Restaurant Reviews

Easy excess at Rinaldo’s

Heavy, homey and bursting with energy, you won’t leave this Italian American joint unsatisfied.

by Melissa Buote

Rinaldo's 2186 Windsor Street Tue-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30am-1am, Sat 10am-3pm and 5pm-1am, Sun 10am-3pm and 5pm-10pm  As I walk down Cunard Street towards the bus stop, two little boxes sitting as heavily in my bag as the slowly digesting carbs sit in my stomach, I make a promise to myself: I will never go back to Rinaldo’s alone...

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