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4-6 Ness walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
01463 237377
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 201
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best in town

My favourite restaurant in Inverness myself and my husband have been going for years and never been disappointed!! If you can get a window seat the view is lovely!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Lyndsay F
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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370 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My favourite restaurant in Inverness myself and my husband have been going for years and never been disappointed!! If you can get a window seat the view is lovely!

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Forres, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Ate at Riva last night, with a friend. Pulled up right outside, and parked on the pavement (it's allowed) - perfect ! Earlier in the day, I rang to ask if I could get a menu e-mailed to me, as couldn't find one on the net. Their net was down, so they couldn't do this. The lovely girl actually read... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

From start to finish even prior to our meal starting it was such a delight. The girls were 100% the experience was 100 % all in all it was 100 % pure delight.

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yorkshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Took the early two course deal and was very impressed with both the service and the food. Excellent staff and good portions of very well presented food. Would definitely recommend.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great food, service and price. Didn't like being seated by the mens loo though :o( Overall a lovely experience :O)

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Sheffield
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93 reviews 93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We have been here before and eagerly awaited our return, we were not disappointed. On a fairly quiet night in Inverness The Riva was quite busy, we had booked earlier in the day. After excellent starters, I had the braised Haunch of Venison, my wife had the Sea Bass, both excellent choices, no complaints at all, 2 excellent courses left... More 

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Scotland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Atmosphere is good and portions very filling, but other places nearby do 2 course lunches for almost half the price. The quality of the food doesn't justify this. But at least the drinks are a reasonable price.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Enjoyable meal,lovely ambience,great view of castle.Easy access when visiting city of Inverness,give it a try.

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was in Scotland for a 2-week holiday a few months back. I happened to be there in Inverness on what was Thanksgiving Day in the US. I ate dinner here at Riva with two other American ladies traveling solo, that I had met on a Highlands tour. We had a very tasty pasta meal, excellent wine, and great service.... More 

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Wales, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very good and polite staff, food excellent, good wine all the ingredients for a great night out, well worth a visit, a must

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-6 Ness walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: 01463 237377

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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