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42b Marine Parade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
(03) 9537 2224
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place to celebrate

Went for birthday lunch sat out on the deck enjoyed complimentary glass of french champagne. Great service you can share plates and just relax and watch the world go by or go on the weekend when it is much busier plenty of parking in beach car park. Enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
DeniseLock
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Went for birthday lunch sat out on the deck enjoyed complimentary glass of french champagne. Great service you can share plates and just relax and watch the world go by or go on the weekend when it is much busier plenty of parking in beach car park. Enjoy!

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Attended a wedding here in February... A very picturesque setting right on the water, the place was very overcrowded and trying to get a drink was almost impossible. When we were directed to the reception area we discovered there was no aircon which was a pity because it was about 30 degrees! The whole evening was just uncomfortable, entree was... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A few Saturday nights back I organised a group of about 20 to come to Riva to celebrate my 40th. We were informed we weren't able to book any tables on the deck so first in best served. We were lucky enough to get some tables/chairs & umbrellas after arriving a bit earlier as suggested by staff. I had a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Firstly when we made a reservation they failed to inform us we needed $4 in coins to park our car(council parking). When we arrived we were ignored and invisible. We opted to sit on the balcony as it was a lovely sunny afternoon.. We had to order and pay for our meal as this is the cafe/bar style menu...(we had... More 

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melbourne
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fantastic spot with lovely views but the food is a bit average. I really think they need to lift their game because it's such a great spot and it should be packed everyday. I have eaten there about 5 times and had the linguine with seafood which was good, salmon was also good. Sliders were nice, so the food isn't... More 

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Melbourne
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Yes - completely average all around, except the prices which are just above average. 7 for dinner, 3 had the veal scallopini - All said the same thing, ok, but not great. I had a slightly mushy paella - with broken pippie shells in it - not too pleasant. The other remarked that although pleasant enough - nothing was a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Despite the Melbourne summer letting us down - it was wet and miserable on the day we dined, I totally agree with other reviewer comments that Riva's strength is it's location. We dined upstairs inside and my first impression of the space was that it had a 'dated, worn' feel, but we got a table at the window which certainly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A small group of us ate here in early January on a lovely warm summer's day. The service was friendly and efficient and I thought that the meals and the drinks were reasonably priced. The food was good but I thought the menu lacked a little imagination. All in all I'd definitely go back and of course the views across... More 

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melbourne
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Emma is in charge of weddings/events at Riva and she is an absolute gem. She made the whole experience so easy - and therefore thoroughly enjoyable! The day turned out exactly how we wanted it and it had a lot to do with the way in which Emma helped organise it. The food was delicious, the room was beautiful and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Riva is a wonderful venue for a few drinks, looking out over the ocean. It seems to be a popular venue for wedding parties. We dined here and I thought the food was good until I got to the end of my main course. The dining area inside is more formal inside and unfortunately, one of the male waiters appeared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42b Marine Parade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: (03) 9537 2224
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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