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In Riva

4.8
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1278 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1278 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Debsinphilly
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had lunch with friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals (Whipped Ricotta, Branzini, Octopus, Heirloom Tomatoes)
The setting on the river is lovely and the service was attentive but not overly.
All safety precautions were followed.

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CaseyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A reliable spot for great food and a casual atmosphere. Can be a celebration restaurant or a place to duck in for a drink.

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vipHawk7
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect place to gather for a friendly meal during this crazy pandemic and afterwards too!

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dorothyk
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was great. The only complaint I had is that chairs were a bit uncomfortable outside. Otherwise, I loved it and will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to dine. Food is delicious. Staff is fantastic. Love it here!

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KarenC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!! The whipped ricotta appetizer is my favorite!!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, great price!
My husband and I Had the crispy ribs, the bacon pizza, king crab spaghetti and chocolate rasped mousse for dessert. All delicious! And there is so much left on the menu that I want to try! We will be back!

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ElaineG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I finally got here and was pleasantly surprised. I can't wait to go again.

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ChristieM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the food was amazing, the price was right, the music mitigated the outdoor traffic noise.

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vipWill
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza and peronis cant ask for more plus incredible wait staff,

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Victoria
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great dining experience! We usually sit outside facing Kelly Drive, this time we were seated on the side, where the puppy section used to be (pre-covid). I was surprised how much louder the traffic was, maybe bc we were under rt 1? Despite the noise, we had a wonderful dinner and a lovely evening out (a rarity these days!)!

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vipJule
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great every time we go. Love this place!

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vipJessicaM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food and drinks were delicious as always. Service was friendly and attentive, and staff wore masks and face shields. However, some diners did not wear masks when moving through the restaurant and staff did not ask them to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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Nettiecat
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here! The pizza is FANTASTIC! The fried artichokes are always tasty and be sure to try the Riva Spritz!

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YolandaP
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this pizza here!! Mushroom zucchini!!

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MsYvetteJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing and Impressive! Dined here for Sunday brunch with some girlfriends. We tried a bevy of apps including the charred octopus, pepperonta, whipped ricotta, and Broccolini ceasar salad. Each dish outdid the last and they were portioned for sharing. As an entree I got the spaghetti with King crab which was so impressive the rest of my party ordered it as a second entree to go! The dessert left a lot to be desired but overall I would say this is 9/10. The atmosphere is quaint and cute. Def a must visit for authentic Italian dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious here! Highly recommend the shrimp calabrese and Bianca verde pizza-so tasty!

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ThomasL
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time dining out since March due to Covid concerns, and our meal at In Riva was handled with complete professionalism and attention to safety protocols—outdoor tables socially distanced, all staff wearing masks, as well as customers wearing masks as much as possible. Our meals were very well prepared and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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Shea
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service a little slow in the beginning but overall a great night and delicious food!

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Christy
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I love this place! We stumbled upon this place last year and we are so glad we did. We just celebrated our dating anniversary on the 23rd and they made it very special. The food is outstanding and the service was amazing!!! Both times we ate outdoors and had perfect weather. I recommend the 3 course 35pp meal ( they also have
a 5 course 45pp) . So much food, you literally pick one thing for the table to share from each category. We loved everything even when trying things out of our comfort zone. I highly recommend this place. We will be going back!

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vipShelly
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time back:::

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TimL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came early, 4:30 PM. It was the perfect evening for dining outside. The weather was great, the view was great and the food was out of this world. The service was really good and right on time. The two hour time slots was just fine; the time flew by. Our experience could not have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We surprised a coworker with a cute bridal shower. Food was delicious and the server was super awesome and accommodating.

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vipfoodie
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always delicious, fun to share. Great lender flavors
Always surprised at how the check adds up when you get a lot of little dishes

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KennethK
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had anything that wasn't prepared perfectly and always tasted great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant

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Baconcroutons
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always amazing here. Cant wait to go back.

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vipWilliamL
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time at this restaurant in one week. The pizza is very good but both times we found the rest of the food to be oversalted. Atmosphere is good.

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MIKAELER
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food.

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suspenders
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always had a great experience at In Riva. Lovely cocktails and good food served quickly, but staff does not rush your service. One of the best places in East Falls/Manayunk.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best dinner with my little brother. Our pizza was burnt the first time but they gladly remade it and took it off our bill. Love this place as my classic go to :)

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Buonissimo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Riva is me and my fiance's (soon to be husband) FAVORITE place to eat in the Northwest Philadelphia region. The food is artisanal, small batch, made to order, and leaves me wanting more every time. The cocktails are well made, especially the Lietti (lemon sorbet in a drink?!) The sausage and pepper pizza is mouth watering every time, and the creativity behind their take on the chicken parm is something you don't see at many restaurants these days. This gem of a spot is a breath of fresh air compared to the restaurant scene in Manayunk, which has become commercial and homogeneous. I write this stellar review as an ode to my favorite splurge, hoping this spot remains a secret close to my heart for as long as it stands.

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kristina
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is incredibly fresh and tasty. Food is 5/5, service + ambiance is 4/5, but I understand challenges with Covid (the staff felt a little inexperienced/informal compared to how elevated/impressive I feel that the food is. Waitress was good but hostesses were confused if restaurant was BYOB when we called). Did not deter from the overall experience and value. Can’t wait to get the gnocchi again soon.

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jonesmd
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time here because it’s just that great. Casual dinner date with husband.

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vipLeedsEater
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great and the setting really pleasant. Sitting outside, the road noise from Kelly Drive was more intrusive than I’d anticipated.

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MadisonH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was my two year anniversary with my partner and we wanted a special meal! Definitely recommend this place

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vipLovfinedining
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Our waitress was wonderful. Food was delicious. Hostess lacked personality though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, large outdoor space. Loved the cheese & meat board. The Caesar broccoli Appetizer is a winner. Pizza and pasta best in class. Absolutely a lifeboat during Covid!

FAQs

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

In Riva is rated 4.8 stars by 1278 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.

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