Riva's Italian Restaurant

 
89% love it
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Long-time local favorite
This long-running Italian restaurant serves up delicious entrees at reasonable prices in a romantic atmosphere. The lunch menu is popular, especially for it's even cheaper prices. The Montrose crowd loves the Mimosa special during Sunday Brunch.

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    • Cajun_Trey
      Cajun_Trey Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Awesome food. Fast friendly service
      Picked this place while we were in houston. Very inexpensive and high quality food. Crabcake app was amazing and entrees were even better. Service was well timed and fast wait staff very attentive

    • texbearjoe
      texbearjoe Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Circa 1984
      In the future, we'll look back to 1984 developments of "gay restaurant" and begin to collect all sorts of thing - tacky lamps, decorative wooden molding, retrofitted verandas turned into rooms, restaurants with audible TV's, friendly waiters and waitresses out of "Queer as Folk" on a first-name basis, lots of alcohol before dinner, and above all, high-end diner food. Salads from your highschool cafeteria (Who knew there was that much Iceberg Lettuce!), standard items - Rack of Lamb, Chicken Piccata, Shrimp Scampi (god I loved Shrimp Scampi when I was 12 - I thought it was the height of sophistication in my brother-in-law's restaurant in Tuckahoe New York). Flash forward almost 30 years. I'm sure there is a fun crowd here for people watching, the same people that have come for the past 20 years. The kind of restaurant that is like a pair of old shoes. You take it from there depending on how you feel about that.

    • mialebven
      mialebven Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I love coming here for Sunday brunch! :) Charming laid-back place - just fitting for a Sunday morning.

    • rrrich7
      rrrich7 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Very impressed
      Food was great and the service was top-notch. The staff really went out of their way to make us feel welcome and make sure we had everything we needed.

    • fgr25
      fgr25 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Good food, no pretenses
      Rivas is a great place for dinner with date or a group of friends. Food is good and the wait staff is top notch.

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