Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
  4. Philadelphia
  5. East Falls

In Riva

4.6
4.6
1603 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am 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, Wine

Popular dishes

What 1,603 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

  • Philadelphia

    Outdoor Dining

  • Philadelphia

    Scenic View

Sort by

Filters

  1. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Service was fast and food was amazing!
  2. s

    stevenp

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Pizza and pasta dishes all very good. Service and timing of order delivery very uneven on a relatively slow night. Very pleasant outdoor space with some onsite parking and a municipal lot across street.
  3. PS

    PattyS

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  4. DJ

    DoctorJ

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    So happy that riverside dining and great pizzas are back. The food quality here is always great. The wine and beer options are interesting and fairly priced.
  5. RD

    RatDog

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Loved the menu before they got flooded out last summer. The new menu has far fewer things that appeal to me. Bring back the broccolini salad please!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The portions are so small now and they changed the menu. We won’t be returning
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We loved in riva before the closure not only for the food but also the friendly wait staff. Last night we ord
  8. CH

    CayleyH

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! We are so happy In Riva is back in business after the terrible storm in Philly.
  9. LR

    LoriR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    InRiva is never a disappointing meal or dining experience! Only great addition would be adding live music.
  10. U

    Ultimate

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    6 women to celebrate a birthday. Sat outside on the patio. Service was great and the food and drinks excellent. Love the atmosphere everyone is so friendly. Highly recommend dining at InRiva . Sample a large selection of the menu and share with friends ❤️
  11. m

    mmmmkay

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our server was great, especially with our larger party. The restaurant seemed to be out of a few things we were interested in ordering (wine), but the server suggested some alternatives. Food is GREAT as always. Very consistent with the food quality. There is no changing table available in any of the restrooms.
  12. D

    Dinetheworld

    Philadelphia

    138 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    So glad to have In Riva open again. Love their pizzas and grilled octopus. The chicken parm appetizer was just ok. But love the amount of outdoor seating. Nice view of the river.
  13. VW

    VirginiaW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal outside under an umbrella. Additional parking available across the street in a municipal lot. Fun evening!
  14. M

    Mlb265

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    So accommodating and the food was wonderful! Thanks
  15. LS

    LindaS

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and excellent food!
  16. RA

    RAlarcon

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food and service were fair. The location and place is great.
  17. P

    Pittsburghfan7

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In Riva has the best pizza I have ever had in the United States.
  18. KB

    KateB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the spicy chicken parm appetizer. You won’t regret it.
  19. o

    opentableguy

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside with a view of the river in the background. The service was excellent. Drinks were well done and the food was outstanding.
  20. JB

    JennaB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love in riva!!!! So happy they finally opened back up. Better than ever service and even better food
  21. M

    Maggie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In Riva is one of my favorite Italian restaurants for pasta, appetizers, and well selected wine. They were closed for a while but I was so happy they were able to reopen! Thanks In Riva.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad it’s back open. The menu is great. Chill, relaxed vibe. We ate outside so noise level was perfect. Food is excellent
  23. WT

    WilliamT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Food was great, just like before! We love to come there every time we visit Philly
  24. M

    Marj

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We have been to In Riva three times since it has reopened. The service has been wonderful - the servers pleasant, helpful and efficient. Glad you have reopened.
  25. E

    Esteejai

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good and service was good, but we were given dirty plates and had to ask for replacements several times. I’ve been here a number of times and would come back, but this visit wasn’t as good as previous times.
  26. G

    Gina

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Only complaint is the red cherry tomatoes that came in the caprese salad were extremely bitter and inedible.
  27. CG

    CaroleG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good lunch menu with a nice Italian flair - staff was very pleasant - tasty cocktails.
  28. DW

    DeborahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, waitstaff, and EVERYTHING was fantastic! We missed In Riva when they closed, now we're so glad they're BACK! Menu is missing some favorites but there's still lots of great choices and everyone had a fantastic time sitting outside on the deck.
  29. GF

    GinkgoFrog

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad this restaurant is open again. It's been the go to place for a group of friends from different locations for years. Love the arugula salad and sticky pork ribs.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m so glad they are back open! Food was delicious and prompt and it was very nice to eat outside in the covered patio area. I wish open table would let you specify where the reservation is.
  31. AP

    APizzaKu

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Overall nice pizza. Pasta was lukewarm, but OK. Would only go for pizza and maybe drinks. nice to sit outside and friendly wait staff.
  32. E

    Erikal

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere.
  33. NS

    NS123

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great variety of food and friendly servers, a bit pricey though
  34. T

    Tederf

    Philadelphia

    61 reviews

    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Our "re-opening" visit to In Riva. They did a very good job on the rebuild after the flood and Covid. We sat outside on a beautiful evening. Food was very good. Restaurant was very busy and "energetic" noise level. The four of us shared a pizza and variety of small plates. Drinks were also very good. Recommend In Riva for a pleasant dining experience.
  35. CG

    CynthiaG

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We were regulars at In Riva before the flood and now that they have reopened, hope to frequent this excellent restaurant again. We have eaten every single dish on the menu and you will be thrilled no matter what you order. One complaint: We sat outside and were looking forward to looking at the tranquil river and relaxing. We were well aware that there would be noise from Kelly Drive. Nothing you can do about it. However, the music blaring outside by In Riva was more appropriate for a nightclub than for this setting. Frankly we didn’t order coffee or dessert because we couldn’t get out of there fast enough. All 4 people at our table felt the same way and we heard people at the next table making comments about the horrible music. I mentioned this to the waitstaff (who were excellent) and was told that this was the default soundtrack they played and that they don’t like it either. I strongly suggest that the music staff survey customers to see what they want. This experience will deter us from returning soon which is a shame since the food is absolutely stellar.
  36. MJ

    MikeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific restaurant. Fantastic food and service. Everyone in our party of 8 raved about the food. Can't wait to go back
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    always a ball, our server drew was amazing :) - front desk staff were amazing also!
  38. T

    Turbo

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful to see In Riva open again and starting to get their mojo back. The servers and waitstaff are good already, the food is on its way. We had the gnocchi and gnudi. Gnocchi was well sauced with a marinara and pesto and toasted breadcrumbs. But the gnocchi itself was a bit tougher than I prefer. My wife loved the gnudi with its dill sauce and wished for a slightly larger portion. Lots of refreshing cocktails and beers available. The restaurant has as much outdoor space as indoor. Nice visit. Looking forward to the next visit.
  39. C

    Caitlin

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we LOVE this spot so much!! Perfect for a nice sunny day. Staff was so friendly &amp; food was delicious.
  40. LC

    LeeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ribs were fall off the bone tender, extremely favorable. We all enjoyed our individual pizza. They were all very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

In Riva offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 438-4848.

In Riva is rated 4.6 stars by 1603 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 64 times today
Google Map for In Riva

4116 Ridge Ave Philadelphia, PA 19129

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N Ferry Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    East Falls

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo