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Riva Cucina

800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-2742
+1 510-841-7482
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“panna cotta” (8 reviews)
“pasta” (20 reviews)
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-2742
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will come upon this restaurant completely by surprise. We had the spinach, ricotta and parmigiana filled ravioli sautéed with a tomato cream and sage aurora; and the pappardelle paisley pasta sautéed with mixed mushrooms, thyme, garlic-infused oil and a boschetto truffled cheese. For dessert,...More

Thank Houlihan2
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Fresh food daily. Changing menu to cover the selections that are available to buy so it is seasonal and fresh food.

Thank richard g
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Exploring different restaurants in the SF Bay Area can be a lifetime endeavor. But we are often surprised and rewarded when we explore new places. This was the case with Riva Cucina. The location is out of the way but that's a plus because parking...More

Thank Ivette F
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A hidden gem I say.... worth it. Wonderful choices for everyone and wonderful service. This restaurant will not disappoint.... shrimp was my favorite!!

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We returned from a trip to Emilia-Romagna a few years ago to discover this gem. You will not find a more authentic Bolagnese food experience in the USA.

Thank masSanFrancisco
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We were looking for some good Italian food while staying a couple of days in Berkeley. While the items we ended up choosing to eat were good, this was not an Italian restaurant. No real pasta dishes (spaghetti, linquini, fetticini, alfredo).

Reviewed 6 May 2018

We were warmly greeted upon entering the restaurant. The ambience is very pleasant and quiet enough where you could actually carry out a conversation. We all had salads prior to our main courses. The portions were small, but adequate. The salads were fresh and the...More

Thank 2004_Retirees
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Tucked into an industrial neighborhood in Berkeley, we found this place by chance and are glad we did. The excellent Italian food and great service were a treat and the menu is varied and uses local food when possible. Nice wine list. Can be a...More

Thank janetperlman
Reviewed 27 January 2018

A friend who lives in the area suggested we meet there for lunch. Nice staff, comfortable environment, no pretentiousness. Some great wine selections available too. My wife had the Zuppa di Lenticchie, my friend and I each ordered the Tagliatelle Bolognese, and for the table,...More

1  Thank greg90274
Reviewed 8 December 2017

The insalata di indivia was really good though pricey at 14 bucks. My choice of main, not great. Thin pork chop that tasted off with potatoes that had been reheated -yuk. The idea of sprinkling breadcrumbs on top of the chop is just bizarre. The...More

Thank Frank M
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Fredrica P
15 February 2016|
Response from NYY07 | Reviewed this property |
There's none on their menu, but I suggest you check with them at 510.841.7482
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-2742
    (7th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-841-7482
  • E-mail
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