people. Polished hospitality is at the core of dining at Rialto. We believe that every private event is a unique blend of tailored cuisine, professional service and beautiful ambiance.
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Private party contact
Maribel Carubia: (855) 955-1200
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Teatro Menu
Enjoy our $40 price fixed menu, available upon request.

Belly Up to the Rialto Bar for Burger Night
Each Sunday the chefs will highlight a special burger with rockin' toppings and hand cut fries for $10!

$1 Oyster Mondays

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Rialto with a Special 3-Course Menu
$85 per Adult, $125 with Wine Pairings and $35 per Child