We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Riva

4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 237377
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (74 reviews)
“wild boar” (8 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (868)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 776 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The boar pasta and the sea bass were very good. The tomato and bocconcini starter and the seafood antipasto were excellent. Service was great and the value was very good. We would go back but alas we moved on to the next town. Get a...More

Thank doreenandneil
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! It's great to read that you enjoyed your meal with us and i will pass on your kind comments to staff. Hopefully we can welcome you back on your next visit to Inverness! :)

Reviewed 5 days ago

We were there for dinner and we had some pizza, it was not bad :) Pizza ingredients are different, never had a haggis pizza! It was good and for a reasonable price.

Thank VanessaVines
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon to try some of our other delicious meals on our menu. :)

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were a group of 6 who had booked for a Saturday evening. We booked through open tables in their website. The welcome was friendly and were shown to our table promptly. The menu is Italian with a Scottish influence. The food is very well...More

Thank paulandcatalina
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and hopefully we can welcome you back again soon sometime!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We have visited Riva with friends for pre-concert meals several times during the past few weeks. We always receive a warm welcome from the front of house staff which is complimented by slick and highly professional service. Good choice of Italian dishes featuring Scottish ingredients...More

Thank dalbuie2017
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It's great to read that you enjoyed your pre-concert meals with us and i will pass on your kind comments to staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Riva is a chic modern Italian, and the service and food are excellent. Sadly not all cooks care much what they send out to the customer as long as they get paid, but the cook here clearly does! The menu is not too huge, which...More

Thank hfulton32
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! It's great to read that you enjoyed your meal with us and i will pass on your kind comments to staff. Hopefully we can welcome you back soon sometime!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable dinner, high quality service from staff, starters were Insalata Caprese for both of us, mains, steak for Liz, Asparagus and pea risotto for me. Couple of glasses of Rose. The food was very impressive, the menu mentions the tomatoes in the starter, and...More

Thank David W
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you David for taking the time to write us such a great review! I am glad that you enjoyed our meal with us and hopefully we can welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most recent visit was for lunch and took advantage of their lunchtime offer. As always food was delicious and far superior to the branded chains on the other side of the river.

Thank kingthistle
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on a Saturday evening. Luckily we had booked, as it was buzzing! Lovely atmosphere, very competent and pleasant waiting staff. Food was lovely and there was plenty of it. Lovely views across river to the castle.

Thank zilsniggy
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! I am glad that you enjoyed everything and hopefully we can welcome you back again soon sometime!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was delighted to dine here tonight. The food was beautifully fresh and well prepared. Service prompt and well mannered and the waiter understood the menu,and was attentive but not invasive. Lovely restaurant alongside the river.

Thank pam4336
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! I am glad that you enjoyed our pre theatre menu and will pass on your kind comments to staff! Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon sometime!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined at this restaurant on October 5th and had a most pleasant evening. Firstly, the staff were very attentive and helpful, the decor tasteful. I chose the Scottish Wild Rabbit with pancetta casserole entree, followed by another entree, Bruchetta. The produce is high quality...More

Thank faraway_9
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It's great to read that you enjoyed your meal with us and I will pass on your kind comments to the staff and chefs! We look forward to welcoming you back soon sometime!

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Rocpool Restaurant
1,677 reviews
.05 km away
Urquhart's Restaurant
633 reviews
.10 km away
The Kitchen Brasserie
1,800 reviews
.10 km away
The Rendezvous Cafe
352 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
River Ness
1,875 reviews
.02 km away
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
407 reviews
.16 km away
Inverness Cathedral
369 reviews
.22 km away
Inverness Castle
511 reviews
.13 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Catherine M
31 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from frostedpiggy | Reviewed this property |
My sister is gluten free and they always have gluten free pasta. My wee boy is dairy free and we take our own smelly dairy free with us. They are always helpful just ask and I'm sure they will sort something out for you.
1
Vote
Deanne R
3 January 2017|
Answer
Response from RossSh | Property representative |
Hi Apologies for the delay, it's been a crazy week since New Year! I have posted a reply to your review. If you e-mail Riva direct I'd like to send you a voucher to invite you back in to experience your meal as it should... More
0
Votes
newyorkitalian2016
20 October 2016|
Answer
Response from Seleana M | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 237377
Description
We are a modern based cuisine with Italian influences, based on the banks of the river ness.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing