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In the Spring of 2018 Riva Restaurant welcomed new Executive Chef, Jason Heard.  Heard is Southern by birth, but as the son of a US Army officer, he spent a lot of time traveling the world and getting exposed to a variety of cooking styles, techniques, and ingredients. His restaurant resume includes stints in Georgia and Key West before he came up to Boston and spent years as Chef/Owner at East Coast Grill in Cambridge, where the Southern and barbecue-inspired menu also included touches of the Caribbean and beyond.  Prior to landing in Scituate, MA Heard spent a few years at Coppersmith's in South Boston.  Heard is launching his first menu at Riva on April 26, 2018.  The menu is a perfect blend of incorporating Riva's Italian roots and Heard's New American flair with a strong focus on local seafood.

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Some of Our Favorites —


Chargrilled Oysters

Fresh, local oysters chargrilled in their shell and topped with parmesan, butter & pimentos

Cumin Seared Scallops

Seared sea scallops served over a sweet potato and freshly shucked local corn chowder with a sweet chili glaze

Cumin Grilled Mahi Mahi

Served with a fresh local cherry tomato salad, grilled sweet plantains and a curry lime yogurt

Braised Beef Shortribs

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



Pepper Grilled Tuna Nicoise

Seared local tuna served with roasted fingerling potatoes, salted green beans, soft boiled egg, nicoise olives and an orange vinaigrette

Carmelized Potato Gnocchi

Handmade potato gnocchi served with English peas in a gorgonzola dolce

Crab Legs

OUR SUNDAY AFTERNOON SPECIAL Old bay steamed and served with cheddar cornbread

Chef's Choice Lobster

Our weekly preparation of local Scituate lobster.  The flavors and preparation change weekly.


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116 Front Street
Scituate, MA 02066



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


(781) 545-5881


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