Risibisi has enjoyed numerous positive reviews and have been awarded by the prestigious Zagat Guide and Michelin.

Zagat Rated

Risibisi Named in Bib Gourmand Michelin 2018 Guide
Risibisi Named in Bib Gourmand Michelin 2017 Guide
Risibisi Named in Bib Gourmand Michelin 2016 Guide
Risibisi Named in Bib Gourmand Michelin 2015 Guide
Risibisi Named in Bib Gourmand Michelin 2014 Guide
Risibisi Named in Bib Gourmand Michelin 2013 Guide
Michelin Guide 2010: Good Value

“Deliciously rustic fare”

“…deliciously rustic fare from a kitchen that never seems to miss a beat. Northern Italian recipes are interpreted with California freshness…”
Michelin Guide 2010

“The food is just that good”

“Dining at Risibisi is like you imagine a long relaxed dinner in Italy would be…welcoming surroundings, authentic food well-executed, good wine and an ebullient host. ”

“Loved both the food and the ambiance”

“Risibisi was recommended by the hotel we were staying at in Petaluma and my husband and I could not have been more pleased! Loved both the food and ambiance! The decor of the restaurant was simple, yet very interesting and the food was fantastic.

The service was also fantastic and the owner/manager came by our table to ask how we were doing. That was much appreciated and very classy.

We will definitely come back again next time we are in Petaluma.”

— Erika S. (Monterey, CA) / YELP.com Review

“…sexy yet tasteful dining room…”

“They have created a sexy yet tasteful dining room with very simple decor here — I’m impressed.  I came in for a glass of wine and a late-night appetizer and found both to be delicious, exciting, soothing.  Do try the polenta.”

— Jennifer R, (Oakland, CA) / YELP.com Review

“Really good food and definitely worth the money…”

“Romantic atmosphere. Attentive service. Really good food and definitely worth the money. Been there quite a few times and the quality is very high and consistent.”

— Wayne N. (Santa Rosa, CA) / YELP.com Review

“We were duly impressed…”

“My husband and I had a late lunch there today. We each ordered from the $14.95 prix fixe menu. We were duly impressed. The initial offering is nice thinly sliced Italian bread with a yummy olive tepenade. I had their vegetarian minestrone. It was understatedly delicious. Very peasanty in the best way. My husband’s white clam chowder was also delicious. He loved his seafood risotto, and I was happy with my salmon. The side of carrot/green bean souffle was divine. And even the biscotti for dessert was an especially good one. The atmosphere is nice, and so was our server. Because it is such a class act, I have given it 5 stars.”

— Barbara S. (Mill Valley, CA)

Diners’ Choice Winner – Neighborhood Gem

5 star rating

This is one of our favorite spots

The staff is friendly and helpful. Every time we dine here we have fabulous meals. The atmosphere is warm and cozy and the wine list is very diverse. Our party ordered the delicious tomato crab bisque, short ribs, eggplant and one of us ordered a risoto and each dish was perfect. We chose a very fine, nicely priced primitivo.

— by an OpenTable.com user who dined on 05/18/2012

4 star rating

The food was excellent

The food and service is very good. I had the short ribs with mushroom sauce…delicious! I usually order the pumpkin ravioli, and always love it. I’ve enjoyed every meal I’ve eaten there. Very nice decor and there is a nice atmosphere. More intimate than other Italian eateries in Petaluma. It’s a great place to have a small event. We got married there, with 45 guests, ceremony in the back room, reception in the front. The food was excellent, with plates of appetizers, and pasta dishes family style.

— by an OpenTable.com user who dined on 04/14/2012


“Forward thinking restaurant has a section of the menu with vegetarian and vegan options along with plenty of special dishes for those who enjoy meat & fish.”

— by an OpenTable.com user who dined on 05/14/2011


What a great place! Up front is fun and energetic. Back room is a little quieter and more intimate. Wonderful all the way around…

— by an OpenTable.com user who dined on 05/14/2011


We had a wonderful Mother’s Day lunch. All the food was great!!

— by an OpenTable.com user who dined on 05/14/2011


WOW!!! This restaurant is one of the best we’ve ever been to!! We were a party of four & from the moment we stepped inside, we were treated to one of the best dinning experiences we’ve experienced. The service was attentive & personable, THE FOOD OUT OF THIS WORLD and the wine list & somelier fantastic! The secret to this restaurant is that the Chef is a woman who is from the Northeastern part of Italy. Not only were out dishes fantastic, but watching what came out for the other diners, we knew we had to come back!!
We actually had come in about a month ago, just to have a glass of wine and some appetizers after a show opening @ Riverfront Art Gallery. We’re glad we went back!

— by an OpenTable.com user who dined on 04/16/2011


“Dinner was incredible. Large flavorful salads. The Gnocchi al Cinghiale were perfect… and what a generous portion! The Creme Caramel was the hit of the evening…

We will be back!”

— by an OpenTable.com user who dined on 07/02/2010

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