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Riva Restaurant

116 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1318
+1 781-545-5881
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Ranked #1 of 30 restaurants in Scituate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Italian
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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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
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Stopped by with my wife and friends ( A and C ) for dinner. It didn't disappoint. Food was delicious. Service ( Sam ) was outstanding. Small but delightful place

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scituate Ma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Riva's Restaurant, on Front Street in Scituate, Ma. has a menu that would please any one. The menu choices reflects what is fresh,particularly in the seafood choices. There were many Pasta selections for those who prefer Italian dishes. My sisters and myself had Bibb salads with peacans and strawberries, followed by swordfish that was cooked to perfection, You will not... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My daughter and my wife recently ate dinner there. I had the chicken saltimbocca and they had the hake. We had a wedge salad and the house salad. The food was excellent. It was also plentiful. The help staff were very attentive and tried to satisfy our every need. If you like good food, go there. You will not be... More

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have been going to Riva for several years but noticed a difference sometime last Fall. Loving the outdoor space (which now has live music during the Summer) and making friends with a couple of the waitstaff in the bar area where tall tables make it fun to catch up the neighbors and enjoy a glass of Gavi, we have... More

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Been to Riva too many times to count. Its a local favorite for sure. The food is always delicious, and the menu changes which is always nice. They have recently done some upgrades to the structure and set up and it's made things more comfortable and more inviting.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Riva Restaurant has THE BEST food in Scituate, probably on the South Shore. The menu is varied so if you want salad, pasta, seafood, chicken or beef, you can get it here! Service is awesome and the live music and new lunch menu are a huge hit!!! Keep up the good work!

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Weston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We went here based on a recommendation of friends. They absolutely raved about the food. I found it to be very good Italian food, but not extraordinary. Two of us had the braised short ribs with pappardelle. The beef was tender and tasteful. The pasta was a tad over cooked, but good. Another had the gnocchi which I also tasted.... More

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Braintree, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Food was excellent but overall our foursome was disappointed. We were seated outside and accommodated when it got too buggy. We finished our appetizers on the patio but waited an hour for our entrees once we were seated inside. Everything was delicious but we filled up on bread waiting for our meals.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

After a long work week in the city there's nothing better than coming home to Scituate and Scituate Harbor. Our go to restaurant has always been Riva's whether it be to kick off the weekend or to end our weekend. It's a welcoming restaurant with a wonderful and warm staff led by Danielle. The indoor/outdoor dining experience is terrifc from... More

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Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The staff at Riva are some of the friendliest and funniest around its always a good time. The food is wonderful. Chef de cuisine David has been great addition his creative specials are one of the reasons I.spend more time at Riva than my own kitchen. The mussels are one of the best classic dishes on the menu. I'm looking... More

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