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Riva Restaurant

116 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1318
+1 781-545-5881
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“short ribs” (4 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
116 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good meal here after considering all of the other options on Trip Advisor. We were seated immediately on a Monday night. There was no one else in the restaurant for about a half hour, guess people don't eat as early as we do...More

Thank jcmcgg13
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We had the pizza it was very good nice thin crust We also had the calzone. I would recommend it to everyone

Thank 915kathleeny
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I had purchased a Groupon for Riva's. We made an early reservation (5:30PM) and were seated quickly. We sat in the dining room which is at the Front Street facing side. There only a few other parties and the service was prompt and friendly. Our...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We came upon this restaurant on a rainy Wednesday night. There were only a few people inside but it was warm and inviting. We had a short ribs papardell and a veal rollatini. The meals were very tasty and the wine was reasonably priced. We...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The bar was packed, where we typically like to be seated, but without a reservation we were seated in the cozy dining room with our fingers crossed. We have been disappointed in the "customer service" attitude of this local eatery for the past couple years...More

1  Thank Sherrie L
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Clearly a favorite in town. The bar in the back provides a warm, intimate atmosphere which lends itself to a chat over drinks and dinner with friends or whoever you’re sitting next to. The capacity is just about right for listening and being heard in...More

Thank blue7000
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Date night, family night, friends night out - all occur at Riva. Such warm and welcoming staff. Ever changing and always scrumptious meals. Reasonably priced. Only negative is that more people have started going here and can now be tough to get a table.

1  Thank jt777Boston
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We've been going to Riva for 16 years. The cozy dining room and pub side bar are both great places for any night. While they have some standout dishes, eggplant rollatini, we've never had a bad meal there! The service is always good but especially...More

Thank MarvLes3
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were visiting Scituate to meet our new grandson and got food to go. It was very good and the amount of food was ample. I know it is one of our son's and daughter-in-law's favorites to both go to and get takeout.

Thank vberthiaume
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Cozy restaurant and bar on quaint Scituate Front Street. Good, usually great, food. Interesting choices in a variety of price ranges. Summertime dining al fresco on patio.

Thank sallydT2412TE
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1318
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Scituate
  • Phone Number: +1 781-545-5881
  • E-mail
Riva Restaurant is Italian/New American restaurant located in downtown scenic Scituate Harbor. Our dining is romantic & charming while our separate bar area is like a rustic beach bar. Enjoy our outdoor patio with live music all summer long!! Riva uses only fresh ingredients and offers excellent dinner specials 7 nights a week.
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