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Riva St. Kilda

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42B Marine Pde, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9537 2224
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, it pains me to have to write a bad review but thats what this is. Tonight I had possibly my worst dining experience in recent memory. We had a party of 6 for dinner and were located on the deck overlooking the marina. A nice setting. We were seated and drinks orders were taken. So far so good. Then... More 

2 Thank Stvnxfan
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too often the great location and view over shadows the food. On this day at a surprisingly empty restaurant we enjoyed a lovely casual lunch outside on the deck overlooking the beach. Excellent service and good tasty food. Some cold drinks. Couldn't want for more.

Thank MarcoAust
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with the family for a parent's 70th birthday party. A beautiful location with a nice view of the bay. The staff is very professional and friendly. Most of our meals were excellent except for the pasta which was undercooked and a bit tasteless.

Thank guytop13
Brisbane, Australia
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115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We celebrated a recent birthday here and were very pleased with the quality food the food and the breezy ambience of this place. The water views are a major attraction, however the Italian cuisine is excellent and service is friendly and prompt. I thought that given the location and the views, the prices were very reasonable indeed.

Thank Michael P
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I attended my niece's wedding - it is a great location, good food, and friendly staff. Nothing was a problem for the venue. Understandably it can be a little windy outside looking at the Bay, but we moved to a more sheltered location.

Thank Richard H
County Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

10 of us went for an evening meal. Everybody was happy with their meal. Fresh produce, great flavours and excellent service. Recommend Seafood Paella and seafood linguine.

Thank Emmajames65
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

$17 for 4 thawed and tough pastry gyoza, I don't think so. Dried pasta from a packet, I don't think so. Great location with below average food. What a shame.

2 Thank Tania K
Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

First time I've been to Riva. Staff were friendly. View was fabulous. It was very busy, we still managed to get a table outside on the deck. Meal was very nice and so was the wine. Plenty of parking was next door in the marina parking area. Will definitely be going back for another meal.

Thank CathJMitchell
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We booked Riva for our Wedding Anniversary and we're pleasantly surprised. From the outside not much to look at, but they have done a good job with the interior, positioning most of the tables in a way to have a view over the water, either the bay side for the amazing sunsets (which we were fortunate to appreciate) or the... More 

Thank Betsie67
Elwood, Australia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Drinks and bar food on the balcony are great on a balmy evening. Ambience is lovely with great views. Balcony is great for a long leisurely lunch as long as it isn't blowing a gale as it is right on the water. Notable service on the balcony, order food and drinks at the bar.

Thank Bernie2602

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42B Marine Pde, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9537 2224

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