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Riondo's Ristorante, Galveston, TX

Riondo's Ristorante

4.7
4.7
633 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Riondo's serves a casual lunch and upscale dinner with unmatched hospitality on the strand in Galveston. Riondo's
also provides a private banquet room for rehearsal dinners, small weddings and all your special occasion needs.
Chef Rico provides housemade pastas, mozzarella cheese, artisan breads and Gulf Coast Fresh Seafood, Wagyu beef and local
farm to market produce from Moon Dog farms. Located in the historical Strand District in Galveston, come enjoy a romantic
night at Riondos.

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2 people

22:30


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00–15:00 Lunch Wed–Sat 11:00–15:00 Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 15:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 15:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (409) 621-9595

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Rico Caminos

  • Catering

    Custom menus created by Chef Rico

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Riondo's Ristorante can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Don McClaugherty: (844) 765-7346

  • Area

    Galveston

  • Cross Street

    24th

  • Parking Details

    Valet parking available at the Tremont House located one block away, or there is $5 parking located across from the railroad museum on 25th Street

  • Entertainment

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 633 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Galveston

    Best Overall

  • Galveston

    Best Food

  • Galveston

    Best Ambience

  • Galveston

    Best Value

  • Galveston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Galveston

    Group Bookings

  • Galveston

    Healthy

  • Galveston

    Hot Spot

  • Galveston

    Lunch

  • Galveston

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Galveston

    Notable Wine List

  • Galveston

    Romance

  • Galveston

    Special Occasions

  • Galveston

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. AN

    ANGELAH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice place for date night! Server rushed us into the most expensive appetizer. It was good but too much for 2 people. Dinner was wonderful!
  2. SH

    ShariH

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A nice dinner after the Galveston Symphony Orchestra - atmosphere was just right for visiting and catching up with each other. Menu was varied so everyone got something they really enjoyed. Each dish was delicious. I had one of the specials - grouper & shrimp over pasta. Salads were good. Each had a dessert. Chocolate Ganache cake was so good. The waitress was attentive, knowledgeable and polite. A great evening all around.
  3. j

    jimg

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great Brunch
  4. ML

    MonetteL

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch on Sunday! Good food and excellent service
  5. MB

    McBride

    San Antonio

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Very crowded. Very loud. Very tight seating. Took my husband there for my husband's 60th birthday dinner. The couple seated next to us ..btw, within 3 feet, knew the manager and/or owner, not sure which, holding wine bottle in a checkered jacket and converse shoes, got into a 20 minute intense conversation. This man's backside was at the edge of our table, being right on top of my husband and his food. Because the noise level in the restaurant was so high, they had to speak loudly to each other and we just listened to their whole conversation while they were reminiscing with each other. My husband leaned away from him for space but their was no way we could even converse with one another because of their loudness. It was a very unpleasant birthday dinner for him and we will never go back. After we left, we wished we would have had the nerve to complain.
  6. QU

    QUEENBDC

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Fantastic professional service. Great happy hour with almost anything you could want to drink. Delicious, generous appetizer choices. AND you can actually make a reservation for a HH table which is kind of unheard of.
  7. MF

    MattF

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my Dad to Riondos for Father’s Day, it’s one of his favorites. Everything was fantastic! As usual.
  8. B

    Beach49

    Dallas

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined at Riondo’s when in town over several years. We had a beautiful dinner for husband’s birthday last night. As restaurant patrons we are treated as friends and treated very well. Christian offered great service and suggestions. You cannot make a bad choice with the wonderful innovative dishes. Gorgeous and delicious restaurant! We highly recommend Riondo’s.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Italian food and nice restaurant in the heart of the old town of Galveston.
  10. LC

    LaurieC

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our server, Joe, was a delight. Food was excellent. We were seated at a table very close to the bar so maybe did not need reservation. Could have sat at the bar!
  11. GS

    GinnyS

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fathers Day
  12. K

    Kathi

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG awesome food - 3 generations eating there - something for everyone.
  13. D

    Dinewithwine

    Baja California Sur

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the blackened snapper over angel hair pasta and it was off the charts delicious. I’ve eaten at Riondo’s numerous times and this was absolutely the best dish I’ve ever had there. The fish was fresh and grilled perfectly. I like many of the pasta dishes like the carbonara and the spinach gnocchi, but this fish special was on totally different level.
  14. EN

    EmNic

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, service and atmosphere. Best Italian food in Galveston!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love to visit Riondo’s when we come to Galveston. It is consistently great!
  16. EL

    ElisandroL

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite restaurant in Galveston :)
  17. J

    Jadi

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good brunch. Thanks
  18. Y

    Yankee

    New England

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Overall, service was great. The appetizers were better than the entrees. The red sauce was without flavor. I will give it another chance, but not anytime soon.
  19. LS

    LynneS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant! Highly recommend anyone to visit Riondos
  20. JW

    JenniferW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service....Christian and Eric! We ate here twice on our trip! Thank you for a great experience!
  21. n

    nancyh

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. We had great service too!
  22. D

    David

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very unique Italian seafood menu. The kitchen executed very well and the service was super!
  23. S

    Smith3079

    Houston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was nice. Saturday afternoon and was not crowded. Food was good. Service was good. Would recommend
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Great food, atmosphere and service.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious! Staff was very friendly and high performing. My only complaint is the chairs have no padding so the hard wood chairs become uncomfortable before long. Watching all the food carried out from the kitchen to everyone’s table made us want to try everything!
  26. k

    kerryl

    Houston

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don is the owner and always on site and available. What a wonderful culinary experience from the moment you arrive until the very end . Thank you sincerely for caring and providing exceptional dining experiences. We are repeat customers for this very reason. Kerry and Sharon Lilly
  27. W

    William

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    When someone needs a bit more marinara sauce for their calimari, you should not charge for it.
  28. SC

    StaceyC

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and the food was awesome as usual.
  29. AS

    AS0722

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food , very good service and well set up on the Strand.
  30. c

    cjoseph

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant on the Strand. Meatballs are exceptional, scallops amazing.
  31. TD

    TomD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our new favorite restaurant in Galveston! Great food and a good understanding and menu of gluten-free options. We loved the relative quiet...it was very easy for us to carry on a conversation. Service was very good. Highly recommended!!
  32. H

    Hiyathere

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their food is not only so delicious that I dream about it, but their brunch is also a great deal! Service is always fantastic— thanks Nicole!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely amazing food!!
  34. DN

    DateNight40

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good is always delicious. Our server Josh was great! Riondo's is always one of dinner choices when we vacation in Galveston TX.
  35. T

    Turtlexing

    Houston

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night for this old married couple was perfect at Riondo’s. The service was great - attentive without rushing or hovering, knowledgeable & very professional. The food was outstanding- perfectly prepared, presented in an appetizing manner and absolutely delicious. So many places over salt, but not this one. Well season to let all the flavors come through. Very pleased.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely LOVE the food here. By far one of my most favorite places to eat. Delicious food, wine, cocktails and great service. Highly recommend the seafood ravioli. YUM!!!
  37. z

    zebulondanny

    Houston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good was great; service was okay.
  38. A

    Awesome

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great. Will go again.
  39. DC

    DarrenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Time, I will be back enjoyed our time. Wonderful
  40. RS

    RobS

    Baja California Sur

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and better service! Richard our server was awesome as usual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Riondo's Ristorante using the Order Online button. Riondo's Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 621-9595.

Riondo's Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 633 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:30


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Riondo's Ristorante

2328 Strand Ave Galveston, TX 77550

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    24th

  • Area

    Galveston

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00–15:00 Lunch Wed–Sat 11:00–15:00 Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 15:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 15:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet parking available at the Tremont House located one block away, or there is $5 parking located across from the railroad museum on 25th Street

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Rico Caminos

  • Entertainment

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (409) 621-9595

  • Catering

    Custom menus created by Chef Rico

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Riondo's Ristorante can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Don McClaugherty: (844) 765-7346

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