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Rialto Cafe

#51 of 2,422 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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934 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-2902 (Between Champa & Curtis)
+1 303-893-2233
17:00 - 00:00
06:30 - 10:30
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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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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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a group of folks from out of town, in for a conference. It was recommended by some local folks. We arrived about 1:30, after normal lunchtime so the place wasn't busy and were seated promptly. Food was good, service as well. I had the pot pie - pretty tasty, but the biscuits were humongous and I could not... More 

Thank Andy Z
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wrote about this restaurant in regards to the 16th street mall but wanted to address this Rialto specifically. Great location for people watching and large garage parking just across the street. A fruit bar included Bloody Mary drinks- yeah! I ordered the bison meatloaf with a lemon drop martini- very good! Here is a picture of the people watching... More 

Thank smkenney
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had the wonderful Bison Meatloaf for early dinner. The meatloaf was wrapped with bacon and the potatoes served with a delicious gravy. We also got the cornbread baked on a small cast iron skillet and served at the table in the skillet, which was also very good. The place has a nice traditional wood decor feeling... More 

Thank LR791
Anchorage, Alaska
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on a recent visit to Denver and then again on another trip. Great breakfast and lunches. Cosy with friendly staff.

Thank AKMaggie
Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is on the 16th st. Mall and it's a great place to have early dinner or happy hour before catching a show at the Denver Center for the Arts.The atmosphere is lively, the staff friendly and attentive and the food excellent. They have a great selection of starters and entrees and a good selection of wines.

Thank A C
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food! My first visit here. We started out with the brussel sprouts as an appetizer - the best I have ever eaten. My main meal was the Italian soup and the tempura calamari, also one of the best calamari meals and the portion size was more than enough. The other couple dining with us had the steak and the... More 

Thank maryfreeway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, nice atmosphere. The waiter was very friendly. Went for dinner on a Friday night, because we had no reservations anywhere else...there was no wait and we got our food very quickly. I had the prosciutto wrapped scallops....beautiful plate and tasty.

Thank Kacie K
Bath, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously. What. Are they thinking! Worst meal I have ever had in Denver. In fact. Probably the worst meal in the US!

Thank Steven P
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

On the same day as a magnificent Women's March, following the day that we swore in the most heinous creature to our presidency, this establishment chose to tune their televisions to the complete rubbish known as Fox News. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. Even their employees were embarrassed by the switch from CNN. Big step backward. Good... More 

Thank Teri D
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Delightful Experience. Nice wide spectrum menu. Excellent service, friendly and conscientious wait staff. Prices are within the norm for a quality restaurant. Very tasty food.

Thank H4543XMkennethm

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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
US$10 - US$24
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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