In Riva
In Riva

In Riva

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.in-riva.com/
  • Phone: 2154384848x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Tuesday - Thursday: NOON - 2:30pm
    Friday: NOON - 5:00pm

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

    Brunch:
    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: 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
    61
    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
In Riva reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (114)neighborhood gem (85)fit for foodies (69)scenic view (60)good for groups (44)great for lunch (35)kid-friendly (32)hot spot (22)great for brunch (21)special occasion (17)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (14)romantic (11)notable wine list (7)Show More
  • Always a great time!
    livinglargeVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is one of our favorite places to go. Love the half price pizza specials on Tuesday nights. Pizza, pasta and wine...how can you go wrong?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time there...wonderful!
    NYCPHLVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great atmosphere on a weekday night. Able to accommodate vegetarian changes to pasta. Highly recommend the agnolotti. Ravioli was ok but pomodoro sauce too sweet. Service was friendly and a great complement to the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect place to hang with friends
    foodfunfamilyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a wonderful time at In Rival! We had a group of 6 and we all shared small plates. We let our waiter pick a selection of cheeses/meats as well as pasta dishes. We also had the whipped ricotta bruschetta and two pizzas. The thin crust was the best I've had in a long time. I highly recommend In Riva and can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Laid back, good time
    TaproomTomsMom
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We enjoyed the most delicious food and drinks while relishing our final family outing before sending kids back to college. We were never rushed and we just kept ordering one spectacular dish after another to share. The waitress was very helpful, always informing us of the size/quantity of the dishes we were ordering to make sharing easy, and fair! We will definitely go back for the 3 or 5 course chef selected meal with wine pairings.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    nickdsr
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The restaurant was great and the service was awesome. Tim our server was will informed and made great suggestions. A bit loud under the outside canopy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch Pizza for Big Bucks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The only time we go to In Riva is when they have deals on their food. It can be a very expensive evening otherwise. While food is good, unique and different, in the end it is pizza and pasta. While it is our favorite pizza, $14 for a six slice pie is expensive! And while the other offerings are fun and interesting, they are always OVER salted. In fact, we won't ever order pasta there again. So, while the food is good and the atmosphere fun and relaxed, you need to take advantage of deals here, or you spend a lot of dough for good dough.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inside out
    freshair
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We made reservations four days in advance and requested a table for 6 at 7:30 outside. When we arrived, tables inside were empty and we were told we would have to wait 30-40 minutes for an outside table. The reason I made the reservations at In Riva was that I wanted an ouside dining experience. I see no reason why In Riva can't makes reservations for ouside tables like other Center City restuarants.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Food!
    MarriedAChefVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I love In Riva! The food is real!!! Delicious, and nothing is processed!!! Pizza is always a great choice, along with the salads. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud; waitress was insensitive
    MountieV
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food was good, but the table next to us was yelling loudly as the waitress introduced the menu. No wonder I couldn't hear her. She, however, probably thought I was just old and probably partially deaf, which I am not. Her "little" high voice, and her attitude made me not want to return despite the good food and attractive setting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WimmieVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is a very nice place to go and eat outside. While there is only pizza and salads, they have small dishes which are very good and fun to share.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AlexBVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Stopped in for a quick bite for a late lunch and we were able to sit on the patio overlooking Kelly Dr and the Schuylkill. We ordered the Pepperonata as an appetizer and the Spicy Ham pizza. The crab appetizer was pretty good, and the pizza was great. I really like that they have a place to lock up bicycles outside, and also a place where you can sit outside with your dog (fenced in). They have a decent beer and wine selection as well. I would like to go back for an evening meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A GREAT Philadelphia Restaurant
    JoeyP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have been to In Riva a few times now. Each time back we continue to be impressed. The service was friendly, efficient, and thorough by all standards. Normally we pick a la carte but this time we did the 5 course chefs meal. We were blown away by the creamy ricotta jar with caramelized onions and toasted tuscan bread. The scallops and octopus were also really good. I don't even like octopus normally and I enjoyed it. The meat and cheese plate was excellent. We ordered cocktails as well. I tried the Dotti which was like an Italian take on the Margherita. The drinks were delicious and made well. I really can't say enough about this place and we already are looking forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience at In Riva
    mermax127VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We came here on Sat eve with a friend who had never been here before. She LOVED it! Celebrated a beated birthaday and had a great time.... ordered a variety of small dishes and enjoyed.our favorite pizza...the zucchini mushroom truffle oil....even my friend, who, I forgot did not like mushrooms, loved it! We love the nice staff at In Riva.... ambiance...easy parking....great view...thanks! :-)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit pricey
    Sallydine
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The only entrees are pizza. Everything else is small plates that are the same price as pizza. So if you want to have pizza outside its a good place. I also booked fir 5 with high chair on open table, the hostess called and confirmed. When we got there, they tried to put us on a 4 top. We waited 15 min for a table to be set up.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience at In Riva
    karbase
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great plates by the river
    Suzen
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    Jcg728VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noise level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In Riva
    cathy
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first time
    tjargerVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Philly
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad
    Easy2Please
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummers!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Amazing food and well crafted specialty drinks. Who could ask for anything more!?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mermax127VIP
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable outing
    Carbophobic
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In Riva ; In Love
    ShoozieQ
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $11 imported beers!!
    GuestVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place, good vibe.
    Ceejay
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JeffH
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    very customer friendly TIM was great server portions were perfect size men was varied
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • centercitygalVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great for casual, outdoor dining. Small plates, pizza, etc. Not gourmet, but interesting and well done.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A find in East Falls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We love this place. The food is high quality, always good service and usually easy to get a reservation or just walk in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DaleVIP
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Try This Gem!
    ScubaSunSeeker
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chefswife2
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Eats!
    foodie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    Blondelefty7
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • East Falls Gem
    GaryEVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salt
    PhillyFood
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate