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 // 22 MAGGIO 2015



Antipasti

VELLUTATA DI ASPARAGI Asparagus soup with onion, celery, potato, milk, vegetable broth, Parmigiano cup 5 / bowl 8

CAPASANTA GRATINATA Herb & breadcrumb-crusted day boat scallop baked in the shell, organic mixed greens, lemon 5.5 each

PROSCIUTTO E BURRATA Parma prosciutto and cream filled fresh mozzarella with wild arugula, balsamic reduction 16.5

INSALATA CON SARDINE Grilled Monterey Bay sardines, red & green cabbage, red onion, fennel, Calabria peppers-lemon condimento 14

ARANCINI Fried arborio rice arancini with housemade mozzarella, red onion and marinara; butter-sage and tomato aurora sauce, Parmigiano 13

INSALATA CON BRUCIATINI Organic baby mixed greens, crispy pancetta, gorgonzola dolce crostini, balsamico vinaigrette 11

INSALATA DI BIETOLE Organic Chioggia beets, romaine, Umbrian farro, red wine condimento, shaved Parmigiano 12

PANZANELLA Red and yellow tomatoes, English cucumber, red onion, red wine condimento, croutons, ricotta salata 12

ANTIPASTO MISTO Balsamico-braised housemade sausage bruschetta, tomato & basil bruschetta, aged Pecorino Toscano, salumi and olives, giardiniera 15.5

 

Pasta

TAGLIATELLE BOLOGNESE Fresh pasta with traditional pork, beef, and tomato ragú, Parmigiano 15.5

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

PAPPARDELLE AI FUNGHI Parsley pasta sautéed with mixed mushrooms, thyme, garlic-infused olive oil and Boschetto truffle cheese 16.5

RISOTTO AL PESCE Arborio rice sautéed with crab, bay scallop, baby octopus, shrimp, marinara, red onion & white wine 16.5

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

TORTELLONI AGLI ASPARAGI Asparagus ravioli sautéed with asparagus, cream and Parmigiano 16

 

Piatti di Mare

BRANZINO ALLA GRIGLIA Grilled herb and breadcrumb-crusted whole Mediterranean seabass, roasted potatoes, arugula, fennel, lemon 27

SALMONE AGLI ASPARAGI Sautéed Alaska wild coho salmon with asparagus, red onion & white wine, spinach, soft polenta 22

 

 

Piatti di Terra

MANZO AL BALSAMICO Slow braised beef shoulder with balsamic, herbs, celery, carrot & onion, cabernet wine, sautéed spinach, soft polenta 22

COSTINE ALLA SENAPE Grilled baby back ribs marinated with Dijon, herbs and lemon, roasted potatoes, spinach 19

 

Contorni

CAVOLFIORE AI CAPPERI Sautéed cauliflower with capers, garlic-infused olive oil, chili pepper 6

SPINACI AL BURRO Sautéed organic spinach with butter and Parmigiano 6

FAGIOLINI IN PADELLA Sautéed Blue Lake green beans with garlic infused oil and Parmigiano 6.5

BRUSCHETTA AI POMODORINI Grilled bread topped with cherry tomatoes marinated in balsamic, extra virgin olive oil, basil 6.5

 



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.

Chef Massimiliano Boldrini