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Riva Restaurant

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116 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1318
+1 781-545-5881
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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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
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Hamilton, Virginia
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything seemed normal with the evening, but then our food didn’t come for over an hour. There weren’t that many patrons in the place, but the sound of pans banging and yelling coming from the kitchen said that all was not normal. When the food finally came, it also came with a sincere apology from management…. and 50% off the... More 

Thank Beggg
Los Gatos, California
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and diverse menu. All items on the menu were very good. I had the Italian sausage pasta dish. Pasta was made fresh. And you could tell. The starter salads were all very good.

Thank almasst
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Had a discount coupon for this place; made a reservation, arrived a little early.....earlier the better since this place is small, tends to fill up by 6:30 or 7 summer weeknight. Our server was intelligent and helpful since I'm Lactose Intolerant. We ordered the Tuna and the Pork Chop on their seasonal/non traditional side of the menu. Excellent choices !... More 

1 Thank Cheryl103
Boston, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Eaten here 3 times for dinner and once for breakfast. I have never had a poor tasting or poorly prepared dish. Service is attentive and friendly. Prices are on the upper end, but the $/quality and amount is good. We have never gone away hungry or overstuffed. We try to get to Riva at least one time every time we... More 

1 Thank 50StatesBy50
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Although the staff, from hostess, waitress and others were very attentive and friendly, the only reason I'm giving it 3 stars is because it is. Have known about this restaurant for years and last weekend wanted to try someplace new. I was looking for something on the water, and I guess I missed understood, but this location is not. The... More 

1 Thank Yaya0909
Norwell, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We sat in the pub area and had a seat near the fireplace. The waitress was very helpful and attentative. We ordered Martinis and she made them just the way I like them, dry and cold. I tried the soft shell crab which I hadn't had since we went to a wedding in Cambridge, MD. I wasn't disappointed. It was... More 

Thank Ned M
Scituate, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Mike has grown exponentially as a chef over the years. He and his Crew are Boston-quality Professional. They're always improving their in seasonal menus, complementary wine pairings, beer for the micro brew crowd, and cocktails that go down way too easy for the mixology crafters.

Scituate, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Delicious Italian food, I've never had a bad meal here. Great ambiance, good for date night or with friends. Upscale but not too stuffy, very relaxed. Great service. You really can't go wrong.

Thank abagofit
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband & I often go to Riva for our anniversaries (twice when we couldn't find a sitter, we ordered take out!). They're consistently delicious, and while the menu isn't mind-blowingly extensive, the choices differ from each other and are well thought out; you're likely to find at least one dish that calls out to you. The appetizers are good... More 

Thank Lucie S
Boston, Massachusetts
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188 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We came here for my birthday. Sat on the bar side (there's two sides of the restaurant but each have separate entrances from the outside). The service was wonderful. We got warm rolls right away and our server was attentive and friendly. Got the calamari app which was very tasty. Unfortunately both our dinners left something to be desired. I... 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 of 5 stars
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1318
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Scituate
  • Phone Number: +1 781-545-5881
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?