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Riva Restaurant

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116 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1318
+1 781-545-5881
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Riva Restaurant is Italian/New American restaurant located in downtown...
Riva Restaurant is Italian/New American restaurant located in downtown scenic Scituate Harbor. Our dining is romantic & charming while our separate bar area is like a rustic beach bar. Enjoy our outdoor patio with live music all summer long!! Riva uses only fresh ingredients and offers excellent dinner specials 7 nights a week.
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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful

After enjoying a top notch lunch and dinner at Galley (across the street), I wasn't sure I wanted to try Riva and possibly be disappointed...good thing there was nothing but smiles during my visit then! We began our meal with sharing the shrimp and corn bruschetta (not your typical bruschetta, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

After enjoying a top notch lunch and dinner at Galley (across the street), I wasn't sure I wanted to try Riva and possibly be disappointed...good thing there was nothing but smiles during my visit then! We began our meal with sharing the shrimp and corn bruschetta (not your typical bruschetta, but worth the experience). My dinner entree was amazing -... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Again Riva is consistently terrible for the last few years! We keep going back to give them the benefit of doubt - maybe an off night but not the case! I think that so many people rate it high because they are visitors who eat there once! The prices go up and up and the quality and flavor goes down.... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The bad news about this review is that we only got to eat here once while we were visiting the area. The food here is absolutely wonderful! Friendly service, great food, and wonderful ambiance!

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have been going here for years, the food is always wonderful as well as the staff. The unique thing about this small restaurant is the different dining areas. The front room intimate great spot for quitter dining. The back bar (with full dining menu) is noisier, social and fun. The seasonal outdoor dining puts you people watching in the... More 

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Scituate, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I took a friend to Riva last week for her birthday. Great meal and experience. My friend had the lobster rizzoto. She loved it and I had a tase and loved it too. Lots of lobster in it I had the vegetarian lasagna and it was very good. A good portion and very tasty. Only dowside was that the menu,... More 

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Massachusetts
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Rice balls were tasty. Fromage and fruit plate just ok. Blue cheese and flat bread were good. The other cheeses were nondescript and yellow, no presentation/description from wait staff which differs from presentation of similar plates in other establishments. The butter poached Scituate lobster was dry, lacked flavor as did the under cooked risotto. Sadly disappointed.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I went to Riva after completing a 100 mile benefit bike ride and was in want of very high quality food with generous portions. I was not disappointed in either the quality or the portions. The waitstaff was excellent and sitting outside was a treat also.

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Cape Cod, Mass.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Based on the reviews, we expected a great meal but were quite disappointed. On the positive side, wine list was good, service excellent and we appreciated the large complimentary slice of tiramisu for the table that our waitress brought when she heard one of our friends was celebrating a birthday. The food however, was so bland as to be almost... More 

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Wenham, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were in town for the night and after reading reviews on area restaurants, we voted for Riva. For a Friday night, we were fortunate to be seated right away..and it was a busy night. The wait staff seemed a little confused, but the food was very good. The calamari app was very good. And my husband and I were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We made reservations so we sat right down actually outside. We had chicken saltimboca and chicken milanese. 3glasses of wine and a cocktail for $90. Very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1318
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Scituate
  • Phone Number: +1 781-545-5881

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Description

Riva Restaurant is Italian/New American restaurant located in downtown scenic Scituate Harbor. Our dining is romantic & charming while our separate bar area is like a rustic beach bar. Enjoy our outdoor patio with live music all summer long!! Riva uses only fresh ingredients and offers excellent dinner specials 7 nights a week.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?