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Riso

15-7217 Lantzville Road, Lantzville, British Columbia V0R 2H0, Canada
+1 250-390-0777
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (74 reviews)
“truffle fries” (9 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
15-7217 Lantzville Road, Lantzville, British Columbia V0R 2H0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking forward to trying Risotto with family. Friendly service and nice decor, but now for the food. the pasta dishes we had were OK, for each pasta dish you could choose fresh pasta (for a few dollars more) or dried pasta, found that...More

Thank antix1066
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write, Antix1066. In answer to why we offer both dry and fresh pasta: we're a small group of dedicated people with only so many hours in the day, 1 hand crank pasta machine and no extruder. Some sauces absolutely...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Riso is our go to restaurant, for a fancy dinner or casual pizza dinner. Sarah and crew take care of you here. We probably go once a month on average and enjoy eating everything from the menu. Our only complaint is when it's not open...More

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

Thanks, Andre L! We love having you here! Sarah

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Christmas Eve, my partner and I had one of the worst restaurant meals we've ever had. The so-called roast potatoes were raw and when I pointed it out to the waitress, she took them away for a minute, (to be microwaved?) and returned them...More

Thank NIcole2u
Sarah W, CHef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write, NIcole2u. I'm sorry your experience wasn't satisfactory. When you dine at a chef operated establishment, please don't hesitate to ask to speak to the chef the you have a concern, trust me, we're here to facilitate a good...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never even heard of this amazing little restaurant and was sure glad it was suggested. I can't wait to go back some evening soon with the husband. We had a Sunday brunch that made everyone smile!

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

Thanks, Karen H! Reading your review made me smile! Cheers, Sarah

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Menu sounds wonderful but once we received our food, everyone in our large party felt it was over priced for what we received. The food all came at different times and the servers placed them in front of the wrong people. The servers also did...More

Thank ashley h
Sarah W, CHef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for writing, Ashley H. As all of our food is prepared in house, from scratch by a small group of people, the price reflects the cost of fresh local, organic and fine ingredients prepared in small batches. We never keep your food under heat...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided that we were going to celebrate a milestone in our business and decided that we would visit Riso in Lantzville. We did not have any reservations and were surprised to see an empty restaurant but noticed that all the tables...More

1  Thank Norm W
Sarah W, other at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Norm and Anna! It was wonderful to take your acquaintance. We all had a great time serving you that evening and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! Sarah Chef/GM

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small restaurant tucked inside a small common in Lantzville. It is a charming restaurant with fresh food and good wines. This is where us girls hang out. It is Fresh and tasty and totally a fun place where the service is friendly...More

1  Thank J T
Sarah W, other at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for hanging out at our place, J T! We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers! Sarah Chef/GM

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed Riso for a couple years now but unfortunately will never return ... and unbelievably when we told the manager this as we left she said that was “fine and won’t miss us”. Wow! Background: we reserved the only booth in the restaurant...More

Thank Denise W
Sarah W, CHef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Denise W, I'm sorry we couldn't seat you at your favourite table. You have shared some misinformation in your review. I wish you the best elsewhere. Sarah

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Riso is located in Lantzville village, plenty of parking, a patio for summer use and limited seating inside. The decor is modern and bright. A bakery style bistro where you can buy freshly baked goods and artisan foods too. Known for their pizzas we ordered...More

Thank islandholidaymaker
Sarah W, other at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write, Islandholidaymaker. I'm glad you enjoyed the pastas, service and decor When you come again, please ask one of our servers to bake your pizza on the crispy side. The wet, foldable pizza is classic neapolitan style. At the...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Since we don't live close we don't come here as often as we would if we were closer but we will often make a point of driving to Riso just because they are that good. It's been a while since we left a review. I...More

Thank fromHythe
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you so much for driving out of the way to see us, FromHythe! If you have any suggestions on how we can make the seating more comfortable, please don't hesitate to let me know when you're next in or by email at Sarah@RisoFoodsInc.com. We're...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$51
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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