Rivoli Restaurant

4.7
3081 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The garden setting; attentive service; seasonal food sourced from local markets; line-caught fish and naturally raised meats. These are the building blocks of a great restaurant. But for Rivoli we mean to provide a bit more. Our inspiration comes from the root source of the word restaurant – to restore. To dine at Rivoli is to come away with a renewed faith in good works and life.

For a generation, Rivoli has promoted the singular talents of our Chef. The frequently changing menu is inspired by the bounty of the seasons and composed with a basic love of good food. Our Mid-Century Modern décor will slow the pace of your evening. Our intuitive service will indulge you. Enjoy a little respite from your day. We hope to see you soon at Rivoli.
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M
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Predictably delicious food. Very attentive staff. Overall great dining experience.

l
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been our favorite special occasion restaurant for many years. We have never been disappointed in our meal.

DB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Appetizers and desserts were amazing. The mains were a little uneven. The chicken and lasagna were very good. The sea bass and lamp chops were just okay. The lamb chops were difficult to cut through - not very tender.

M
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The chicken tetrazzini was outstanding and so was the corn soup. Our waiter was charming and attentive. It was chilly in the room which was distracting and it is very loud. Not great for a large table for conversing, but it was a fun Friday night out! I highly recommend this and will bring a heavier sweater next time!

p
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Almost everything was great, the ice cram and the chocolate sauce in the sundae had ice crystals. Less than perfect ending to a wonderful dining experience.

JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived and there were celebratory sequins on the table because I had indicated we were celebrating a birthday when I made the online reservation. They also brought sorbet with a candle at the end of the meal. All the food was excellent! With 3 people on our party with celiac we had to be careful when ordering. The server was very knowledgeable and even when a dish wasn’t already gluten free, they made accommodations to make it gluten free. We could eat almost everything on the menu. They even make their own gluten free bread! It was an outstanding meal with exemplary service. We can’t wait to go again.

TH
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an unusual and perfectly appointed place. Never once have I been disappointed. Food and cocktails prepared with love.

RG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Rivoli is one of my favorite restaurants in Berkeley. This time however, I ventured to try a crab rissoto for the first time and I could not finish it. The dish was too creamy and rich for my taste. I hope to have better luck next time and restrict myself to more tried and true fairs.

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful server!

K
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful variety
Well prepared
Terrific service
Rack of lamb and vegetarian special entree were perfect

GM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Loved the mushroom fritters, rack of lamb, and lasagna. But only 5 choices for entrees. Our server was outstanding!

B
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting. Very professional staff. Inconsistent quality in food: Ricotta Gnocchi delicious, White Corn Soup perfect, Dungeness Crab Risotto excellent, Portobello fritters too salty, chocolate cake with ice cream sandwich also salty (baking soda?). If we hadn’t had to ask twice for water and wait more than ten minutes for it, the staff rating would’ve been a full five stars.

n
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a wonderful dinning experience. It's often thought of as a special occasion restaurant, which it certainly is. But, it very much is a neighborhood restaurant worthy of frequent patronage.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Rivoli for two recent birthday dinners.
The service was perfect, the ambiance was beautiful and the food was outstanding! We love Rivoli and plan to be back soon!

EB
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every course was an 8-9/10, which is great.
Pleasant, attentive, low key service.
Really enjoyed the evening!

DM
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This is one of my favorite places to celebrate with family and friends but July 31 may have been an off night for the kitchen. The food was not up to the quality that we have previously had. Sadly they have taken my favorite chocolate cake off the menu. Please bring the delicious chocolate cake with the warm center back.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good. The summer white corn soup was spectacular. Vegan special plate was sliced portobello mushroom and a corn and pea mixture was good -- originally too salty but they replaced without question when I asked for less salty version.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last reservation on Sunday. Generous food and service. Loved the half portions of two different salads. We each had a different seafood entre. Great salmon and scallops. And different desserts. Joyful Ambiance and quiet as the last diners departed.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and very consistent.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, excellent service & lovely atmosphere!

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to special celebration restaurant! Rivoli never fails to disappoint—it’s a beautiful space, amazing food and wonderful staff. We will return again and again!

BP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time for us in a short while, which means the first time was great and we wanted to get back soon. Service was great, portobello fritters to die for. Great salmon, great Ravioli... only regret? I,m off desserts, so we passed on some chocolate mind-blower that made me sob all the way to the car.

G
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely! We are never disappointed when we come to Rivoli. Everything is plated so beautifully and such a treat. I was treating my friend to dinner and told her we absolutely had to get the basque cake. She loved it. Thank you for another fabulous dining experience.

j
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rivoli continues to deliver....great food, beautiful presentation, noise kept down to conversation level even as the room got full. As usual the service was attentive and professional.

RV
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant meal all year

h
San Francisco
129 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been in a long time and the restaurant is still very good. We enjoyed the deviled eggs, lobster quiche and ravioli lamb tangene. We shared everything and it was more than enough. The dessert was the flourless cake which was great.

A
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A really good meal - oysters on the half shell, mushroom fritters, lobster souffle and seared scallops - at a reasonable price for the quality - served by a friendly attentive staff - what's not to like? The tables are a little too close together - you can eavesdrop without trying - but a pleasant dining experience nonetheless....

BP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the ravioli in lamb tangine! One of the best things I’ve ever eaten. The flavors were amazing and the service was excellent! My group of 4 left very happy and we’ll be back

DS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very good experience with the food and the place. Only comment would be on the oysters which were served without lemon, forks specific for oysters and/or any mignonette...kind of lacking in presentation. But other than that it was lovely.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time here was Thu night with friends from Italy. Our server was amazing and Italian. The menu is packed with flavor and everything was divine. If you’re on the fence, try this spot. You won’t be disappointed.

AT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very welcoming. Good service. Simple decor but comfortable. Delicious food (souffle - scallops)

EF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere. Only detraction was a bit of a long wait to get our order taken.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, everything was absolutely delicious

SF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always high quality, nice folks, comfortable atmosphere and a great place to have dinner.

AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our food was excellent in particular the scallops and salmon dishes. The sommelier was knowledgeable and did everything he could to insure we were satisfied with our wine. Our server was just okay; he was a bit clumsy. All in all it was a wonderful meal, and I look forward to going back.

SW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious salmon. And I love salmon, their's is very, very good. Lovely room in the back. Great service. Prices are a little high, but food was divine.

i
Indiana
63 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meal this time. We ordered caesar salad, endive salad, and lobster first course. Main courses were scallops and minced lamb. Berry pudding for dessert. Highly recommended.

TL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! The food, drinks, service, and ambience are outstanding.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, great service, beautiful atmosphere and an excellent wine list. Highly recommended!

W
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely experience.

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