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4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 237377
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I went to Riva on Tuesday night prior to going to Eden Court. We hadn't been since the premises had changed hands. We were first in and were looking forward to a nice meal. The early menu was good value at £16.95 for three courses and as the main menu was rather limited we opted for the... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived in Inverness to take art in the Etape Loch Ness Cycling event on 22/4 and were recommended by our B&B to dine at Riva for lunch. As it turns out, it was the best recommendation ever! Our server, Ali, was welcoming and patient with us as we dissected the menu. we opted to share the Bruschetta, followed by... More 

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Thank Nadinevdv
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Wow, what a fantastic review Nadine! Thank you so much for your kind words, I will be sure to pass this on to Ali, who will be equally delighted to read it! We look forward to seeing you again! :) More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped off for lunch on a busy Saturday afternoon. Staff were very friendly and food was good. I had the lasagne and my husband had linguine with spicy sausage which he said was excellent. Good value.

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Thank NicolaLovesToCycle
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Nicola, delighted you enjoyed your experience! Hope to see you again! More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stodgy pasta, tasteless garlic bread and gnocchi that tasted like it had half a tub of Candarel poured into it. Ordered a glass of white wine that was actually warm when it eventually arrived, when it was replaced (again, after a considerable wait) it was hardly any better. I then woke up in the middle of the night violently sick... More 

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Thank GregWatson72
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Hi Greg, thanks for the review, this is very disappointing and surprising to read. Please be assured I will personally look into this. Kindest regards Grant More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited yesterday for lunch before theatre trip. Mum and I both enjoyed our meal. Staff were friendly and attentive. Lovley outlook.

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Thank Veronica M
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again :) More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived in Inverness on the sleeper from London and had the Easter Saturday day to spend in the city. After wandering around for a few hours we decided to have lunch. All of the restaurants were fully booked. We happened to pass this one located by the river and there wasn't a soul in the place and this was... More 

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Thank Susi D
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Susi! I'm delighted to hear your experience with us was so positive! We look forward to welcoming you back again sometime! More 

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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Has indoor as well as outdoor seating along with the River Ness. Great food, authentic Italian and Superb staff..! Must visit.

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Thank Gautam G
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for a lovely review! Hope to see you again! More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very welcoming experience. Staff were very friendly and the menu was quite extensive. Quality of food was very good and the meal was served at a reasonable pace by a very attentive waitress. Drink and food was reasonably priced considering the lovely location on the waterfront. Would certainly visit again on a future trip to Inverness.

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Thank William H
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review William! Glad to hear your experience was so positive, and we look forward to welcoming you back again! More 

Scotland
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175 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five of us had lunch here last week. Stephen can't forget us as we lost one of our party! Thank you Stephen for keeping your eyes peeled and finding our cousin who had gone walk about and for keeping our glasses full while we worried!! Our food was amazing and very obviously cooked fresh. I had the most tasty broccoli... More 

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Thank holidayhelper8
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review, i'll be sure to pass your comment to Stephen! Hope to see you again! More 

Portlethen, Aberdeen
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great choice of food, reasonably priced and lovely staff and sitting next to the river looking over to the busier side of the town. Would recommend this place to anyone.

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Thank lh_gh
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review! Hope to see you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?