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Riva

4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 237377
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (78 reviews)
“carbonara” (22 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 735 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We made two visits here in the course of a little over a week. The first was the result of wandering along looking at restaurant menus and liking the look of the place. Although they were "heaving" they found us a table. Due to a...More

Thank Nigel A
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the lovely review Nigel, i'm delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visits, and I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! :)

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is my second visit to Riva and both times have been excellent! This time six of us stayed in Inverness as part of a 60th birthday celebration and the waiter (we'll call him the silver fox as we never got his name) made our...More

Thank warerabbitinedin
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for the great review! I'm delighted we, and the silver fox (Steven I assume :) ) could help in making you special occasion as enjoyable as it could be! Hopefully we will see you again in the future!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband, son and I ate here after completing our 5 day cycle on NCN route 78 and NCN route 1. What a find on a Sunday evening right around the corner from our b&b! We had delicious pizzas and the staff, Tabitha and Michael...More

Thank 59Pam62
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! I'm delighted to read how much you and your family enjoyed your recent visit, and i'll be sure to pass your comments to the team members :) Hope to see you again in...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Had an overnight in Inverness en route to Shetland and we were lucky enough to get into this restaurant for our evening meal. Very professional, friendly and extremely helpful team of staff, especially Laura who was brilliant. All restaurant employees should aspire to be as...More

Thank Jinnie_G
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great review! Great to hear how much you enjoyed your experience, and i'll be sure to pass your comments on to Laura. We look forward to welcoming you back in again in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been been in Scotland for 10 days. Spent time in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and Inverness. This restaurant was recommended by Alison, our bike tour guide. We went with the chef's special recommendations; seafood ravioli appetizer followed by the lamb shank main course, with the suggested...More

Thank Cathy K
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What a great review to read Cathy, thanks so much for taking the time out. I'm delighted to hear how positive your recent visit was, and hopefully it won't be your last :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided on the early evening menu, but the choice I made had been withdrawn. Chose a pasta with bacon, but asked for no cream in the sauce. It arrived but was just dry pasta with no sauce at all. Looked completely tasteless. Asked it they...More

2  Thank Maria W
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for taking the time to leave some feedback Maria, i'm sorry to hear that your experience this time around wasn't as positive as previous visits. I'm glad you got a chance to try the Arracini, it's one of my personal favourites, but with regard...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and staff excellent. Would always recommend booking. They have a pizza restaurant upstairs, but we eat downstairs. Overlooks the Ness River.

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

Thanks for the great review Jane! We hope to see you on your next visit to Inverness! :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a trendy Italian restaurant with lovely food and wine . We had bruschetta and goats cheese for starter both were super. The goats cheese was amazing, encrusted with herbs and served with a red onion and tomato relish. For mains we had wild...More

Thank Marie S
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the lovely review Marie! Great to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit, and hopefully we will see you again sometime soon! :) Maybe for a dessert this time :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never go here again. Was awful. Service was terrible from a manger. Rude. Never been there before but wouls never go again. Food was like from a microwave.

1  Thank chrisgullerwell
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chris, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'm shocked to hear of your recent experience, please be assured we will be looking into the matter. Kindest regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here many times over the years and have previously given it 5 stars. However, this was our first visit since it was taken over a few months ago. The positives are that we received a pleasant welcome and prompt service. However, the left...More

1  Thank Fyrishsunset
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback from your recent experience. I'm disappointed to hear that your visit wasn't wholly positive. We took on Riva a year and a half ago now, and our head chef has been with Riva for...More

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Catherine M
31 July 2017|
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Response from Edexcel | Reviewed this property |
I imagine that they could - they were really helpful and even knew that Parmesan isn't suitable for vegetarians - most people aren't aware of this x
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Deanne R
3 January 2017|
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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
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newyorkitalian2016
20 October 2016|
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Response from Seleana M | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge.
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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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View
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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