In Riva

4.7
1521 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 1521 people are saying
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCassieR
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience. The atmosphere of the patio along the schuylkill at sunset is sooo relaxing. The food was absolutely incredible and the drinks refreshing. Felt like we had the ideal experience because our waitress Drew was so knowledgeable about the menu and was able to give such great recommendations that paired well but also gave variety. Definitely recommend 🍕😋🍺

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vipmakfrb
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven’t eaten here since the beginning of the pandemic, but happy to see that it survived! Still great food, lots of outdoor seating (although traffic noise is a bit loud at dinner time), good service - a great dining experience. We recommend the octopus appetizer, the whipped ricotta, and the pizzas in particular. The pastas are also great. The dishes are creative and well executed.

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vipTerryT
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. The food is fresh, creative and well-prepared. The service is attentive and the ambience is fun. I always enjoy my visits here!

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TysonP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pizza is a bit burnt and pasta is on the salty side. One of the serving waitress was kinda rude to us, but our main waitress was really nice and sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was phenomenal and we really enjoyed the zucchini mushroom pizza. The one criticism I’ll write is the unanticipated $25 BYOB fee which was never communicated to me when I called ahead to ask if they allow BYOB. I’d really appreciate next time to have a notice like that…

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vipLuv2dine
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was delicious the noise level is cacophonous.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Quick and easy spot for date night. Great service and ambiance is not bad but too loud. The food has great flavor but too salty especially the pizzas and pastas. Salads best part of menu.

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Becky
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love in riva, been going for years. Can get very loud when busy. Pizzas are delicious and quick to come out. Favorites are spicy ham, margarita, pepperoni, and white.

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JEFoodie
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food - service was a tad slow but nothing to really complain about given the pandemic staffing shortages. Nice night with great food.

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vipDebraF
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this restaurant. The food is always delicious and our server last night was excellent.

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Gersrus
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a great experience at InRiva! The outdoor seating is lovely and the view is spectacular.

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WendyF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!!!

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MICHAEL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service.

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vipLizWayne
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really enjoyed our dinner. Food was excellent I wanted to try everything in the menu which is a rarity. The service was a little inconsistent though the food came out quickly. We sat outside which was very pleasant- will definitely return!!

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vipMarianneMc
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was delicious- cocktails were perfect. We started a variety of cheeses - then dinners - server was hard to find - were were hoping to order another round of drinks before dinners but were unable to get anyone to find her. We shared a pizza for the table and we each had a pasta dish.
The pasta was amazing and the pizza was delicious with a thin crust and delicious tomatoes. We were never offered dessert or coffee - so we paid and left. We went to LeBus down the street for another drink and dessert.

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EileenD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They could use some fans outside. The food was fabulous. we enjoyed sitting outside looking at the river.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

We had a reservation yet were sat 20 minutes late, despite arriving on time. The hostesses were rude and seemed annoyed that we were there. The food and service was good — we ate outside and saw a mouse run across the patio. Because we were outside we didn’t think much of it until we realized there were at least a dozen small mice running around and going seemingly into the restaurant. It ruined our appetite and we won’t be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine pairing option was wonderful!

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MeredithW
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, timely service, friendly staff, gorgeous atmosphere!! We had an amazing birthday dinner, and can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good but a little over priced. Wine is expensive for a suboptimal poor.

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vipwantsitall
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our salads, especially the arugula mushroom. Mushroom zucchini pizza was delicious. I had shrimp scampi and loved it. The pastas are homemade and that is apparent in their taste. Rosé was great, Dolcetto very good. Thought the pours were light. It was very busy on a hot night and our waitress was very good.

Great impression.

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OliviaL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff was kind and welcoming. The feel of the restaurant, both indoor and outdoor, was great as well; would definitely recommend!

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SusanT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely menu of delicious pizza and other Italian food. Great outdoor patio but could have been a little less noisy. The service was superb and I really like the server. Also, this is a good central location to meet friends from a different direction.

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VeryDisappointed
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara was a great server. The food was great. We will be back.

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vipSarck
Philadelphia
129 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In riva is delicious, has excellent outdoor space, an expansive menu and some of the best pizza and pasta around. It’s a bit pricey for the portion sizes and the lot is the size of a postage stamp so try to park on the street towards Kelly drive. The inside always smells strongly of cleaning products, which affects the experience IMO. But if you sit outside it’s delightful.

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Veggiewannabe
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time coming to In Riva. The whole experience felt like a celebration. Our waitress, Eva, was particularly cordial, helpful and attentive. We look forward to returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Riva exceeded my expectations. When we arrived one of our guests was having trouble with the heat and they even moved our table to an inside option with no hassle. The food was great. We found serving sizes for the apps and salads to be quite large where the main pasta dish was on the smaller end. This is fine because I definitely recommend you try the apps out. I can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The pizza is very good, I would stay away from the pastas.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love in Riva, this was our first time not ordering pizza and it was still amazing...so glad we tried all the small plates, we have some new favorites...order the fried egg plant!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the River so I love In Riva

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vipKaty115
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great neighborhood spot very good pizza and drink menu. Good outdoor space , easy to park and good place to eat before Mann centre concerts etc.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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Fallserforever
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the gnocchi. It was a tad salty but overall very good. The fried eggplant was a good size to share and yummy. The whipped ricotta is a MUST! This is a great place to have a bite before going to the MANN Center. We went on a Friday nite at 5:30p. It was busy but we made reservations and it worked out perfectly.

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vipWilliamL
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The place was hopping. Front desk service was excellent as was the service. Always a very good pizza and salad. Enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day dinner. Sat outside. Weather was great, food was good.

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wubinski
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family's favorite. The pizza is amazing. The ambiance is amazing. One of our regular favorites.

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MonicaY
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Food is awesome. Servers are attentive. Great atmosphere. We'll be back. Highly recommend.

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vipAlmaC
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day lunch was fantastic! I had the shrimp scampi and the portion was perfect. We also ordered the charred octopus and pizza with pepperoni. Everything was delicious. Definitely returning.

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Kimberly1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal here ! Highly recommend it even on fathers day the service and food was spot on !

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Louise
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Whipped Ricotta, Tomato Conserva & Ribs as appetizers. ALL excellent.

Three pizzas, one vegetarian made that was not on the menu. Two thumbs up for the server for accommodating that order.

Nitro beer was fantastic.

Great outdoor dining on scenic Kelly Drive.

Highly recommended for food and service. Very popular place. Reservations recommended where you can choose outside or inside seating.

FAQs

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

In Riva is rated 4.7 stars by 1521 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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