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RW - Rialto

cheryl_h | Aug 15, 2006 01:40 PM

We had dinner at Rialto a couple of days ago. The place was packed, so I guess RW is working for them.

I had the potato gnocchi, grilled bluefish and flan. DH had the serrano (recommendation of waiter), pork tenderloin and espresso torta. I found my dinner pleasant, nothing exciting or disappointing. DH was much happier with his meal and judging from the samples I tasted, he made better choices. The serrano was as good as the waiter had said. It was perfectly paired with agrodolce peaches. The pork tenderloin came with bacon and beans, a combination I thought a little heavy. The pork was fine, the bacon and beans simply fantastic - great flavors in small bites. The espresso torta was a dense chocolate wedge with little or no espresso but very nice nonetheless.

Service was prompt, a little too much so. Dishes were cleared the instant a fork or glass was laid down. We were not offered any coffee or tea, just the check. At the adjoining table, the wait staff started to clear the table while the diners were still eating. This was the only objectionable part of the RW experience, the hustle of the restaurant to turn the table over.

I've dined at Rialto before and not been overly impressed. That could be the choices I've made. DH is ready to go back, I'm not so sure.

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