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Rivoli Restaurant

1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119
+1 510-526-2542
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This visit was my first time at Rivoli and I was blown away. Service was impeccable, and our food and wine were perfect from start to finish. I adored Rivoli and expect to be back - again and again!! The only drawback for me was...More

Thank mizchelley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful family dinner and experience at this stylish but comfortable restaurant in Berkeley. Smaller restaurant but menu was innovative and each member of our party that suited them perfectly. Professional service and excellent drinks.

Thank 4onpark
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Based on Open Table and Trip Advisor reviews, I took a scholarship student to Rivoli to celebrate her almost graduation. It was my first visit to the restaurant. The ambiance of the restaurant was very nice--quiet and comfortable. The food was excellent, the wine list...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The menu changes monthly and it's always full of local, seasonal delights. The dining area is romantic and cozy. Expect to see "retired professor" looking types -- the older crowd. Not many young people, and those there seem to be with their older friends/relatives. That...More

Thank GPToak
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

When I walked in the door, I thought I was in the wrong place. It looks like a takeout place. We were escorted through a narrow hallway, past the kitchen, and into a small dining room with plain tables and floor to ceiling windows in...More

Thank Edward L
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The food is great. The wait staff exemplary and the ambiance reliably soothing. Just the place to go when you want something special too as they put little remembrances on the table for a bday or anniversary. Always greet you with a big smile too....More

Thank Peggy K
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Great birthday dinner for party of 8... crab toast appetizer was the best. Bread pudding was nice. Lemon pot dessert was too sweet. Pricey wine list though.

Thank Tina Y
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Rivoli is top notch. Fantastic dining experience. Great preparation, presentation, and service. Here are my 5 by 5 rating notes. Five stars (*) is best: 1) Food Quality: ***** 2) Service Speed / Attention: ***** 3) Service Attitude: ***** 4) Atmosphere & Clean: ***** 5)...More

Thank JC A
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This is a small dining room with a few spots up front by the bar. The menu is limited each night, as it should be, and well done. We had a wonderful dessert here as well. The wines are reported to be well paired!

Thank K H
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Rivoli is a great choice if you're looking for a fine dining in the Berkeley area. The atmosphere is friendly and they have a lovely garden. When you make a reservation see if you can get a table at the garden windows to add to...More

Thank Glenn M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 94707-2119
    (Neilson)
  • Public Transportation: North Berkeley BART
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-526-2542
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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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