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169 Church Road, London SW13 9HR, England
+44 20 8748 0434
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“suckling pig” (8 reviews)
“calves liver” (4 reviews)
“tuna steak” (2 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
169 Church Road, London SW13 9HR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was driven to write this review due to the very poor experience I endured recently at Riva; This is the fourth time I have been to Riva in 20 years and by far the worst. Unfortunately, it is very tired on every level. As...More

1  Thank sim0nj0wen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As residents of Barnes, we were well aware of this restaurant's long-standing reputation, but on a number of previous occasions we had been unable to get a reservation. Not surprising, perhaps, because the restaurant is indeed quite small. Finally, however, by booking ahead, we were...More

Thank Edward O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food and a really good small menu with well thought out specials too. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and the ambience is relaxed/informal. Well worth a visit for all it is undoubtedly expensive

Thank Tonythepony
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Loved by celebrity chef and restaurant critics alike. It was very quiet on a Monday lunchtime in July so easy to get a table. I'd heard a lot about this place and it didn't disappoint. Beautifully cooked northern Italian cuisine, nothing fancy just very well...More

Thank AGDowson
Reviewed 22 June 2017

It's been 20 years since we used to eat here. We don't live in London but we used to include meals here when staying up in town and it was a favorite. But nothing has changed - still honest Italian cooking with great ingredients. My...More

Thank FlyingScotsman150
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Took some time to get a table here, usually a good sign, and it was worth the wait. Food lovely, staff even more so. No frills just great food in a lovely ambiance. One failing is only two reds available by the glass but that's...More

1  Thank ABFGR
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We are lucky enough to have this fabulous restaurant round the corner and go for dinner every couple of months. That's probably not enough to make us a "regular" but enough that the staff know who we are! The food is always sensational, and the...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We booked a table from Scotland and we were not disappointed. We had a wonderful lunch, we were a little pushed for time as going to a Thanksgiving Service this was no problem for them. Highly recommend and will return the next time we are...More

1  Thank ScotlandMartians
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We have been wanting to try Riva for a long time. We had to wait a couple of months to get a booking so we had high expectations. It was full and very loud with little space between tables however we were here for the...More

2  Thank madgepie
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service, great wine!! The only problem was probably the prices, lucky I wasn't paying so easy to review. The waitress was fantastic, she has been there 22 years so she knows the score. Great wine choices with her help and the food...More

1  Thank Marco A
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david p
13 November 2016|
Response from alisfred | Reviewed this property |
Riva doesn't have a website. Phone them on +44 (20) 87480434
29 July 2015|
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Response from Suzi C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ania, Riva doesn't do a fixed price menu in my experience. The a la carte main courses menu varies, from about £15.00 to £25.00 each, depending on the specials on offer that day. Suzi C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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