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Riva Cafe

Via Fratelli Cairoli 10, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 264325
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good51%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (101 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Fratelli Cairoli 10, 22100, Como, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ducked in this tiny-looking cafe on a cold Saturday to warm up, we were immediately impressed by the decor inspired by Lake Como’s iconic Riva speedboats. I believe the pizzas are served on teak or mahogany boards just like you’d find on Riva. That...More

Thank jg3arrow
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

So glad we decided to call in, super busy on a Sunday however food was prompt, fresh and delicious a++

Thank Aimsta82
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We were in Como for 2 days and we went 2 times for dinner. Pizzas are huge, delicious and very cheap. The Staff is really kind and the owner is super friendly. The cook also hamburgers, pasta and aperitivo too.

Thank marpiedecausa18
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The pizzas we had were very good! Freshly baked out of the wooden oven. Also the Caprese salad was very nice. But the Riva Cafe doesnt get 5 starts, because we had to wait for a very long time to place our order and to...More

Thank Chbrunner
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Busy pizza/pasta place near the lake in Como. We all had the pizzas which were good and large and classic Italian style. Choice of pizzas was huge. Price was perfectly reasonable. Restaurant was full and lively.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Excellent choice is the spaghetti con vongole, packed with tiny clams and served in an olive oil based sauce. Margerita pizza was somewhat ordinary but the service was excellent and we didn't need reservations for a 7:30PM dinner in late September. Reasonably priced for the...More

Thank jja5
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Looking for a simple dinner ,we had been recommended to go to Riva Cafe for pizza ,And boy how many restaurants in Como that serve Pizza ,this had to be the best ..........We shared Quo Vadim .....fresh tomato Bacon and smoked provola cheese .......fabulous flavour....More

1  Thank phillipk8
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Although it's an hour drive from Milan, but a must try place, best brickoven pizza ever! My favorite is the fresh mozzarella with mushroom and arugula, it tastes like heaven!

1  Thank Dynamic1979
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Right off of the lake this is a great place to have pizza or a steak! We needed gluten free also and they were very helpful with our diets. It was air conditioned inside which was a plus on a very hot day. We ordered...More

Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Best pizza in Como !!! Delicious pizza on a thin base in so many kinds You couldn't possibly makeup your mind! There's a customer waiting list and queues so be prepared to wait! But its worth it ☺️

Thank Meg983
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 12 - USD 37
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Fratelli Cairoli 10, 22100, Como, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Como
  • Phone Number: +39 031 264325
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