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Riva

4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 237377
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (77 reviews)
“wild boar” (10 reviews)
“tiramisu” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 797 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice setting and great service made this a very enjoyable visit. Table of 6 greeted warmly and taken to a very comfortable table beside the bar area. Great food had by all and great service throughout

Thank HungrySheep17
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! It's great to read that you enjoyed your recent meal with is and i will pass on your kind comments to staff. Hopefully we can welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a table without a reservation and had a lovely meal. My partner had the lamb shank, which was big, well-presented, tender and very tasty. I’ve attached a photo but unfortunately took it after he had taken a few bites. My...More

Thank Vestru
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. It's great to read that you enjoyed your meal with us and hopefully we can welcome you back again sometime in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve looked back at my two previous reviews.. scoring 3 in 2013 and 5 in 2014. Tonight it was reminiscent of 2013. Food was very good, really good, but service was not great.. basically amateurish. And when we left the restaurant there wasn’t a team...More

Thank Rman1
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. It's great to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. However i am disappointed that on this occasion our service was not up to it's usual high standard. It is honest and constructive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I went for a pre-Christmas Sunday lunch to Riva. It was delicious and very reasonable. We had a lovely waitress who we had almost to ourselves. I think most people must have been shopping while we were relaxing! Lovely atmosphere with tasteful...More

Thank purplechrissie
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. I am glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and will pass on your kind comments to staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely quaint restaurant with lovely staff and it is an Italian restaurant. We had wine, Lasagne and Salmon wraps. We had a meal deal £25 each for a 3 course meal and so at least you know what your bill is. I...More

Thank TONI1955
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It's great to read that you enjoyed your meal with us and I will pass on your kind comments to staff. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon sometime!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not booked and decided to try this restaurant as it looked very appealing from the outside. It did not dissappoint at all. Service was great, food was of a superb quality and the wine selection was extensive. Would definately recommend this restaurant.

Thank Nick S
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Nick for taking the time to leave us some feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again sometime soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a night out with work friend's recently. Have to say the festive menu was fantastic, great choice and so tasty. Lovely friendly staff too. Would recommendMore

Thank Carris1975
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some great feedback. It's great to read that you enjoyed your meal from our festive menu and i will pass on your kind comments to staff. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon, perhaps...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table here for 4 for lunch on Sat 16th . When we walked in there was a male waiter behind the bar with his head in a tablet checking something online . He never lifted his head until I spoke to him whereupon...More

Thank Katie M
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Katie for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and i have passed on your kind comments to our chef. However i am disappointed that on this occasion our service...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonably good Italian restaurant overlooking river in Inverness. The night that I went it was wild outside so it was quite quiet but was nice and cosy inside. I had the pappardelle with mushrooms which was good, although pretty rich. Good vegetarian options and I...More

Thank Francesca O
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review! It's great to read that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We were a walk-in. Enjoyed a fabulous 2 course meal (pasta mains plus desserts). Husband thinks the crumble was best he’s had (and he’s eaten a fair few!) Comfortable environment, great view of river and castle and friendly, efficient service. Thoroughly recommend and we will...More

Thank DebbieC16
Hannah M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you Debbie for leaving us such a lovely review! It's great to read that you enjoyed your meal with us and i will pass on your kind comments to staff. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Inverness.

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Catherine M
31 July 2017|
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Response from frostedpiggy | Reviewed this property |
My sister is gluten free and they always have gluten free pasta. My wee boy is dairy free and we take our own smelly dairy free with us. They are always helpful just ask and I'm sure they will sort something out for you.
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Deanne R
3 January 2017|
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Response from RossSh | Property representative |
Hi Apologies for the delay, it's been a crazy week since New Year! I have posted a reply to your review. If you e-mail Riva direct I'd like to send you a voucher to invite you back in to experience your meal as it should... More
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newyorkitalian2016
20 October 2016|
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Response from Seleana M | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, View, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 237377
Description
We are a modern based cuisine with Italian influences, based on the banks of the river ness.
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