After wandering aimlessly around Dundalk looking for a place to eat, my boyfriend & I happened upon Riva, which was full to capacity. We approached the harassed-looking manager Brian fearing the worst, but he immediately suggested, if we didn't mind, seating us outside under the awning. Although it was Dundalk in early September, it was a balmy night & we were delighted with the continental feel & his willingness to accommodate us.
We ordered from the set menu as it looked to be similar the full menu, & was priced at €20 for 3 courses. We both ordered different dishes & sampled everything, & were more delighted with each course as it came out. Brian stopped & bantered with us as he served each course, which added to the night's craic.
Some of the best food I've eaten anywhere, & all six dishes were flawless, which, for just over €50 (including wine & coffee), felt like we were robbing them!
I will make a point of coming back to Dundalk to eat here, but I must especially commend the staff for not turning away two hungry diners from a full restaurant and for being so welcoming.
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