Always a pleasure dining here. Standards for food, beverages & service are consistently high. Roscoe & Wendy are experienced and it shows, Berkeley legends.
We went for Valentines Day so there was a special menu. The lobster soufflé, scallops with risotto, and dessert were all excellent. This is my favorite restaurant without a doubt. It is pretty pricey but worth it for occasional fancy dinners.
The service at Rivoli is excellent and friendly. Our meals were good but not as tasty as the last time we had dinner here. The dessert is always excellent. Rivoli is an intimate setting with an atrium that adds to the ambiance.
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.
Rivoli is our favorite restaurant. The food is exquisite and the service is great. Wendy is an amazing chef
Rivoli is back! The food was brilliant — particularly the Ricotta Gnocchi and the Gateaux Basque. Service was outstanding.
Fantastic , inventive dishes! Excellent wine list & service!
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.
Great little neighborhood gem with very attentive service, excellent cocktails and delicious food, prepared with great attention to detail.
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!
We've eaten at Rivoli many times but on this occasion the food was just not up to par.
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.
Our server was outstanding, professional and friendly.
We always have an outstanding meal at Rivoli. The staff is attentive and will always try to please their customers. I highly recommend.
Well built place, great food and atmosphere. Nothing to complain about in terms of price point.
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
It was my moms birthday. The food was excellent and our waiter was very informative and friendly. We loved everything we got!
Rivoli lived up to its reputation tonight. We were not disappointed by the food or the service 😊
Ravioli was too rich, neither of us able to finish. Food presentation was average. Great seating next to the garden. Excellent wait staff, all very courteous!
We went for New Years and had one of the best meals we’ve had in years. Impeccable service, too!
Beyond excellent! A wonderful French waiter made the experience superlative!
The food is sensational. The rack of lamb was so tender and flavorful. The vegetables were perfectly prepared. The wait staff is attentive and aims to please in every way. This is my 2nd time at Rivoli and I’ll be back again.
This may be my first review ever, I loved this place so much, ten starts if I could!
Wonderful as always , this is been my go to restaurant for years
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.
Loved the food and ambiance was beautiful and relaxing. Staff took excellent care of my family.
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!
Food and service excellent. Expensive, but worth it. Parking can be problematic. A restaurant to go back to with friends.
Decent food excellent service lovely setting