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In the Fall of 2018 Riva Restaurant revitalized the Italian roots it has been known for in the small, quaint town of Scituate, MA for almost two decades. Riva formed an Executive Culinary Team to strengthen every aspect of the food coming out of the kitchen. Riva is pleased to welcome two very talented Chefs, Pong Sukapat and Jonathan Jones.

Born in Thailand, Pong comes from a very extensive culinary background. He began cooking alongside his Grandfather at the age of 7 where he gained his incredible passion for cooking. Pong pursued a degree in culinary arts and food marketing from Johnson & Wales in Providence, RI. While attending school he began cooking at the Country Club in Brookline where he was quickly promoted from a line cook to Chef de Cuisine. After graduating he worked as the Sous Chef at Chiara Bistro in Westwood and at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Plymouth, MA. Pong has also worked as a private Chef and consultant all over the country. Pong brings a very versatile skillset and with his passion for pastries and baking, Riva’s dessert menu consists of all handmade items. In October 2018, Pong competed in the World Food Competition in Alabama and his team finished in second place.

Born & raised in Vermont, Jon had a brief tenure as a sous chef at Riva in 2012 where he brought the element of fresh pasta and savory sauces. He then went on to be the Executive Chef at Hola, in Marshfield, MA. Prior to 2012, Jon was the Chef de Cuisine at Sapporito’s, an iconic Italian restaurant on the South Shore. Jon can be found reading cookbooks, fishing and seeking out wild grown vegetables such as the spring fiddleheads in Vermont.

Riva’s new menu is a perfect blend of incorporating Riva's Italian roots and both Chefs’ individual flavor profiles and New American flair. Our Culinary Team sources as much of their food as locally as possible.

 Executive Culinary Team member Jon Jones

Executive Culinary Team member Jon Jones

 Executive Culinary Team Member Pong Sukapat

Executive Culinary Team Member Pong Sukapat

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Some of Our Favorites —

 
 

Crispy Calamari

Fried with pickled vegetables & chilies served with garlic aioli and a honey drizzle

Arancini

Risotto stuffed w/ cheese, herbs, pancetta, peas breaded and fried served with parmesan and marinara

Seafood Cioppino

Locally caught shellfish of mussels, clams, shrimp, calamari, hake served in a tomato saffron broth with grilled crostinis

Braised Beef Shortribs

Tender braised beef served over pappardelle pasta in a light red wine brodo & cream sauce

 

 

Chicken Broccoli Ziti

Penne, parmesan cream, garlic, tomatoes

Grilled Salmon Risotto

Mushrooms, peas, cipollini onions (GF)

Filet Mignon

Gorgonzola gnocchi, southern Italian pepperonato

Pumpkin Ricotta Cheesecake

Gingerbread crust, brûlée marshmallow, hazelnut chocolate sauce

 

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Location

116 Front Street
Scituate, MA 02066

 

Hours

Sun – Thu, 5 pm – 9 pm
Fri, Sat, 5 pm – 10 pm

Contact

(781) 545-5881
danielle@rivarestaurant.com

 

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