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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 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
  • "Nice setting. Good food. But, overpriced. Similar quality food to be found at more reasonable prices."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Spectacular. Amazing service and the food was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I've eaten lunch and dinner at Rivabella. Everything I've had was tasty. I'd go back. It's a great place to meet for business or pleasure. And you've got a choice of parking -- inside the adjacent office building or via valet parking."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Rivabella! I found the staff to be friendly and helpful, the venue is gorgeous and the food was outstanding. I had the amazing risotto that they mix in an aged cheese wheel and my friend had the best scallops I've ever had. Really a great experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Rivabella makes the best meatballs I have EVER eaten. The black truffle Risotto was absolutely amazing. Although it's pricey, it's well worth it. The waiters and bus boys were all awesome. This place cracks and we will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "great food, service and a friendly knowledgeable staff- not romantic"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Definitely excellent food, and service. Prices match, and even exceed what one expects. Wines are overpriced beyond reasonable, or unreasonable, however selection is great if money is no object (I would say that while some restaurants double wine prices, this one prefers a multiple of 5 or greater). Good impression overall."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "RivaBella was the first restaurant my girlfriends and I ate at for our first trip to Los Angeles, and we were not disappointed! Such a beautiful place with an amazing ambiance. We arrived an hour before our reservation and were prepared to wait in the bar area, instead the hostess was wonderful with getting us a table right then. The waitress was incredibly sweet and helpful. Our cocktails and meals could not have been better!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014