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Riva's Italian Restaurant

1117 Missouri Houston, TX 77006 | Montrose | 713-529-3450

Location Description:

Riva's fills a comfortable middle ground in Montrose, neither scruffy ethnic nor upscale expensive. The middle-of-the-road menu features plenty of rich pastas that go a long way toward soothing a lonely Inner Looper heart, including a good and gloppy lasagna casserole. Steer clear of the shrimp mozzarella, which is a little too close to Olive Garden territory, but check out the Italian pork chops, lightly breaded and seasoned with tarragon.

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  • Cuisine(s): Italian, Pizza
  • Hours: Sun-Fri 11am-2pm, Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 6pm-9pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Business Dining, Catering, Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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