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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 208
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 34
    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
Special Day

Very big thanks to all staff at the Riva for making our Saturday Special. You made our celebration with visitors from France that bit more special. Many thanks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Eileen S
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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385 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Very big thanks to all staff at the Riva for making our Saturday Special. You made our celebration with visitors from France that bit more special. Many thanks.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Based on reviews we booked a table the night before the Loch Ness Etape. The restaurant is lovely inside with a nice atmosphere. The service was efficient although as per most restaurants they failed to ask how our meal was during eating but only after it. We both chose rabbit casserole with flatbreads for starter. It was fairly tasteless and... More 

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Oban, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Quality of food excellent especially the venison , staff very attentive and enthusiastic. Excellent outlook from our table accross the river. Fantastic meal and excellent location! Highly recommend!

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

First visit to this restaurant and to Inverness. Varied menu with most Italian favourites at a reasonable price. Pizzas and pastas delicious. Nice setting and friendly staff. Only complaint is that we requested house red wine and received a more expensive alternative without being told or asked if that was acceptable. Apart from that I would return.

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2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

For my sisters birthday we saved up to visit Riva. Until now this has been my favourite restaurant in Inverness. Service, food and atmosphere fantastic. On this occasion I found the service poor, our coats etc were left bundled beside us where we ate. Or server was in my opinion in need of holiday or day off. We were rushed... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Had a meal here before the ballet. Ordered slow cooked venison which was most definitely beef. As nobody asked how our meal was, I had no opportunity to complain! It was tasty but not what was ordered. It's just a good job that I am a non - beef eater for religious reasons. I'm not as much of a fan... More 

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a regular must visit destination for my wife and I when on visits to Inverness. The food never disappoints, the house wine is excellent and staff friendly. It overlooks the River Ness and is close to the centre of town.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good location just by the bridge over the Ness river. With excellent view overlooking the city lights. I really enjoyed eating my vegetarian pizza, sitting in a cozy place while watching people walk past the place outside in the cold ;)

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very friendly and attentive staff. Nothing but praise for the service received. Food was cooked to perfection and plentiful. Not rushed despite the restaurant being very busy. Booking a must!!!

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wanting. Good but promptly presented meal so we could enjoy a visit to the theatre we weren't disappointed. We selected a main and dessert all delivered as we requested . The food was good tasty and a good start to our evening

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