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In Riva, Philadelphia, PA
In Riva, Philadelphia, PA
In Riva, Philadelphia, PA
In Riva, Philadelphia, PA
In Riva, Philadelphia, PA

In Riva

4.4
4.4
1895 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 438-4848
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Arthur Cavaliere
  • Neighborhood
    East Falls
  • Cross street
    N Ferry Rd.
  • 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.
  • Public transit
    K <br />61 <br />R-6 Regional Rail
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,895 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,895 Reviews
  1. MichaelB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful meal made with the freshest ingredients, an attentive waiter, appetizers brought out by kitchen staff as soon as they are prepared, dishes removed and replaced with other items seamlessly.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Do NOT like vinegar on the mushroom pizza- use truffle Oil!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing time. Waitress was amazing and the food was fantastic.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will definitely return. We went around happy hour with our little boy. The restaurant was quiet, the food came out quickly, and the pizza was enjoyed for adults and toddler alike!

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  5. phyllish

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the arugula salad!

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  6. TableManners

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent pizza and salads. Very professional and friendly staff. In Riva is a great place that rarely disappoints.

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  7. ShawnM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were great. I always enjoy myself at In Riva can’t wait to go back again.

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  8. KerriP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great as always but they seemed understaffed and we had to wait a long time for drinks and to order and no one came around to ask for another drink order or to clear plates from our table as we finished courses

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  9. JimK

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    While each of our pasta orders were hot when delivered to our table, overall, the service was disappointing...long wait to place order, request for more bread to accompany the burrata appetizer took a long time.

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  10. LaShannaE

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I dine here often and we went yesterday for dinner. When we were seated we sat for 20 minutes before the waitress even address us. The waiter name is August. She introduced herself she asked us did we want anymore water and we said yes and she poured and left. She never asked us did we need a few minutes more (seeing that we already waited 20 minutes for her to come over in the first place) to view the menu or we’re we ready to order. She just poured the water and left. Then came back 15 minutes later for the drinks. At that time i see she was not going to ask us we’re ready to order i said to her we were ready. We ordered spaghetti, spicy chicken parm, pep pizza, and ceasar salad. She collected the menus and left. Now, my wife coke comes out and my wife asked a for a straw for her water and she says “sure and you wanted the chicken parm right?”At this time my drink comes out and we are talking and we see the waiter helping all the tables around us and she leaves the area but then comes right back to the table next to us. She never came back with the straw and I had to ask her again and she says “ yup straw”. She comes back with straw. Finally, after 10 more minutes the salad and spicy chicken parm came out and we began to eat the salad. I put the chicken parm to the side to wait for my wife spaghetti and our pizza so we can eat together. It has now been 20 minutes and my chicken parm is getting cold and she has not come back to check on us. Finally, i see her helping the table next to me and i asked her out our other dishes and she says “oh, i thought you would of wanted the chicken parm and salad as the appetizer” Assumed! After we tell her we would like it now she says “I’ll go put that right in for you” SMH! Now, we are waiting an additional 25min. When the food came out i had already pushed the chicken to the side cause I did not want it. She comes over and i asked for the check. This was the worst visit ever. Never again.

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  11. DonnaB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have not been to In Riva for a while. It's one of our favorite sites for octopus and pizza. From our perspective, their prices have substantially gone up. The apps are very pricy. The octopus was chewy. On a positive note, the pizza is very good. Sorry, we will not be returning.

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  12. karam

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, service good, drinks , if not wine or beer.. Soso. We’d definitely go back.

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  13. Jessica

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent! Can’t wait to return!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Disappointed and frustrated by a missed opportunity to make us feel welcome and enjoy a special occasion (two milestone birthdays). We read reviews and arranged a nice birthday dinner. After putting the birthday information in the section for notes we called ahead to confirm and request something nice for the special occasion. The gentleman assured us they saw the note and were aware. When we arrived we are seated at a table under a speaker with music blaring. Our request for a nice gesture to help celebrate the birthdays was ignored and forgotten until we asked if they would be willing to put some candles in gelato. The waitress did as asked but otherwise our pre planning and confirmation call yielded no extra attention. I found this establishment to be a great loud casual tapas bar with loud music and noisy ambiance not suitable for a nice occasion unless you get the private room upstairs. The staff who confirmed the reservation and special request didn’t seem to pass on the information to our server or the kitchen. I cannot recommend this place to anyone seeking a nice upscale place. Go for a drink and casual date-night when you’re looking for an energetic place with small plates to share. Or just skip it and go elsewhere.

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  15. AnnR

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and outside ambiance overlooking the river. Our service was a bit slow, but good not great.

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  16. TraceyL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    the music that was playing quite loud was awful, like 90’s bro rock. poor choice imo for a restaurant.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We live in Fairmount and In Riva, a few miles up river on Kelley Drive near East Falls, our most regular favorite place. Food is outstanding, unbeatable wood fired pizzas and homemade pasta. Fans of the chicken parm, octopus and arugula and mushroom salad. Deck space out back facing Schuykill is really nice and the service is swift and friendly.

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  18. Jsr8878

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is pricey, extremely loud 2000s rock music playing outside kills ambience, service is pretty delayed especially outside, front desk/host is always miserable.

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  19. MeredithD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Took several minutes to get our order taken. When we finally did order I asked for my appetizer to come out with everyone else’s pizza so it wouldn’t get cold. It immediately came out, a good 15-20 min before everyone else’s food.

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  20. SuzanneW

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. We sat on the patio which had heat lamps facing Kelly Drive. No real noise from Kelly Drive. Charming set up. Definitely will return.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The music was very loud when we arrived. We had to ask the server to lower the music. And she did

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  22. KimM

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Great wine! Love this place! Highly recommend it!

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  23. SteveW

    Orange County

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came on date night with my lady friend. We had eaten there numerous times in the past. Our usual pizza was replaced by excellent pasta dishes. The salad I had was really good and the wine was excellent. We made another reservation before we left.

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  24. todg

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I ate here about a month ago with friends. We liked it so much we brought our kids back yesterday. Everything was amazing. Everyone enjoyed the food. Can’t wait to go back again. 

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  25. AnthonyC

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In Riva was amazing! Our waiter was equally incredible - she remembered everything and was so attentive. The food and drinks were awesome. We will be back soon!

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  26. Southforkender

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night, my partner and I had a lovely evening at In Riva. We pleasantly found a convenient parking spot and enjoyed outdoor seating under the bridges. That gave us the feeling of being in Rome. We started with a cheese plate and Mommy's meatballs appetizers, accompanied by two flights of red wines that complemented the food perfectly. We then enjoyed two delicious pasta entrees and were very impressed with the chef's sensitivity to beautiful combinations of ingredients. We plan our next visit to try out the pizza cooked in their wood-burning oven. It's great to have discovered such a charming neighborhood spot, and I hope we have the same waiter.

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  27. DoctorJ

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful pizza; cocktail drinks creative, tasty and a little short on the pour for the price. Same on the beer pour for the price.

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  28. TyraG

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome Experience. Service was Great & food delicious

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Burrata was meh. “Loaf” was actually 2 pieces of BURNT toast. Server never asked if we wanted another drink a the drink I did ask for was wrong. Bummed because this was always our go to!!

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  30. GezaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent interesting food items great for sharing. Everything was delicious.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and our server was delightful and accommodating

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  32. RustyD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had forgotten how amazing the food is here. Definitely one of my favorite spots in Philly.

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  33. KellyM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Generally nice service, but nothing exceptional. The beer and white wine were oddly warm. Not fully warm, but certainly not chilled as expected. Food was good, but it was difficult to find a vegan option and the entree provided was questionable if it was vegan or not.

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  34. MichaelG

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the new menu. The tuna antipasti dish was amazing. Will be back!

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  35. TableManners

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent pizza with great service in a nice outdoor setting

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the venue but outside seating challenging due to too many bees. Had to move indoors. Love the food

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  37. leslief

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Starting to get cooler in the evenings outdoor heaters would be a lovely welcome touch.

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  38. JasonD

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Broccolini salad and Bronzino were excellent. Hostesses relocated our table to a quieter location with graciousness. 

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We go here all the time and have never had a poor experience until this visit. We ordered all of our food at the beginning, but there were long delays to get drinks and food. We didn’t get our first round of drinks until after we finished our appetizer. We waited so long to order a second round that we went to the bar ourselves to get them. And we waited so long for our pizza that we went to pay the bill and cancel it, to find out that the pizza had just been started. Not sure what happened, but it was a rough visit all around.

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  40. LocalFan

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never disappoints! Great cocktails, amazing food! I brought 2 friends here and it was their first time and they couldn’t say enough about the food and the atmosphere. It’s a go to spot for me. Easy to get to and parking.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from In Riva using the Order Online button. In Riva also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 438-4848.

In Riva is rated 4.4 stars by 1895 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for In Riva

4116 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129

Additional information

  • Cross street
    N Ferry Rd.
  • Neighborhood
    East Falls
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • 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.
  • Public transit
    K 61 R-6 Regional Rail
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Arthur Cavaliere
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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