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Riva

4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 237377
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (80 reviews)
“carbonara” (22 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 761 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have been coming to riva for the past 14 years and never had a fault with it so it's hard to say this but there are a few issues these days. First of the menu doesn't match their online menu (pet hate, probably picky of...More

Thank Lyndsay F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were actually attracted by the Pizzeria signage but regrettably that's not open on a weekday Lunchtime So we opted to stay, and sample the downstairs restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed a really well seasoned and tasty Beef Lasagne and a nice tagliatelle dish with wild...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed in Inverness overnight between trains and found this restaurant quite by chance. We arrived about 6pm on a Sunday to find it totally full apart from one table with high stools near the door. We hesitated but were too tired to look elsewhere...More

Thank Frances M
Management response:Responded yesterday

Thank you Frances for taking the time to write us such a greta review! Its great to read how much you enjoyed our food and service....apologies again for the high chairs! Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon :)

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've travelled on business a LOT over the last 4 years. Decided 12 months ago to try the Lasagne challenge - on every menu that had it. We're taking close to 50 Lasagne's over that period and Riva in Inverness is without question THE BEST...More

Thank Rob H
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

WOW, what a fantastic review for us to read Rob! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and hopefully we can welcome you back again soon! :)

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really above average lunch menu. Lovely busy place with great lunchtime menu at reasonable prices. Lots of gluten free options. A real treat!

Thank Christine C
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Christine for taking the time to write this review. I am glad that you enjoyed our lunch time menu and hopefully we can welcome you back again soon sometime!

Reviewed 5 days ago

I came in for dinner when I stayed in Inverness. I love pot pies and fish and chips, but it had been all I'd had for a week and a half by then, and I was craving some pasta. I think that might have been...More

Thank Leah v
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Leah, for taking the time to write us a review! I'm disappointed to hear that your experience was rather mixed on this occasion. I will be sure to pass your feedback on, and I hope to be able to welcome you back another...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband chose this place as he had eaten here before, while he worked in the area. I'm so glad he did. The Rose was beautiful. The gnocchi was melt in the mouth delicious. I chose the tiramisu for my dessert but there just wasn't...More

Thank Kimberley B
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you Kimberley for taking the time to write us such a lovely review! It was great to read how much you enjoyed our food and we hope you can welcome you back again soon! :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a change as much as anything else halfway through the holiday we decided on an Italian. Staying in North Kessock a restaurant in Inverness was nearest and avoiding the chains of Bella Italia, and Zizi we plumped for Rica. Parked for free about 80m...More

Thank Lederz
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. Thanks for your kind comments regarding our team and the meal your wife enjoyed, i will pass them on to staff. I'm sorry to hear that on this occasion the food wasn't to your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hungry and did not have great expectations after seeing the very modest decor and furniture in the pizzeria upstairs. However, the 2 staff were friendly and attentive and the food was very good. The bruschetta was beautifully presented, with tomatoes and arugula stacked...More

Thank LJeMD
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's great to read how much you enjoyed our little pizzeria and we hope we can welcome you back again sometime soon! :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here on the last day of our tour to Inverness. We were a party of 4. The food was ok except the specials menu portion was a little small. I wish I had known and I would have gone for the normal menu....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm sorry to hear that on this occasion the food portion size wasn't to your taste. I will pass on your comments and hopefully we will see you back again sometime soon! :)

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Catherine M
30 July 2017|
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Response from frostedpiggy | Reviewed this property |
My sister is gluten free and they always have gluten free pasta. My wee boy is dairy free and we take our own smelly dairy free with us. They are always helpful just ask and I'm sure they will sort something out for you.
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Deanne R
2 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
19 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
View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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