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Rivoli Restaurant

1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119
+1 510-526-2542
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1539 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2119
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh, flavorful, creative. Can't go wrong with any menu choice. the chef/owners know their stuff. This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions.

Thank mdepalma57
Reviewed 1 week ago

What I love about this place isn't trendy, innovative cuisine - it's class and consistency. The food is always top-rate and the service is invariably impeccable. A favorite for many years!

Thank pinkdjinn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short menu of fabulous gourmet food. Beautiful quiet decor. Best possible service. A bit pricey. Make your reservations a few days ahead or you may be disappointed.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

casual atmosphere, very attentive staff, owner walking the floor and talking to guests,food amazing. must have white corn soup to start WOW, chicken fricasee is a delight of flavors

Thank ken8572
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rivoli offers an outstanding menu extremely well prepared and presented. Service is cordial and friendly and the full package makes for a wonderful evening.

Thank margaret h
Reviewed June 9, 2018 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 May 25, 2018

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 April 18, 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 March 22, 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 March 22, 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
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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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