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Ristorante Italiano Rio

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Argyll Street | The Argyll Hotel, Dunoon PA23 7NE, Scotland
+44 1369 702059
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We where staying at the Argyle hotel for the weekend and booked into this restaurant on our 2nd night, we got a free bottle of wine for booking the restaurant before we traveled, a very nice Zinfandel rose , We both had a starter, I had the garlic mushrooms and my wife had the bruschetta, there was plenty so we... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gem of a restaurant attached to the Argyll Hotel. Food was excellent, and the cocktails were beautiful. Only downside, was the lack of Italian wine on the wine menu.

Thank PeterTCheshire
Chesapeake City, Maryland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time in this restaurant and each time it gets better. Excellent service from very good waiter. I had the Salmon entree and it was perfect. More food than I would normally eat, but I cleaned my plate. The salmon sat on a bed of cabbage, interesting, with 3 very large chips and vegetables. Had a lovely Shiraz with the... More 

Thank pmaud
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interested to try it but not a chocolate coffee freque,pleasent and simple atmosphere only one female present and serving and only customer, requested Herbal tea which was served.then server went down stairs until I finished reapered to present Bill bit expensive.not my cup of tea(pardon the pun).Have passed several times recently but only seen a couple of customers

Thank beautifulargyll
Dd10 8pl
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely family Christmas meal! The food was a little pricey but very good. Our granddaughter ate every mouthful of her meal.

Thank Moira T
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited Dunoon on a number of occasions and this is the first time we have visited Rio. I can certainly say, we will be back. The restaurant was warm and welcoming, the staff were all smiling which does make a big difference. The food was outstanding. There wasn't a thing we could fault. Would definitely recommend .

1 Thank lorraine b
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

usually the staff are extremely friendly and all in all a very positive experience. I've had one issue out of several dozen visits which was eventually resolved by the accompanying hotels manager. If order the 'set meal for two' you actually get several slices of garlic bread for the takeaway, however if sitting in only receive one which i don't... More 

1 Thank grant361
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We have used many Italian restaurants in the city of Edinburgh and Glasgow and this one tucked away in Dunoon is as good as the top ones in the cities. Good hot food, plenty of choices and great service, Would recommend this to any traveller to Dunoon

Thank Irene C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Nice décor and ambience. Pleasant staff with good service. Food excellent, had 'half n half ' choice, pizza and pasta. Visited twice during my short stay in Dunoon and recommend this restaurant.

Thank paulj29
Dunoon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Haven't eaten in here for a few year Took some young girls for a birthday meal and mocktails, everyone in our party was very happy with food and service, we were allowed to bring in a birthday cake I was surprised at how busy it was at 5pm, we left about 7.15 and it was still busy with more people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Argyll Street | The Argyll Hotel, Dunoon PA23 7NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Cowal Peninsula  >  Dunoon
  • Phone Number: +44 1369 702059

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?