800 Heinz Avenue,
Berkeley CA 94710
p (510) 841-7482
f (510) 649-5075
info@rivacucina.com



HOURS

Lunch:
Tues - Fri 11:30-2:30


Dinner:
Fri - Sat 5:30-9:30
Tues - Thurs: 5:30-9:00

DINNER MENU // 18 Aprile 2014



Antipasti

ZUPPA DI CANNELLINI
Cannellini bean soup with onion, celery, carrot, herbs, vegetable broth, Parmigiano cup 4 / bowl 7

CAPESANTE GRATINATE
Herb & breadcrumb-crusted Massachusetts day boat scallops baked in the shell, organic mixed greens, lemon 17.5

PROSCIUTTO E BURRATA
Parma prosciutto and cream filled fresh mozzarella with organic mixed greens, balsamic reduction 16

INSALATA CON BRUCIATINI
Organic baby mixed greens, crispy pancetta, gorgonzola dolce crostini, balsamico vinaigrette 10

INSALATA DI BIETOLE
Red beets, romaine, Umbrian farro, red wine condimento, shaved Parmigiano 11

INSALATA DI INDIVIA
Mixed endive, grilled bosc pears, champagne condimento, toasted walnuts, ricotta salata 11

ANTIPASTO MISTO
Balsamico- braised housemade sausage bruschetta, mixed mushrooms bruschetta, aged Pecorino Toscano, salumi and olives, champagne vinegar poached seasonal vegetables 15.5


Pasta

TAGLIATELLE BOLOGNESE
Fresh pasta with traditional pork, beef, and tomato ragú, Parmigiano 14.5

PAPPARDELLE AI FUNGHI
Parsley pasta sautéed with mixed mushrooms, thyme, garlic-infused olive oil and truffle pecorino 16

PASSATELLI ALLA SALSICCIA
Parmigiano, egg & breadcrumb pasta sautéed with housemade Italian sausage, butter, sage & cream 15.5

RAVIOLI AI CARCIOFI
Artichoke, mascarpone and Parmigiano ravioli sautéed with brown butter, sage, Parmigiano 16

RISOTTO AL PESCE
Arborio rice sautéed with crab, squid, bay scallops, prawns, marinara, red onion & white wine 16.5

GNOCCHI AL BRASATO
Potato dumplings sautéed with slow-braised pork shoulder, herbs, soffritto and white wine, Parmigiano 15.5


Piatti di Mare

MERLUZZO ALLA PUTTANESCA
Sautéed Alaska true cod with capers, olives, marinara, red onion & wine, spinach, soft polenta 21.5

BRANZINO ALLA GRIGLIA
Grilled herb and breadcrumb-crusted whole Mediterranean seabass, roasted potatoes, arugula, fennel, lemon 25



Piatti di Terra

AGNELLO AL FORNO
Slow-braised lamb shoulder with soffritto, tomato, herbs & red wine, soft polenta, sautéed spinach 23.5

MISTO DI CARNE
Grilled N.Y. strip, housemade wild boar sausage & pork sausage with, roasted potatoes, zucchini &onion, balsamico 23.5

 

Contorni

SPINACI AL BURRO
Sautéed organic spinach with butter and Parmigiano 6

CAVOLETTI IN PADELLA
Sautéed brussels sprouts, garlic-infused olive oil, Parmigiano 6.5

ASPARAGI ALLA GRIGLIA
Grilled asparagus, lemon condimento, Parmigiano 7



Dolci

TORTA AL CIOCCOLATO
Italian chocolate fondant cake 6.5

TORTA DELLA NONNA
Traditional Italian cake with lemon patisserie cream, pine nuts, almonds 6.5

PANNA COTTA
"Cooked creme" served with choice of chocolate shavings or seasonal fruit 7

 

Menu subject to change based on availablity.