La Riv Kitchen & Bar
Our pizza oven was imported from Italy and is a true “wood only” burning pizza oven using oak to provide you an authentic Italian pizza experience.
All pasta is freshly handmade daily for a truly amazing taste and texture profile.
Do not forget to explore the high end; climate controlled wine cellar to find the perfect wine. The onsite wine director and owner, Vira will be more than happy to help you pick the perfect vino to enhance your elegant meal.
Prime Filet Mignon
13 oz Dry Aged Prime Ribeye, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Red Wine Demi Sauce
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
As always the food was delicious. Usually the service is impeccable. This time we were seated and our waiter took a long time to return. He was pleasant enough but REALLY could have made the experience by being upbeat and putting a smile on. We have been to La Riv before and the waiter MADE the difference!
Good food and service. It was a perfect place for a special night out.
Expensive. For 2 steaks and 1 salad it was over $100.
Food was great, ambiance was great, but the waitress lacked. I also mentioned a birthday with my reservation, but nothing was done during our dinner.
Table was ready at the time of the reservation. Waitress was new and very pleasant. If she didn't know something she was honest, acknowledged it, returned promptly with an answer or explanation.
We had a wonderful experience. Kitty was a really nice waitress. I invited really picky eaters and they were impressed with flavor, presentation, atmosphere, freshness and cost.
I will be back and bring my Master Chef husband. Keep it going LA RIV!!!
Great food! Nice celebration for my daughters 18th birthday !
We had a great experience at La Riv. The service was great, food exceeded our expectations and the ambiance was lovely.
Great food. Friendly staff.
Everything was great and I will continue to come for important business related meals. The food was wonderful and my guests were impressed. They will become customers.
The ambiance was very nice, we had a table next to the window. We ordered appetizers, salmon dip and meatballs. The meatballs taste like Chef Boyardee and the salmon dip was definitely store bought. Our entrees lacked flavor and were a bit greasy but the overall experience was okay. Maybe we will return, but definitely for something different on the menu.
Food and service were excellent as always!
Nice place with good cocktails and wine list as well. Food was great.
Will be back
The entire staff is friendly and efficient. Quality is unusually good for this area of Texas.
Excellent food and service.
My wife and I had a wonderful evening with fantastic service and food. We will be returning for another date night soon and referring our friends/family for a delicious experience.
Great drinks and food. One of the best places in Temple.
While the food was amazing the noise level was very high. Our waiter obviously thought when paying cash the customer didn't want money back so ended up with a $10.00 tip on a $30.00 tab from one of us and then a normal tip from the one using a card.
Our waiter was Tom and he made the experience very much worth it.
Our waiter was slow but very good. I believe he had a large group which probably occupied much of his time.
This was our first return in many years. I had the NY Strip, wedge and mashed potatoes. Food was much better than I remembered. The candied bacon on the wedge was a treat. Service was good and they were very busy. The bad: the noise is so loud we couldn’t even talk. They would benefit greatly with any one of the following:
1. Carpet the floor
2. Installing a “drop” acoustical ceiling
3. Installing decorative banners to act banners
We’ll give them one more try but it will be midweek. Hopefully the sound goes down a little.
The waitress was outstanding and was a great addition to our night out. She was very involved and ensured we were well taken care of
The atmosphere at La Riv was very nice. It was quiet and we seated by a window. The wine lists were extensive with top of the line choices. They also had single malt scotch for my husband, which is something he really enjoys. We both had steaks. I had the filet mignonette and Jerry had the rib-eye. They cooked to perfection along with the garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. The dinner was excellent.
We also had dessert. I had their Cheesecake which was excellent and their house made bread pudding was also fantastic.
The food and service were excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant.
Had a wonderful meal. Had a special menu for Easter. Will be coming back soon.
Easter lunch with family.
Great service and food was the best
Very good recommendations by a friend which did not disappoint!! Will return again.
Prior experiences had been better. Waitress mentioned they were slammed with Comedy Club orders. Shrimp scampi very salty and not a large portion. Service was slow. One person's dessert was brought out as our checks were given to us. Tried to cancel order but it was too late. Waitress had a very hard time figuring out the receipt for 4 couples, even though we went over it 3 times, she still got it wrong.
Great food, good value!
39th anniversary dinner. First meal out since snowvid 21. Filet perfectly cooked. Waitress friendly and it was very welcoming and warm after no heat for 5 days. Love that owner contributes to community!
Great atmosphere and food.
They canceled our reservation but unfortunately caught it and called them in time! It was our anniversary. Our table was right outside the kitchen and they kept carrying food over our heads to take a short cut to the other side of the dinning room. The expeditor in the kitchen had her hair down and was wearing an outdoor coat for half of service and kept touching her face and hair and then package to go orders or touch plates. The service staff kept adjusting their masks and not washing their hands. I’m not a germaphobe, but with covid going on it was a concern. The food was good, though and I do like the place overall.
Excited for their New Years Eve menu. Sadly disappointed. Spoke with the owner who was rude and couldn’t handle the truth about the quality of the food.
It was an okay experience. The food was okay, definitely not worth the price. They atmosphere was rather loud with kids running in and out of the kitchen. The cocktails weren’t great, definitely could improve. Overall experience wasn’t bad, but definitely over priced for the food/drinks you receive.
It took about 15 minutes before the waiter came to our table. The desert menu looked like it had been through ww2, the tables were very sticky and not the cleanest. The food was good.
Nice place, appetizers were good. The braised beef ribs were excellent. Good wine selection and reasonable prices. We will definitely come back.
The food was excellent!
La Riv Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (254) 231-3661.
La Riv Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.