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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Relaxed Friday Lunch

On a winters day we decided to have lunch at Riva overlooking the bay or the boat marina in St Kilda. The food was good and the ambience pleasant. Fires were going in the restaurant and bar. There were only a few others there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
MJG1506
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A great place to enjoy drinks with friends or have a good bite to eat. In the daytime, you will witness a captivating view of the foreshore of St Kilda beach. The only negative thing that I have to write is that the menu isn't accommodating for vegans, with very little vegetarian options to begin with. They should have a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

On a winters day we decided to have lunch at Riva overlooking the bay or the boat marina in St Kilda. The food was good and the ambience pleasant. Fires were going in the restaurant and bar. There were only a few others there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A classy place with the food and service to match. Perhaps not the cheapest but the experience was worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Came here for an end of year work break up and the four course meal was an absolute delight. I had the oysters as appetizers, the steak for main and choc mud cake for dessert and the all rated very highly. Having the Goundrey 2005 cabshiraz, which unfortunately is now out of commission as the winery went into liquidation, was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great place to have a sit down dinner or a drink. Reasonable good food but pricey however the water views are spectacular. Has outdoor dining that would be fantastic in the summer with your someone special.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There were 12 of us to celebrate my wife's birthday. Riva offered a set menu with a choice of three starters, three mains and three deserts at $75 a head. We were time poor and needed dinner concluded by 10.00 so that we could move on to continue the planned festivities. The staff, once aware of our time constraints, made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Went there for my birthday in early June on a Sunday. Very lovely meal. Staff lovely. Will definitely go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great service, awesome food..especially the seafood linguine and pork belly...and the desserts are to die for!!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A great place to both chill with your friends, or have a good bite to eat. Unfortunately, the menu isn't very accommodating for vegans and needs a little more selection. Other than the menu, the view is wonderful and so are the staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We usually venture here once or twice a year - is a must to dine at during the better weather months (make sure you get a table outside on the decking). The food is always good - the dessert share platter is a must try (never fails to deliver).

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?