Riva Cucina

800 Heinz Ave #19, Berkeley
(510) 841-7482

Recent Reviews

Jessica Mendenhall

We had a takeout order and it was fabulous. They have great vegetarian and vegan options. The handmade pasta is marvelous and the salads are thoughtful. I would love to see even more salad options because everything is so good!

Samuel Chappell

Excellent food, excellent wine, oh yes, let's not forget, excellent service. The staff and the Chef were all extremely personable. Enjoyed the food and time there ?

Christine Pugliese

having been taught to cook by my own immigrant Italian grandmother, I'm pretty hard to please when it comes to Italian food. Riva Cucina is absolutely wonderful in every way, from the food to the wines and the owners. Too many good things to say - treat yourself and go there asap!!

Jaden Alan

I highly recommend Nonna’s Cucina food cart! Wonderful workers, delicious food! Quick service! We will be back for sure!

Giorgio M

Great restaurant, with actual Italian food from an Italian chef. Location is beautiful, the staff is great, and the owner incredibly friendly and nice. I dined here several times before the pandemic and gotten takeout during it - I've tried their entire menu by now, and not a single dish disappoints. Definitely my favorite Italian restaurant in the bay.

Lisa Wise

Nice place with fresh made pasta.

Mary Nicely

Great food and service. Can’t wait until the reopen for indoor dining. Always a special place for celebrating. Had takeout from there for my husbands 60th during COVID shutdown.

Amanda Workman

Tears-in-the-eyes heavenly. H.C. Had the Lasagna Bolognese one night time and the Grilled Salmon another; best executions of each dish.

Brian Dalton

Delicious! We've now tried several pastas from Riva Cucina and all have been varied and amazing. The pasta all tastes unique and fresh, and same goes for the sauces. It is going to be a go-to for high quality, reasonably priced dinners!! Try it - you'll be SO glad you did!! highly recommend this place

Nerissa T

This is my first time here and can't wait to try more. We want to try the lasagna and the drinks next time.We had:Mocha Panna CottaTorta Della NonnaCostine Alla Senape (ribs)Pappardelle Ai FunghiTagliatelle Alla Peperonata (they ran out of this e dish but called me to offer a great alternative. I didnt catch what it was)The items are fairly priced for the entrees and desserts. The pasta tastes fresh, I wouldn't doubt it'd taste twice as better if it was dine-in.The ribs were amazing, fall off the bone tender, and the marinade was delicious) I wish we could've had sides with it but the takeout menu is limited which is understandable.There is an outdoor patio but we didn't have a chance to see inside the restaurant. Can't wait to bring our family and friends post the stay at home order.

Reginald Macias

One of my favorite places to eat. very good location, well kept, and great customer service. Very good job!


Location was kinda hard to find. We originally went to the back of the restaurant. LOL.Once we found the place it’s on point! I ordered the old fashioned and it’s goooood.They have a good wine selection too. The clam on the shell is bomb. Our risotto and ravioli appeared to be small on portion but it’s just right! Not too much not too little and the flavor is good!! Love this place def on the pricier side. Make reservations! This is(was?) Michelin star restaurant I think and could get crowded. We were lucky it was busy on that Saturday night when we were there.

Diane Chour

Our favorite local restaurant with charm, delicious food (especially the bolognese!), and a casual atmosphere. We can’t wait for them to re-open.


Thisis one of our go to places to eat and they never fail to meet our expectations.


Pleasant ambiance , tables far enough apart that you can enjoy the conversation with your party, tasty food snd no corkage comes Wednesday’s .

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