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Riva Cucina

800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-2742
+1 510-841-7482
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“panna cotta” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
DETAILS
800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710-2742
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Melt in your mouth, little pillows of creamy yumminess - that's the gnocchi at Riva Cucina. And the parsley pasta dish was crisp and bursting with flavor. Riva Cucina is a hidden gem tucked off of busy 7th/Ashby. A wonderful spot for date night, girls...More

Thank gj726
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We chose this place because it was close to where we were staying, and we had just had arrived after a long flight. Glad we did, the Prosciutto Burata starter was tasty and plentiful, the Gnocchi with lamb shoulder was excellent (should've been more of...More

Thank Espen S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This restaurant is not cheap, but the food is good and well-prepared. We've eaten here a few times and not been disappointed.

Thank Robb1n419
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...More

Thank judeym
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,...More

Thank patrick1125
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank alison n
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.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 21 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.

Thank Canadiantraveler8888
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is an excellent little Italian restaurant. It is out of the way in what looks like an old industrial area. But its well worth the effort to find. The menu is short but filled with classics. Staff are very helpful. The room is tastefully...More

Thank djfowler
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Off the beaten track but worth finding it. Excellent when we dined there. Good wine list. Ask for a table away from the door/draft if it's cold out.

Thank GPToak
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Fredrica P
Do you have any gluten free pastas?
15 February 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
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