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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
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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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Oakland, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank mous
Berkeley, CA
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Innovation and local in a beautiful room. Even if you can't get in to the dining room (you'll have a better chance of getting this booking than, say, Upstair Chez P.), come in and sit at the bar or one of the small front room tables reserved for walk ins. Fresh, tasty, awesome. and yes, the Mushroom Fritters are as... More 

Thank dhtchk
Long Beach, California
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rivoli is the Mediterranean themed sister restaurant of Corso. The menu is very California Cuisine- Mediterranean inspired cooking and food. The items we had were well prepared and satisfying. There were no home runs. To the restaurant's credit, we had to wait 30 minutes for our table, but at minute 20, the manager asked if he could bring us appetizers... More 

Thank cary263
Oakland, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't get to eat here nearly as often as I would like. Very relaxing setting and the food is always wonderful.

Thank elayjay
Berkeley, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent and interesting food, expensive, so good for a special occasion. View of garden is spectacular. Very good wines, but somewhat pricy.

Thank Freddd2013
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been around for decades but it just is not stale. The menu changes frequently retaining some classic dishes but introducing new ones. Service is always impeccable and the ambiance is good. Some places have a noise level that makes dining deafening. But here it is less noisy than a lot of newer restaurants. A place to keep going... More 

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Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rivoli is quiet, classic, attentive, and consistently good. The atmosphere is unfussy, but elegant, and the food is fresh and seasonal.

Thank ElyseEA
St. Petersburg, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We were only in town for one night, and wanted a place with a great menu and a place for good conversation. We hit the jackpot. Service and staff was outstanding; friendly yet not intrusive. Menu was wonderful! The restaurant is not large, but it has a glass wall out to a garden that makes it feel spacious yet intimate.... More 

Thank CLM88
Reston, Virginia
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I was fortunate enough to come across this great little spot while visiting the Bay area. I had spent two nights in San Francisco and had enjoyed amazing food but the Bay side is not to be outdone. Rivoli is simply wonderful. The food was delicious and creative and the staff were friendly and well informed about the menu and... 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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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Benicia, CA
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?