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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, 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
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Quality Italian food, great ambience and service.

We have been to Riva many times. Probably about once every other month for the last 10 years. I'm picky about restaurants as I cook and would prefer to eat home than to eat mediocre food. Riva is one place I will say yes to every time. Make a reservation!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Fattaylor
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Riva many times. Probably about once every other month for the last 10 years. I'm picky about restaurants as I cook and would prefer to eat home than to eat mediocre food. Riva is one place I will say yes to every time. Make a reservation!!

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Wareham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have had dinner at Riva's many times over the last several years. We love to eat in the tavern section next to the fireplace. My husband usually has the short ribs and I stick to Italian pasta or chicken parmigiana. Also love the eggplant rollatini appetizer. The menu works for both small and large appetites and special occasions or... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We have been to Rivas many times and didn't realize that it was under new management. We started with fresh warm rolls which were excellent with dipping oil. The warm spaghetti squash salad was tasty and not skimpy at all. The shrimp app was nice as was the Caesar salad with it's crunchy croutons. The best thing we ordered was... More 

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boston
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Smaller restaurant and bar. Menu has a wide range from tradtional italian to more creative american. Service, wine selection is good. Gas fireplace in the winter, outdoor seating area in the summer is nice. Outdoor area particularly good for kids.

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Chicago IL
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132 reviews 132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

At least one in your party has to order the Dover sole which is prepared tableside. Pork chop was huge! Great wine list. Coupled with view of city lights made it a great anniversary dinner!

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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: American, Italian

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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