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 // 28 MARZO 2015



Antipasti

ZUPPA DI LENTICCHIE Umbrian lentil soup with onion, celery, carrot, herbs, 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

FRITTO DI GAMBERI E ZUCCHINE Fried shrimp and zucchini served with caper & parsley aioli 15

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

INSALATA DI INDIVIA Mixed endive, grilled bosc pears, champagne condimento, toasted walnuts, ricotta salata 12

ANTIPASTO MISTO Balsamico-braised housemade sausage bruschetta, mixed mushrooms 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, squid, shrimp, marinara, red onion & white wine 16.5

TORTELLONI AGLI ASPARAGI Asparagus ravioli sautéed with asparagus-cream sauce, Parmigiano 16.5

GNOCCHI AL BRASATO Potato dumplings sautéed with slow-braised beef shank, soffritto, herbs, wine, Parmigiano 16

 

Piatti di Mare

PESCE SPADA ALLA GRIGLIA Grilled herb and breadcrumb-crusted California swordfish, roasted potatoes, arugula, fennel, lemon 23

SALMONE AI CAPPERI Sautéed Alaska wild coho salmon with capers, red onion & white wine, spinach, soft polenta 22

 

Piatti di Terra

GARRETTO AL FORNO Slow braised lamb shank with herbs, celery, carrot & onion, cabernet wine, soft polenta 24

SALSICCE IN UMIDO Braised housemade wild boar sausage & pork sausage with cannellini bean, soffritto, tomato, hardboiled egg, spinach 20

 

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

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