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Riva Cucina
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Ranked #24 of 757 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th Street
Reviewed 1 March 2017

For our anniversary, we chose to come to Riva Cucina. There were four in our party so we were able to share as well as accommodate the vegetarians from the red meat folks. Imagine our delight when the prosecco we ordered came on the house because we noted in our Open Table reservation that it was our 37th anniversary. The wait person made suggestions of wine by the glass. One of the wines here, a Lambrusco, is a stand out.

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This was our second visit and, unfortunately, it was not much better than the first one about 2 years ago. The dining room is nicely set up in a fairly spare, modern way and the service was very good. However, the food failed to impress, although its quality was quite adequate. The California halibut had the coarse texture of Alaskan halibut rather than the fine texture of the local fish and smelled a bit fishy. Its preparation was quite ordinary. The porchetta was also quite adequate but uninspired. Wines tend to be on the expensive side, with high mark-ups.

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Reviewed 28 December 2016

We went as a party of 8 on a rainy night. The food was very good and the service was attentive. AND I LOVED my glass of wine. This was a nice, more intimate place for a group of colleagues to have dinner. A little quieter than other spots. Everyone was happy.

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Thank alison n
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Everything about this restaurant is superb. The ambiance, the decor, the service, the food. We've been there twice, and each time every member of our party was blown away by the experience.

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Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is fine northern Italian cuisine prepared and served with grace and care in a funky environment. I can't wait to return.

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Thank Calvin B
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