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Rivoli Restaurant

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1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119 (Neilson)
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent food, service and a lovely garden to look out on! A delight to be able to share some items when a whole serving is too much. And to do it with class!

Thank Claire L R
San Francisco
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every changing menu provides great options for dinner. We have gone several times to celebrate an anniversary or birthday,

Thank The_Fat_Dad
Albany, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food has always been good but every time we visit something falls flat with the service. Either up front it takes forever to get our order taken or the one time it took forever to get the waiters attention after the meal as he was too busy talking with friends. Too bad this really could be a special occasion restaurant... More 

Thank badrrb
San Diego, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely vibrant restaurant. Excellent food and reliable. Had Ling COD friends had shrimp both were very satisfying. Fritters are fantastic with shaved Parmesan, capers and aioli.

Thank jeanpaul70
Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We needed to change our reservation to a later time and they completely accommodated us. Very nice, small, intimate restaurant with wonderful calming atmosphere. There were mostly couples and a larger group. The menu was delicious---gorgeous sauces and a complete wine list. We went for our anniversary and they special touch was a little heart confetti sprinkled about the table.... More 

Thank Julie V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and service, on central Solano Avenue, Albany/Berkeley. I hadn't had small fowl before, squab or quail, and it was very tasty.

Thank Dave-Emc
Berkeley, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always loved this restaurant but it seems to have a new energy.There is a vibe among the diners with younger patrons and more diversity. The dinner we had tonight was delicious starting with a variation on caprese salad with cress and toasted levain shards and the equally impressive mini Italian souffle combined with Prosciutto, fresh currants and pinenut brittle.... More 

Thank Jet1014
Emeryville, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't come here in a long time since my last visit wasn't stellar as expected for this restaurant. My friend wanted to treat me for my birthday dinner and I didn't refuse that offer. The food was very good, I had the Gulf Shrimp and the Mozzarella and tomato salad with sorbet for dessert. The ingredients were fresh and... More 

Thank Susan K
Oakland, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It goes without saying that the food here is excellent. It has been a constant over the many years I've patronized Tivoli. This time they exceeded my very high expectations. I called to reservd a table for 6, and asked about whether they had anything appropriate for a vegan member of our party. They assured me they would be able... More 

Thank Tom C
long island
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Rivoli a few months ago for dinner. The setting is excellent, wood accents throughout the restaurant and a private garden. I ordered the roast chicken roulade, with pecan bacon stuffing and I didn't love the flavors or texture. I thought the presentation and service was excellent. Appetizers were good. On the whole, things were fine and maybe I'll... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $40
European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
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?