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“very nice atmosphere”

Riva Italian Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 50 Restaurants in Gananoque
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a beautifully renovated restaurant. We ate in the bar as we did not have reservations. Service was excellent. The thing I liked about the menu was that they had some small plates (or half portions) available. That is great if you are travelling, as we were, and don't want to have left overs!

Thank knitone1109
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I really liked our service, the food and the decor. I would suggest they use table clothes at night to help cancel some of the noise as there are no curtains or rugs etc. and it was quite noisy even though not full.

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Riva although relatively new, is owned and operated by an experienced and establish restaurateur who also runs "The Ivy" in Ivy Lea , Ontario. Riva is Italian for bank/shore as it is close to the Gananoque River. The atmosphere is not only warm and inviting but there is ample space for larger groups or intimate dining experiences. The bar area is very attractive and the open kitchen is a great idea as it gives you a very positive feel as you walk past to be seated. The food is a mix of Italian blended with a Thousand Islands flare. The food is not only well presented but is delicious. Our waitress was amazing and was very willing to go the extra mile and find out if we ask a question that she could not answer. Portions are more than ample and the wine menu is also very well chosen. This is a great place to go for that special evening out as it is one of the areas finest dining experiences. The prices are in line with the quality of this restaurant, one gets what they pay for. The location is great, and there is ample parking. They also have extensive outdoor areas for "al fresco" dining when the temperatures and weather are most favorable. A most enjoyable evening out shared with great friends.

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Thank WParks
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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

May was our forth visit and we've been a little more disappointed with each visit. The food is amazing and the price for what you get is somewhat reasonable. However we've noticed the portions getting smaller. Our service this last time was extremely slow, it took 35 minutes just to get our cocktails. We were only a table of four. We ordered two bottles of wine to have with dinner, and both came 10 minutes after our food arrived. I don't mind fronting a large bill if it comes with adequate service. I hope Riva comes to understand that great food isn't enough, because there are other restaurants in town that have amazing service.

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3  Thank Kg1989
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a new restaurant in town and the food is great and the building and layout is wonderful. The outside patio is great and all the flowers make is a nice place to eat.

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1  Thank BlakeRichardson
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