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Rivoli Restaurant

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1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119 (Neilson)
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Oakland, California
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290 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is California dining at its finest. Sweet unique space with a lovely menu, well-thought-out dishes, well-prepared, fairly peaceful, nice wine list, reasonable prices, really good food. The favorite place of friends of ours who live nearby, so we return and love it each time.

Thank Thomas V
San Diego, California
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300 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit this restaurant each time we come to the bay area. The ambiance and service are great. However, this time the food was just okay. I had the vegetable lasagna and it was a little bland. My husband had a beef dish and it was average, nothing special. We feel it is a very charming restaurant and a great... More 

Thank SanDiegoBJ
Key Largo
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Our evening at the Rivoli at the suggestion of our dear Point Richmond friends was absolutely memorable. First of all the service was exquisite facilitated by our excellent young waiter who was not only well versed in the menu but also recommended the excellent Vourvray Chenin Blanc that we accompanied the round table of seafood entres. We began the evening... More 

Thank davidwP491JJ
Berkeley, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

First time at Rivoli ~ I lived here near Solano Ave for seven years and this was my first visit to this restaurant. The food was divine, the waiter was perfect ~ food, wine and dessert to die for! They even made a special child dish for my two young grandsons. Recommend it highly ~ bring a big wallet!

Thank Jennie K
Berkeley, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We have had excellent meals here 3 times. A lovely setting and interesting menu. Attentive wait staff.

Thank 961Lisa
Berkeley, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a wonderful place to eat dinner or even grab a drink and dessert at the bar. We've never had anything but great service and delicious food at Rivoli. We return several times a year to celebrate a special occasion.

Thank KNW16
Athens, Greece
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

The people welcome you with a warm smile - everybody , from the front desk , to the waiters who are lined up in front of the kitchen ( yes, you get to pass by it on your way to your table, clean as a lab)), to the chef and your personal waiter. Food is 8,5/10, excellent starters, entreés with... More 

Thank Georgios19
Berkeley, California
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Great food, great service this is how its supposed to be done. The only thing wron with this was the date I happened to be with . Other then that a perfect meal

Thank dofthesea
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

This is an amazing family restaurant that has been around for many years, yet everything about it is fabulous and fresh. I started with Oysters on the half shell that were perfect in presentation and flavor. In debating my main course, I decided that I should go with an Italian dish. When in Rome as they say served me well......I... More 

Thank pclouds
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

The place is nice, but expensive and they rush you to leave. Service is rushed. food is over priced and the noise level is high.

Thank Sharon K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119
  • Public Transportation: North Berkeley BART
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-526-2542
Rivoli strives to be a hands on, moderately priced restaurant with simple and creative food, carefully selected wines and comfortable service in a warm and lively atmosphere. Rivoli’s distinction comes from the heart and soul of its owners and staff.

The menu relies on what is seasonal, local and fresh, using mostly organic produce, sustainably caught fish and naturally raised meats and poultry. The wines are selected for their affinity with the food, and offer the best values from the cooler regions of California and the Old World. The dining room staff provides friendly and attentive service and the chefs and cooks are skilled artisans of their craft.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?