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#4,467 of 17,548 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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169 Church Road, London SW13 9HR, England
+44 20 8748 0434
12:00 - 22:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with some friends to this restaurant which has been well reviewed by others. They were very busy when we arrived at 8 with all tables full, so some people must like them. We were seated at a table for five right next to the door. Despite having two doors, the arctic night air blew all over us whenever anyone... More 

Thank pmjd
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A friend took me here for lunch post very distressing and painful surgery .. What a joy ! My immobility immediately understood .. Furniture moved and reaccomodated Welcome unbelievable .. At least three years since my last visit .. Food and atmosphere is redolent of Venice .. Frankly I couldn't find fault .. A dream of Italy in a suburb... More 

Thank lilyf0x
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great local North Italian cuisine restaurant. Deceptively simple dishes but superbly prepared excellent ingredients. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Thank alisfred
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Hubby and I visited this restaurant many years ago and loved it. In that time our cooking skills have improved and we have visited other Italian restaurants that we love. However having read recent reviews we decided to go for dinner last week. Pre dinner Aperol Spritz and Gin and tonic were plonked on table and lukewarm. I had a... More 

1 Thank Jenny L
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went for our wedding anniversary and had a fantastic meal on a Monday night. The menu had plenty to offer all tastes but the special fish and seafood was even better. Good wine and service made for a memorable evening.

Thank Genny02
London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Julie's birthday dinner and we had a lovely round table, perfect for 5 people. Near the entrance, and not over blessed with space, nevertheless we were comfortable and well served. Excellent food, a delicious octopus starter, perfectly prepared, and moist John Dory to follow. A fine cheeseboard and succulent chocolate dessert. "Dec" was there, but perhaps more tellingly for the... More 

1 Thank DickSands
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Wish I lived in Barnes, nothing more to say, although Trip Advisor says my review is too short, so I will say it again. Wish I lived round the corner!

Thank Neil B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Have wanted to visit for ages and it did not disappoint. Ambiance was great - transported to Italy for a few hours and the food, wine and service were truly excellent.

Thank Caro2014
St Helens, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Booked this for on a Saturday evening for a friend's 70th birthday. Everything about the meal was perfect - I had seen a review by Giles Coren in the Times a couple of weeks ago, and he was spot on. Will definitely go back the next time that we are in London

Thank mikeperry109
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

It is some months since I last ate at Riva and it did not disappoint. The place was full and buzzing on a Monday evening, which says something - and what it says is excellent food served by well-trained and helpful staff in a pleasant understated setting. If you like northern Italian cuisine and are prepared to pay for lovely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Church Road, London SW13 9HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8748 0434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?