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Riva's Italian Restaurant

Map & Directions 1117 Missouri
Houston, TX 77006
  • Italian, Pizza
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Private Party, Catering, Order Online, Wheelchair Accessible, Business Dining
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Lot Available


Houston Press' Description

Riva's fills a comfortable middle ground in Montrose, neither scruffy ethnic nor upscale expensive. The middle-of-the-road menu features plenty of rich pastas that go a long way toward soothing a lonely Inner Looper heart, including a good and gloppy lasagna casserole. Steer clear of the shrimp mozzarella, which is a little too close to Olive Garden territory, but check out the Italian pork chops, lightly breaded and seasoned with tarragon.

Member Reviews

  • on 03/24/11

    What is the ambiance or crowd like? What is the best night to go? Is there a cover charge or door list to get in?

  • altru28 wrote a review for Riva's Italian Restaurant
    on 10/07/10

    I've been going to Riva's since 2001 when we first moved to H-Town, it's one of my favorite restaurants EVER! The owner and waitstaff are so friendly, they treat us like family every visit. The food is delicious (not guilt-free however, the garlic bread is drenched in butter, pure heaven!), and affordable! The price is unbeatable-for the price of a sandwich at a deli you can get... More >>

  • on 05/14/10

    Great for Girls nights!

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Tips from foursquare

  • Marc H. on 11/19/11

    This is my favorite restaurant. Great food, great service home-style atmosphere. Great place for Sunday Brunch!!

  • Jesse C. on 08/30/11


  • Anthony M. on 02/22/14

    The salmon croquettes are worth the money!!

  • John M. on 11/10/13

    Chicken funchezzi is to die for! Come hungry servings are HUGE!

  • Stephanie M. on 03/29/13

    Love their garlic bread.

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