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Riva Cafe

#19 of 421 Restaurants in Como
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Fratelli Cairoli 10, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 264325
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place is a victim of its own success. It can get packed so waiting time for menus and food to arrive extend the later you arrive. The food was fine and the service OK, but sorely stretched. Several sittings are achieved somehow through the evening, but some diners must be very patient or frustrated. Rather noisy upstairs and seemingly... More 

Thank DavidFOSH
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The 8 Euro set lunch was of amazingly good quality, you get a drink and a huge thin crusted pizza. We had to take the left overs home, it tasted even better for breakfast!

Thank MCHToronto
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic pizza, very light base. I had the spicy salami, tuna, garlic and basil with a glass of sprite. Very pleasant. I would recommend.

Thank Owain D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The food was excellent but you have to book your table at the weekend otherwise you have to wait as we did... but it was worth it...

Thank Ben Ja M
San Francisco, California
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The pizza was outstanding but we made the mistake of getting trofie al pesto and it was inedible. Ends up that the pasta was way!!over salted & therefore the entire dish was inedible. But the in attentiveness of the waiters made us realize telling them was a waste of time. Rx-Besides having to wait to order, when we ask for... More 

Thank Sandra S
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

On first night in Como, noticed people queuing at 9pm for a table. Later dined here on two occasions for dinner. Very varied menu but all seemed good quality. Pizzas huge but on very thin base, priced from about 7€. Staff attentive spoke English. Tables inside and on pavement. Well worth a visit.

Thank forester696
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

There were four of us and we managed to get a table outside not right next to road. The service was good as our orders were taken promptly and the beer and pizza came in good time. Is close enough to lake to go for a walk afterwards

Thank Shandster007
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located near all of the major tourist hotels in the town of Como. This place was so good we ate here for both of our dinners in Como! The first night we took advantage of their Apertivo special, where you can munch on their bar snacks (cheese balls, pizza, chicken nuggets, etc) as long as you purchase... More 

Thank YanYan W
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Pizzas thin and crispy base, fast efficient and friendly service, best meal we have had for ages. What a treat! Kids loved it too

Thank User0910
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Recommended by hotel lobby staff for "take away pizza", two left turns from Metropole Suisse Hotel. Walked in to Riva Cafe (a petite place), was not greeted at all nor imminate recognition by the hostess. Let me preface this, I was dressed fashionable, no jeans or shorts, no cut offs or flip flops. After a minute, I said... I'd like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Fratelli Cairoli 10, 22100, Como, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Como
  • Phone Number: +39 031 264325

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