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RivaBella opens today in West Hollywood

January 14, 2013|By Betty Hallock
  • The menu at the new restaurant RivaBella includes chef-partner Gino Angelini's spinach lasagne.
The menu at the new restaurant RivaBella includes chef-partner Gino Angelini's… (Courtesy of RivaBella )

Gino Angelini, chef-owner of Italian favorite Angelini Osteria, and Innovative Dining Group, the partnership behind swank steakhouse BOA and Sushi Roku, home of the spicy tuna crispy rice, open a Tuscan-farmhouse-inspired restaurant in West Hollywood. RivaBella, an 8,000-square-footer located on Sunset Boulevard, starts serving dinner tonight. 

Dishes from RivaBella chef-partner Angelini include: housemade saffron tagliatelle and prosciutto ragu; squid ink crab ravioli with sea beans and lobster sea urchin sauce; crostino with chicken liver pate and marinated cannellini beans; and grilled cuttlefish salad with arugula and pomegranate. The menu also includes signature items from Angelini Osteria, including the lasagne Nonna Elvira, with layers of housemade spinach pasta, meat sauce and ricotta.

Studio Collective designed the restaurant, an indoor-outdoor space that combines the sleek with "rustic Tuscan" and includes a 2,800-square-foot outdoor dining area, wine cave and private dining that accommodates up to 50 people.

Lunch service starts on Tuesday.

Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch; Sunday and Monday 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.,
Tuesday and Wednesday 5:30 to 11:30 p.m., Thursday 5:30 to 11:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 5:30 p.m. to midnight. The bar is open daily at 5 p.m. with a Monday-to-Friday happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m.

9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 278-2060, www.rivabellarestaurant.com.

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