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“Rather Delightful Rinaldo's”

Rinaldo's Casa Cucina
Ranked #1 of 70 Restaurants in Wangaratta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 18 - USD 23
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in the dining hub of Wangaratta's riverside precinct, Rinaldo's Casa Cucina is situated in a delightful art deco building overlooking the Ovens River. Enjoy lunch, dinner and drinks on the large under-cover deck which has heating and cooling for year round comfort. Try one of the 13 flavours of House made gelato available! Awarded Best Italian Restaurant Victoria (informal dining) 2015 in the Restaurant & Catering Awards for Excellence the meals at Rinaldo's reflect pride in authentic Italian cooking. We welcome you to our Casa Cucina!
Reviewed 6 April 2018

At the end of my short Easter trip to Wangaratta, we dined out at the local best place, Rinaldo's.
The staff were friendly and we scored a table on the back outdoor balcony.
The marinated anchovies were super salty and yummy.
My salmon with saffron potatoes was delicious.
My brother and wife each devoured their eye fillets with veggies.
The cheese plate was not small but was very good with local cheeses from Milawa.
Super local wines!
Good wholesome country serve sizes.
Overall, pretty impressive.

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1  Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We deliberately planned to stop overnight in Wangaratta on our way to Adelaide so we could return to Rinaldo's where we had such great food 2 years ago. We were delighted to find that the restaurant had moved to even more attractive premises, overlooking the river.
We were lucky enough to have a table on the deck, overlooking the river - could not have been better! Service was excellent and food amazing. The gnocchi with ragu in particular was exceptional. And the wine list offers some great local wines by the glass.
A wonderful evening - thank you Pizzini family!

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1  Thank Ittyfrog
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon Rinaldos looking for a cold drink on a hot Saturday afternoon in that difficult twilight period between coffee shop closing and restaurant opening time. The few empty tables facing the street front and sign for gelato did not sufficiently hint to the ambiance within and the quality of the food within.

Originality there there 3 of us, who sat on the delightful covered terrace at the back which overlooked the riverside promenade and was further cooled by air misters. The most amazing affogato was brought to our table along with cold drinks, a tub of rich ice cream studded with flecks of vanilla bean, alongside the excellent espresso. We were joined by two others before our dinner reservation elsewhere and were. Most reluctant to leave the fabulous atmosphere, good, no hassle service and menu that was authentically Italian, not merely a nod to old fashioned notions of what it used to be in Australia.

Sadly my planned return visit on Sunday was thwarted by it being closed, however it shall be top on my list on my next visit to Wang, for a full meal, and more exceptional coffee, gelato and service.

1  Thank Flashduck
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Overlooking the river with semi-outdoor dining.
Good range of Italian-style food with good local wine offerings.
Staff were efficient and friendly.
This is the second time that I have dined here and would certainly return.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting. Deceiving from the outside. All meals gnocchi, chicken, eye fillet and pork belly were delish and beautifully presented. Local wines at a reasonable price and there was also a gelato bar for an ice cream on the way home. We were too full

Thank Marilyn P
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