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Rivoli Restaurant, Berkeley, CA

Rivoli Restaurant

4.5
4.5
2949 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The garden setting; attentive service; seasonal food; line-caught fish and naturally raised meats. These are the building blocks of a great restaurant. But for Rivoli we mean to provide a bit more. Our inspiration comes from the root source of the word restaurant – to restore. To dine at Rivoli is to come away with a renewed faith in good works and life.

For twenty seven years, Rivoli has promoted the singular culinary talents of Berkeley native Wendy Brucker. The frequently changing menu is inspired by the bounty of the seasons and composed with a basic love of good food. Our Mid-Century Modern décor will slow the pace of your evening. Our intuitive service will indulge you. Enjoy a little respite from your day. We hope to see you soon at Rivoli.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Californian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 526-2542
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Wendy Brucker
  • Neighbourhood
    Berkeley
  • Cross Street
    Neilson
  • Parking Details
    Easy street parking available.
  • Public Transit
    North Berkeley BART
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,949 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 1.6Value

NoiseModerate

2,949 Reviews
  1. AteThere

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their to go service is very nice and the food was excellent

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  2. bhh1

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I like this place a lot. I just wish the portions were a bit smaller so I didn't waste food.

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  3. fps7

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    as always, food and service were wonderful, which is what i just answered! so please stop demanding (!!) thanks

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  4. Travis

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was marvelous but the noise from all the talkers was not good for me with a hearing aid. The wine list was extensive, expensive but very good

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  5. LindyS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent as always. We were a party of 5. I was disappointed that our waiter (who complained about the number of tables he had to serve) was grouchy and not able to fulfill some of our requests. It was my birthday and this year there were no "happy birthdays" on the table; did you decide not to do that anymore? I asked for a champagne cocktail with extra bitters. It was exactly the same color as a friend's who did not want extra bitters. Then someone took it away and I saw that it sat beside a plastic dirty-dish container for a long while until I asked again. It came back just slightly pinker and I gave up on asking for more bitters. We had wanted the "Bites" and "Appetizers" to arrive with our drinks but they came much later. The dessert that another friend and I shared came with two plates (which was good) but no knife to cut it. I managed with a fork rather than bother the waiter any further. Clearly the waiter was harried but it made my birthday occasion significantly less delightful than I've come to expect from Rivoli. The noise level has never been an issue before but it was on Sunday night (3/8/20, 7 pm reservation) . None of this will stop me returning - just saying it wasn't up to your usual standards. Lindy Sinclair

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  6. Raoul5050

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great!

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  7. Andrea

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is beautiful, the wait staff are friendly and the food is delicious. Can't do any better than Rivoli!

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  8. SFDon

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best neighborhood restaurant in a town full of good ones. The duck two ways and lobster risotto might be their peak dishes ever. Friendly folks, great dining.

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  9. sasa

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, excellent wine, great service.

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  10. RobynR

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rivoli is our place to go on special occasions. (It's too expensive to go there all the time, or we would.) Their food and beverages are always delicious and fresh, fresh, fresh. Don't miss the mushroom fritters appetizer and don't skip dessert. Even the bread and butter is delectable. The service is exquisite--friendly and discreet.

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FAQs

Rivoli Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 526-2542.

Rivoli Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 2949 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Rivoli Restaurant

1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Neilson
  • Neighbourhood
    Berkeley
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Easy street parking available.
  • Public Transit
    North Berkeley BART
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Wendy Brucker
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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