Restaurants & Bars 14


yogachik | Oct 28, 2008 09:43 PM

Pronounced "rivah", not "reeva", on Wilshire at 3rd (next to Barnes and Noble, old Scarboni's spot), from the Fraiche team. Went there tonight, opening night. Server tells us it's an italian inspired menu from the Cinque Terre portion of the Italian Riviera.

First thoughts post meal: I will be back, for sure, but will probably make this a drinks and pizza spot. The pizza is amazing, with their fire oven thin crust pizzas and things like potato pizza, anchovy pizza, meatball pizza, a bianco, a margarita - yum. They're all about $15 each.

The bar drinks are out of this world, I always like a good drink menu. No Roses Lime Juice here, everything is fresh juice. I highly recommend the pomegranate with Proseco martini.

There's a crudo menu, all seafood, and the servings are small. They recommend that you share crudo, appetizers, pizzas (2 per 4 people) and have your own entree. These are about $14. The standout was the burrata/tomato/red pepper appetizer and it was out of this world, but small.

The entrees are Trout (river trout, very much like salmon), John Dory, Sirloin, Prime Rib (for two, at $80), Pork Chops, Lamb and Chicken (high, at $28). Everything's about $28.

Dessert for us consisted of the bread pudding (the pomegranate sorbet was a big hit) and the Fig/caramel/cake/cream fresh/pine nut dessert that was amazing... Service is impeccable.

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