In Riva

4.7
996 reviews
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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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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KW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we had was great. Their homemade pasta is fantastic, and the service was friendly but impeccable. It's hard to hear at times.

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ML
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't remember the last time I went to a restaurant and was completely happy with everything. Food was delicious, service was great, and 6 people could hear one another, carry on a conversation, and not have to scream across the table. Don't leave without trying the whipped ricotta. If for some odd reason you don't finish it as an appetizer, you will be putting it on whatever else you ordered as you entree!

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DM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a date. Lots of menu options and good sangria. Excellent service

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JD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had a bad meal or experience at InRiva. Very innovative pasta dishes, appetizers and wood-fired-oven pizza. Great wine list with special wines you can't buy locally and a great selection of draft beers. The wait staff is always friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Love this place for any occasion!

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FX
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place, so glad they are now doing brunch, and their bottomless brunch menu is the best in the city!!

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CO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always the food was outstanding, the service was wonderful, but the noise level is off the charts. Still, it's that good!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved the food, and our server was great! Friendly, accommodating to some dietary needs. Great place!

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Riva is great - been coming since they opened. They put out a wonderful mix of home made crunchy chickpeas and pistachios when you sit down. The pizza, salads and small tapas style dishes are wonderful. For kids they offer pasta and pizzas. From the bar they have everything you could want, really like their Sunday night half priced bottles of wine.

In the summer their outdoor bar and deck opens, and they have a dog friendly area that is enclosed outdoors if you want to eat and drink with your pup.

Go for home made gelato or sorbet to wrap up the night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very cold and drafty

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Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

60th bday party. Nice evening. My brother from California commented that the food was very flavorful and not what he expected from the decor. Thought it would be more typical bar fare. Not at all. Well worth a visit

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place - a staple of east falls!! I bring everyone who visits me here. Best pizza, great salads, unique shared plate options. Great in nice weather months for outdoor seating as well.

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food, great service, really loud background music.

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K
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The whipped ricotta appetizer is amazing! Small plates are great.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great salads and good cocktails. Fun night out with friends

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SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the three course special for four people, and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it. We got to try so many different menu options (honestly all delicious) and they work with you if the table has any allergies or dislikes. Wait staff was great. We are definitely going back soon.

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RS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The asparagus starter and the pizza were both delicious!!!

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c
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, definitely looking forward to going back!!

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KP
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun spot for birthday dinner with son in college in Philly & friends. Our waitress was great, staff very accommodating. Worth the extra drive, and they have a parking lot. Center city parking is tough.

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NP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a colleague from Harrisburg to In Riva and she fell in love with everything about it, especially the pizza. Delish!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

In Riva is one of our all time favorite spots in East Falls! We will continue to come back. Great food, service, and value!

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RC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We go primarily for their wood oven pizza, but invariably always order other things too. One of many visits. Great all around. Will be back- again and again...

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RM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with a vibrant vibe. Had a large group with two who were 78. Place was a bit loud and active when we walked in and I thought the old-folks would struggle. Wasn't always easy to hear each other, but everything else about the place was excellent. Great spot for a night our with friends.

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OT
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food delicious as always - mushroom & zucchini pizza, prosciutto & arugula pizza, kale salad and great draft and bottle craft beer selection.

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f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must-go if you’re craving some delicious pizza with tasty, creative toppings. Every combination of pizza toppings they offer that I’ve tried so far has always hit the mark. The menu changes seasonally, which means that if you wait a bit of time before returning, there will be new pizzas offered on the menu, as well as new alcoholic drinks. We went at 8pm as a group of four and the place was HOPPING! It took quite a bit of yelling to hear one another and the lighting is not the best if you want to take a good Instagram picture of your food, but overall once we instead occupied ourselves with eating everything was outstanding.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and great service

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food! Will definitely be back! thanks for a great time!

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TC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This place is always good. They are innovative with what they have to offer. Appetizers and pizzas are delicious. They have a good wine list too. I really like this place. It is so much better in warmer months when you can sit outside and enjoy the sights. This last visit was very cold. They need some kinds of air lock on entrance to keep out cold air - and we were not even the closest table to the door.

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Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Huge improvement, good service. We were a group of 7 moms and InRiva staff rally took good care of us- salads were amazing: great healthy choice and light dressing absolutely yummy and brick Oven en pizzas were also good- great choices with fresh mushroom, zucchini or just a basic margarita pizza.. thumbs up!

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PS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere, good food, friendly service

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Finally made it to In Riva. And what the hell took me so long? We had the Broccolini Caesar and Arugula and Mushroom salads, Shrimp Calabrese, Gemelli with Braised Lamb and Olives and the Romana pizza. Everything was spot on — with the exception of the Romana. The olives were a little overpowering. But that crust! Oh em gee! We truly enjoyed ourselves. Waitstaff was helpful and unobtrusive. Good vibes. At times the decibel level got up there but overall not bad for a Saturday night. Already plotting my menu selections for my return, which will be soon.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Food is good but the hostess was rude.

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GP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. When I go to Manayunk, this is my restaurant of choice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. Food delicious. Service excellent.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drink

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Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love InRiva! Their pizza is something I crave and the arugula salad is the best! I just have to go there to satisfy my cravings. And it’s a great place to relax with friends especially when the weather is good enough to eat outside.

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c
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy In Riva.

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b
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friend and I really enjoyed In Riva. I'd been there recently with some girlfriends for lunch and liked it then as well. At dinner,we shared "The Mix" which is a cheese and meat plate-2 cheeses,2 meats of your choice. It was an excellent appetizer. For entrees,my friend had the gnocchi; I tried the gnudi. Even though the waiter described the ingredients accurately,I was still a little surprised at the strong flavor of the cheese in the gnudi. We each had wine by the glass that we liked. They were reasonably priced,and were decent pours. That's high praise from us since we almost always go to BYOs.
By the way,our waiter was great-knowledgeable, fun, efficient. (Unfortunately,I've forgotten her name.) She checked on us regularly but let us set the pace of the meal. She made our visit even better. And,the gentleman who was the host that night was fun. There was a short wait for our table,but we had a very nice conversation with him that helped pass the time.
We plan on going back and trying some more entrees-maybe the pizzas?

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

VERY NOISE, HARD TO HEAR ACROSS THE TABLE. NOT A GGOD PLACE FOR DATES OR CONVERSATION

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MW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I move to East Falls in September and had our first local date night on Saturday. In Riva was top notch. Everything from the service to the food was spectacular and we will definitely be coming back!

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