Our award-winning child, being somewhat of a self-proclaimed expert on pasta, made me promise to report the penne pasta noodles, with a side of marinara, were some of the best he’s ever had. Same for our 16 year old when it came to the mozzarella sticks (six pieces for $5.95).
According to his experienced fried cheese palate, these were top-five quality. I try not to short-change barroom-style appetizers and kids’ offerings. Even if my wife and I take a pass, when you find a place that does those things as well as their main offerings, it’s a huge bonus for family outings because everyone is happy. After a shared large slice of chocolate cake, we all left very happy.
The Riverview Restaurant and Tavern has a large menu filled with other offerings, as well, including burgers, wings, sandwiches, gourmet pizzas, pasta and seafood and has daily dinner specials. They also offer convenient catering, delivery and carry-out services.
Next time you’re trying to think of a place that will please everyone, or just having a craving for top-notch pizza, ribs or chicken, make your way over to the Riverview Restaurant and Tavern. You’ll be thrilled you did.
• Restaurant reviews are based on an anonymous visit. The Northwest Herald only publishes reviews of restaurants it recommends.
If you go
What: Riverview Restaurant and Tavern
Where: 1320 S. Main St., Algonquin
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
Information: 847-658-5200 or www.riverviewpizza.net
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