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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Smoked Salmon Pizza
red onion, creme fraiche, caper
pancetta, egg, potato, onion
roasted onion, rosemary
One of my favorite places to eat. We usually have several apps and pizza. Kighly recommend
This place was wonderful! Food was delicious and the drinks were also.
I frequently go to In Riva twice a month and make it my “go to” restaurant for meetings. I have eaten most of menu that is offered except the pizza. I LOVE the place!
This is my opinion from a 38 year LA Cali Foodie
Attentive staff. Numerous seating options. Nearby parking.
I recently went to In Riva for the first time after just moving to the neighborhood. I reserved a table for my family of 8 a couple weeks in advance and we all loved it! The food came out so quickly and was absolutely delicious. I could not choose a favorite dish if I tried. It did fill up pretty quickly so it seems that reservations are the way to go. I will be recommending In Riva to my friends, just as it was recommended to me! No complaints here!
My sons and I discovered In Riva over 5 years ago. They always remember the arcade game downstairs and the pizza. We were so happy to dine again at InRiva. The food was fantastic as well as the service.
In Riva has a spacious deck, with heat lamps and ample space between tables. Depending upon your table's location, you have a view of the river or a an outdoor parking lot. (The river view is preferable.)
The pizza at In Riva is excellent: wood-fired, with a nice variety of toppings.
Outdoor seating was very scenic and the food delicious.
Always a fresh food, easy going, delicious experience. From cocktails and beer to shared plates...phenomenal
Bottom line the food is always great and the best outside dining location in Philly.
Consistent and good food
2nd review for In Riva. Wow, what a difference a server makes. Emily, our server on 4/17 was fantastic. Friendly, caring, personable, knowledgably and pleasant. Explained the dishes, checked on how we were doing, etc. Our waitperson this time did not have many of these qualities. Maybe knowledgeable but since we felt we had to pull a description of a dish out of her it makes it hard to say. She would sweep past and ask if everything was fine and before we could respond or ask a question she would be gone. BTW - we were there early and the restaurant and outdoor areas were not busy for the first 45 minutes to an hour. The only time she seems to give us a touch of attention was when the check was presented. She was never rude, just not an interested or attentive service person. Needless to say our usual 20-25% tip was not applied. If this had been our first visit we would not be recommending it to friends and family.
The food was excellent. The broccolini caesar is fantastic. The pizzas are very good. So go for the food and ask for Emily.
Nice day for lunch on the patio. Food was delicious, service was perfect.
We ate two different pizzas. Totally wonderful. Thin crust. Slightly charred from the oven. The cheese on the pizza was divine. River view. The noise is more from the traffic than other diners. We’ll definitely return
My fave restaurant in Philly. Consistently excellent food, service, ambiance AND they have a parking lot!!
Love this place and the outdoor seating during the pandemic. Even though we are vaccinated we still aren’t eating indoors and the outdoor space is very large and comfortable here. The tasting menu with wine pairings has got to be the best deal around. Seriously. The bucatini with mushroom sauce is to die for and the pizzas are delicious. You get a cheese plate with the tasting menu and I think the whole thing is $45 or something, it’s a seriously good deal. Also they are so accommodating. We don’t eat pork or shellfish and they gladly change out items on the tasting menu. Get it. You won’t regret it!
Delicious food and good wine. We enjoyed it tremendously.
We enjoyed our first visit to In Riva with our two small kids and sat outdoors on the patio. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers, pizzas, and desserts we ordered. The adults enjoyed beer and a cocktail (which was great). The atmosphere has that East Falls charm, with views of the Schuylkill River and high-flying bridges overhead (exciting for the kids). There is the noise of traffic going by, but that is something our kids liked about it. The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. They were considerate enough not to say the words "dessert menu" out loud in front of the kids (they mouthed it instead). Just so happened we were celebrating a special occasion and did order dessert, but we appreciated the thoughtfulness. We will definitely be back!
Great spot for pizza and wine! I would recommend this place for a delicious dinner for the price. The pizza is the way to go.
It is so nice to be back here! I love the food and the ambience! Our server was great and so was the food. Table spacing and other precautions were great too!
Very good atmosphere and such a nice outside space for spring and summer! The pizza was great and the drinks were even better!
My girlfriend and I had a great time catching up over great food and beautiful views.
Great place to grab lunch after a hike. Lovely river view. Handmade pasta and very authentic Neapolitan pizza. This is one of the few restaurants in the area open for indoor and outdoor dining.
This is the third time I came and it is always great food and service. However, not sure if it's because of COVID, but prices were elevated for what was serviced, specifically appetizers, pasta dishes and desserts.
Great food and atmosphere!
The food was outstanding. Our waitress, Emily, was incredible. we will definitely be back because it was so wonderful. I got the five course chefs choice and it was a great deal
They no longer have brunch which was disappointing
Delicious food, awesome environment and wait staff. Can’t wait to go back and bring more people!
Great salad! Very good Pizza. Nice service. Thanks.
Always perfect... food, drinks, value.
We ate the Arugula-Mushroom Salad which was good but would have been outstanding had there been a little more lemon in the vinaigrette.
We ordered the Margarita Pizza. The tomato sauce and cheese were so fresh-tasting and the crust was thin, crisp and delicious .
The menu had many pizza options as well as unusual pasta choices and a mouth-watering selection of main courses .
We can't wait to go back and try some other menu options.
We always eat outside (inside is noisy). Fab view, delicious food that folks of all ages and palates can enjoy. Attentive staff. I've been a huge fan since it opened.
Food was amazing, we had a variety since we ordered the 3 course tasting. The dishes were all super fresh and delicious. We were served everything from salad to pasta and pizza and also cannolis. Our server was attentive and friendly and we were seated promptly. We sat outside and enjoyed the nice weather, it’s also nicely decorated outside. Great spot!
Amazing food as always. Tables outside are right on top of each other. They didnt seat a whole area and sat us right next to 2 other tables that were no where near 6 feet apart
The host and waiter were very accommodating of my 93 year old grandmother, seating us away from the music, with a view of the river, speaking up while explaining the menu to her, and recommending their best mocktail. We had a great time. A couple of their handicap spots are temporarily occupied by picnic tables but the restaurant was very accessible.
great food, great outdoor seating, great times with friends!
As always, delicious food and a fun night out! I recommend the tasting. You get to try different things on the menu that you may not necessarily go for. I’ve been to this restaurant 15+ times and it has always been top notch.
Always a good time. Always a good meal.
In Riva offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 438-4848.
In Riva is rated 4.7 stars by 1420 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.