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La Riv - Temple, Temple, TX
La Riv - Temple, Temple, TX
La Riv - Temple, Temple, TX
La Riv - Temple, Temple, TX
La Riv - Temple, Temple, TX

La Riv - Temple

4.4
4.4
313 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 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 313 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Best Food

  • Central Texas

    Best Service

  • Central Texas

    Best Value

  • Central Texas

    Great for brunch

  • Central Texas

    Good for business meals

  • Central Texas

    Hot spot

  • Central Texas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Texas

    Great for fine wines

  • Central Texas

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Texas

    Lively

313 Reviews
  1. BobbyD

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a table of 10 for a 80th birthday party. The service was awesome and we never had to wait for anything. We constantly had refills of drinks before we had to ask. When the food came every meal was hot which was a great accomplishment for 10 people. We were there for almost 3 hours and had a great time.

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  2. AnoopK

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Place seemed understaffed. There was no waiter to help us for atleast 15 mins, while we sat on the table and looked around. Then when someone did, they forgot our drinks. Also, told to order everything now because they had a big party going on. Food was below par for the price.

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  3. JoanK

    Central Texas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Love the varied menu choices

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  4. AdamG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, excellent food, nice ambience. The price was high but the food was worth it. Definitely recommend!

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  5. John

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great for a Valentine’s Day date. Limited menu but still good that day

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  6. TomW

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and exceptional service. A very pleasant experience.

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  7. andread

    Austin

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was excited to have a date night and invite friends to one of our favorite restaurants. Sadly this was not our best experience. The server was pleasant and the food way excellent. That said, one of our meals did not come out with everything else so we tried to wait for the food and by that point our pizzas were cold. The server should have had a manager come by the table and the meal should have been taken off the bill or dessert should have been brought to the table for the inconvenience, very disappointing.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good, good service, and a nice atmosphere. The only disappointment is the wine. The wine list in the book is not updated and most of the wines have been out of stock for a while. They would benefit from a wine person or Sommelier, even part time. It seems like they are getting taken advantage of by their wine supplier. The white wines they had last night were not good and definitely do not pair with the quality of their food.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love La Riv. Every time we dine here it is a wonderful experience and the food is delicious.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a good time. The staff was very nice and the food was good.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best in Bell County we have found so far! Do not miss the craft cocktails or wood fire pizza. STOP with this pizza! We ordered fancy with was ALL good but went back for more martinis and pizza.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our visit here! Love the atmosphere, and the food & service were excellent.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic, with the exception that we tried to order some of the wine on the menu and they were completely out of every choice we made for a Pinot noir that was listed on the wine list. Recommendation is to keep the wine list or inventory up to date.

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  14. EmilyW

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly love this place. All of the staff was professional, friendly, and kind. Perfect anniversary night for my husband and I. Excellent food!!!

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  15. MichaelD

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service. We'll definitely go back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I wish they had a dedicated pianist for the weekends. The food and service were great.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Brought some family members here for an early Christmas dinner. Food was great and so was service. Unfortunately my seat was right next to the speaker, it was literally right behind me, so I couldn’t hear the table conversation over the volume. I would suggest getting someone to install it higher up if that’s the only speaker for the entire restaurant. That is why ambience is rated so low for this visit. Still one of my preferred restaurants to eat at.

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  18. CrissyC

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Christie served us in the back room. We have always enjoyed our experience here, but tis time the service was exceptional. She asked about wine recommendations for us instead of just guessing. We had the best time.

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  19. BrittanyM

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate here for my husband’s birthday and so happy we chose here. The food was excellent and the environment is lovely. The service was great and we even got a free dessert for my husband’s birthday. We already plan on returning to other items on the menu.

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  20. JohnB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Temple. Food is always great and they have an amazing selection of wine. Great Whiskys too.

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  21. RobertW

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and outstanding food. Excellent wine as well!

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  22. cherim

    Houston

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely everything about La Riv was amazing! Great date night. The food was on point. They make a very nice Old Fashioned and the wine selection was impressive. Our waitress was always there when we needed something but gave us plenty of space to enjoy our date. Try the bread pudding and/or the tiramisu.

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  23. BrianD

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food paired with nice bottle of wine for our 21st anniversary dinner on a Wednesday evening,casual but sophisticated enough to be something special. Unexpected piano music was a plus,the wait staff extraordinary!!!

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  24. JuliaP

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a nice place to have dinner with my date! Great service and the food was fresh and tasty!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner

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  26. MariaB

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for providing dinner for a great meeting!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a quiet dinner. My husband and I loved the delicious food and atmosphere. Not our first or last time at La Riv!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my daughter to La Riv for the first time for her Birthday dinner. It was a great experience. Excellent service and delicious food!

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  29. DestinyS

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great as it always is. The food was very rich and so good. We shared the chiabatta bread with an herb and garlic tomato dipping sauce. Our entrees were the short rib pasta and the salmon with seasonal vegetables. Then we shared the tiramisu to finish off our night. Every visit is great and we plan to come back for years to come.

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  30. CATHIS

    Central Texas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was excellent especially considering the good-natured teasing one of us gave the waitress. The food was excellent and the martini was good. We will definitely come back again sometime! (PS I love that you have a full bar but you need to invest in some martini glasses!) Cathi

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  31. ScottB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amy was our server and she was fantastic! Her recommendations were spot-on!

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  32. MelanieR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful and our server Brian was great

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  33. MichaelS

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and delicious food! In house and scratch made entrees, and the tiramisu was to die for. Will definitely be back.

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  34. MayelaG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family, friends, and I went to La Riv and it was amazing. It was recommended by another friend. We has a great experience and would definitely go back.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time here and I must say I feel that they cook the best steak I have ever had in my life! The sautéed spinach is to die for and the truffle Mac and cheese is outstanding. The staff are so polite and pleasant and the restaurant is always clean peaceful and cozy. 10 out of 10 would definitely recommend!!

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  36. ZacharyT

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good service akusahi short ribs were on point as well with entrees and starters

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  37. TomL

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very good. Fresh. Staff very courteous a d professional.

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  38. JimH

    Central Texas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Brian, was great and the food and wine were exceptional.

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  39. JaclynJ

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Can’t wait to return soon.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered the roasted half chicken this time and it was delicious. Didn’t expect the sauce it came with and that was good. The waitress at the bar, missed her name, was wonderful. Cute little blonde (no disrespect) and very cheerful. I rated the ambiance a 4 only because I had to battle some flies. Otherwise always great eating here.

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FAQs

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

La Riv - Temple is rated 4.4 stars by 313 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 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Riv - Temple

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

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    West Adams Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Temple
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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