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Riso

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Lantzville $$ - $$$ Italian, Pizza,
15-7217 Lantzville Road, Lantzville, British Columbia V0R 2H0, Canada
+1 250-390-0777
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“truffle fries” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (62 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
15-7217 Lantzville Road, Lantzville, British Columbia V0R 2H0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 172 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a jewel. I shared a very good pizza with my wife. Our waitress was a delight. She took time to explain the menu to us. The decor was white providing a nice clean appearance. The beautiful coloured paintings complemented the white decor....More

Thank Peter o
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We look forward to seeing you again, Peter o. Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. Cheers! Sarah

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent little gem of a place. Warm, welcoming and friendly environment. Well mannered and helpful staff. All staff were attentive and were really engaged in our customer experience. Food was lovely. The menu is really accommodating to all. Had the millionaire pizza and my wife...More

Thank Paul S
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Paul S! We're thrilled you enjoyed yourselves and are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! Sarah

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time in for us. We have been in the area for awhile and only just discovered Riso. Appy's were fantastic. Pizza was great and overall was a very nice experience. We each had a glass of wine and found the price was on the...More

Thank Heavyd2014
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank for finding us, Heavyd2014. We're glad you enjoyed the pizza and your time with. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers! Sarah

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Colorado and all 6 of us agreed that this restaurant has an awesome atmosphere inside and out. Pizzas were great. We were still talking about how good the pizzas were days later. I would highly recommend visiting this place.

Thank scottfromerie
Sarah W, Chef/Gm at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Scottfromerie! I'm so glad you all enjoyed your meal with us. I hope you had a great time visiting from Colorado and we hope to see you again. Cheers! Sarah

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Having had several exceptional meals at Riso, both lunch and dinner, I was very disappointed in the May 14 dinner's seafood feature, cioppino. For $36, I had an inch of totally delicious sauce (I would have liked more!) in a very large bowl, several prawns,...More

Thank Alison D
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write, Alison. I'm glad you've had great experiences with us and I'm sorry this time the cioppino did not meet your expectations. Since you've dined with us often, I hope you know you can talk to us and...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

My Middle Eastern salad special was delicious, everything seasoned to perfection and presented beautifully. Excellent service, too. The lemon tart is one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth.

1  Thank Janet B
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I missed the Nanaimo exits on the number one highway driving up to Courteney so I pulled into Lantzville for some food on my trip. I saw Riso restaurant and decided to stop for some dinner and I'm so glad I did. They had a...More

Thank Razzoon
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you, Razzoon. It was our luck you missed the exit and found Riso on your journey up island. We're glad you enjoyed your meal, especially our house made pasta. We look forward to serving you again. Cheers! Sarah

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I recently had lunch with a friend here. Great tasting food, excellent wine list and other drinks too. The service was great and friendly. Parking available right there in the plaza. Will definitely return. They close for ordering from the kitchen at two pm.

Thank playateez
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thanks for visiting us, Playateez. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sarah

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Seaside village, small unpretentious plaza and then the unexpected - a great little restaurant! I had heard some compliments about Riso's and decided to dine here. We had the spicy butternut squash soup, the mushroom and spinach pizza and prawns in homemade fettuccine for the...More

Thank jcg8out
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you, Jcg8out. I'm so glad you detoured to us and we're looking forward to seeing you again. Cheers! Sarah

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Had the delightful stuffed dates whilst my wife's scampi was outstanding. We both had pizzas. They had a beautiful base and the toppings were very creative and tasty. It has a very nice and comfortable ambience and is definitely on the smarter side. Delightful and...More

Thank Timothy W
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you, Timothy W. I'm thrilled you and your wife enjoyed yourselves. We hope to you both again soon. Cheers! Sarah

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 49
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15-7217 Lantzville Road, Lantzville, British Columbia V0R 2H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Lantzville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-390-0777
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