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Riso

15-7217 Lantzville Road, Lantzville, British Columbia V0R 2H0, Canada
+1 250-390-0777
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“truffle fries” (9 reviews)
“pizza” (71 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
15-7217 Lantzville Road, Lantzville, British Columbia V0R 2H0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This Lantzville gem might be missed as it's in a set-back next to the Post Office on the main road in town, but it's well worth finding! The menu is Italian in the main and the food is superb and the service is friendly, knowledgeable...More

Thank ricardo g
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks, Ricardo g! I'm glad you found us and we look forward to seeing you again. Cheers! Sarah

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for lunch or dinner or just stop in for a drink/coffee and a snack. Decor is comfortable contemporary. The menu is small but very good. Always with locally sourced foods. Fresh baked bread and yummy goodies available to take home. Pizzas are delicious...More

Thank skinnylynmy
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I'm glad you enjoy what we have to offer, Skinnylynmy. Yes, when the house is packed the conversations get loud. Baffling the ceilings is a good idea. We're looking forward to seeing you again soon - I hope the noise level will be better for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're hungry in Nanaimo this place is worth making the drive to beautiful Lantzville barely north of Nanaimo. Amazing pizza, fantastic pasta dishes, and perfectly cooked meat. Attentive service, smart and tactful servers. Sit in front of the pizza station- it's impressive watching them...More

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

Thank you, Scuba s! I'm so glad you've become regulars since you found us. We're looking forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! Sarah

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on a cool and damp night. As soon as we entered, warmth and wonderful smells greeted us. The waiter seated us and told us the evening's features. We shared the mixed salad and millionaires pizza. They were both exceptional. The salad...More

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

AlbertaLily, we're so glad you found comfort on a cool night here. It's great to hear you enjoyed your food and friendly service. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Sarah

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing meal, service & have now found my new favorite restaurant. The owner Sarah works right along with her staff who are attentive to every detail & serve the food with pride. This restaurant serves authentic, wholesome food, the wood fired pizza is...More

Thank bmac1357911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have become regulars because of the high quality of food but also because of the consistency in the preparation of and creativity of the food on their menu. But there's so much to tell you. You can always expect creative choices with a menu...More

Thank fromHythe
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for making the journey to us, fromHythe. And thanks for your top picks! We'll continue to put every effort into hosting and feeding you, we love taking care of you. Cheers! Sarah

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Although I was staying nearby, this restaurant is worth a trip of its own. Carefully prepared food Italian was served professionally. We did not have a reservation but were able to get a couple of seats at the counter. I always like watching the kitchen...More

Thank Kay S
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Kay S! I'm so happy you found us while you were in the neighbourhood. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers! Sarah

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Riso Foods in Lantzville is another culinary gem of the Nanaimo region. It is an excellent bakery and upscale restaurant that is incredibly comfortable to be in. I would imagine this place does a lot of anniversaries. Do make reservations, as they are probably one...More

Thank Alicia M
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you, Alicia M! We look forward to seeing you again, Sarah

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Riso is one of my favourite restaurant in town, and i can always enjoy the food and service over there. But Aug 12th around 3 pm, i went there with my friend just wanting to have cup of tea and dessert, i was so disappointed...More

Thank _lisaqd
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write, _lisaqd. I'm glad to hear you have always enjoyed our food and service. I'm very surprised to hear about your experience on August 12th and I will be discussing it with our staff. When you're next in,...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We weren't expecting much as we were just looking for a convenient place to stop for lunch but had a surprisingly good meal. We enjoyed the day's special of black bean soup. Also liked the chicken sandwich with Brie and spinach and the salmon salad....More

Thank KMGeneva
Sarah W, Chef/GM at Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thanks for stopping in for lunch, KMGeneva. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your spontaneous visit. Perhaps we'll see you again when you're passing by. Cheers! Sarah

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$52
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
Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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