Wednesday, February 27, 2013

80 North: Berkeley, Riva Cucina

Riva Cucina  800 Heinz Ave./7th St.  Situated way out in a business park in southwest Berkeley, this contemporary Italian restaurant operates inside a vintage brick building.  It has high ceilings, polished wood floors, and heavy drapes dividing the space into two rooms, and an outdoor area is inviting in good weather.  Try the eggplant or housemade Italian sausage panino, the excellent execution of pasta al nero (squid-ink pasta topped with squid, scallops, and prawns), or the delicious tagliatelle Bolognese with traditional pork-beef-tomato ragu, and save room for the heavenly panna cotta.  Service is attentive. 

More things to do in Berkeley.

Way more thing to do in Berkeley.

More ideas for exploring Northern California.

image c2013 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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