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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

    Dinner

    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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • ""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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "great food, service and a friendly knowledgeable staff- not romantic"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is NOT Angelini OSteria. this was the worst meal we have had in a long time in Los Angeles. We were very disappointed."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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
  • "Our reservation was for 7:00PM on a Saturday night. Service and food were outstanding. Very attentive staff. Competitive prices and a great wine list. By 8:30PM, the beautiful garden dining room had filled up, as had the bar area, filled with older gentlemen and their "nieces". The restaurant went from being a restaurant into a MAW (Model, Actress, Whatever) parade of tiny black dresses, six-inch heels and an average age of 23. Example: Six MAW's in a booth drinking and noshing, with guys sending over drinks. The younger guys looking for love were the basic gold chain-bling crowd. If you want to be a Hollywood hipster, RivaBella is your kind of place after 8:30PM. Come early to enjoy the beautiful room and great food."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Cozy and tucked away, felt like we were in a different place entirely. Extremely good and knowledgeable server and the food was amazing---as we think it always is. Honestly have never had a bite of anything at RivaBella that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. A very nice evening in a great spot with superb service."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The pasta dish I had was amazing. The table was split on the monkfish- one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didnt quite mesh. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.""
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This place is amazing! After eating there twice for lunch I decided to go there for dinner. The food is world class. From the baby kale salad, truffle pizza, branzino fish, risotto or the carbonara pasta, all these dishes are the best that I have ever had. I highly recommend that you try it!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Riva Bella is very special. The service is impeccable and the ambiance is delightful. As a vegetarian, I wish there were more options on the menu but the waiter was so helpful, it's a restaurant that is very adaptable"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Friday night reservation. I expected the food to come out in really small portions, but that was not the case. Big portions came with everything we ordered. Tuna tartare was good but they should get the recipe from their sister restaurant Boa. I had the lobster and that was out of this world delicious and huge. My date had the veal parmigiana and he said it was delicious. The place is full of beautiful people taking pics of their food. It's loud. So loud that I could hardly carry a conversation with my date and the tables are super small. Our server Aaron was really nice, friendly and cool, thank goodness because he took over the table from a not so friendly server that was annoyed because we were not drinking."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Its a great place for a big party. Dining there is a little more quiet. Such a huge space it is hard to fill. Food is good though was rushed out, main course was put down as starter was taken away. We were in and out in an hour which would have been great if we were in a rush. Would go again but maybe in a bigger group."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I thought when Hamburger Hamlet closed that we lost one of our best friends, but Riva Bella has become one of my most favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. From the pleasant parking attendant, to the hostess, waiter, etc. the experience is what fine dining should be like."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Had heard a lot of good things about restaurant went on a Sunday eve not too many guests. Food was average at best. Service was efficient but not knowledgeable about menu or how to serve. When we ordered a pasta dish and an entre, waitress asked if we wanted them at the same time. Food was tasty but temperature was not correct. Both pasta were lukewarm. As we're scallops for nature. I ordered lamb chop medium rare and they came out rare. Certainly not up to quality of a top restaurant. Overall very dissapointing."
    Dined on 2/23/2014