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 // 29 NOVEMBRE 2014



Antipasti

ZUPPA DI LEGUMI Organic mixed bean, pea, lentil & barley soup with onion, celery, carrot, herbs, vegetable broth, Parmigiano cup 5 / bowl 8

CAPESANTA GRATINATA Herb & breadcrumb-crusted day boat scallop baked in the shell, organic mixed greens, lemon 4.5 each

PROSCIUTTO E MELOGRANO Parma prosciutto, pomegranate, wild arugula, Parmigiano, balsamico reduction 15.5

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

BURRATA E PENDOLINI Cream filled fresh mozzarella, mixed greens, caramelized tomatoes, balsamico, extra virgin olive oil 11.5

INSALATA CON BRUCIATINI Organic baby mixed greens, crispy pancetta, gorgonzola dolce crostini, balsamico vinaigrette 10.5

INSALATA DI BIETOLE Organic Chioggia beets, romaine, Umbrian farro, red wine condimento, shaved Parmigiano 11.5

INSALATA DI INDIVIA Mixed endive, grilled bosc pears, champagne condimento, toasted walnuts, ricotta salata 11.5

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

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

TORTELLINI IN BRODO Parma prosciutto, sausage, chicken and Parmigiano tortellini with vegetables & chicken consommé, Parmigiano 16

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

GNOCCHI ALL’AGNELLO Potato dumplings sautéed with slow-braised lamb shoulder, soffritto, tomato, herbs & cabernet wine, Parmigiano 16



Piatti di Mare

SOGLIOLA ALLA GRIGLIA Grilled herb and breadcrumb-crusted local petrale sole, roasted potatoes, arugula, fennel, lemon 22

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




Piatti di Terra

SPEZZATINO DI CINGHIALE Slow braised wild boar with mixed mushrooms, herbs, celery, carrot, onion & white wine, soft polenta 21.5

BISTECCA ALLA GRIGLIA Grilled N.Y. strip with herbs, roasted potatoes, sautéed spinach, balsamico reduction 23.5

 

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