Rialto

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Neighborhoods: Harvard Square
Cuisine: American, Private Parties, Cocktails

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Rating:
16 / 20
Price:
$$$$$
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LewisZL

 Cambridge, MA
 

I think that the problem with Rialto is that...

I think that the problem with Rialto is that it’s over hyped, and the chefs don’t pay enough attention to detail. Though the decor and ambiance is pretty cool.

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Brightwinds

 Washington, DC
 

Although this was restaurant week, one of their busiest w...

Although this was restaurant week, one of their busiest weeks of the year, I found that Rialto did not stand up to its reputation. The service was rushed and quite poor, the food so-so, and the rooms quite noisy. I felt that they could have done a better job with being attentive and that their menu offerings need a little more flavor. Restaurant week should be when they’re at their best, being the chance to advertise to a large audience about the quality of their restaurant, and Rialto made me feel that it would not be worth my time again.

July 27, 2010
 

Not worth the wait

I attended a patio party here in mid-July sponsored by St Germain liquer, thanking patrons for supporting Jody Adams and Rialto through her time on Top Chef, etc. So for the food, drinks, service, and the patio space: Food: Was hit or…
January 6, 2010
 

contemporary Italian

Food is solid, as you'd expect from a James Beard winner. Wine selection is sufficient for even snobbish palates. Service is excellent, decor is crisp and clean. All in all, it's a good meal for a good price in a good location. All…
October 26, 2009
 

Rialto is Cambridgean, yuppie Italian goodness!

Jody Adams' Rialto is a hit in Cambridge. It is a white linen, yuppie Italian restaurant serving high-class dishes like gnocchi with rabbit bolognese or squid ink ravioli. I tend to gravitate more towards traditional Italian fare done…

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American Private Parties Outdoor seating
Tips
  • Partake in the bar menu in the lounge area, with resoundingly affordable antipasti, delicious Italian plates and a beautifully tended bar.
  • Every Monday at the bar, Island Creek oysters go for $1 each. Every Tuesday at the bar, $5 nets you 15 fresh local Maine shrimp dusted with cayenne.
  • Avoid the struggle to find parking in Harvard Square: Leave your car in the Charles Hotel garage ($8 with the restaurant's validation stamp).
  • Avoid the struggle to find parking in Harvard Square: Leave your car in the Charles Hotel garage ($10 with the restaurant's validation stamp).
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