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.
Predictably delicious food. Very attentive staff. Overall great dining experience.
This has been our favorite special occasion restaurant for many years. We have never been disappointed in our meal.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Such an unusual and perfectly appointed place. Never once have I been disappointed. Food and cocktails prepared with love.
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.
Rack of lamb and vegetarian special entree were perfect
Great food. Loved the mushroom fritters, rack of lamb, and lasagna. But only 5 choices for entrees. Our server was outstanding!
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.
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.
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!
Every course was an 8-9/10, which is great.
Pleasant, attentive, low key service.
Really enjoyed the evening!
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.
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.
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.
Always great food and very consistent.
Incredible food, excellent service & lovely atmosphere!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Best restaurant meal all year
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 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....
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
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.
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.
Very welcoming. Good service. Simple decor but comfortable. Delicious food (souffle - scallops)
Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere. Only detraction was a bit of a long wait to get our order taken.
Amazing food, everything was absolutely delicious
Always high quality, nice folks, comfortable atmosphere and a great place to have dinner.
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.
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.
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.
I love this place! The food, drinks, service, and ambience are outstanding.
Always great food, great service, beautiful atmosphere and an excellent wine list. Highly recommended!
Always a lovely experience.