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Riva Restaurant

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116 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1318
+1 781-545-5881
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu 17:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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Scituate, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a small street side restaurant, very quaint but a good menu. Our favorite dish is the mussels - so good with the bread. All menu items are very good, service is excellent. It's a little tight seating-wise, there is a separate bar area that is very lively during the summer evenings.

Thank Gary D
Scituate, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was told to come here for their pizza but I did not find it as good as I expected it to be. Could get the same thing somewhere else for cheaper.

Thank Beth M
Scituate, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have lived in Scituate for over 30 years and now spend summers. Our favorite places Rivas either with the short ribs or chicken Francois.If you can find a table during the week in the back bar it's a great place. In the summer it gets crowded and noisy in the bar due to the low the ceiling and small... More 

Thank Pete R
Norwell, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice cozy restaurant with excellent food and service that offers 2 for $50 dinners during the week including a bottle of wine.

Thank John G
Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Riva has two sections to its menu, Classic and Inspired" . We were surprised to find they added a completely new menu in addition to their usual choices. I was surprised such a small restaurant could offer such variety and do it all so well. I started with a unique, warm speghetti squash and burrata salad. The speghetti squash was... More 

Thank Bos2traveler
Hanover, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My husband and I just went here for our anniversary dinner. We wanted to go somewhere nice but comfortable and we found it. The food was delicious. I got the scallops which are seasonally done and they were really good. My husband got the flank steak which was amazing. It was so tender and so well seasoned. I had a... More 

Thank kdogmclean
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I dined at Riva last night and had a wonderful time. The food was very good, but what made everything better was the service. Our server, Bianca, was outstanding. She carefully walked us through the menu, and was really helpful in pointing out the "favorites" when I asked. She anticipated every request that we had in an... More 

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Hamilton, Virginia
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86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Everything seemed normal with the evening, but then our food didn’t come for over an hour. There weren’t that many patrons in the place, but the sound of pans banging and yelling coming from the kitchen said that all was not normal. When the food finally came, it also came with a sincere apology from management…. and 50% off the... More 

Thank Beggg
Los Gatos, California
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Good food and diverse menu. All items on the menu were very good. I had the Italian sausage pasta dish. Pasta was made fresh. And you could tell. The starter salads were all very good.

Thank almasst
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Had a discount coupon for this place; made a reservation, arrived a little early.....earlier the better since this place is small, tends to fill up by 6:30 or 7 summer weeknight. Our server was intelligent and helpful since I'm Lactose Intolerant. We ordered the Tuna and the Pork Chop on their seasonal/non traditional side of the menu. Excellent choices !... More 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?