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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank beagle33
Dennis Port, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2016

went on the Wednesday night special Pasta night. Some ordered from that menu, and It was excellent. Their food is top notch, friendly staff and pleasing location. Prices on the regular menu are a little pricey but ample servings. We would return.

Thank Capenana1
Scituate, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

We had reservations at another place which were cancelled at the last minute. Riva's was a last minute reservation and they could not have been more accommodating. The service was outstanding and everyone loved their food. Some members had food allergies and they were wonderful about checking how different foods were prepared. They saved the day so that we had... More 

1 Thank diningdiva66
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

This was our 3rd or 4th time here. Each time we have a really great evening which is based on the atmosphere in the dining room (cozy), the well educated staff and wonderful menu options. The braised short ribs were hearty and cooked just right served over pappardelle pasta. My partner got the special which was skate fish that he'd... More 

1 Thank ANCTravel27
Scituate, Massachusetts
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148 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016

This is the third time we have stopped by Riva for an early drink in the bar and dinner following where the doors are locked and staff meeting inside. Several neighbors have experienced the same thing and we are bewildered!

4 Thank Sherrie L
Hingham, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

My wife and I had dinner in their small bar area. This bar gets very crowded, but we were able to snag two good bar seats and were very comfortable. The bartender was friendly, professional, and very competent. Her name is Sam and we found her to be really good, especially when it got busy after we had settled in.... More 

Thank jcduane
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have been to Riva's several times over the years and it continues to be a restaurant with Quiet atmosphere and fireplace and always good food. There is a bar in the back that serves the same food if you want the noisy and bar scene.

Thank Schuyler T
Scituate, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

Arrived early and wait staff was setting up Bar area. Bartender was doing set up too. Was greeted with smiles and how do's. This is a friendly place and was offered a cocktail right off. The bartender was so great. A great interaction. As my friends arrived they were greeted with enthusiasm. It was a night of appts.. The Rice... More 

Thank John N
Scituate, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Always great food and drinks! Portion sizes are huge, you get a bang for your buck. Service is always great especially at the bar thanks to MaryEllen and Sam!

Thank Melissa33170
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015

One of the best places for casual Italian. Food is always excellent with many daily specials to mix it up. Atmosphere is warm and cozy and even better when patio is open in summer to sit and relax. Staff is the real winner here with Danielle who always make you feel like you are the only one in the pace.... More 

Thank Chris C

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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 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions
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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