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Rivoli Restaurant

1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119
+1 510-526-2542
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fritters” (26 reviews)
“gulf shrimp” (5 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here three times. The food is good, sometimes very good, but not great. It’s expensive. The ambiance is nice. Best if you go when it’s still light out. Lovely view out the back.

Thank MzSandy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two of us were in Berkeley for a week and decided to go out for one "splurge" dinner. We chose Rivoli. We were seated right next to the windows with a beautiful view of the gardens at night. We ordered 5 different dishes and shared...More

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I discovered this restaurant because I couldn´t get a table in Chez Panisse for a nice dinner with a friend. It is a very cozy place, great multilingual service which actually works as an attraction to the place, beautiful inside lighting and nice garden. Wine...More

Thank Rosaeagertraveller
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This is one of our go-to restaurant for special occasions. We ordered the exquisite duck breast with brandied cherries, grilled prawns, salmon and risotto, along with two salads which we shared. For dessert, the four of us dipped into the hot fudge sundae. Yum! Always...More

Thank jdc8mbc
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I had a solid meal for sure with the portabello fritters and gulf shrimp entrees. Nice flavors, well presented, but this place is not any where near the league of Chez Panisse cafe or restaurant. If you have one meal and are a foodie, you...More

Thank Mattdrums
Reviewed August 27, 2018

For the last couple of years the guy who invented new Coke must have taken over and tried to turn this into a chic-chic place. Fortunately cooler heads prevailed and now it is a great as ever.

Thank kafrankel
Reviewed August 27, 2018

My husband and I ate at Rivoli last night cashing in an anniversary gift certificate. It has been awhile since we ate there and, frankly, I had forgotten how good the food was. We ate a complete dinner, including wine, appetizers, mains and desserts. Everything...More

Thank padrigeen
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I have been going to Rivoli for years. It is my go to restaurant for special occasions. It has never disappointed.

Thank Lavoyageuse011
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Feels like a neighborhood place, tastes like a gourmet restaurant. Over the years rivoli’s just gets better. It is pricey and for this reason we reserve it for special occasions. Highly recommended

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Casual enough with fine food. Great service. Owners have achieved a great balance of food, service and ambiance

Thank richard g
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Easy on street parking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119
  • Public Transportation: North Berkeley BART
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-526-2542
  • E-mail
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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