by Gem - written on 29/01/10
Joe Rigatoni's is a disgracefull excuse for an italian restruant!!! When dining in the food we recieved was of poor quality and by the time are drinks arrived (after asking after them many times!) we had pratically finished our meals, not impressed. However worse then their dining in experience is their delivery service, the first time ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/10/09 (Very useful, 139 readings)
Joe Rigatonis is a realy big bug bear with me. I wont eat there despite the fact my partner loves it. Each time I go in, I have terrible experiences and I have had to draw a line under it. There are several branches of the restaurant locally, Middlesbrough is the restaurant I am reviewing, but there are also branches in Darlington, ... Read the complete review
by Ben - written on 22/02/09
If you are looking for good, healthy food then do not go here. The cuts of meat were awful, pork ribs barely had any meat on them and were covered in fat. Seafood tagliatelli had gritty and very low quality mussels involved. Even the wine had to be replaced! Probably best for large groups of people on a stag/hed do who arn't too bothered about paying lots for very poor food and atmosphere.
by - written on 15/01/09 (Very useful, 59 readings)
I have personally never dined at the Middlesbrough branch of Joe Rigatoni's, however we as a family have dined at the Stockton-on-Tees many times and have always found the service to be very good and the food delicious. I would particularly recommend the Insalata Capresse starter (mozzarella, beef tomato and avacado) and the vegetarian ... Read the complete review
by * - written on 11/08/08
I have been twice to the stockton Rigatoni's. The 1st visit was a good one and the food was excellent and it was all in all an enjoyable evening. However my 2nd visit was terrible, was seated at some tiny table that 2 plates would hardly fit on and it was very uncomfortable, it must have been the worst table in the place. There was plenty of other tables free so when i politely asked to be moved i got to experience some attitude off two male waiters, it was embarrasing that they couldnt handle the simplest of requests. I wouldnt go back or recommend them after all you pay for the service as well as the food!! there are much better places to go if you hunt about for them.
by - written on 31/08/03, updated on 31/08/03 (Useful, 1495 readings)
Joe Rigatoni's, or Joe Rigs as it is better known is a small chain of Italian restaurants (Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Hartlepool and Darlington). I am writing this about the Middlesbrough restaurant, but the others are probably very similar. Joe Rigs is in the centre of Middlesbrough (Linthorpe Road) which makes it a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/06/01, updated on 18/06/01 (Very useful, 795 readings)
What can I say about Joe Rigatoni's that hasn't already been said? It's a tough one but here goes.... I stumbled across Joe's whilst leaving "The Grumbleweeds Variety Show" at the Civic Centre with my good friend from the local free newspaper. Now Jim works in the advertising department and they had ... Read the complete review