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Riva Cafe

#19 of 401 Restaurants in Como
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Fratelli Cairoli 10, 22100, Como, Italy
39031264325
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just off the lakefront, and without any noticable view, you will find this place which is packed with locals. It is named after the famed leisure boats, which in its days represented the pinnacle of Italian design. But it is not the design that you should come for. It is the pizzas. They are great. Whafer thin, baked to perfection,... More 

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NYC
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169 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upstairs or outside you'd be seated fine. The gnoco fritto with prosciutto is great (fried dough with prosciutto on top) captures salad superb, the veal Milanese really tasty and the pizza is super thin, light, crispy and just perfect. We had the funghi, the margarita, the prosciutto and funghi: all very good! The bar downstairs and the whole restaurant is... More 

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Yateley
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a Late lunch/early dinner. Lovely view as we sat on the edge of a quiet street and the food was good. Service was ok. If you want a quick meal this would suffice.

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Thank Jane W
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Verry tasty, staff is polite, pizzas and pastas are great, has inside and outside tables, close to street but not busy one so not much noise. I would recommend going there

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Thank Luka O
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch in Como on our way home from a couple of days staying in Belaggio and it was perfect! A good lunch deal EUR 8ish for pizza and a drink. Caprisee salad and spaghetti carbonara was also very good and well priced. We sat on a table outside and the staff were very friendly and there... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After arriving in Como we wanted a quick bite. We looked online and after reading the reviews decide to try the Rive Cafe, it was close to the hotel we were staying at. Upon arriving we were escorted to the upper level. The pizza and antipasto plate was very good. . But the gnocchi pasta with meat sauce had wine... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best pizza I have ever had! Super thin and tasty!! Very friendly and helpful staff is a big plus!! There might be a line in front, but usually it goes quite fast and it is definitely worth waiting!!

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Thank SzymC-ch
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

They serve te BEST pizza I've ever eaten in my life 👍. And they serve it on these cute wooden boards. The staff is very friendly and service is good.

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Thank Gregor T
Malta
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We chose to eat inside the cosy ground level which has the ambience of a bar. The pizza was huge and very good while the staff were very efficient. The fresh pasta was very tasty although the portion for a main course could have been bigger. The cocktails were excellent.

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Thank Caks21
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Went here for dinner. SO got a pizza and I got a salad. The pizza was pretty typical, it was extremely thin, rather large as the other pictures show. I got a salad, which was $15 and barely had any greens, just a lot of cream cheese and a good amount of salmon (it was smoked salmon, cream cheese and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $34
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Fratelli Cairoli 10, 22100, Como, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Como
  • Phone Number: 39031264325

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