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169 Church Road, London SW13 9HR, England
+44 20 8748 0434
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
169 Church Road, London SW13 9HR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's been 20 years since we used to eat here. We don't live in London but we used to include meals here when staying up in town and it was a favorite. But nothing has changed - still honest Italian cooking with great ingredients. My...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Took some time to get a table here, usually a good sign, and it was worth the wait. Food lovely, staff even more so. No frills just great food in a lovely ambiance. One failing is only two reds available by the glass but that's...More

1  Thank ABFGR
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We are lucky enough to have this fabulous restaurant round the corner and go for dinner every couple of months. That's probably not enough to make us a "regular" but enough that the staff know who we are! The food is always sensational, and the...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We booked a table from Scotland and we were not disappointed. We had a wonderful lunch, we were a little pushed for time as going to a Thanksgiving Service this was no problem for them. Highly recommend and will return the next time we are...More

1  Thank ScotlandMartians
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have been wanting to try Riva for a long time. We had to wait a couple of months to get a booking so we had high expectations. It was full and very loud with little space between tables however we were here for the...More

1  Thank madgepie
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service, great wine!! The only problem was probably the prices, lucky I wasn't paying so easy to review. The waitress was fantastic, she has been there 22 years so she knows the score. Great wine choices with her help and the food...More

1  Thank Marco A
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This place is all about the food. The restaurant itself is pretty non discript and somewhat underwhelming. Sometimes the atmosphere can be a bit stuffy. It feels a bit like a "local place for local" people. The service is good, and friendly though, but the...More

1  Thank Steveh78
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My wife and I went there for lunch with a couple of friends. We knew that the late A A Gill called it his dining room. Before going in we had a pint at the Red Lion right opposite which by the way is very...More

1  Thank Woibam
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Slightly disappointed with Riva in Barnes. My friends and contacts had recommended I try this place. Being a bit of a foodie, I did some research and found many positive reports online. As well, with Heston being local and apparently eating there regularly, I was...More

1  Thank lefrancais
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Riva is, I gather, something of an institution in Barnes - it has been here for ages, and one's first impression as one walks into a slightly dimly lit room with décor which is (to be kind) "understated" is that this shows. But then one...More

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david p
Can I book a table on your website?
13 November 2016|
Response from alisfred | Reviewed this property |
Riva doesn't have a website. Phone them on +44 (20) 87480434
Does Riva have a set menu? If so how much is it? And if not what is the cost of main courses a la carte?
28 July 2015|
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Response from Suzi C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ania, Riva doesn't do a fixed price menu in my experience. The a la carte main courses menu varies, from about £15.00 to £25.00 each, depending on the specials on offer that day. Suzi C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Church Road, London SW13 9HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8748 0434
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