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Despite its trendy locale, Riva's caters to urbanites with a taste for uncomplicated Italian

The dessert list varies from night to night, but you can generally get a chocolate mousse cake ($3.75) or a crème brûlée ($3.75). The cake is three layers of quite light chocolate cake, saved from tipping over the line into dryness by the fluffy mousse in between. The brûlée, well, that was probably our own fault: We asked for it to go. Don't try this at home. Our waiter brought the foam box to the table practically in tears. "We tried really hard to get this into a box and keep it pretty," he said with obvious distress. "But this is the best we could do." We peered into the box and saw a wreckage of custard chunks, the once proud and crackly caramel skin sadly stuck to the foam in several places. Ah, well, it was still a card-carrying comfort food to eat with a spoon.

Owners Mike (left) and Joseph Sibouyeh attract politicos and lonely hearts with their Italian comfort food.
Deron Neblett
Owners Mike (left) and Joseph Sibouyeh attract politicos and lonely hearts with their Italian comfort food.

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Riva's Italian Restaurant

1117 Missouri
Houston, TX 77006

Category: Restaurant > Italian

Region: Montrose

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(713)529-3450.
1117 Missouri,

Riva's Italian Restaurant, 1117 Missouri, (713)529-3450.

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