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Riva St. Kilda

42b Marine Parade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
(03) 9537 2224
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Ranked #74 of 175 restaurants in St Kilda
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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62% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'm in my late 20s and enjoy coming here in the summer for a few drinks outside in the sun. The music is good, atmosphere is fun & relaxed. Good place to meet up with friends for a social catch up. I agree that seating is at times scarce, and staff are not overly helpful with accommodating for anyone's needs.... More

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Ballan
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119 reviews 119 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stopped in here after a jet boat ride for lunch. We asked for a seating for 6 and was told we could wait or go sit out on the deck. We decided that the deck would be fine. We managed to find two round tables (one with the last people's meals and THREE ashtrays still on it). We cleaned... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Riva is a great place for either an evening for drinkies, followed by dinner or equally good place to have a quick and decent dinner. Food was of good quality and service was efficient and friendly. The view is a bonus, of course. Definitely coming back.

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Adelaide
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Great lactation topped with great food and nightlife. We visit Melbourne at least 3 times a year for weekends away from the kids. We go here every time for drinks and dinner. I recommend the seafood linguine.

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Melbourne
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

On a crappy day weather wise dining at Riva made us forget about the weather. Pre drinks around an open fire before we sat down. We then started with some bread and followed with mains of the baramundi and eye fillet. Barramundi was ok, not the greatest but my eye fillet was perfect, I asked for medium and that is... More

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St Kilda, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

You really pay for the beach side location with Riva. The meals aren't cheap and not very large. But it's trying to be more fine dinning which is fair enough. Not a bad experience but not amazing.

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Checked it out for a wedding venue.....thought it was shabby...needs some maintenance work..I appreciate it is on the Beach and does suffer the effects of the weather but.... Toilets outside down a lane way., past rubbish bins and service areas.not a good look for your guests! ..no air con.. Garden needing tending to..old rusty furniture outside......it just didn't impress me!!... More

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Melbourne
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Lovely sunny day, but we sat inside by a window with stunning views of Port Phillip,we all chose different starters & shared, the main was excellent & the desert platter to share was to die for. All in all a lovely experience & the birthday boy was duly appreciative. Try it for yourself a very happy birthday place!

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We found everything to be excellent, friendly staff, efficient and helpful, stunning views great ambience and delicious food. Will definitely visit again.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Eating at Riva was a very enjoyable experience, the service was fantastic, the mussels were to die for. Really enjoyed the glass of sav blanc looking out over the water on a beautiful sunny day.

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