For decades Rigoni's has been a favourite lunch spot for business people in Adelaide's CBD. Serving classic Italian food in a relaxed bistro atmosphere for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday to Friday. Can cater for private functions.
Located in downtown Adelaide, my daughter wanted to try it for her birthday dinner. There were 5 of us. At the completion of giving our orders, the staff asked if we'd like some garlic bread - 3 yes, 2 no. The garlic bread arrived shortly after the wine and there were 3 pieces, each smaller than a $5 note, and all on the same plate. We presumed there was a communication breakdown and only a single serve was delivered.
The quite expensive food arrived in due course and, though appropriately tasty, looked very lost on the plates due to the quite small portions. Sadly, the thick plates had not been warmed, so the food was at a much lower temperature than desirable and continued to get cooler with every mouthful.
Still hungry after the mains, we opted for desserts. Again, exorbitantly priced and miniscule e.g. a pecan tart with barely 2 bites in it for $15.
The bill was the expected shocker, but when I saw the garlic bread @ $17.70, I mentioned we only got one serve, not the three we ordered. WRONG! Three bitty slices of bread = three serves = $17.70!! When I said "You can't be serious", the staff said "I'd offer to call the management for you, but that's the price."
I paid, we left, never to return.
My first experience of Rigonis after coming to live in Adelaide. I'd known them by reputation and was keen to see if they lived up to the hype.
I was not disappointed! A wide choice of quite different dishes, so it was hard to decide. In the end I had an exquisite Gnocchi.
At the pricier end, but well worth the cost!
Authentic Special Italian and Extra Good Service!! We had a sensational lunch here last week. The service really was A1 - friendly and attentive. Our meals were delicious, beautifully presented and very tasty. I wished we didn't have to go back to work!! Highly recommended for a special or business lunch or dinner...... any excuse really.
I have been to Rigoni's a number of times since it has reopened, which was a while back now, and the service and food has always been amazing. It's establishing itself as one of Adelaide's top Italian restaurants.