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Riva Restaurant

116 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1318
+1 781-545-5881
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Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Scituate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.

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English first
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Scituate is somewhat out of the way but was a central spot to meet with some friends. Riva is a wonderful little restaurant on the harbor. The food was fantastic and the waitress very attentive. I tried the kale ravioli and the hake and they were both superb. Dessert was very good as well. A must go while in the... More 

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Dover, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We happened to be shopping in Scituate and decided to try dinner. We have previously eaten in the bar, had brunch in the restaurant and last summer we had a Sunday afternoon outside. All were good but we had never had dinner. The food is excellent, diverse menu. It is worth a trip just to have the short ribs.

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New Madison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I was recently in the Boston area on business and traveled to the quaint town of Scituate. Visited this restaurant and accidentally ordered a dish that had bacon and I am a vegetarian. The server gladly replaced my meal with vegetable lasagna and it was amazing. Great atmosphere, excellent food, and superb service. What more could you ask for?

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

One of our favorites in Scutuate. Riva Pizza is also excellent! Excellent dishes- comfort food in cozy setting.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A brother and sister team has taken Scituate by storm when they purchased Riva's Restuarant. It was a very good restaurant, but with Mike and Kara's skills it is a great place to eat. It has an Italian flare but much much more. I have never been disappoited with Riva's. It can get crowded on the weekends. Wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Shoot out to Riva Restraunt for another excellent meal this weekend that was totally enjoyable for my wife, good friend and me. The Mussels never disappointment (unless they are not available) the Mista salad were an excellent start. I find all the main entrees a treat and this week was no exception. I had the Shrimp & Clams over linguini... More 

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Paris, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have been to Riva many times over the years. Under fairly new management it has become even better. Favorite dishes include fish/seafood and pasta.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Having never visited Scituate, friends told us Riva was the place to go for dinner and they were right! You can't beat the atmosphere on a beautiful summer day. The patio was the perfect spot for a delicious appetizer of mussels and calamari, and of a course a drink. Dinner exceeded our expectations.. The poached lobster was amazing and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

I came to Riva because I was told it was top-notch. The food did not let me down. I had the ahi tuna for an appetizer and it was fresh and delicious. For dinner, I had the Salmon which was cooked to perfection. And I had the yummy tiramisu for dessert, because my portions were so big I had to... More 

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Jamaica Plain, MA
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our family of six were all very pleased with the experience and the food. Everyone loved their dinner; our server was attentive; the prices were great. I ordered Chicken Parmesan and it was simply outstanding. I can't wait to go back and try something else from the menu.

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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: American, Italian

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