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Riva

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4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 237377
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious meal attentive staff and great value for money. I used a limited time offer vouchercode which is on the Rivas Facebook page £15pp which includes 2 courses and a glass of wine! Couldn't recommend enough, will definitely be returning

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Thank Kirsteen09
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're coming solely for the food, this may not be a bad choice for you. However, if the experience of dining matters just as much, you may be better off skipping Riva for another restaurant in the same price range, or selecting a cheaper restaurant for a similar experience. I have few complaints about the food. The pasta carbonara... More 

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Thank Kelly T
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Hi Kelly, thank you for taking the time to leave such a constructive review! We welcome all feedback, both positive and negative, and use it to improve and refine our service and offering. I'm delighted to hear that the food you received was received so well, we are very proud of our menu and our Kitchen team. Front of house... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in as a solo traveller. Service friendly but a bit quick. Food terrific though. Lovely arancini with a crisp bite to it, and a chicken supreme full of flavour. A very well priced Chianti to boot.

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Thank Sean D
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Hi Sean, thanks for the great review! The Arancini and the chianti are our personal favourites too ;) Hope to see you again soon! More 

Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent lunch and quick, efficient friendly service. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Convenient position after visiting the excellent museum.

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Thank jud155
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Glad to hear your experience was so positive and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was average, it was quite expensive and the menu didn't offer a great deal of choice but it was nice and close in proximity to where we were staying. Marked 4/5 due to the waiter (Stephen I think is his name) he was great, made an effort with my little sister and was very funny.

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Thank Jasmine F
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Hi Jasmine, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad your experience was generally positive, and i'll be sure to pass your comments to Stephen! More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Table of Seven of us booked for mums birthday.......arrived on time only to stand for at least two mins before anyone acknowledged us. Taken to table ....left to sort out our winter coats .....and then waited at least ten mins before being offered a drink....told that they didn't have a drink menu and the waitress would be back soon....waited another... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table here for our anniversary as this was the first restaurant my husband took me to when I first visited Inverness. Had a lovely evening, food was ok, chose the steak which was a bit chewy, my husband had a pasta dish which he said was delicious. Nice evening though and the staff were very friendly.

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Thank Heidi N
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Hi there, Heidi, i'm glad to hear that you had a nice evening with us for your anniversary, and we will take on board your comments regarding the dishes you had. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for Lunch you always get what expected here. Nice and no hassles, Staff always friendly and nice.

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Thank Tam Mac M
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Hi Tam, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! Delighted to hear you enjoyed the experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More 

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9 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The worst experience and attention I had in all my life. After waiting almost one hour and half, the waitress told us that the food wasn't ready. We left the restaurant without an apologize... terrible place to go.

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1 Thank Francisco L
Grant M, Public Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Hi there, following an investigation into the concerns you have raised, we cannot recall an incident of this type occurring. If you would be so kind to get in touch and provide us with some further information in order for us to determine the circumstances. Please get in touch at grant@cruholdings.com I look forward to hearing from you. Kindest regards More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Riva at lunch time 2 weeks ago - we are occasional diners when we visit Inverness. As always, the food was terrific but the one waiter on duty was struggling to cope with a fairly busy restaurant and hence the service was a bit too slow. With quicker service this is a five star rating.

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Thank Alan G
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review Alan. I'm delighted your experience was so positive, and I will pass the feedback about staffing onto the team. Thanks again! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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

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