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Rialto recs for tomorrow night?

GretchenS Jun 18, 2008 11:57 AM

I'm being taken to Rialto tomorrow night for dinner. The only other time I went I was distinctly underwhelmed but maybe I didn't order well. Does anyone have any guidance? It needn't be a specific dish necessarily but are they strong in any particular areas? TIA, will report back.

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    RandyL RE: GretchenS Jun 18, 2008 12:56 PM

    The last two times I was there I had their duck dish (always on the menu I understand) and it was tremendous. I recommend it.

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      RandyL RE: RandyL Jun 18, 2008 12:58 PM

      Slow roasted Long Island duck with braised escarole, roasted fingerlings and Sicilian olives is how it is described on their men...delish

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        GretchenS RE: RandyL Jun 20, 2008 04:44 AM

        Thank you, this was an excellent rec, absolutely delicious. DCs had scallops (didn't try because of shellfish allergy but said to be very good) and braised stuffed veal breast which was meh. Everyone thought mine was best and it was huge so plenty for sharing. Service was outstanding and I like the new look. Still not a place I would choose on my own but will be much easier to be gracious next time I'm invited! Thanks again.

    2. MC Slim JB RE: GretchenS Jun 18, 2008 01:19 PM

      They still have the soupe de poisson on their "classics" menu, which I always thought was one of the better versions in town.

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