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For 2
Date
Tue, 2/20
Time
7:00 PM
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Riva Cucina

4.6
861 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (25)
  • Fit for Foodies (22)
Our Emilia-Romagna inspired menu offers a selection of organic foods from nearby farms and waters, as well as a few of our favorite products from Italy. We’ve created a place for people to gather and relax with good food and good company. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us or simply stop by and say hello. We’d love to have you!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Tuesday, Wed. & Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; CLOSED on Sundays.
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Phone number
(510) 841-7482
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Massimiliano Boldrini
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Private party facilities
We have a private dining space that holds up to 22 people. The entire restaurant is also available for private events of parties up to 60.
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Private party contact
Jennifer Boldrini: (510) 841-7482
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th Street
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Parking details
We have ample parking available at night both on the street and in the lot behind our building.
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Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 861 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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vipGreatTheatreOption (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Limited menu. Preparations overall were average. Wouldn’t rush to return

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vipfishface (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

always reliable, well prepared tasty food in a non pretentious atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Lovely dining experience overall. I'd definitely come back again!

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vipsunnyside1 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Riva Cuchina never ceases to be just wonderful! Even on Valentine's Day where you might expect things to be a little crazy, everything was "spot on"! The special menu of halibut was great & we had the pleasure of the owner's sister-in-law waiting on us which made our evening more special! Great food, great place!

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DonI (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food, great service, and nice outdoor seating space (weather permitting). I recommend this restaurant to everyone I know.

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brod (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This place is always great. Will return again and again.

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Duffsgal (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I've visited Riva Cucina 4 times. Each meal was delectable. My friend and I go before concerts. It's a small drive to the theater, but there's nothing that comes near the quality anywhere near the University anymore. It's an extremely quiet neighborhood and offers some outside seating in warm weather, I believe. Despite a full restaurant, it is no problem hearing one's companion. I love quiet restaurants and this hits the mark on all scores.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

a favourite and underpriced local restaurant, which we enjoy on a regular basis. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food at a reasonable price in an elegant setting.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food, really good for dates and business meals

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PamelaE (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Two of us dined here and chose the Restaurant Week menu. I was not impressed, sorry to say. My past experiences dining here and choosing from the regular menu have been much better.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food and ambiance. You were given time to savor your food between courses and were not rushed out the door after dining.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Secret Berkeley spot. We always have the scallop. Fresh and local new-Italian flavors.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful Saturday night meal!

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Luvgoodfood (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and service. Nice to find great Italian food close to home.

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