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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Trudy R
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Wenham, Massachusetts, United States
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Cape Cod, Mass.
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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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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Scituate, Massachusetts
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53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We try Riva once a month just so see if we like it better. The food has been ok for the past year but we have been a bit disappointed each time we go. Happily, once the patio opened back up we tried again and were very happy.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited the area last weekend, and thought Riva would be nice for dinner. It's impossible to know which door to go into to find the hostess (unless you've been there before) and I saw caused a lot of confusion with almost every guest that came in. There was one waitress on the patio, she was FANTASTIC! She kept her... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've been to Riva a dozen or so times and the food never disappoints. Nice atmosphere inside with patio set up during the warmer months. Classic favorites include the rice balls appetizer, braised short ribs, and chicken and broccoli alfredo. Most recently I had the striped bass special and it was fantastic. It seems the service has gone slightly down... More 

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

We have eaten there a number of times over the years but not recently. Our server, Bianca and hostess Shelby took excellent care of us and beyod just wanting to do a good job, obviously truly cared about how we were enjoying ourselves. The food itself was terrrific, we split an order of rice ballls and wagu steak and both... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Grabbed a few starters to share...eggplant rollatini and the grilled corn, tomato and shrimp bruchetta. Both were so fresh and delicious that I can't wait to go back and order them again. The new summer menu looks great so I look forward to trying other menu items as well.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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104 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Wow, this restaurant is awesome! There were 4 of us and we were all extremely satisfied. We had mussels which we shared, beautiful, & plump with chorizo, tomatoes, and a beautiful butter sauce. Did I mention the 2 large pieces of bread theyed served with the mussels. We also ordered Calamari which was soft and tender, they served it with... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had a great outdoor brunch here the other day. Delicious food, great service and the blood orange mimosas were incredible!!

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Additional Information about Riva Restaurant

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

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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?