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“Wonderful Italian food”
Review of Rivoli Restaurant

Rivoli Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 726 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Neilson
Transit: North Berkeley BART
Description: 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.
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Normally my rule is simple - steak in the USA, lamb in the UK. But at this wonderful location, I had ricotta gnocchi, roast pears and chestnuts for starters, and roast lamb chops, merguez sausage, eggplant and red pepper b’stilla, chick pea, cucumber, feta and mint salad, lemon and garlic yogurt for the main course. The lamb was the best I have tasted in the USA - the restaurant elegant and understated, and the meal simply wonderful. If you are in the area, this is THE place to eat.

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Thank Kenneth S
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Mediterranean style food, excellent service. Every dish is a winner. Anything with lamb in it is great. appetizers and dessetrs terrific.

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Thank noblearlene
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Excellent dinners conceived and cooked with flair & delicacy. Nouvelle cuisine. Good wine list and pleasant surroundings with a garden view. Good choices for vegetarians too.

Thank DianeM243201
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Excellent food service and beverage selection, NEVER a bad dinner day! Well worth telling all your friends about, and definitely worth a repeat visit! Hats off to the owner and chefs!! There is a gorgeous plate glass window with a garden pulling you into it, though, no seating in this lush garden.

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Thank SaraDuane
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

My wife and I were taken to a celebratory dinner by my brother and his wife. The wide variety of food met my preference for something other than fish and everyone else's for fish. It is an expensive restaurant, but the quality of the dishes worth it.

Thank traveling2day
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