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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant a few times over the years and it is always very consistent. They have pizza, pasta, fish and steaks. The food isn't fancy but what they do is good quality and nicely presented. This week I had the steak in...a sauce with porcini mushrooms that I really enjoyed and a pizza on another day. The view is second to none on the lake in my opinion and the service is always quick and efficient.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed January 24, 2022

We returned here, also because they had a free table with lake view in their ample outside seating area. They serve a wide variety of pizzas, pastas, salads, fish and meat dishes. I guess that the quality of the food was better than a couple...of years ago, that's why I rated my visit higher.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed September 25, 2021

Very busy restaurant right at the lake front with good views. We enjoyed a couple of pasta dishes for lunch and they were very tasty. There are so many waiters, but it seemed like they did not want to serve us and they were quite...rude.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2021 via mobile

Very rude and impolite waiters. Food also took a long time. Taste of pizza was okay but there was too much empty crust……….

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed October 13, 2020

We had dinner at this restaurant. The good was tasty/okay, but unfortunately did not come in big portions. We noted that the service was not very friendly, although it was adequate. When we were having dinner the staff was as well. What we noted was...that the staff ate their meal while being silent; perhaps this is common in Italy, but we actually had the feeling the atmosphere was nog great (and that this explains the not overly friendly service). Would not go here again for dinner and check out some other place sin Riva del Garda first. Would go here again for drinks as their terrace overlooks lago di gardo which, with blue skies and sunny weather, of course is a treat!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 30, 2020

This restaurant quickly became our go to place for eating in Riva. There was nearly always a queue for a table in the evening so, in my opinion, that tells me a place must be good. The staff were good, especially the chap who seemed...to be in charge. Food was very good, ok it might be a bit more pricey than those set back from the lake but it is definitely worth it for the views and quality of food.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2019

Having tried a good assortment of the other local eateries we thought we would try this one as it has a great view of the lake. We were very glad we did as the food almost matched the view. The pasta was good and I...tried the chicken with rice that made a pleasant change from pizza and pasta. Had two courses a small bottle of wine and it came to less than we had paid for just two pasta dishes. When in Riva give it a try the food and service are good but the view.......More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2019

We went here for diner, becaue they had a free table outside, directly along the lake promenade. They serve a wide variety of pizzas, pastas, salads, fish and meat dishes. The food is okay, not special. Prices are a bit elevated in my opinion, which...makes the value for money average.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2019

Excellent location on the waterfront, delicious, typical food options; pizza, Italian dishes. While they could just mail it in based on their location, they don't. Excellent service, excellent food.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 6, 2019

the cooking here is the best....the lake view is amazing in front of the dining area... large dining area with great ambiance....one of the best restaurants in Riva. excellent seafood, and the best pizza....high quality cooking.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

The food was pleasant but not any better than any others in the vicinity what makes this place a bit more special is its location on the harbour front. I had a pizza with Apple on it, wouldn’t get it again as it lack flavour....Partner had ‘fantsomethingorother’, she enjoyed it. Not 5 star because the service was slow and the place on the left is better.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

If you like a condeming and rude waiter, topped with a kitchen with absolutely no sense of cooking, this is the place to go! Ordered a simple cesar salad, unfortunatly the chicken was almost as dry as the croutons. They had clearly prepared the chicken...several days ago. When asking the waiter (not complaining) why the chicken was so dry, he (the most arrogant waiter i have ever experienced) told me that the chicken was supposed to be like that - it was their recipe. ofcourse there be variation from dish to dish, but to claim that they aim to make the chicken almost as dry as the croutons, is just stupid. after this the waiter asked where I was from. I said Denmark, a little confused about why that was relevant. - He then tells that perhaps we are not use to having a cesar salad “italien style”.... Completely impossible to have an adult conversation with a person like that - so we left instead of arguing.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

Yesterday, Mid-Summer's Day, Riva del Garda, Italy ... and Scorchio ... Met a couple we know from dear old Yorkshire at that marvellous fountain in the large piazza outside and around the Castillo. Walked awhile and lighted upon the beautifully fresh and enticingly well-kept frontage...of The Bellavista Pizzeria. There we sat joyously for about an hour sipping Aperol Spritzers, Hugos, White Wine, Frizzante & Naturale Aquas ... and Whisky from our Home Country's Island Selection. Bliss. This place was busy (always a good sign) and the staff 😃😁🤔 were attentive and happy to serve; the bill wasn't unreasonable and the only minor complaint our companions of the day had was that no nibbles forth came. We said others in Lake Garda had provided crisps nuts and biscuity things by the bunch and they said, "None of that up here." ... which was mildly surprising. No harm done. The toilets were very impressive in The Bellavista ... Modernist and efficient. Would go again and would certainly recommend. The glass of Lagavulin I had went down an absolute treat ... and everyone there seemed to enjoy every minute there ... So, Five Stars from us.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2019

Looking for something different from pasta or pizza try chicken julienne with saffron rice. Good variety of food choices. Service is generally good but they are constantly busy. You might have to wait for table.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Weather not great at the moment so are inside rather than outside as I have previously. Tried a pasta dish inside of the Lake Fish meal and it was great. Will being going back during my Riva holiday and will have the Lake fish. Just...a pity my friend is there any longer otherwise it would be a 5* review.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
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