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Rialto Cafe

#43 of 2,379 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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934 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-2902 (Between Champa & Curtis)
+1 303-893-2233
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Cape Coral, Florida
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654 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This property is attached to the Courtyard by marmot where I was staying. I had drinks there a couple nights at the bar and ate there one night. I ordered their french onion soup which was tasty. Love this soup. For my main course I had their cedar River Ribeye with grilled asparagus which was flavorful and tender. Not sure... More 

Thank Charles1019
Columbus, OH
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163 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got the steak frites. Holy cow it was amazing. Went with 8 people, they let us do separate checks. I would go back here is a heart beat. The sirloin was simply out of this world. I also asked for truffle fries. I love the decor. We had a blast. What a great way to celebrate my birthday. You... More 

Thank NancyWeld
Fairplay, Colorado
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family had a wonderful dining experience at the Rialto over Thanksgiving weekend on our way to see "A Christmas Carol." We appeared early for our reservation and were seated immediately. Our server was excellent and attentive. The food was delicious. The ambiance was fun and lively. Everything from start to finish contributed to this very positive experience. We will... More 

Thank Artemis112013
Centennial, Colorado
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122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Happy hour pricing was good. Ordered the ahi tuna- average. Order PEI mussels and sent them back- the manager did come over and apologize. The French onion soup was tasty. The wedge blue cheese Gorgonzola salad had an abundance of dressing that was overkill. Great waiter. Average restaurant

Thank Vandie2014
Los Alamos NM
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wait staff was very friendly. The restaurant had a good variety. We all basically ate appetizers for dinner. I enjoyed the crab cake and cup of chili. My husband got a really gold old fashioned with cranberry juice.

Thank dwwilburn
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to find that the Rialto still sets the standard for a consummate dining experience on Denver's 16th Street Mall. The service is unfailingly friendly and unpretentious, the menu is contemporary yet uncomplicated, and the food is consistently delightful. And it's refreshing to enjoy such a nicely balanced noise level. We will be returning much more often for dinner before... More 

Thank Helen B
Chadron, Nebraska
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not every place does a table of 12 well. Our server did an excellent job. We had an assortment of items. The menu has plenty to choose from. Classic burger, Buffalo meatloaf, Fish tacos, Steak. Everyone had good things to say about their food. Extensive wine list, cocktails and beers. I would recommend reservations.

Thank aafchadron
Denver, Colorado
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must admit, this place was better than I expected. We went there for late breakfast today. I ordered the spinach, tomato and feta omelet and it was delicious! So was the coffee. They offer free fresh fruit and pastries served buffet style. Great service as well. We didn't wait long for our food and it had the perfect temperature... More 

Thank NikitaWorld07
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress was kind and friendly, but automatically tried pushing the most expensive things on the menu when we asked for recommendations. Duck tacos (appetizer) looked unappetizing, and did not smell good. But my husband says they were good, and ate my half. My scallop dish was disappointing. The bacon/prosciutto was burnt, and the scallops were undercooked. The orzo tasted... More 

Thank Tracy M
Gainesville, Florida
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had just arrived and were trying to get a handle on the landscape on the way to the CCC when we found this place for lunch. The food was good and we were surprised that with ordering a burger we could have fruit or pastry from the buffet bar! We were going to go back a second time as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 24
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 934 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-2902
    (Between Champa & Curtis)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-893-2233
Food With Spirit. Situated in the heart of downtown Denver on the popular 16th Street Mall, Rialto Cafe is a stylish, upbeat restaurant and bar featuring expertly prepared American foods. Using only the freshest of ingredients for his dishes, Executive Chef Michael Dodge prepares a wide variety of foods ranging from Grilled Pork Chops, lightly smoked with a spiced cider jus, to Pan Roasted Salmon with a ginger cherry chutney. Offering simpler dishes such as the Rialto Burger or the popular Warm Roasted Chicken Salad, Rialto Cafe can please any palate and accommodate any price range. Rialto is within walking distance of the Denver Center of Performing Arts, Denver Pavilions, Convention Center, Comedy Works, and the Light Rail. Voted "Best In Denver" in several categories, Rialto Cafe offers the ultimate Denver dining experience. Rialto also offers discounted parking for night and weekends. Call for details.

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