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Riva Cucina

800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-2742
+1 510-841-7482
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-2742
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I first visited Riva Cucina back in April/May 2015. Although the dining experience was generally positive, it was marred by a corporate function that seemed to overwhelm the kitchen, and resulted in long delays in getting others in the main dining room served. Over the...More

Thank Andreas G
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We have dined here several times now and have become big fans. Firstly, we like it because of the ease of parking! It's only minutes off of the I-80 Freeway in the South part of Berkeley. However, the biggest treats come out of their kitchen!...More

Thank Rudolph_Wurlitzer
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant tonight on Open Table and decided to give it a try. It is in South West Berkeley, closer to Emeryville than downtown Berkeley. The food was delicious--great vegetarian menu. We ordered several appetizers and split a main course and each dish...More

1  Thank Margot K
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just got back from Bologna and we've been hesitant to eat Italian food here in the US ever since. But, we decided RC would be our first stop in over two months and were we pleased. The scallops were briny and...More

1  Thank DavilaDC
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Met a friend here for lunch. The pasta is all fresh made and so wonderful. I had tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce. Absolutely wonderful. My friend had home-made (well restaurant made) ravioli with a great sauce. The best part was the portions were great size -...More

Thank MonetaReviewer
Reviewed 6 July 2016

A favorite restaurant of some friends, we ate here on a weekday evening. Although we sat indoors, they have a small seating area outside as well. All the dishes were well made and delicious. Small selection of options but excellent variety - something for everyone...More

Thank Zutaloo
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Terrific house made pasta, perfect portions, solid wine list, friendly service. All reasons we keep coming back to this wonderful local restaurant. We've been going for years and the quality has not relented.

Thank kzmckeown
Reviewed 17 June 2016

As a gluten free diner my choices at Italian restaurants are usually quite limited. I was so happy to learn that all the pasta sauces on the menu could be coupled with gluten free garbanzo pasta. The serving was huge and topped with fresh parmesan,...More

1  Thank Ruth T
Reviewed 15 June 2016

My friends and I are always on the lookout for a restaurant with great food where we can actually converse. (And park nearby.) Alas, with high restaurant turnover in the Bay Area, some of our favorites have gone out of business. We recently discovered Riva...More

Thank berkeleybeetle
Reviewed 14 June 2016

In a quiet area of town = easy parking, this place is worth the trip. Excellent food at reasonable prices. forget the chains and the "hot" spots. If you want a great neighborhood place this is it.

Thank ralphw447
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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