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RivaBella Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rivabellarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (310) 278-2060
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm


    Monday & Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am

    Happy Hour

    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gino Angelini
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from RivaBella
Introducing RivaBella West Hollywood, a fine-dining Italian concept in partnership with renowned chef Gino Angelini that features a sprawling indoor-outdoor space, evocative of stepping into a rustic Tuscan farmhouse accented by sleek, ultra-stylish contemporary elements. RivaBella honors traditional, ingredient-based Italian fare and classic techniques, while embracing a dynamic, modern approach to the dining experience. With a lushly landscaped 2,800-square-foot al fresco dining area and expansive wine cave, guests can experience a taste of Italy while overlooking the Sunset Strip.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our 3rd awesome meal there! We love it. Great with friends or family or for date night!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "RivaBella is one of those restaurants that, if you know what to order, and you go in with an open mind, you're going to have an amazing evening. The staff is top notch, the food is superb, and ambience is outstanding, all pulled together for a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Dropped by this italian restaurant on the way to LAX, found it by accident. Ground floor of an office building, but has a very nice lush outside dining area with trees, and an overhead arbor. I had the Nidi di Rondine, and my friend had Bacantini. Both were fantastic, and very reasonably priced. Service was excellent, all servers look after all tables."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food - delicious. Get the mushroom risotto and you won't regret it. The other entrees were ok. The server was extremely pushy, and not in a fun way. I honestly thought he might yell at me if I didn't order his suggestion. Not the most pleasant service experience. But the ambiance is lovely."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Having managed Manhattan bars for a decade, I always hope the servers will be welcoming and AT LEAST introduce themselves. Our waiter never told us his name, forgot my boyfriends drink after he was reminded 3 times, was in NO rush to check up on is after our food came, and dropped the check In the center of the table as if it were a wet rag and walked away. The sad thing is, I know there is a waitress/waiter out there who actually needs the money and needs the job at such an amazing place like Rivabella, but won't get hired because this guy is just putting gratuity on everything and making a great living. Nobody should he entitled to a job like this."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The hostess killed it at first. Not very nice. The waiter made up for it and even offered to buy us dessert for our anniversary (though he later forgot to take it off our check) since he forgot to keep my husbands salad dressing on the side. Oh well. On the way out the hostess seemed more pleasant."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This is a beautiful restaurant. However, the frightfully expensive food was mediocre at best. More importantly, we were not treated well. The staff is very unprofessional. We requested a patio table, but were escorted past several empty tables on the patio to a small, noisy room in the rear. When I asked about the patio, we were told it had been booked "for months." Months? Really? The room to which we were shown was clearly the place they seat everyone under 21 and over 40. The acoustics were so poor we could barely converse. Our server had a poor attitude; she scowled and mumbled through the whole evening. The have a bunch of gimmicky table-side dishes. Don't fall for the show."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Had a wonderful booth, a terrific waiter and good food and drinks."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Our reservation was at 9:15. We got there 10 min early and still had to wait 25 minutes."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We went there as a party of 7, and we had a great time. The service was wonderful, and the food was very good. Everyone enjoyed their food."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Absolutely loved this place. We had lunch on a Tuesday and we were surprised by the beautiful open garden surroundings, the comfy booths, food and service was great."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Loved everything about this place. Was worried it was going to be pretentious and overrated food but it turned out to be excellent in every way. Extremely polite and attentive personal service, and really really good food. Portions are large so order sparingly if you're a small eater. Music was buzzy enough to be lively, but not too loud so you can't hear yourself talk. Such a fabulous restaurant, I'd definitely come back again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We loved the ambiance and the food !!!! Thomas was awesome attending. The liquid nitrogen ice team was a fun viewing experience and very tasty"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It's pretty remarkable to see no hint of the former Hamburger Hamlet space. Phenomenal transformation! RivaBella has great food with impressive portions. The corn chowder and carbonara pasta were outstanding. And the ambiance is gorgeous. It's rare to find a pairing of great food with a stunning backdrop. Unfortunately, we're not rushing back. We waited nearly 40 minutes for a 9:00 p.m. reservation."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Sunlit patio with plenty of shade, one of the loveliest spots in town. Food terrific, interesting choices and large portions. Our waiter gave us great service and was knowledgeable about everything, food, history of place, their wine list. Very quiet as it was a small amount of people lunching which surprised us. When its full the noise level is buzzy."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Riva Bella is a great special occasion restaurant. It ain't cheap, but it's worth what you spend! Food was absolutely delicious, I can highly recommend the Octopus as a starter - but everything that all four of us had was really good. Service by Jason the Waiter was very professional but he was also willing to roll with the punches at our table and he had a great sense of humor. We stayed a good three hours and just had a great time with friends and enjoyed great food and a great all-around experience. Also, the patio is beautiful - I know this restaurant was red-hot when it first opened but they weren't full this night - not sure why because it's better than a lot of similarly priced restaurants in WH/BH."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Wonderful experience, great choices by the sous chef"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Love this place. Great ambiance and consistent experience."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I highly recommend this restaurant for it's beautiful décor, fabulous menu and great service. I recommend the corn soup, tuna tartare, and nidi pasta. Make room for dessert too!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant w/ great service. Everything we had was wonderful. The special ice cream desert was terrific. Recommend the risotto w/ porcini mushrooms done in the parmargian wheel."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Our first visit was near opening of the restaurant and was very loud and crowd was more bar scene noisey. We have since come back twice and learned to go early in the week and found the service,food and noise level very acceptable. I believe they continue to refine the menu and keep their offerings interesting. What they offer is done extremely well and the room is a wonderful atmosphere to dine and converse."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Great service, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Impressive wine selection and very good food. The menu only looks small, the portions are almost enough for two."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Beautiful ambience. Tuna Tartare is excellent. But the rest of the food is just okay. Nothing special. The desserts are good though"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "RivaBella is GORGEOUS...truly a special location and ambiance, and worth visiting just for the beautiful patio setting. Stunning room - one of the best patios in LA. The service is exceptional, and the ambiance is outstanding...both worthy of 5 stars. Their cocktails and food are very good and worthy of 4 stars. We sampled a few of their specialty house cocktails, and each were good, not great. We enjoyed the following dishes: Octopus salad (excellent; must try); Prosciutt O E Burrata (very good); Kale salad (average); Risotto with Mushrooms (excellent; must try); Mixed wild mushrooms (very good). We were a bit rushed, and did not get to sample their main courses nor desserts, but hope to be back to give them a try."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "great looking place. excellent service. regular food."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We love this restaurant for its beautiful setting. It doesn't really matter where you sit, because it is lovely from every angle. The food is interesting and always delicious. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I have been there many times and have always had a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Cool decor. Convenient location. Menu is limited. Portions are small---and prices are high for small portions. I didn't find any of the food choices we ordered to be amazing. We did the nitrogen ice cream for dessert- eye catching but again super small portions! Service was adequate---but we didn't feel well taken care of. The hostess was a bit snobby. We asked for a booth when the restaurant was empty (6:15 pm) and we were there for a bday. They snubbed us and then gave in. Weird. Bread guy was nice. Decor is really hip."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our favorite Italian restaurant was closed for Memorial day so we took a shot at a place that was new for us but in our neighborhood. We liked everything about it...the waiters, the food, the comfortable table, but for me I loved the light and open space. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "This is my first review but we have been exploring new restaurants for date night & fun to get outside of our goto spots. we decided to include our kids in the hunt for great food for family dinners as well but fining dining and kids ?? like many Europeans, family dining is important quality time for us. So we went to Riva Bella and they couldn't have been more attentive. The patio is gorgeous and they made according to our 7 year old thin crust pizza critic "the best pizza he has had". (No small claim) Our 16 month old girl enjoyed the fresh blueberries. The steak was cooked to perfection and the wine list is extensive. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • ""I love the atmosphere of this place, I definitely would return to try more dishes. The shrimp risotto was amazing, very rich in taste. Service es excellent "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The whole restaurant is beautiful, with comfy banquet seating inside, and a gorgeous large patio area. I would go for one of the booths outside. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about all the menu items. Everyone in our party loved what they ordered, including desserts."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The ambiance is stellar but unfortunately the food was just okay, and our server was a diva."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Beautiful décor,love the outdoor setting and fireplace. excellent service, good food. Try the ice cream made at the table. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "After three visits here, Riva Bella has become our favorite restaurant in L.A. and Orange Counties. We "grade" food so as to avoid making the same mistake twice and this restaurant has more A++ grades than anywhere else, pretty much literally. Marche Moderne and Republique are close seconds then Tar and Roses. (LA rules for restaurants!) We still can't believe a hip and high style restaurant serves the highest level food - unlike the two high style Fig and Olives, for example. Don't miss these appetizers: Lobster tortellini with broccoli cream, roasted octopus, spinach salad with mushrooms and balsamic, lobster ricotta (nice quantity of lobster), mushroom pizza. The blueberry crostada will make you sing! Great wine Good service "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Don't miss the opportunity to finally experience someone service outstanding octopus. The past portions are perfect. Service was unforgettable. Wind list off the chart."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "It was great finally getting to go to Riva Bella. I first dined with Chef Gino Angelini @ Rex downtown many years ago, and subsequently Vicenti, La Terza, Angelini Osteria and now Riva Bella. His food is always spot on and a pleasure to behold and consume!!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "I had to leave early, but my friends stayed for about 2 hours. Nice good. Great service! I will be back! ))"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "4 for dinner @7:00 Saturday ,a great experience. A wonderful reception...Giorgio was in the house and introduced us to Chef a Luigi. The tuna tartare starter was excellent, as was the grlled branzino. What a terrific presentation. The grilled shrimp were a bit mushy...and the hearts of palm salad a bit ordinary...bottom line, we look forward to Returning!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Even though I made a reservation with a request for the patio they put us in an empty section behind the bar where no one was sitting. The whole point of eating there is to sit in their outdoor patio which is 90% of the restaurant seating. When I requested to sit there they said there were all reserved for the rest of the evening.... however I witnessed many tables that were never occupied throughout our dining. Clearly this is a "place" that caters to those they know or who they want to impress. food is way overpriced - the soup of the day, carrot was $14, really! The pasta portions are very small with big price tags encouraging you to get more food - most of the meat and fish dishes hovered around $45++ . What a waste of time!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014