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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 206
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 34
    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
Pre-theatre beef about the venison!

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Caithnessian
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had a really lovely lunch here on Saturday afternoon, my lasagne was perfect and my wifes rabbit casserole was just as nice. The staff were brilliant too, very attentive and pleasant, couldn’t fault it, apart from one thing. My wife asked if she could have the rabbit, which was down as a starter for her main, no problem the... More 

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

great service a warm welcome, good view of inverness castle from dinning room, very good food and wine list, you must try it please phone and book

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Had dinner at Riva recently. Food was really good. Only let down were the staff. Nice enough but totally disinterested and showed no personality.

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Titusville, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My wife and I were looking for just a pizza. What a find as they have much more than pizza and we ate dinner there twice. The american pizza we perfect, the cheese garlic great was wonderful and the best was the spaghetti carbonara. The prices are not expensive at all.

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Shetland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Lunch was very good, I had sardines, they were very good and tasty, my companion had the soup, a real plateful and he said very tasty. The mains were excellent I had the chicken and pasta and my friend the lasagne both very good. The service was perfect and friendly

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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?