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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
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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Casual (26)
Good for Groups (24)
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Neighborhood Gem (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for a Date (16)
Waterfront (16)
Fun (14)
Scenic View (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Happy Hour (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Authentic (10)
Kid-friendly (10)
Cozy (10)
Tapas (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Romantic (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Great Beer (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Business Meals (6)
People Watching (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Spicy (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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 9, 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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·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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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 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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·Dined on November 18, 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 18, 2017

Good food. And great service

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 (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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 (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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·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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 (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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·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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·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 20, 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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·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 14, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great food. GREAT!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Went with a group of girlfriends and loved every single thing we ordered from salads, to homemade pastas and pizzas. Would highly recommend for a group

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food here is always good and the flavor combos are creative and interesting. The view of the river is lovely when the weather is nice and you're sitting outside.
Even though they present themselves as a "tapas" style restaurant, I find they are a little pricey for a neighborhood lace, even with the great view. But not too bad for a small meal.
Their "Open Table etiquette" is non-existent. I always comment on whether a place has reviewed my requests or even looked at my OT reservation before I've arrived and they had not seen my res in this instance. In all fairness, it was a same-day-reservation, and I definitely take that into account and see what happens next time. Yes, there will be a next time as it's near a friend's home.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is in my top five restaurants in Philly! Just amazing food/service! The wife and I go here to eat as much as we can.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a very large group for a birthday brunch. They were very accommodating, faster than expected for such a large table, and everything was delicious. Jenna was attentive (as well as the rest of the staff) and went beyond our expectations. Usually restaurants try to hustle out large groups, but they were happy to let us hang out and celebrate. One of the many reasons we keep coming back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The restaurant itself was great. The staff was friendly and the prices were awesome. The food not so great, everything was entirely too salty. We ordered a salad, and it was salty, I didn't know that was possible. It's a nice place and very convenient for me but I'd only go back if I was going to the bar.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food and service were awesome. Dined for my sons birthday. Our only negative was the manager on duty or delivered our drinks. Seemed miserable and never bothered to smile. My husband tried to make conversation and she just walked away. Server herself was super pleasant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Dining with the pooch! #PetFriendly

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

All around excellent dining experience. Food never fails to please.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We almost stop here from Lancaster on the way to center city. It is a perfect start to an evening. Never had anything but a wonderful creative meal. Hangar steak with fried pickles?? Yes! It was great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was a fabulous experience, food was excellent, and I can't wait to go back!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Best pizza! Every dish on the menu is delicious. Love the outdoor seating.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Our group of four sat on the patio on a beautiful September evening. First time there - we enjoyed the craft cocktails and the beer list.
We shared appetizers - steak tartare bruschetta and fire roasted asparagus - both very good.
The pasta is made in house, so we ordered three varieties to share. The winner was the bucatelli with mushrooms.
Service was excellent- our waitress was friendly and attentive.
Total bill came to $200 for four of us but we had two drinks apiece plus coffee, an after dinner bourbon and two desserts.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Love this place! The whipped ricotta is to die for! The pizza is great too. Our server was very friendly and kept our drinks refilled at all times.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Authentic
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Nice atmosphere, was crazy loud when we got seated and we are not a quiet group ourselves, rained so we could not sit outside - no free tables that were under cover, smaller menu but good in high quality and very tasty. Would return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We sat outside. The inside was a little noisier but it was a Saturday night. Overall wonderful. Really loved the food! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Tapas, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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