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.
13 oz Dry Aged Prime Ribeye, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Red Wine Demi Sauce
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Prime Filet Mignon
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.
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!
The osso bucco was very good. One person in our party had a $30 steak and said it was not good. Service was terrible. After we got our food no one checked on us at all. We needed more water and drinks and the Waite staff passed our table many times never checking on us. The owner was busy drinking with another party. We were ignored and treated like we didn’t matter. Won’t go back.
Our server (Brie?) was outstanding. She was very attentive, had awesome suggestions and a very pleasant personality. Everything we ordered, from cocktails to appetizers, to our main courses were delicious and incredibly well prepared.
Our favorite place! Always a great time and excellent food.
My friend and I stopped in for lunch. We sat at the bar and our bar tender was so nice. We couldn’t decide on a drink so he made us something custom to our liking. They were delicious. The food was amazing. I can eat there anytime.
My wife and I enjoy dining at La Riv. We like the food and the service.
The server was inexperienced in wine but she was very nice. I asked for reds and she named whites etc. Easy fix with training. Food, ambience and staff were nice. They started bleaching the floors down close to when we were leaving. It really ruined the end of the evening with the fumes. I’m not sure if we stayed past closing time but I would have preferred if they had told us rather than fumigate us. There wasn’t a closing time sign anywhere I could see. I really enjoyed it overall and would recommend.
Food was excellent. Wine list sufficient. Service was timely but server always seemed rushed. The restaurant was very busy on a Wednesday night - always a good sign that the crowd is there for the good food. Wouldn't sit outside because the live entertainment and road traffic is too loud.
We went for the first time for our wedding anniversary! Everything was amazing! Great Cabernet, the Brussels sprouts were the best we’ve ever had, and the steak filet was cooked to perfection! And the lobster Mac and Cheese was so good! We can’t wait to go back! Nice place with great food!
The food was very delicious. We had the salmon dip, sea bass and steak. Oops salad and red velvet cake. It was awesome. Service was great also.
Brandy is the best!
Food was wonderful great flavors. Wine choices could be improved
The overall experience was very good however compared to the last time I visited the restaurant, the food was not as flavorful. The pasta lacked flavor and I was unable to even finish it because it also had an ample amount of oil. The shrimp though was absolutely delicious and so was the lobster Mac and cheese. I'm sure I will return to the restaurant, I just will choose a different meal. Hopefully it will be amazing
This was a great lunch! I made reservations to sit outside, but opted to stay inside away from everyone with my friend. We had the Brussels Sprouts appetizer which was delicious, and the Roasted Romaine Salad with grilled shrimp. The salad was excellent. The staff were wearing masks and only about 30% occupied. Very friendly, good service. Thanks!
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 135 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.