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Riva Cucina

800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-2742
+1 510-841-7482
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“panna cotta” (8 reviews)
“pasta” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-2742
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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
Reviewed 11 May 2015

My wife and I have been to Italy many times, and had the opportunity to live in different regions of Italy for extended periods of time. We certainly enjoy Italian food, and the often underappreciated regionality of food in Italy. My wife had been to...More

1  Thank Andreas G
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Great little spot to find online! My wife and I went here this past Friday right before the Alvin Ailey ballet. It was awesome! We were the first to arrive so we received a lot of attention. The food from the appetizers down to the...More

1  Thank sharae g
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Tucked away in an industrial and artists loft area is an authentically Italian restaurant with cooking by an Italian chef. Having travelled in Italy on several occasions, I can say the food is very similar in the admirable simplicity and quality experienced there. The space...More

1  Thank pksa
Reviewed 3 March 2015

This restaurant is off the beaten path, in an industrial area just north of Ashby. It is owned by a young couple - he is in the kitchen, she runs the front of the house. The restaurant can be noisy, so ask to sit in...More

Thank nevertooold53
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Our Valentines Day dinner at Riva Cucina in Berkeley, CA was beyond excellent. It is my practice to avoid going to a restaurant on holidays such as Mothers Day, New Years, and Valentines Day. Generally, I find that the menu is inadequate, the service is...More

Thank Jerrold B
Reviewed 1 January 2015

This was our first time at Riva Cucina - don't know how we missed it after 6+ years in Berkeley - and it won't be our last. They featured a special menu for New Years Eve. I had the black cod/muscle/clam zuppa and my wife...More

1  Thank On-the-road-again79
Reviewed 30 November 2014

Hosted a retirement dinner for 9 at Riva. I preordered some appetizers and pastas. Top notch. All the pastas were perfect, the Fungi and the sausage ones most memorable. The local Petrale Sole was super fresh and done just to the point of cooked. I...More

Thank Randy E
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Off the beaten path, it's in a historical brick building that housed the Durkee Spice Co. Oh & be amazed- there is parking!!! We took our daughter & bf there for her birthday. She & I had the lamb shank over polenta. Hubby had the...More

Thank Cindi8
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Fredrica P
15 February 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
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
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