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La Riv Kitchen & Bar

4.7
4.7
239 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak
We offer a seasonal menu to ensure you receive only the freshest ingredients year round.

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (254) 231-3661

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Vira Chudasma

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, La Riv Italian Cuisine can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Vira Chudasma: (888) 981-3870

  • Neighborhood

    Temple

  • Cross street

    West Adams Avenue

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 239 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Good for business meals

  • Central Texas

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. TD

    TrevorD

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent many a meal here. Service is great, food is fantastic and when they don’t have a live band it’s a great date night spot. Highly recommend Wednesdays for pasta night.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The hostess who sat me was very personable and sweet. You could tell she makes a point to get to know people. She made me feel welcome (I solo eat) and even though I offered to eat at the bar that had plenty openings available she stated that she already had a great spot waiting for me. And it was great. It allowed me to people watch, take in the ambiance and be by myself all at once. The waitress was possibly new and maybe shy but was good and knowledgeable about the menu. She wasn’t talkative but she also wasn’t overly bothersome. I’d definitely go back for a date or solo again.
  3. D

    Dick

    Houston

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food outstanding service!
  4. C

    Carrie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The atmosphere at LA Riv is very nice, and the wine selection is wonderful! My food this time was good but not great: the snapper could have been a little more flavorful. I did thoroughly enjoy the roasted sweet potato.
  5. N

    Noxid

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food great service! Pizza was outstanding!
  6. BS

    BenjaminS

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good especially the braised short rib pasta
  7. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    The food here is great! It’s definitely a bit pricey but definitely worth it. Everything was fine with our experience only our waiter was horrible. Only saw him twice. 0/0 for customer service.
  8. AC

    AnthonyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dinning experience. Fresh lobster and steak was delicious. Celebrated 28 years of marriage.
  9. SG

    SabrinaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Not too much to choose from on the menu but it was a nice place to celebrate my birthday.
  10. JC

    JudyC

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is delicious, definitely overpriced, but a nice restaurant in this neighborhood,
  11. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and so was the service! Such a great place—will be back for sure!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It was a great date night with my hubby. The variety was great and the ambiance was on point.
  13. SD

    SharonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. The food is pricey, but worth every penny. I will definitely be a return customer.
  14. BB

    BrianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were pleasantly surprised at all aspects of this dining experience. Menu selection was great. So many different choices. We were able to order meals that fit our healthy eating choices. The service was Johnny on the spot. Joey was patient and answered all our questions about food choices and the manner of how they were prepared. Our appetizer was presented quickly and our meals arrived as we finished the appetizer. The bill was actually less than we expected, but well worth the price. I will almost guarantee that we will return sometime in the future. Everything was phenomenal! Thank you!
  15. CA

    CATHIS

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live close to La Riv and go there often. It is one of our favorite places for a great meal!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time with our family. We started at Bombay two doors down, (owned by the same people )for drinks and moved on to La Riv for dinner. Wow what a lovely place and fantastic food. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. For a person with celiac they made it a breeze to order! We will be returning for sure!! We loved it!
  17. HW

    HaleeW

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed date night with my husband. The food was great but definitely over priced 12 dollars for a side of macaroni is a little much. Wish the tables were a little more separated felt crowded. But great service and clean.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quality food indeed. It was first time dining there and will not be the last.
  19. L

    Lovegoodfood

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Date night with my wife. Great evening - service was exceptional. Temple has a new great place to enjoy a great steak! Our sides were plentiful! Shrimp scampi appetizer was delicious! We will be back!
  20. JK

    JoshuaK

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Local artist we enjoy was performing so we gave it a shot. Delicious food and nice staff, drinks were good as well! Will definitely be back.
  21. DG

    DebbieG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy going to La Riv. They have wonderful food and a really nice atmosphere. Joey did a great job keeping up with us and enduring my husbands joking around. Worth the visit.
  22. RA

    RandyA

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! Server was excellent!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we have had in a while…and we dine very well! Highly recommend!
  24. MI

    MICe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good experience. Enjoy eating there. Half roasted chicken is delicious.
  25. JS

    JulieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fabulous night with fabulous food and drink!
  26. TV

    TexasVeggie

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious wedge salad and veggie pizza. They make tiramisu in house and it is the best I’ve ever enjoyed.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Love this place great food and great service

    La Riv Kitchen & BarResponded on June 29, 2022Thank you for your feedback Vira

  28. B

    Barbara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating staff to assist diners with special needs. The meal was as delicious as it looked.

    La Riv Kitchen & BarResponded on June 29, 2022Barbara Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your input. Vira

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food looked really good on the online menu pictures. So I expected more variety in the menu and more substance
  30. SN

    SusanneN

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This little jewel tuck in a shopping center off of W Adams is a find!!! Joey our server was spot on and the service could not have been better. We had a larger group (7) and had their charcuterie board and toasted brussel sprouts for appetizers and they were certainly sharable and enough to go around. Each of us had a difference entree' and just my personal experience the braised short ribs and pappadelle pasta were shear heaven and melted in my mouth. The restuarant is clean, quaint, and the price point is perfect. We are certainly going back on our next trip to Temple, Texas.
  31. K

    Kaincarter13

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience! I’d ONLY ask that they get more menu options. Fo so little to choose from, we tried a lot and everything was amazing. Our waitress was super nice; and I saw the chef walking out talking to other customers. This place definitely helps Temple Texas level up.
  32. R

    Raider

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Very friendly atmosphere. Was wife’s birthday and they had a unique way of wishing it to her. Not some mass group singing to her but a code to scan and listen and view later. Also a nice free dessert. Reasonable pricing on menu items and drinks. Will visit again and recommend to all.
  33. L

    Lloyd

    Central Texas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pasta here was amazing and the charcuterie board was delicious! My date and I enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We were able to have good conversation and enjoy the experience without being rushed. Definitely would recommend to anyone who likes good pasta.
  34. CB

    CindyB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had such a nice time at La Riv. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the ambiance, service, and food made it an exceptional experience. We order a charcuterie board (very generous selection) to start, my husband got the short rib pasta, and I had the ribeye. The steak was prepared just right (medium rare). Our server, Lauren, was amazing (thank you, Lauren!) and we even had an opportunity to meet the owner as she went from table to table to greet the guests. Overall, it was a great night and we will definitely return.
  35. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    This was a celebration dinner for my wife and I 50th wedding anniversary. I had made my reservation, through Opentable, based on previous customers recommendations. I noted that this was our 50th anniversary and requested a special memorable dessert. My request was not honored. My dissatisfaction began with requested wine was not available but higher priced wine was. I stated that they should charge the requested wine price, but no. Next, the wine ice bucket was placed on the table. The hostess came over and placed the ice bucket in a hanging table holder and apologized. When our food ordered was presented to our table, I noticed that my order was missing items. I tried to get the waitress’ attention but she was not to be found. I got the Hostess’s attention and explained the missing items from the menu. She went to the kitchen and informed the staff. After I had consumed half my entree the missing items were presented. I do not understand why the Kitchen doesn’t have quality control on entree platings before taking they to the customer. Plus, not having waiting staff that know the menu and catching issues before leaving the table after presentation. The atmosphere was more like a Bar verses an upscale restaurant-wine bar. When I asked about my requested special anniversary dessert, the waitress stated that they don’t provide that. However, we could order from their dessert menu and they would place message on the plate. Overall, I was disappointed on total experience with La Riv. I will not return or recommend it to any of our friends.
  36. KJ

    KenJ

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An Anniversary Dinner with two of our kids who were in town. I was a fantastic time.
  37. TT

    TaTi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The place was nice, quiet, and romantic atmosphere. They were out of a few drinks- red wine, banana syrup- slight disappointment. Food was good.
  38. MW

    MichaelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Absolutely great dinner for myself and wife for her birthday.. the birthday card was adorable. Steak and presentation was great, Mac and cheese was awesome, and Mussels was also good. My only complaint would be to have a more variety to seasoned mixed veggies, it was only red onions and zucchini. But it was also good
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was excellent!! Ambiance not as nice as website shows. Service not fancy and had they cancelled our reservation for 8 even though I confirmed twice that afternoon. Worked out fine though. They were out of two items we wanted to order and their credit card system didn’t work so we had to run to the atm and get the $450 cash for dinner which caused us all to sit there figuring it out for half an hour after our meal, and we were overcharged for something they were out of. Al though apologetic they didn’t comp us anything. We were ok with all this because the food was sooo good! Would return.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and the servers were very pleasant and made our experience very pleasant. The only slightly negative comment I can make is that we had to wait just a little too long between each of the times the server stopped by our table to take our drink, appetizer, and entrée orders. Overall, it was a great experience.

FAQs

La Riv Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (254) 231-3661.

La Riv Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 239 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for La Riv Kitchen & Bar

7410 West Adams Ave, Suite 160, Temple, TX 76502

Additional information

  • Cross street

    West Adams Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Temple

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vira Chudasma

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (254) 231-3661

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, La Riv Italian Cuisine can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Vira Chudasma: (888) 981-3870

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