Caffe Riace is a perfect place for group dining, meetings, wine tasting or any other special events. We offer private dining rooms for groups of 10 to 25 people, semi-private room for 35, and the most beautiful patio that accommodate up to 180 guests. Our menu brings european flavors to your party.View Private Dining Details
The restaurant’s founder and longtime owner is a gracious and welcoming Old World host, and he is supported by a solid kitchen and an able and efficient wait staff. Riace delivers a dependable menu anchored in traditional Italian fare, and the large outdoor space, with the owner’s vintage Vespas “parked” by a fountain and his vintage Fiat at the entrance, evokes the atmosphere of a ristorante in an Italian piazza. Molto bene!
Food was delicious! We also thought the corkage fee at $20 was fair and just right.
Possibly the worst service I have ever experienced. We had to track down the waiter every time we needed something (including ordering drinks, dinner, and the check). The place was absolutely empty aside from my table and two others. One of us ordered wine from the menu, and 20 minutes later after tracking the waiter down, we were told that wine was unavailable followed by a flurry of excuses. It started getting cold, and we asked to have the outdoor heater nearby turned on. The one closest to us didn’t work, so they grabbed another and dragged it, metal on concrete, through the patio, hitting umbrellas and almost one of us along the way. This was a horrible experience, and the unfortunate part is that the food was not bad, by any standard. We will not be returning, regardless.
Great place! All of the staff and owner Francisco were super friendly and attentive. We sat outside and the courtyard is beautiful.
What a fantastic meal. Not crowded but such a wonderful place!
The manager insisted on opening and giving me a small bottle of mango prosecco, which I would never have ordered. I appreciated the gesture and was a good sport and tried it. Both my friend and I thought it was on the House, and were surprised to be billed $10 for the prosecco we hadn't ordered.
Our servers were nice. However, our service was very slow (approx 10 mins before we received water, approx 25+ mins before we received drinks, 40+ mins before we were able to order food). The room was very warm and we ultimately had to open a window. The food was average and didnt offer the freshness Ive come to expect as an Italian and dining in the Bay Area.
Initially seated without menus, bad cork lead to challenges w/ wine, of the two entrees, one was wrong, and despite telling waiter no dessert or coffee, it took
forever to get the check. When we did, nothing was comped / discounted ...
My husband and I have gone to Caffe Riace for years and we were delighted to bring friends for their first time! Everything was as wonderful as we have come to expect (though I was a bit concerned based on some of the recent reviews). The only thing that seemed strange was that several of the items on the menu were not available. My girlfriend had to try three different orders to get one that the chef had available. It left her thinking that Caffe Riace was maybe winding down, which would be a terrible disappointment to us! Thanks you for giving us such a nice evening!
It's always nice to be on the patio!
One of my favorites places
We haven't been to Caffe Riace in some time and were pleasantly surprised by augmentations to decor, sculpture in the garden. Our server aimed to please and the food and wine were delicious.
The outdoor dining was lovely with fountains and statues. It was quiet and serene. Wait staff were great. Food was OK. Thought prices were a bit high for lunch. We all ordered appetizers for the main course. There was enough to eat but flavor was just OK. Excellent expresso!!!
Great place tucked away from crowds. Great food, service, and no push to turn over tables. Lovely place for nice, quiet outdoor dinner
You guys need help, server was beyond bad, ruined entire meal...
Where are the owners??
No one is minding the ship, don't bother going
Thank you OpenTable for introducing me to this lovely place, the outside seating area was great with a beautiful water fountain, the service was amazing and each dish was perfectly made.
I'm marking it as my new favorite.
Wonderful food and ambiance. Terrible service. We were ignored for twenty minutes, forty until a bottle of wine we ordered came out and two hours for our entrees to arrive. After having enjoyed this restaurant for years, we were highly disappointed in this experience
A really great restaurant. Romantic, great food, the patio is lovely and the owner or manager is spot on personable. It's worth trying to find...
Even though the restaurant was not crowded, our service was awful and ruined how great the food was.
We arrived at Caffe Riace for our reservation last Sunday. No one there, door to kitchen locked with a chain, one table still had wine glasses but nothing set for dinner. Several other dinner groups of guests arrived and were surprised like us that the restaurant was deserted...no notification of why. Will probably not go back.
We have been at this restaurant several times and haven't been there in over a year. Unfortunately either they changed management or servers, our server could barely smile at us and it was over 40 before we received our bill. There were only 5 other tables of other guests.