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Riva

4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 237377
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (61 reviews)
“wild boar” (7 reviews)
“tiramisu” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 759 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Some of the best food I have ever had in Inverness, and I have lived here for around 8 years and have had the opportunity to sample many restaurants in Inverness. I had the mixed meat platter, the wild boar tagliatelle, and the creme brûlée....More

Thank flockett
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm in Inverness on business and stumbled on Rica. Despite it being a Monday night I reckon I was very lucky to get a table. Lovely atmosphere - buzzing but not loud; temperature and music level just right; service spot on; wine lovely and at...More

Thank Suziedaw
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the great review Suzie! Great to read how much you enjoyed everything, and hopefully we can welcome you back again sometime soon :)

Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed a lovely meal at Riva on a busy Friday evening. The restaurant is nicely situated down by the river with a good view of the Castle from my window table. The restaurant was busy but they managed to squeeze me in after a short...More

Thank Carol C
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the great feedback Carol. I'm delighted to read how much you enjoyed your experience with us. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked in on the off chance they might have a table and were so lucky they did. Was a fabulous meal we had the spaghetti marinara, salmon pene and the lasagna all cooked to perfection. Creme Brulee for dessert was to die for and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for the lovely comments! Hope to see you again :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to the Rova restaurant for dinner. We were brought some complimentary bread and oil and vinegar to dip it into. For starters we ordered some bruschettas which were not too bad and for main i had tagliatelle with wild boar ragu. It was...More

Thank bbbo
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the feedback! I'll be sure to pass your comments onto our team. Glad to read that on the whole you enjoyed your experience, and we hope to welcome you back again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After checking out a few of the local restaurants we decided on Riva because of the location and the menu looked good and it stayed open beyond 9.00pm. The staff were very friendly and chatty and the food was very good. It was pretty good...More

Thank MalcolmA02
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review Malcom! We look forward to welcoming you back again sometime soon! :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is tasty, well prepared and the service is very good. It is a popular restaurant on the River Ness and so booking is recommended.

Thank wigan1992
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback :) great to hear you enjoyed everything so much!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tables in this high tourist traffic town are gold dust, so book. I so enjoyed the goats cheese starter, and chose a Parmesan rocket salad and a blue cheese gnocchi, both lovely. A little table, nice wine, good end to a long break in a...More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Hope to see you again sometime :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because it was close to our hotel but mainly due to the lack of availability on the same day at many of the restaurants in Inverness. (I would encourage reservations no later than the day before at most of the restaurants...More

Thank Christine H
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Christine! Glad to read that you enjoyed you recent visit with us, and I hope we will see you again sometime :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked table for 5pm for a meal before heading onwards to a concert, when we arrived we were greeted and shown to our table I hadn't even sat down on a chair when I was told that this table is booked for 7pm!!! Thought this...More

Thank shona799
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback Shona, i'll be sure to pass it on. I hope you went on to have an enjoyable evening!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Deanne R
I don't suppose the rude waiter had the Greece Lightening hair and the tendancy to storm off?!! We also got the rude heel spinning action, storming off and terrible customer service from the waiter!
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
is your restaurant owned & run by italians ?
19 October 2016|
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Response from Seleana M | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge.
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Paul M
where can I find your menus online?
2 September 2016|
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Response from Kenneth L | Property representative |
hi thanks for getting in touch, most of our information can be found on facebook for the time being. our website is under construction and should be live by the end of the month. if i can be of any further help please do... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
Description
We are a modern based cuisine with Italian influences, based on the banks of the river ness.
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