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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
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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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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been going to Riva for 16 years. The cozy dining room and pub side bar are both great places for any night. While they have some standout dishes, eggplant rollatini, we've never had a bad meal there! The service is always good but especially great if Daniella is taking care of you! Make a night of it and take... More 

Thank MarvLes3
Hubbardston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were visiting Scituate to meet our new grandson and got food to go. It was very good and the amount of food was ample. I know it is one of our son's and daughter-in-law's favorites to both go to and get takeout.

Thank vberthiaume
Scituate, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cozy restaurant and bar on quaint Scituate Front Street. Good, usually great, food. Interesting choices in a variety of price ranges. Summertime dining al fresco on patio.

Thank sallydT2412TE
Scituate, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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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16 reviews
13 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
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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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94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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