First Look Into RivaBella, Now Open on Sunset

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RivaBella Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Yesterday we took a look at the lunch and dinner menus at RivaBella, the brand-new West Hollywood collaboration between Sushi Roku and Boa operators Innovative Dining Group and Italian master chef Gino Angelini. Today, we take a look at the space. Designed by Studio Collective, RivaBella spreads spectacularly across 8,000 square-feet, with a look inspired by a Tuscan farmhouse, albeit one of a land-tiller who's stacking a lot of lira. The expansive restaurant holds rustic touches among a contemporary layout, with details like a brick-lined wine cave, a wall arrangement of native plants, a beveled bar mirror under a ceiling of polished blonde woods, an eclectic mix chaise lounges and chairs, a water fountain straight from the old world, and a wood-burning fireplace centered on the restaurant's impressive garden patio. Come tour RivaBella as we take a look at the newly opened restaurant in our slideshow.

RivaBella, 9201 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood; 310-278-2060.

LUNCH MENU

ANTIPASTI
CARPACCIO DI MANZO ALLA MODA ROMAGNA 13
Beef Carpaccio Romagna Style

POLIPO CON PATATE E OLIVE 18
Octopus with Roasted Potatoes, Olives, and Salsa Verde

SCAMORZA AFFUMICATA CON VERDURE ALLA GRIGLIA 14
Smoked Scamorza Cheese with Grilled Vegetables

PARMIGIANA DI MELANZANE 12
Eggplant Parmigiana

INSALATE
SPINACI E FUNGHI FRESCHI 11
Mushroom and Baby Spinach Salad with Parmesan and Balsamic

FARRO CON GAMBERI 14
Farro and Shrimp Salad

BRESAOLA, CAPRINO, E RUCOLA 15
Chopped Salad with Humbolt Fog Goat Cheese, Bresaola, Quail Egg, and Asparagus

RADICCHIO ROSSO, CROSTINI DI POLENTA E GORGONZOLA 13
Radicchio Salad with Crispy Polenta Croutons and Gorgonzola Dressing

POLLO CON POMODORI E RAVANELLI 16
Roasted Chicken Salad with Sweet and Sour Tomatoes and Radishes

PANINI
PANINO PAOLO E FRANCESCA 14
Roasted Pork Loin, Black Kale, and Smoked Guanciale Zabaione

PANINO CON POLLO ALLA PARMIGIANA 15
Chicken Milanese with Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce

CROSTINO DI TONNO CON AVOCADO E MELONE 16
Tuna Tartar Crostino with Avocado, Pistachio, and Cantaloupe

PIZZE
PIZZA MARGHERITA 14
Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil

PIZZA CON ANDUJA E PEPERONATA 15
Spicy Sausage and Roasted Bell Pepper Pizza

PIZZA BIANCA CON PROSCIUTTO E RUCOLA 18
Prosciutto and Arugula White Pizza with Lemon Dressing

PIZZA CON PORCINI E GORGONZOLA 27
Porcini Mushroom and Gorgonzola Pizza

PIZZA CON ASPARAGI E UOVA DI QUAGLIA 18
Asparagus, Quail Egg and Parmesan Cheese Pizza

PASTE
STROZZAPRETI CON GAMBERI E SPINACI 16
Strozzapreti Pasta with Shrimp, Tomato, and Spinach

PAPPARDELLE CON RAGU DI AGNELLO E MENTA 14
Spinach Pappardelle with Lamb Ragu and Mint

TAGLIOLINI AL LIMONE 12
Tagliolini Pasta with Lemon, Basil and Cream

LINGUINI CON RICCI DI MARE 24
Linguine with Sea Urchin

LASAGNE NONNA ELVIRA 16
Layers of Spinach Pasta, Meat Sauce and Bechamel

TORTELLI DI ZUCCA AL BURRO E ORO 14
Butternut Squash Tortelli with Tomato Sauce and Parmesan

TAGLIATELLE ALLO ZAFFERANO CON RAGU DI PROSCIUTTO 16
Saron Tagliatelle with Prosciutto Ragu

SECONDI
BRANZINO ALLA GRIGLIA CON SALMORIGLIO SICILIANO 28
Grilled Branzino with Sicilian Style Sauce

COUS COUS CON ARAGOSTA E PISTACCHIO 27
Lobster Cous Cous Sicilian Style with Pistachio Pesto

PESCE SPADA CON SPINACI ALLA CREMA 27
Swordfish with Creamed Spinach and Red Wine Sauce

POLLO ALLA DIAVOLA 22
Half Wood-Fired Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Jus

CAPPESANTE CON CAROTE E ASPARAGI 26
Scallops with Heirloom Carrot Puree, Asparagus, and Aged Balsamic Vinegar

DINNER MENU

NEL MEZZO DEL TAVOLO
TAGLIERE DI SALUMI MISTI E FORMAGGI 16
Selection of Salami and Cheese

CROSTINO CON PATE DI FEGATINI DI POLLO 14
Chicken Liver Pate with Marinated Cannellini Beans

SCAMORZA AFFUMICATA CON VERDURE ALLA GRIGLIA 16
Smoked Scamorza Cheese with Grilled Vegetables

PIZZA CON ASPARAGI E UOVA DI QUAGLIA 18
Asparagus, Quail Egg, and Parmesan Cheese Pizza

PIZZA CON FUNGHI PORCINI E GORGONZOLA 27
Porcini Mushroom and Gorgonzola Cheese Pizza

ANTIPASTI
ZUPPA DI CASTAGNE E FUNGHI PORCINI 10
Chestnut and Porcini Mushroom Soup

CARPACCIO DI MANZO ALLA MODA DI ROMAGNA 15
Beef Carpaccio Romagna Style

VITELLO TONNATO 16
Veal Carpaccio with Tuna Sauce

COUS COUS CON ARAGOSTA E PISTACCHIO 26
Lobster Cous Cous Sicilian Style with Pistachio Pesto

COZZE FRIT TE CON SALSA ALLA BIRRA 14
Fried Mussels with Beer Sauce

PARMIGIANA DI MELANZANE 14
Eggplant Parmigiana

INSALATE
RADICCHIO CON CROSTINI DI POLENTA E GORGONZOLA 13
Radicchio Salad with Crispy Polenta Croutons and Gorgonzola Dressing

SPINACI E FUNGHI FRESCHI 12
Mushroom and Baby Spinach Salad with Parmesan and Balsamic Vinegar

BIANCHE ACCIUGHE MARINATE 14
Marinated White Anchovy Salad

POLIPO CON OLIVE E PATATE 21
Roasted Octopus Salad with Potatoes, Taggiasche Olives, and Salsa Verde

SEPPIOLINI CON MELOGRANO 13
Grilled Cuttlesh Salad with Arugula and Pomegranate

ASTICE ALLA SARDA 22
Lobster Salad Sardinian Style

PASTE
STROZZAPRETI CON GAMBERI E SPINACI 18
Strozzapreti Pasta with Shrimp, Tomato, and Spinach

LINGUINI CON RICCI DI MAR 22
Linguine with Sea Urchin Sauce

SPAGHETTINI ALLE VONGOLE CON RAPINI 18
Spaghettini with Clams, Rapini and White Wine

PAPPARDELLE CON RAGU DI AGNELLO E MENTA 16
Spinach Pappardelle with Lamb Ragu and Mint

TAGLIOLINI AL LIMONE 14
Tagliolini Pasta with Lemon, Basil and Cream

LASAGNE NONNA ELVIRA 16
Layers of Spinach Pasta, Meat Sauce, and Bechamel

NIDI DI RONDINE 17
Nested Pasta with Italian Ham and Parmigiano Cream

TORTELLI DI ZUCCA AL BURRO E ORO 16
Butternut Squash Tortelli with Tomato Sauce and Parmesan

SPAGHETTI ALLA CHITARRA CON TARTUFO E SALSICCIA 44
Spaghetti with True and Sausage

RISOTTO CON TOPINAMBUR E PISELLI 18
Risotto with Sunchokes and Peas

TAGLIATELLE ALLO ZAFFERANO CON RAGU DI PROSCIUT TO 16
Saron Tagliatelle with Prosciutto Ragu

SECONDI
AGNELLO SCOT TADITO 34
Grilled Lamb Chops with Sauteed Mixed Mushrooms and Mashed Potatoes

BRANZINO ALLA GRIGLIA CON SALMORIGLIO SICILIANO 30
Grilled Filet of Branzino with Sauteed Spinach and Sicilian Style Sauce

LOMBATA DI VITELLO ALLA MILANESE 40
Veal Chop Milanese Style

PESCE SPADA CON SPINACI ALLA CREMA 29
Swordsh with Creamed Spinach and Red Wine Sauce

CAPPESANTE CON CAROTE E ASPARAGI 28
Sauteed Scallops with Heirloom Carrot Puree, Asparagus, and Aged Balsamic

SAN PIETRO AL FORNO ALLA ROMAGNOLA 40
Pan Roasted John Dory with Market Vegetables and Lemon Sauce

PET TO DANATRA CON LENTICCHIE 32
Roasted Duck Breast with Lentils

BISTECCA ALLA FIORENTINA PER DUE 78
Wood Fired Porterhouse Steak for Two with Radicchio, Roasted Potatoes and Sea Salt

OSSO BUCO CON RISOT TO ALLA MILANESE 37
Osso Buco with Milan Style Risotto and Gremolata