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About In Riva

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.

4116 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19129
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Tuesday - Thursday: NOON - 2:30pm
Friday: NOON - 5:00pm

Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: NOON - 11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Brunch:
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
N Ferry Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 438-4848

Website:
http://www.in-riva.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Arthur Cavaliere

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact us at (215)438-4848 or email events@in-riva.com for your Special Event!

In Riva Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Casual (17)
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Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Special Occasion (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Scenic View (10)
Authentic (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Tapas (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Waterfront (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Very cool place that we've been meaning to go for a while, and I'm glad we went. Atmosphere was great, food was very good, and so were the drinks. My only complaint (and its minor and wouldn't stop me from returning) is the wine was a little expensive. I thought the food was priced right. Our service was also extremely top notch. We'll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Tapas, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Restaurant food was tasty, but the pizza crust was not crispy. Seating was not comfortable. We were 2 and there were couples sitting at tables for four. One couple left as we arrived. In my profile, I request that because of a back issue, my husband prefers a larger table. When we requested the larger table, we were told that it was being held for reservations. However, a party of 2 was seated there. This spoiled our dinner. We will give the restaurant another try and hope that the seating situation will improve.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everyone in our party was impressed with the food. We loved the arugula salad, grilled octopus, bronzino, and pizzas. The fried artichoke was fair but tasty sauce. I look forward to coming back when it’s warm outside to dine on the outdoor patio!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great local spot with delicious food. Consistently good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our server was excellent! Always attentive and refilling water without asking and this has lacked at In Riva in the past. I wish I had her name. Food was excellent as always!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is a very fine establishment. We dine there often. They have a delightful menu that we are pleasantly working our way through. In Riva has my highest recommendation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Pizza and Pasta to share ! Great food and service with a view of the Wissahickon Creek!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food, service, everything exceeded my expectations. This is a must for your list!

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We enjoyed the broccoli rabe salad and the mushroom and lamb pastas. My main quibble is the sodium level of the dishes . And sitting up against wall made for a chilly seat.

But In Riva remains one of our favorite Friday night dinner spots

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I've eten here many times and the place was always great, however, the service and the quality of the food seems to have taken a downturn. The food and service used to be outstanding but the last few times the food and service were just okay. For example, the place wasn't busy and we got sat at the worst table in the place, a two topper right next to the cinder block wall. Then, we waited for 15 minutes for a server to wait on us. Meanwhile, we saw two other tables get seated, at better tables, and get waited on before our server even came to our table. I'm not sure why things have gotten worse but either way I think In-Riva needs to step up their game.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

In Riva has a great menu for every day dining that still feels special. The side vegetable dishes are delicious, the pizzas are great and so is the pasta. It's easy to eat healthy, vegetarian and also splurge. Food is very high quality.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food. Great Service. The wood fired pizza was outstanding, the beer selection was great. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Looks like I found a new "favorite place"

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service. We had charred octopus, gemelli pasta with braised lamb, and two pizzas (eggplant and soppressata). Everything we ate was delicious, and we were pleased with the wine list as well. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Sooo good!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Ample parking, friendly staff, delicious food. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Best chick peas ever. Lovely staff although people at the front desk seem to ignore you and be into their own conversations. Pizza very good for a city with lots of pretty good wood fired. Not lots of charring. Edge Crust a bit large but good texture. I saved mine and had it for .breakfast lightly toasted. Sauce was good and plenty of topping.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

My wife and I always enjoy InRiva. They've got a great variety of Italian specialties and their pizza is the most the closest to authentic Italian pizza you'll find on this side of the Atlantic. We especially enjoy having a drink and snack there in the spring and summer, when they've got outdoor dining overlooking the Kelly Drive and the Schulkill River.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We came in from Chicago for the Army/Navy game and were looking for an incredible resturant to eat at. All I have to say is In Riva and the staff was amazing. I worked with Dawn (event planner as we had 13 in our group) and she came up with an incredible menu that was delicious. If you live in the Philly area or are traveling there, In Riva is a must stop for incredible food!!

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very good as usual, but our service was a bit off. Server said they did not have the beer I requested, so I went to the bar and got it myself. They forgot our salad until after our pizzas were served.

Still live InRiva and I consider our family “regulars” there. That will not change.
I do wish they would address the acoustics- it’s terribly loud. An easy fix would be the installation of acoustic panels on ceilings/walls. They can be decorative if desired.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Best pizza in Philadelphia. The fontina pizza with zucchini and mushrooms is my favorite. Overall a cozy and casual restaurant to enjoy food and have a good time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fun, Vegan, Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The grilled asparagus and roasted mushroom salad were very good; our friend liked the salt cod and eggs a great deal; the pizza crust was good, but the toppings (pepperoni, pesto, and basil) were delicious only OK. The portions were generous, and though not inexpensive, it was a good value.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Had a great family meal here the night before Thanksgiving. Service was attentive and great, menu was different but delicious! They have a small parking lot which was a huge plus for us as we were all driving to the restaurant!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I had a Birthday Brunch at this restaurant. It was nice.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a party of 10 for a special occasion and it was exactly what I hoped for -- creative and delicious food, lots of choices for people to order to his/her own palette. Very good wine list -- interesting choices across a range of price points. Friendly and helpful service without hovering. Room was lively and energetic -- but not so that you couldn't hear table conversation. Wonderful evening. Thanks, In Riva!

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Pretty awesome place I decided spur of the moment. And it was a great local choice. Ten minutes from my house. This was my first of many visits....

Tags: Comfort Food, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Good food. And great service

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Second time dining there with a group of eight, first time for Sunday brunch. Everybody enjoyed their food whether it was traditional brunch or pizza. The bloody Mary's were delicious and the skewer that came with the drink was a tasty surprise!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was a bit slow at first but once the food started to come everything was great. We enjoyed the tasting menu immensely. Each course was delicious and I would highly recommend it. We would go back tomorrow. Thanks in RIVA!!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Creative and delicious. Everything served hot and tasty. Goo selection of specialty drinks as well as wines. Casual, hip and relaxed atmosphere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Another big hit!!!!
Our dishes this day: Branzino appie, picked tomatoes with buffalo mozzz, split pea soup, as green and fresh as could be, rock shrimp with spaghetti and Margarita pizza with mushrooms! Cannoli for desert!

Everything was delicious and I do love eating here. However, I kind have memorized the menu and an occasional special wouldn’t fall amiss! Also, please please get an espresso machine!!!!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food is delicious. Wine was VERY skimpy... I think they must get 8-10 glasses per bottle!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Have been here about 4 or 5 times and I have never been disappointed. We have gone with a friend from California he loved it the next day he was still talking about how great the food was. Last time I was there it was with family from overseas they also Loved it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

In Riva is one of our go to places. Good beer, imaginative menu, high quality food that always surpasses my expectations, and friendly staff. What’s not to love? We stop in for early dinner pretty much every time we are in the city for a concert. Easy to get to. Easy, free parking and right across the street from the river. An all around winner that deserves a lot more press than it receives.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Just became our favorite. Everything looked fantastic on the menu that we went for the 3-course chef's choice with wine pairing. Left us full and thinking about when we are going to get back there. Not sure why I waited so long to go.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food came out entirely too fast. Food brought to our table that we didn’t order. Hostess/greeter was unfriendly. Didn’t get all of our take home packages.

Best Pizza I have had in Philly! The Tartare was to die for!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Salad and pizza were excellent. Menu is basic, pasta, pizza, salads

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A fun casual place with good food at reasonable prices. Prompt friendly service. Hip “Brooklyn”-type decor. Big outdoor area facing the river. Much easier access and parking than nearby Manayunk

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I did not choose certain recommendations because I did not try them. Everything exceeded my expectations!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service is very attentive. However, although the menu is limited. The food is delicious but very small portions with high prices. There is nothing extra to write home about...a little bruschetta or something....The location is lovely for a lunch looking at the river. Parking available across the street ans some in the lot of restaurant.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very good food but expensive for the size plates you get.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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