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“Excellent menu & atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Caffe Riva

Caffe Riva
St Martins Square, Bowness-on-Windermere, England
+44 15394 23232
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Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent menu & atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Spoilt for choice! Innovative menu catering to all tastes with attention to quality food & wine. Lovely friendly atmosphere & a great team of friendly attentive staff.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Handy spot in Bowness.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited Caffe Riva this evening as it was so handy to where we were staying in Bowness-on-Windermere and seemed like a popular option. Bypassing the starters (good selection but just not hungry enough) I ordered the linguini with crayfish tails, cherry tomatoes and rocket (small portion) while my partner went for the pappardelle sciue sciue. My dish was pleasant and quite tasty although my partner described his as being 'underwhelming'. The intention was to order desserts and coffee but the waitress who was attending to us disappeared after asking if we wanted to see the menu never to be seen again! (My theory is that the depressing soundtrack of dodgy love songs probably sent her running to the hills. The music did improve at 10pm but at that point we'd paid the bill and were leaving). Great location, small but inviting and reasonably priced. Seemed like a popular spot for couples.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The food was absolutely delicious, I had a lovely risotto and a calamari, which were both cooked excellently. The staff and also the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. I really enjoyed visiting and I will definitely be visiting again!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Lovely atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Riva was a lovely modern restaurant and the food was great. Can't fault it, is a lovely place to sit out for a coffee too.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious food and a friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visited Caffe Riva due to the positive reviews on tripadvisor. We were delighted. There is something for everyone foodwise. We both had mushrooms with goats cheese for starter and loved it. We both wish to send our compliments to the chef, particularly for the sticky toffee pudding- it is delicious.

The staff were friendly, especially Alan who, despite it being very busy, was very personable and made an effort to interact with you.

We will definitely be visiting again!

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