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Rivoli Restaurant

1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119
+1 510-526-2542
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our first visit to Rivoli and we loved it. I started off the the sunchoke soup and it was simply divine. I had the veggie lasagna and it was also very good. My son had the ahi appetizer and said it was one...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to celebrate another family birthday at a favorite local spot. Wendy Brucker's dishes continue to deliver time after time. Especially liked the lobster souffle and lamb ragu over house made ravioli. For those who haven't been here, expect delicious food and great service in...More

Thank Sylvia L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rival is an exquisite place to dine. The food is prepared to perfection -- last time we ate there we has scallops and also a steak entree. The food is imaginative, and totally delicious, and plated in a beautiful artistic way. Using only initials (that...More

Thank lynnf95
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The food here never disappoints. Fresh and delectable! Interesting flavors. The restaurant is charming with a lively view of the garden in back.

Thank Baney321
Reviewed 30 August 2017

It has been some time since we visited Rivoli. After our meal tonight, I wonder why. The restaurant is well appointed with a large rear window that looks out on a verdant green back yard. As a party of three we sampled three appetizers and...More

Thank RingoGilkey
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Our appetizers of the sweet corn soup and fig gnocchi were over the top --we then both chose the chicken 2 ways which was great --wanted the scallops but they had already run out. we will definitely be back to this neighborhood gem!! The staff...More

Thank dc6681
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Very well cooked meals, in a good atmosphere and very good service. Expensive, but worth it - a taste of luxury.

Thank Cliveocr
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Have been going to this restaurant for many many years. Well-run, attentive staff, and tasty food. It can be rich.

Thank maryflew
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We live walking distance to this restaurant but I hadn't been in years. We just came with a group of 6 for a celebratory occasion. One whole wall of the main room is glass, overlooking a small garden which is a lovely ambience. The rest...More

Thank tgnorcal
Reviewed 31 May 2017

we've eaten here for years; and indeed the room is very pleasant; but the food was heavy 'fatty' and unsophisticated yesterday! either it was a massive off-night (but is that acceptable at this level) or the restaurant has lost its way!

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Easy on street parking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119
    (Neilson)
  • Public Transportation: North Berkeley BART
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-526-2542
  • E-mail
Description
Rivoli strives to be a hands on, moderately priced restaurant with simple and creative food, carefully selected wines and comfortable service in a warm and lively atmosphere. Rivoli’s distinction comes from the heart and soul of its owners and staff. The menu relies on what is seasonal, local and fresh, using mostly organic produce, sustainably caught fish and naturally raised meats and poultry. The wines are selected for their affinity with the food, and offer the best values from the cooler regions of California and the Old World. The dining room staff provides friendly and attentive service and the chefs and cooks are skilled artisans of their craft.
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