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4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
+44 1463 237377
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I dined here with my boyfriend on Saturday night - we didn't have a reservation as we were visiting for a weekend nearby Dingwall and after discovering there were no restaurants around there, drove up to Inverness for our dinner. The place was very packed but we luckily managed to get a table. The service was excellent from the start.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, lots of menu options (even for vegetarians), and reasonably priced. Overlooks the river, which I thought was the nicest area of Inverness. Food was good.

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Thank Squirrel_Patrol
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again sometime soon :) More 

Warwick
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First class food. Great service we would not hesitate to return or recommend this restaurant to any visitor to Inverness.

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Thank Jane-Smithy
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the recommendation! More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place serves excellent italian food. Unlike many other restaurants in the center of Inverness it was open on Sunday, which probably accounts for it being so full when we came there.

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Thank Limor V
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm delighted you enjoyed your recent experience with us! More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the food so much we came back the following evening x vegetarian options fantastic and the 'parmesan' cheese is not actually 'proper' Parmesan cheese and I can confirm, is vegetarian 😀 amazing asparagus and pea risotto xx

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Thank Edexcel
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again :) More 

Trondheim, Norway
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164 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed in Grantown on Spey for half a week. The saturday evening we drove to Inverness to see the city and have a good meal. We ended up at Riva by a mix of good TA reviews and a free table. We were not disappointed. We had 2 different starters, both very good. For the main... More 

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Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks you for the kind review! Glad you enjoyed your recent experience, hopefully we will see you again sometime! :) More 

Waco, Texas
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun restaurant. Service was great. The wine list is tiny but they have all the bases covered. The food was good. I enjoyed the braised boar and the asparagus risotto was fantastic. There was some inconsistencies with the gnocchi. One dish was delicious and had a fantastic texture. But one gnocchi dish was super dense mashed potato... More 

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Thank Eshoup1
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Great to hear that on the whole your experience was very positive! Be assured I will pass on all your comments, and we will continue to strive for the very best! Thanks again for taking the time to leave us feedback Hopefully we will see you again sometime soon! More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Riva for a fun and delicious night on Friday. The food was as always delicious and our gorgeous waiter, Stephen was attentive, funny and professional. See you soon.

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Thank frostedpiggy
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the amazing review! I'm delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us, and i'll be sure to pass your comments to Stephen! Hope to see you again! :) More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed an outstanding meal at Riva in Inverness. The whole grilled seabass was truly amazing. The service was superb and the restaurant has a bright, warm and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Thank Mary R
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Mary! Hopefully we will see you again soon :) More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent atmosphere but left waiting long time for desert menus. Menu was small and didn't really offer much variety if you don't like fish. Garlic bread and mozzarella was amazing. But boar pasta was pretty bland and nothing special. Given the prices expected something a bit more.

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Thank Wibble12
Grant M, Guest Relations Manager at Riva, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm disappointed to hear that your experience was rather mixed on this occasion. I will be sure to pass your feedback on, and I hope to be able to welcome you back another time :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 237377
Description
We are a modern based cuisine with Italian influences, based on the banks of the river ness

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?