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116 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1318
+1 781-545-5881
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5:00 pm - 11:00 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: 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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  • 43
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meal and friendly service

Even the locals in town eat at Riva for a fine dining experience. The menu has a great variety, including great salads and seafood. We will return for sure. Small restaurant you may want to make reservations in the busy season, summer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
JMR815
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Even the locals in town eat at Riva for a fine dining experience. The menu has a great variety, including great salads and seafood. We will return for sure. Small restaurant you may want to make reservations in the busy season, summer.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the Arancini....salads....and veggie lasagna...their specials are great too! Its wonderful to sit outside on the patio in the summer!!

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have had some great meals ever at Riva. Fantastic if you love Italian but other entrees are super also. My most recent visit was good - just had appetizers so couldn't really speak to the entrées that night but we go at least a couple of times a year.

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ma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Rivas is a welcoming place. I love going to the bar area for a light dinner and wine. They are accommodating and have a wonderful menu. It is fun eating on the patio in the summer as well.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not that there are all that many fine dining establishments in Scituate, but of the 3 or 4 that qualify, I think Riva is reliable and well-priced for what you get. Bar in the back is nice and cozy, and in season the outdoor space is fun, too. Every time I go I can't stop myself from ordering the short... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

In an effort to support our local establishments during a quiet week, we started at Riva where $28.00 gets you three courses. The choices were were, having three apps to choose from, three entrees and two different desserts. Portion sizes, flavors and selections were all appropriate and enjoyable. Truffled, roasted potatoes with the Hake, for instance, were a special treat... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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
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93 reviews 93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?