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169 Church Road, London SW13 9HR, England
+44 20 8748 0434
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“suckling pig” (8 reviews)
“calves liver” (5 reviews)
“tagliata” (2 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
169 Church Road, London SW13 9HR, England
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

AA Gill always raved about this restaurant. It is not possible to book on-line otherwise you could end up booking a table at Riva in Glasgow!! Finally we got a table for four and had a lovely evening. A good old-fashioned Italian restaurant, no candles...More

Thank Silverhighway
Reviewed 8 April 2018

we went with friends who live locally who recommended Riva, we were not disappointed, excellent selection of starters plus first-class mains, very good wines. friendly efficient service, well worth a visit. not cheap but good value.

Thank William L
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We were lucky to get in to this restaurant, which is very popular with a section of the local Barnes population. The antipasti and Primi courses were amazing - langoustine (as a special) and malfatti (on the menu). What we should have done was take...More

Thank RockThrust
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Proof that simple is often best and enduring. Group of old friends who hadn’t seen each other for ages.? Took a very nice bottle and paid corkage. Ordered a white Soave. Great simple food. Octopus, suckling pig, veal, salad, mixed hors d’oevres, roast potatoes with...More

Thank Sinopticus
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I have eaten at most recognized Italian restaurants in London for years, but few have the same appeal as Riva. It offers a most authentic, true tasting, flavors-of-my-grandma Italian cuisine, with a service which reminds me of my childhood in Italy (even if Doro is...More

Thank Fabrizio C
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We dined here with friends. This restaurant fully deserves it's rave reviews. The food was beautifully cooked. The portions were more than adequate. The service friendly and efficient. What more could we ask. We will certainly return.

Thank Neil Z
Reviewed 8 January 2018

A lovely lunchtime experience. The food was amazing and the staff were very attentive. We will defiantly be returning.

Thank LondonLadyV
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Only my second visit to Riva, and happily it was good as my first. Great service, friendly but efficient, with a buzzy atmosphere. All our starters were gorgeous, and I then had the Osso Bucco with saffron risotto. Wonderful flavours, and just what I needed...More

Thank mischkamum
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I had not been to Riva for many years and Caroline had never been there so we were both interested in the outcome for different reasons. The dining room itself remains a bit shabby and the tables are a bit too close together but that...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Wed were a party of four who visited this nice Italian restaurant, located in Barnes. We had different courses which were all authentic Italian. The service and efficient and fast. It took us just one hour to order and consume a starter and main course.

Thank Steen Withen N
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david p
13 November 2016|
Response from alisfred | Reviewed this property |
Riva doesn't have a website. Phone them on +44 (20) 87480434
29 July 2015|
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Response from Suzi C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ania, Riva doesn't do a fixed price menu in my experience. The a la carte main courses menu varies, from about £15.00 to £25.00 each, depending on the specials on offer that day. Suzi C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Church Road, London SW13 9HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8748 0434
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