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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 - 1:00 am
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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, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun Birthday Celebration

We had reservations at another place which were cancelled at the last minute. Riva's was a last minute reservation and they could not have been more accommodating. The service was outstanding and everyone loved their food. Some members had food allergies and they were wonderful about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
diningdiva66
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Scituate, Massachusetts
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Scituate, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had reservations at another place which were cancelled at the last minute. Riva's was a last minute reservation and they could not have been more accommodating. The service was outstanding and everyone loved their food. Some members had food allergies and they were wonderful about checking how different foods were prepared. They saved the day so that we had... More 

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Thank diningdiva66
Boston
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 3rd or 4th time here. Each time we have a really great evening which is based on the atmosphere in the dining room (cozy), the well educated staff and wonderful menu options. The braised short ribs were hearty and cooked just right served over pappardelle pasta. My partner got the special which was skate fish that he'd... More 

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Thank ANCTravel27
Scituate, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the third time we have stopped by Riva for an early drink in the bar and dinner following where the doors are locked and staff meeting inside. Several neighbors have experienced the same thing and we are bewildered!

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2 Thank Sherrie L
Scituate, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner in their small bar area. This bar gets very crowded, but we were able to snag two good bar seats and were very comfortable. The bartender was friendly, professional, and very competent. Her name is Sam and we found her to be really good, especially when it got busy after we had settled in.... More 

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Thank jcduane
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have been to Riva's several times over the years and it continues to be a restaurant with Quiet atmosphere and fireplace and always good food. There is a bar in the back that serves the same food if you want the noisy and bar scene.

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Thank Schuyler T
Scituate, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Arrived early and wait staff was setting up Bar area. Bartender was doing set up too. Was greeted with smiles and how do's. This is a friendly place and was offered a cocktail right off. The bartender was so great. A great interaction. As my friends arrived they were greeted with enthusiasm. It was a night of appts.. The Rice... More 

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Thank John N
Scituate, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Always great food and drinks! Portion sizes are huge, you get a bang for your buck. Service is always great especially at the bar thanks to MaryEllen and Sam!

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Thank Melissa33170
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

One of the best places for casual Italian. Food is always excellent with many daily specials to mix it up. Atmosphere is warm and cozy and even better when patio is open in summer to sit and relax. Staff is the real winner here with Danielle who always make you feel like you are the only one in the pace.... More 

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Thank Chris C
Scituate, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Everyone I interacted with, from owners to servers, were wonderful at Riva. They were prompt and provided a great atmosphere. The food was excellent, especially the mini sliders. I was so happy to work with Riva for our fundraiser. They were so helpful. The resturant is equally great.

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Thank Meredith L
North Scituate, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Whenever we are craving a delicious, soul-satisfying meal in a warm and inviting atmosphere with caring and efficient service,we head to Riva! It's always spot-on for a great night out.

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?