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Riva Grill

Lakefront, Ski Run Marina, 900 Ski Run Blvd. Suite 3, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9000
+1 530-542-2600
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lakefront, Ski Run Marina, 900 Ski Run Blvd. Suite 3, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We're here for a large family party for a wedding at the upstairs room with private balcony over the lake buffet style cheese bar open bar friendly staff great hors d'oeuvres extremely well versed bartenders amazing view

Thank Blake P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has been recommended by several people so I was excited to try it. The location is almost lakefront. The food is way over priced. A chicken dinner is $38. It does not include a salad or bread. I ordered the ribeye. It was...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sat on the patio overlooking the beautiful dock at Lake Tahoe however... waited forever for service, ordered a vodka (house) and cranberry juice that arrived with major watered down cranberry juice and not sure if there was any vodka in it. Sent it back, ordered...More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a lovely late dinner here. The food was excellent and it was so lovely to have seats overlooking the lovely setting sun.

Thank bctraveller2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant is very cool. Lots of action and close to water. Parking was crowded. The prices for food and drink were ridiculously expensive for you get. The food is not that delicious. Customer Service was good.

Thank V6767VTnancyv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From free parking, attentive service, fine dining, and great ambiance, all top notch. The view of the lake and live music made for an entertaining evening. We were able to talk and enjoy our meal. The acoustics worked well for talking and listening to the...More

Thank Suzie E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe with good food. The hamburgers were very good. The grilled chicken with pesto was rubbery. Overall, a nice place to eat.

Thank eaevans
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and drinks at Riva. Kelly is a gem in the bar area. If you are in Tahoe, make a point to go here. We had bad weather while we were here but at least we had a place to go have a nice...More

2  Thank KABigBlue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited last night to celebrate two anniversaries As requested in the reservation, we were seated outside with a lovely view. Our waiter, Dustin, was wonderful He was attentive and funny. On his recommendation, we all ordered the scallops. When they arrived, they were just lukewarm....More

1  Thank eeparadise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good but the prices were very high. There wasn't a great deal of choice of restaurants in the area when we visited and maybe that's reflected in the prices. The food was OK but really not worth the high bill. The staff in...More

Thank Rimigo
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How noisy is it? Dont want loud bar scene
12 April 2017|
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Response from Debi v | Reviewed this property |
New Years Eve was but I cannot comment on other days
Do you have a special menu for Christmas Day?
5 October 2016|
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Response from marketingriva | Property representative |
Hi, Thank You for considering Riva Grill for your Christmas Dinner! In addition to our regular menus we will be offering a couple of special dishes created specially for this wonderful occasion! We love this time of the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lakefront, Ski Run Marina, 900 Ski Run Blvd. Suite 3, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9000
    (Hwy. 50)
  • Public Transportation: Riva Grill is centrally located in South Lake Tahoe where Ski Run Blvd. meets Lake Tahoe. We are one mile west of the Heavenly Gondola; on the south side of highway 50, and a quick ride by taxi cab, Blue Go transit or bicycle. Many folks choose to walk here on warm summer evenings and return by taxi. Plenty of bicycle and kayak parking available.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-542-2600
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