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In Riva
In Riva

In Riva Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.in-riva.com
  • Phone: (215) 438-4848
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Tuesday - Thursday: NOON - 2:30pm
    Friday: NOON - 5:00pm

    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday: NOON - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Arthur Cavaliere
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Contact us at (215)438-4848 or email events@in-riva.com for your Special Event!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Ferry Rd.
  • Public Transit: K
    R-6 Regional Rail
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a small private lot in front of the restaurant, as well as a large self-pay city lot just across North Ferry Road. Street parking is also available.
A word from In Riva
In Riva is the first venture by Philadelphia-born chef Arthur Cavaliere who has combined the similarities of his two favorite cities—Naples and Philadelphia—to deliver an unparalleled culinary experience. Sticking with the Italian translation of its name, In Riva is located "along the banks" of the Schuylkill River in East Falls.

In Riva is a Southern Italian inspired restaurant with urban flair, specializing in Napoletana style pizza, house-made pasta and contemporary antipasti. In Riva also offers an eclectic array of new and old world wines, Italian craft beers and racy specialty cocktails.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "I dined In Riva on 7/19. I had made a reservation with Open Table only an hour before and was able to sit outdoors. There is a picnic area where you can bring your dogs and we were seated near a group of people with two sweet dogs. We ordered the Greco Salad which I highly recommend and was delicious with creamy feta, cucumbers and pickled tomatoes. We then ordered the Ravoli's. They were just ok and seems a little stale. We ordered the Sausage and Peppers pizza which was delicious, but a little spicy, but that is to be excpected. We had a male server who was very attentive. It is a little loud sitting outside but it's an enjoyable and fun experience!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I've passed by In Riva a million times and every time I do I think, I really want to try that place. Finally we made reservations and went last Saturday. The food was excellent. I'd highly recommend the meatballs....the sauce was delicious. The margherita pizza was also great. I enjoyed how they served the bruchetta toast separate from the topping so that you can add as much or as little as you'd like. The leftover ricotta from ours was also a great dipper for the pizza crust. Overall, I was very satisfied and I'm sure we'll be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It was my birthday dinner mid-week...a birthday that has had way too many "birthday dinners" and we just wanted something casual, close and different. In Riva fit the bill in more ways than one! We were seated on the terrific outdoor terrace on what was a beautiful night with a front row seat to the Schuylkill River. We then ordered a bottle of delicious Pinto Grigio which was half price as it was half price wine night(bonus!). We didn't order any entrees per se, but rather just a bunch of apps and a pizza. Everything we ordered was amazing! The kale salad, the artichokes, the aspargus, the scallops...all deliciously prepared...as was the margarita pizza. This is a real gem, especially when you can sit outside."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I have eaten inside and outside at this fantastic restaurant. However, eating inside is something I will try to avoid when I go back. It was TOO noisy - I was with a party of 7 and we had to shout to be heard, even at our table amongst our own group."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. I don't recommend for large group. I couldn't hear what the other end of the table was talking about."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Were very very happy with our over the top good appetizers and our 3 pizzas. In Riva has a great concept which is perfect for couples or groups to share food and try different items. The drinks were well made and not "light" on alcohol in a good way. I hate getting a mixed drink and having be mostly mixer, that did not happen here. Drinks were great and were unique cocktail recipes. Service was terrific and speedy until there was a rush when we ordered dessert. Our waiter was running ragged, probably because they were short suddenly handed. That didn't spoil our meal. We discussed with our friends that this may become our "regular" spot to go before plays."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Have been here numerous times. Food is always terrific. We love the appetizers, pizza, really everything. Normally we have children and older adults with us, and their customer service is fabulous. Always a pleasure to come here! My mom actually chose this for her last birthday celebration!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was pretty good but the portions were quite small. Good thing my date wasn't all that hungry--I ate all the bread. We ate inside and the noise level was quite high. If I go back, I'll probably eat outside. Serving staff was very friendly and food arrived quickly."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Love the outside space. Easy to take our kids there. Food was good but is a little pricey for the neighborhood. If we go again we will stick to wine & pizza."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Amazing food and well crafted specialty drinks. Who could ask for anything more!?!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "LOVE, LOVE LOVE it here... as always, we shared a GREAT meal... happy to see the mushroom, zucchini, truffle oil pizza is back!!!! The new Greco salad was delish....Can't wait to go to the area for "Puppies & Pizza" with my pooch!! The staff is so nice, very professional & informative! Valerie was our server... FANTASTIC!!!!!!! Great wines by the glass, beer on draft.... LOVE it here... as I always do!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I like this place. The food is consistently good and especially in deck weather, it's very pleasant. My main criticism is that the lunch options are very limited; if you aren't interested in pizza (which is quite good), the salads and antipasti are very pricey for small servings. The Greco salad I had for lunch recently was $11 and more of a first course than a lunch salad. I'd advise anyone planning to go for lunch to look at the menu ahead of time. I have never been there for dinner. A large group from my office held a celebration there not long ago; the service was great, the food abundant--so much so that I could entirely avoid the pizza."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I love with In Riva, and have been dining there since it opened. Whether dinner for two or a table for 8, like our last visit, it is just the best in terms of ambiance and great food. I love the outdoor terrace, overlooking the river. Just love Arthur's simple yet sophisticated flair for salads and pastas, and imaginative or classic pizzas. Hands-down, the best pizza I have ever eaten. The spicy ham, zucchini, and margherita are all phenomenal.My family is partial to the ricotta appetizer and fried artichokes. Great for brunch, too. The outdoor seating for people with their dogs is a great idea. Casual and fun atmosphere. My son has attended private parties in the room upstairs and highly recommends it for large group events."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were stuck in a dark corner, our drinks came well after our pizzas and the prices are crazy for a very average meal. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We have been for brunch and dinner. Hubby always gets pizza because you get the biggest bang for your buck. Pea soup and fresh pea ravioli are my favorites with the charred octopus and olive okie potatoes tied for second. Pasta sauces can a bit salty, small and a little pricey. All in all a great place to dine. Cocktails are very nice. My favorite the Bianco."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "very customer friendly TIM was great server portions were perfect size men was varied"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great for casual, outdoor dining. Small plates, pizza, etc. Not gourmet, but interesting and well done."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We love this place. The food is high quality, always good service and usually easy to get a reservation or just walk in."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "went for first time to try their pizza - my husband's pepperoni pizza was excellent - my meatball one very average. Friend had the potato caesar salad which was very good. In a funky neighborhood right along the river drive, although very limited views of the river - more of traffic. Would certainly go back, but no hurry"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My wife & I enjoy the wonderful, different and consistent food at In Riva. The management and team members work extremely hard to insure that you have an excellent experience. Our favorites are the Caesar Salad and the Beef Carpaccio Pizza. TJ our server was excellent. He loves his work and the company he works for."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "In Riva is one of my favorite restaurants near Manayunk. The food is great, the staff very friendly and the pizza & dogs is a plus. The only real complaint is that the pizza can be a little on the burnt side making it a little too salty. However the dough is super chewy and the toppings are great."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Came here for brunch with a group of eight, including 2 kids, all ranging in age from 5 to 70, and everyone left happy. Of course, we ended up sitting in the dog park (actually a nice amenity for dogs and kids), because even though I'd asked specifically on at least 2 occasions to be seated outside, they "don't take reservations" for the deck. IMO, seats are seats - that's the point of the reservation. Service was overall good - hostess brigade a little snotty (it's not Manhattan, girls), but our server was congenial and accomodating, and only forgot one thing (wasn't on the bill either, so no harm/no foul). Delicious food, good drinks, good value (party of 8 for less than $300, including drinks and tip); will certainly go back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A large group of us went to eat at In Riva and it was everyone's first time dining there. We were all extremely pleased with the food, service and ambience. There was a good drink selection and the pizza was amazing. Great experience!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food is good, albeit a little overpriced for what it is. But our server was exceptional, and understood how to handle kids perfectly."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "In Riva was a wonderful "find" just off the Kelly Drive. The food was delicious from the pea soup to the beet salad and the three pastas we shared. We're going back!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "If you love salt, you will love this place. we have been two times so far and won't be back. The concept is good, but they are heavy handed on the salt. Friendly staff though!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "One the best places in East Falls!! The 3 course meal with wine pairing is exceptional! The chef picks the menu for you and everything is great! Also, the sparerib appetizer is ridiculously delicious!! This is a place we continually go back to!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We dined outside on a beautiful late spring evening. The noise level is high, but it is lively. The server was great. The bartenders are a bit slow and not too friendly. The food was good, we had 2 appetizers, and the pizza was excellent. The gelato was OK, it is from capo giro but the pistacho was too chalky and I sent mine back for the vanilla. It was a date night and we really enjoyed ourselves. Our table was ready on time and we loved sitting outside and watching the river and the scene."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Three of us recently lunched here and enjoyed every bite. We split 2 apps and a pizza, for a feast that didn't break the bank. Everything was delicious. That whipped ricotta app is terrific. Service very friendly and helpful. Outdoor dining was a treat, though a bit traffic-noisy. Some intriguing-sounding cocktails that we couldn't try because we were headed back to the office. We plan to come here for happy hour SOON."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Too much sugar, too much salt, too much oil, limp pizza crust."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was great, the service excellent but the noise level was beyond energetic. If we return we'll try to time our visit to a quieter time or day, sad not to be ble to talk with the person across the table from you without shouting to be heard."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food at In Riva is full of favors and surprises. We order the chef menu, 3 courses with wine pairing each time we go and there is plenty of food. Last time we were there, we were celebrating a birthday. Some had ordered a drink but the food started arriving before drinks were served. So we had to cancel the drink order. We felt that service was too rapid, witch is rare. We like to take our time to savor all this wonderful food but it kept coming at rapid pace. So, remember to say that you are in no rush!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We dined at In Riva for a PhilaU Graduation celebration. Our waiter was TJ who was awesome! He made fantastic recommendations. Note the portions or more tapas style (small) and a little pricey. We shared quite a few appetizers and pizzas. The food was wonderful! We will surely be back again!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first meal at In Riva. Found the server friendly and very helpful and informative. Food was tasty but, in view of the small plate-style, seemed a bit pricey for lunch when a couple of beers were added to the mix. We probably would have to save this spot for a special visit as opposed to a place to go often. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were celebrating my son's graduation from med school and chose In Riva for dinner the evening before the event...We have dined at In Riva numerous times as my son lived in the apt. complex near by. Always loved dining here. Great food, love the pizza!! Salads are great!! Would have liked to sat outside since it was a lovely evening but there were 7 of us and no tables were available when we were there..didn't matter, had a great table inside. My son is now moving out of the area so I will miss dining here...Highly recommend In Riva to all !!!!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Memorable first Mother's Day !!! Fantastic breakfast pizza, drinks, and atmosphere. Good things happening here."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We enjoy the excellent pizza and superb pasta. One of our favorite casual places. We drive from Fairmount at least once a month "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The pizza was wonderful, loved the carpaccio with arugula, we had salad, appetizers including grilled octopus, scallops & hanger steak, all 4 people thought everything was very good. Our server was very knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. The one complaint was the music, the speaker was above our heads, music was hard rock, difficult to relax & speak with each other, it ruined what would have been a perfect evening.....please think about your selections.."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "the food and service were excellent, the papardelle with chili chicken meatballs were delicious but a bit spicy. The caesar salad over roasted potatoes was inventive and a perfect pairing. We also loved the pizza; light flavorfull crust, creamy cheese and the right amout of charr on the crust. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The flavors and food sneak up on you The deck was breezy and comfortable like an island The wine was an added pleasure to this very delicious food I'd recommend it to all my friends "
    Dined on 5/10/2014