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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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“panna cotta” (8 reviews)
“pasta” (21 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-2742
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We had early reservations that were easy to make on their website. We were seated promptly. The food was excellent, but the portion was pretty small. There was no bread, or breadsticks. Usually I don't get an appetizer or salad because the portion size at...More

Thank laurie c
Reviewed 2 January 2016

I suppose the secret about this place has been out for some time. Still, we love it so much that I'm reluctant to broadcast the news. It really does deserve the highest praise. The last two meals we had there were superb, as was the...More

Thank janeyre
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This charming restaurant in an old former industrial building in southwest Berkeley offers unusual salads, pastas, and main dishes. The portions are generous. When I go with friends we usually share a couple of appetizers among four of us! The wine list boasts some unusual...More

Thank Filiz510
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I love this place. A challenge for restaurants is consistency. I've been going to Riva Cucina for several years and their dishes are wonderful and if you order something you had before because you loved it (like their Bolognese), you get what you remembered. The...More

Thank NYY07
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We enjoyed a great post-holidays staff dinner at Riva Cucina. The service is attentive,but not intrusive and the food is not fussy; professionally and cleanly plated. The menu Features local, organic products. I love their panzanella (bread salad) and can't get enough of the tagliatelle...More

Thank penguinpear
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Wonderful! We started with the Antipasto which was good variety. My wife had the Bolognese and I had the sautéed Alaska wild coho salmon with capers. Both cooked to perfection! They have an excellent wine list. This restaurant is a hidden gem!

Thank 479bear
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

We eat lunch here every now and then. Great food! Good service, small portions though compare to the price. The outdoor area is really nice and relaxing. Definitely the best food in the area! Would love to come back after work hours to try the...More

Thank Marica V
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful meal with family & a friend! Nice, but smallish wine list (no booze yet) with excellent food. Risotto was great as was the scallopini. Excellent service.

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This restaurant, tucked quietly away on a dead end street just a few blocks past Berkeley Bowl West, is a treasure! It was our first time there tonight, but it sure won't be our last. Every bite was a beautiful burst of Italian flavor. I'm...More

1  Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Setting: Somewhat hidden in the Berkeley Aquatic business park center. Industrial with high ceilings on the inside. Nice outdoor seating. Parking could be a challenge during the week in the business hours. Food: Italian - Berkeley style with focus on local and organic. Very nice...More

Thank Fernando B
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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