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Riva Cucina

800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-2742
+1 510-841-7482
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“pasta” (21 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-2742
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had not been to this restaurant in several years and were pleasantly surprised to find that it has gotten even better! We had two beet salads to share for the four of us. The portions were quite generous and the salad was excellent. Two...More

Thank 134JenniferH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually I am not happy to taste italian food outside my country, but this worth! Had, in a typical Italian "trattoria" ambience, pasta with home made special sauce a glass of original Italian red wine...delicious. Tasteful basic home made bread with flavored olive oil. And...More

Thank C8646UWalbertof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A late call on a weekend night got us an earlyish table just off the kitchen. The restaurant is down the hill from the Univeristy and more populated centers in the industrial section of Berkeley. But the leisurely drive, easy parking, inviting restaurant approach and...More

Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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
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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
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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