- an exchange or mart.
Origin of rialto
- a commercial center in Venice, Italy, consisting of an island and the surrounding district.
- a bridge spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy: constructed of marble in 1590.
- a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.
- the theater district of a city or town, especially the area around Broadway in New York City.
Examples from the Web for rialto
At Rialto, my focus is Italian and I use asparagus a million ways on my spring menus.
In 1994, she opened Rialto with partners Michele Larson and Karen Haskell.
Upon opening Rialto, the Boston Globe quickly awarded the restaurant four stars, the newspaper's highest rating.5 Recipes From Jody Adams
January 12, 2010
Food Destination The market at Rialto, in Venice, is the Guggenheim of food.Fresh Picks
July 28, 2009
But I rubs down and gets into my Rialto wardrobe that I'd brought along in a suit-case.Shorty McCabe
Not till he passed under the Rialto, which afforded him a deep shadow, did he turn.The Lure of the Mask
And then we were on the Rialto and J. was saying "Of course you know that?"Nights
Elizabeth Robins Pennell
By this time the 3126 electric lights on the Rialto were alight.The Four Million
They stopped before a low arched door not fifty yards from the Rialto.Stradella
F(rancis) Marion Crawford
- a market or exchange
- an island in Venice, Italy, linked with San Marco Island by the Rialto Bridge (1590) over the Grand Canal: the business centre of medieval and renaissance Venice
Word Origin and History for rialto
1879, "exchange, mart," from the Rialto of Venice, the name of the quarter where the exchange was situated, contracted from Rivoalto and named for the canal (Latin rivus altus "deep stream") which it crosses.