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Riva's Italian Restaurant

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1117 Missouri St, Houston, TX 77006-2708
+1 713-529-3450
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“lentil soup” (6 reviews)
“carbonara” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1117 Missouri St, Houston, TX 77006-2708
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21 - 30 of 66 reviews

Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

This was our second trip to Riva's- we love the food! The place is a bit old, 'mom and pop' sort of place- but that's exactly the kind of place to get great food! I ordered spaghetti and meatballs. I think it's about 14.00. With...More

1  Thank vickibme1960
Reviewed December 28, 2015

The bottomless mimosa brunch at Riva's can't be beat! And they really mean bottomless. At no point did our server stop proactively refilling our glasses. We never had to ask once -- he was so on top of keeping us boozed up! The staff is...More

1  Thank PeanutButters
Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Came here last Friday with some friends. Came back last night to celebrate my birthday. Great ambience. Hidden gem in the Montrose area. Will definitely be back again.

1  Thank Juan A
Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have been eating here for years, I even remember when this place was a bar called Missouri Street Station.I moved out of the neighborhood four years ago and had not been back until a recent visit. It was pretty much the same as I...More

Thank fred s
Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have eaten here many times through the years; always a pleasure. The food is consistently delicious; you can depend on that. The veal is my favorite, but also the chicken-pasta combinations. The salads are unequaled anywhere; the soups (especially the lintel soup is superb)....More

1  Thank donsims
Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is a nice, quaint restaurant hidden off Montrose. The portions are big so no appetizer needed. The service is great. The lasagna was very good but the soup was just average. Worth going for a casual night out but not spectacular.

Thank HG30
Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went (5 of us) and waited about 25 minutes to get seated, while it wasn't a long wait, one of the wait staff got in an argument with another staff member in the front seating area. (A dinner AND a show I suppose.) The...More

Thank 2TexasTravelersTexas
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went with two co workers, they had been there, I had not. I was TOLD that I could not beg off. I am so glad they insisted. The atmosphere is awesome. YES, there are Christmas lights strung everywhere and if any of the TV chefs...More

Thank Marty C
Reviewed June 10, 2015

It was a small quaint restaurant- very Tuscany like! Casual and authentic. YOU DO NOT NEED AN APPETIZER- the portions are enormous! They brought delicious bread to our table. With the meal you get soup, salad and entrée...And all was delicious!!!

Thank vickibme1960
Reviewed June 2, 2015

It had been a decade or more since we last visited Riva's and I was hoping the food was as good as I remembered, it was better. Stopping in for lunch, I had Shrimp fettuccine and my husband had lasagna. The servings were large and...More

Thank Jaadams2013
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1117 Missouri St, Houston, TX 77006-2708
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-529-3450
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