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Riva

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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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
Closed 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 214
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 13
    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
Delicious

Was a good meal. We had a Pizza with a lot garlic and a Spaghetti Bolognese. Both were delicious and the staff was very very nice to us.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Ben B
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North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Was a good meal. We had a Pizza with a lot garlic and a Spaghetti Bolognese. Both were delicious and the staff was very very nice to us.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Ate here on Wednesday and was very impressed. I have eaten here before but it was a few years ago. I had the spaghetti marinara and have to say it's one of the best I've tasted, full of seafood and piping hot. Service was good and the staff were very friendly and chatty. My wife and I will be back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Strolling by the river we stepped in for a quick dinner. Greatly impressed by the quality of food ingredients and preparation.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

On a Highland Tour, I looked for a place nearby my B&B. Found Riva and had a lovely meal. Service was great, food was good. They didn't rush me as I ate slowly and read. Just what I was looking for.

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Inveraray, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I've eaten here before in the pizzeria upstairs and decided to go for the pasta downstairs this time. We were s group of 7 and service was very prompt and friendly. I requested a vegan friendly meal and was served a very tasty starter and main course - antipasti followed by pasta with roast veg. They catered for me without... More 

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Marshfield
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A sixty something connoisseur of good stuff decided it was this cuisine. Starter tasty but tiny for £7. Mains good, wine fair to goodish; staff stressed, frantic and not aware of what meals were about. Very good humoured but need to decide if it's bistro/ gastro or plain quickfire, can't be all 3.

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Essex, UK
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71 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was recommended this restaurant by the owner of the B+B where I was staying in Inverness. At first sight, it looks more like a bar but there a number of tables on the other side of the staircase that leads to their first floor pizzeria. A good range of the usual Italian dishes. I selected the risotto with asparagus,... More 

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Fourques-sur-Garonne, France
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited this place a couple of times, once for a warm-up drink after a chilly stroll in the early evening around the Ness Islands and again for lunch a couple of days later. The staff were great when 14 of us turned up for a pre-dinner drink and to thaw out after a chilly walk around the river before moving... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Although booked in the main restaurant, due to poor menu choices available, we opted to go to the pizzeria upstairs which, despite lacking in atmosphere, offered more traditional Italian fare which we had always come to expect from Riva. The meal was average, however the desserts were the saving grace being pleasantly light and surprisingly delicious. The bill was reasonable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Another lovely meal together was our aim at Riva Ristorante in Inverness. We got off to a great start by being seated in a great table at the window looking out to the river Ness with the fantastic backdrop of the Castle bathed in the early evening April sunshine. Our visit to Riva was an annual visit as our anniversary... More 

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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, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?