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Riva Restaurant

116 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1318
+1 781-545-5881
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (14 reviews)
“tiramisu” (3 reviews)
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Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
116 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1318
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Riva has 2 dining choices - high top tables in the busy bar or conventional seating in the small, streetside dining room. We chose the dining room for more comfort & the low noise level. The menu offered varied choices including seafood, meat, poultry &...More

Thank trippish
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We have now enjoyed three weeks of "Pasta Wednesday" at Riva...sitting in the bar and being looked after by the delightful ROSE. This is a good value and especially nice during the cold season. Owners of this restaurant also just opened HOOK AND HARVEST just...More

Thank Sherrie L
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Had the fixed menu with my husband. Excellent filet of soul with carrots and bread pudding for desert. Excellent service at the bar and dinner was great. Nice surprise on a Tuesday night!

Thank Chaiss
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

It is hard to fathom why this place is so popular. It is noisy, understaffed with mediocre uninspired food. The duck is rubbery, the clams and shrimp with pasta is beige in color and flavor. If you want tasty flavorful and creative food, try the...More

2  Thank beeweehingham_MA
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Love it here for a quiet dinner or just a drink in the bar. Also fun outdoor space in the warmer months though I like it best now. Servers are wonderful and menu always has something new. Specials are great. Love pasta night!

1  Thank Paula T
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Such a nice food...value for money,the staff are great..the funny thing the beef in the menu is written( biff) I thought it's a new way in writing....over all I enjoyed and I do recomand it big time.

1  Thank Khalidragab1
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I had an excellent meal here about five years ago and was looking forward to another, but the chicken saltimboca (on the "classico" side of the menu, so you'd expect they'd have the preparation down cold) was underdone and rubbery, what you'd expect to be...More

Thank Wanderin_Mike
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Riva breakfast is delicious. Their coffee is a nice smooth body with continual refills. They have many breakfast dishes to choose from as well as same choices with egg whites. The staff are all knowledgeable and easy to chat with yet professional too. Whether you...More

Thank Kathy O
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Have only been here a couple of times. Popular restaurant on the small side. First two times, meal was great. Ordered the steak tips rare and they arrived well done. I was very hungry so I ate them. I rate at a 4 because of...More

Thank inlineparis
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We decided to try Riva for a special anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. With uncertain weather in the forecast we made our reservation for four inside...slightly apprehensive that it might be noisy. However, the dining room was comfortable and relatively quiet. Although very...More

Thank wdemelle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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