Best of Boston

2006 Best Italian Restaurant, South


Italian food means many things to many people. At Riva it means a lusty love of fresh flavors, simple preparations, and family-friendly but still serious—and seriously good—dishes. Gather by the fireplaces over grilled oyster ;spiedini, or dig into gemelli with spicy sausage and broccoli rabe outside on the patio for a taste of Italy that doesn’t require a transatlantic plane ride.

116 Front St., Scituate Harbor, 781-545-5881,