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About Rivoli Restaurant
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.
Berkeley, CA 94707
Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Easy street parking available.
North Berkeley BART
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Rivoli Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Having not been impressed with our last visit, we haven’t been to Rivoli for the last few years. We had a fabulous meal. The rack of lamb was as good as any I can remember. My wife scallops which were fabulous. Shared the little gym salad which was very good as was the deviled egg appetizer.
We went there for our anniversary dinner. We were quite pleased with the service as well as the food. Our waiter was quite knowledgeable about the food and provided great suggestions. The exceptional dishes that we ordered were the steak tartare, ricotta gnocchi, rack of lamb, duck x 2 and the Bastille Gateau. Actually, the only item that wasn't exceptional was the deviled eggs. We are looking forward to going back again.
For: Dates and small gatherings.
Recommend: The menu is seasonal and it was the V-Day weekend. All the dishes we had were excellent. The salmon was perfect, and the scallops were silky. (We were feeling "seafoody" today). On an interesting note the deviled egg was super smooth, and the kusshi oyster with a touch of asian pear mignonette was just right.
Service: Excellent, quick prompt and informing. James was funny, and the manager was awesome.
In My Opinion: Everything was balanced, I did not have wine this time however the dishes will come alive with some parings.
I love Rivoli’s ambience. It’s tasteful, serene, elegant w/o any pomposity. Our server was delightful; the kitchen staff smiles in welcome as you pass through to your table. We had all the small bites, the portobello fritters, the lobster soufflé, and the asparagus lasagna. Every dish, including the bread, wine & aperitif were spot on and delicious. We couldn’t fit in any dessert!
Such a wonderful restaurant. Excellent food and outstanding service. Menu items change about every three weeks and never disappoints. Is more pricey then a place I would normally go but worth every penny. Great for a special occasion or a random splurge. They have a huge wall to wall picture window that looks into a garden.
I was stunned by the decline in both the quality and quantity of food. My main dish of gulf shrimp was $32 and the size of a moderate appetizer. It was luke warm, the shrimp were small and somewhat overlooked and the accompanying vegetables could be consumed in 2 small bites. I hadn't been to Rivoli in a couple of years but had remembered it as a terrific restaurant. Bad night? Downward trajectory? Clearly the pricing for what you get is an outrage compared to say Oliveto, Chez Panise Cafe, etc
Overall, it was a nice meal, but the value wasn't what I hoped it would be. That said, the food was quality, the service even better, and the decor was worth a look. I think it's worth going to once if you haven't been, and then maybe for a special occasion if you need a spot.
You know those restaurants when simply everything is right? Rivoli never disappoints its customers. The cuisine is always superb and our waiter that night was outstanding. We were a bit crammed on our corner table, the one downside that night. I felt claustrophobic there. Everything else was just perfect.
Staff‘s performance in front and back is extraordinary. Thank you guys!
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