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Rivoli Restaurant

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1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707 (Neilson)
+1 510-526-2542
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17:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri 17:30 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was amazing, service too. Recommend trying the corn soup, it is out of this world. The place does pack up regularly, so reservation recommended. Top of the list in Berkeley for me.

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Thank Lucas M
Hillsborough, California
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rivoli lived up to its TripAdvisor ratings! We were a party of 7. At the end of the night, all 7 people were raving about the food! The lobster soufflé was light, had an essence of lobster and had a wonderful sauce and multi-layered fruity salsa. The pumpkin soup was smoothe, luscious and bowl licking good. The mushroom fritters were... More 

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Clayton
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165 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's been nearly 10 years since we last visited Rivoli Restaurant. I've read the declining reviews with disappointment. Not wanting to believe this once great restaurant had lost its way we decided to give it a try along with another couple. Being a bit fussy about cocktails we were initially discouraged upon learning our favorite spirits were not offered. Throwing... More 

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Thank dokepper
United States
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big bunch of us, some of whom were delayed by traffic. We loved the genuine service and superb food. The scallops were exquisite, steak was superb, desserts to die for. Spot on for our first dinner in Rivoli. We will be back whenever we're in Berkeley. Thank you for a lovely experience (and for not chasing us out every though... More 

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Thank aspine67
Oakland, California
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434 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is California dining at its finest. Sweet unique space with a lovely menu, well-thought-out dishes, well-prepared, fairly peaceful, nice wine list, reasonable prices, really good food. The favorite place of friends of ours who live nearby, so we return and love it each time.

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Thank Thomas V
San Diego, California
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184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We visit this restaurant each time we come to the bay area. The ambiance and service are great. However, this time the food was just okay. I had the vegetable lasagna and it was a little bland. My husband had a beef dish and it was average, nothing special. We feel it is a very charming restaurant and a great... More 

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Key Largo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our evening at the Rivoli at the suggestion of our dear Point Richmond friends was absolutely memorable. First of all the service was exquisite facilitated by our excellent young waiter who was not only well versed in the menu but also recommended the excellent Vourvray Chenin Blanc that we accompanied the round table of seafood entres. We began the evening... More 

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Berkeley, California
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

First time at Rivoli ~ I lived here near Solano Ave for seven years and this was my first visit to this restaurant. The food was divine, the waiter was perfect ~ food, wine and dessert to die for! They even made a special child dish for my two young grandsons. Recommend it highly ~ bring a big wallet!

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Thank Jennie K
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have had excellent meals here 3 times. A lovely setting and interesting menu. Attentive wait staff.

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Thank 961Lisa
Berkeley, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a wonderful place to eat dinner or even grab a drink and dessert at the bar. We've never had anything but great service and delicious food at Rivoli. We return several times a year to celebrate a special occasion.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 40
Cuisine
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707
    (Neilson)
  • Public Transportation: North Berkeley BART
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-526-2542
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?