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Riva St. Kilda

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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
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
surprise find

In Melbourne for a few days decided to head to St Kilda for lunch ,no parking so driving along the foreshore we spotted Riva with plenty of parking so decided to give it a try Stunning outlook straight across the bay and the city skyline in the foreground 4 of us we ordered buckets of Prawns... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
margaretan116
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Sydney, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once you walk upstairs, the view of the water from the balcony is Great. We waited ages for the food which when it came out, some of us had cold steak, overcooked and tough. Those with other dishes also thought the mains were quite ordinary for the price. We've seen the view, but with this quality of food, we won't... More 

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Thank Jenny N
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In Melbourne for a few days decided to head to St Kilda for lunch ,no parking so driving along the foreshore we spotted Riva with plenty of parking so decided to give it a try Stunning outlook straight across the bay and the city skyline in the foreground 4 of us we ordered buckets of Prawns fresh delicious and flavoursome... More 

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Thank margaretan116
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are a group of 8. What a lovely view on the balcony. Steaks were mixed up, tough for the price. We had much nicer and significantly less expensive meal at the local RSL. Come for the view and a drink, but go elsewhere for your meal.

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2 Thank vlodik
Brisbane, Australia
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Restaurant and bar by the bar at St Kilda marina. Bar looks west so very good for sunset. Great cocktails. Good service. Relaxing vibe.

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Thank Margaret T
South Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was a guest at a wedding at Riva in the function room Marina side on a 33 degree day and cannot comprehend how a venue on the beach does not have air con. The guests were stifling hot, they stopped drinking and left early as there was no air flow and it ruined the night. In the peak of... More 

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1 Thank Georgie B
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My friend and l decided to meet at Riva in St Kilda, on a delightful Melbourne summers day for lunch. We had 2 lovely drinks and ordered sweet corn fritters and a super food salad to share. What a rip off, the food was uninteresting and tiny serves. The corn fritters had no corn or taste, the worst nam jim... More 

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2 Thank gypsy169
Scotland, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seen Fatboy slim here on january , staff were lovely drinks ok not too expensive and it was well staffed. The outside is beautiful and lovely when sun is setting. Would recommend for a music event.

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Thank Lynn B
Hallett Cove, SA
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here with a large group. We were in a private room. Great view of the St Kilda beach and Pt Phillip Bay. The staff were amazing, doing a great job to make sure we were comfortable, fed and watered. The food was divine. I had calamari as entree and it was cooked perfectly. For mains I had the... More 

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Thank Iain C
Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three old school friends catching up, it was a Thursday afternoon we decided on Riva to have lunch there the restaurant was not full but there were enough customers there to give it atmosphere, we decided to sit on the outside balcony. My Mate ordered the fish and chips i ordered the Riva Calamari and our female friend ordered the... More 

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Thank stephen m
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here to celebrate my partners birthday and were not disappointed. The food was great, the atmosphere very good and the Dutch waitress could not have been more helpful. Only thing that did spoil the evening slightly was the small children running around and babies crying long after they should have been in bed. However controlling them is not something... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?