Creola’s Restaurant has been serving the community of Riverside for over 21 years, offering fine dining at reason-able prices. Using only the freshest ingredients, the staff lovingly prepares each meal and proudly serves their guests in a comfy, warm atmosphere.
Wednesday through Saturday from 5 to 9 PM, and on Sunday from 4 to 830 PM, Creola’s also welcomes group luncheons and special events. All major credit cards are accepted and gift certificates are available. Call for reservations.
Creola’s holds the distinction of being named one of the top 25 restaurants in Riverside, and is also the multiple recipient of the Southern California Restaurant Writers Sterling Silver award. Come and discover why
Our story begins on a farm in Iowa, where Creola Riley learned how to cook from her mother. At the time, little did she know how much her mother, teachings would eventually influence her career in the field she has come to love so dearly: the restaurant industry.
Restaurants have long been a part of Creola Riley’s life. She gained valuable experiences as a waitress at several fine dining establishments in Wisconsin, where she lived for 10 years. She and her husband later moved to California in 1972. (The Rileys have 4 sons and S grandchildren, by the way.)
Upon their arrival in The Golden State, Creola was hired as a waitress at Gerard, French Restaurant. Her hard work and dedication paid off in 1994, when she and Gerard Thiry partnered up to open Creola’s Restaurant. Creola soon became the sole owner when Gerard decided to retire and move to Washing-ton State.