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In Riva

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4116 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129-1534 (N Ferry Rd.)
+1 215-438-4848
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food, service and views. We biked along the river and earned the delicious meatballs we ate. Highly recommend.

Thank Agallagher67
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Food was delicious! The service staff was excellent. The waitress was very helpful advising us which items were large enough for sharing.

Thank Fran10903
Arlington, Virginia
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Traveling to Philly to meet friends who live there and this was the best local knowledge beside FDR Skate Park they shared. Some unique apps followed by really good and interesting pizza choices. Some real good beer choices if not too many. The pepperoni pizza way different and outstanding than any I have tried. Margarita and Pesto choices we also... More 

Thank EventDriven
Philadelphia, Pa
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229 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This restaurant has a limited menu and for you pizza lovers no substitutions. The restaurant has an urban warehouse feel and a large patio for dining outside in good weather. There is a happy hour on the deck.There are good cheese spreads in pots and you can not go wrong making meal of the various appetizers,The artichokes are delicious. Wine... More 

Thank joanz359
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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398 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Nice little pub with a great attitude. The is a bar and lots of tables in this tucked away place. We had mommas meatballs for starters and they were good. Followed by a pizza for two. Toppings were kale and onions. Pretty good too. Then the espresso poured over gelato. A little strong for me but the flavor was nice.

Thank David E
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We had a excellent meal after coming across this restaurant following an afternoon of canvassing for Hillary Clinton and Katie McGinty the Sunday before the election. Amazing antipasti (fried artichokes, meatballs, roasted tomato bruschetta), pasta (especially the bucatini) and pizzas. With a beautiful riverside setting, a great beer selection, and attentive service, hard to find fault in the place.

Thank Cerrj
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Hubby & I visited many times. Finally decided to try pizza. Picked our waitress' favorite-zucchini with mushrooms. Hubby loved it! The meatballs are a favorite as are the pots of deliciousness! We've sat inside & out which is pleasant on a nice day. It can get a little noisy to n a busy evening. Staff has always been pleasant.

Thank Rachel S
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The food is beautifully-presented nothing. Full of bells and whistles but no substance. Menu selection is limited. Just overpriced pasta dishes and pizza with fancy-sounding names. The pasta dishes have hardly any pasta in them, about a hand-full. My "glass" of wine was only one quarter full, and when I complained, they refused to do anything. The roast chicken was... More 

Thank Matthew R
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

After waiting for 10+ minutes for someone to take our drink order, we walked out. And, the place was not busy at all: no one dining inside and only about 5 tables occupied outside. What was the staff doing?? And the menu is written in fractured Italian. We couldn't understand it, and my dining partner was Italian! High prices for... More 

Thank BigBirdPhiladelphia
Southampton, NJ
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Wonderful meal. Small plates and lots of different options and courses. They encourage sharing. Four of us dined and we all tasted everything and lingered. It felt like we were in Italy! I would especially recommend the "pea soup". It was light and sweet. Definitely different.

Thank JeanneSouthamptonNJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4116 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129-1534
    (N Ferry Rd.)
  • Public Transportation: K 61 R-6 Regional Rail
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-438-4848

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?