In Riva

4.7
1398 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1398 people are saying
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vipmalika
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a great time catching up over great food and beautiful views.

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vipGinabina
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab lunch after a hike. Lovely river view. Handmade pasta and very authentic Neapolitan pizza. This is one of the few restaurants in the area open for indoor and outdoor dining.

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Adriana
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is the third time I came and it is always great food and service. However, not sure if it's because of COVID, but prices were elevated for what was serviced, specifically appetizers, pasta dishes and desserts.

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ANNIES
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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vipBaldBabs
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Our waitress, Emily, was incredible. we will definitely be back because it was so wonderful. I got the five course chefs choice and it was a great deal

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vip6foodies
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They no longer have brunch which was disappointing

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CaraJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, awesome environment and wait staff. Can’t wait to go back and bring more people!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal!

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vipWilliamL
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great salad! Very good Pizza. Nice service. Thanks.

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vipVertEats
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect... food, drinks, value.

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vipFoodie1
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We ate the Arugula-Mushroom Salad which was good but would have been outstanding had there been a little more lemon in the vinaigrette.
We ordered the Margarita Pizza. The tomato sauce and cheese were so fresh-tasting and the crust was thin, crisp and delicious .

The menu had many pizza options as well as unusual pasta choices and a mouth-watering selection of main courses .

We can't wait to go back and try some other menu options.

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viplazlototh
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always eat outside (inside is noisy). Fab view, delicious food that folks of all ages and palates can enjoy. Attentive staff. I've been a huge fan since it opened.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, we had a variety since we ordered the 3 course tasting. The dishes were all super fresh and delicious. We were served everything from salad to pasta and pizza and also cannolis. Our server was attentive and friendly and we were seated promptly. We sat outside and enjoyed the nice weather, it’s also nicely decorated outside. Great spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Amazing food as always. Tables outside are right on top of each other. They didnt seat a whole area and sat us right next to 2 other tables that were no where near 6 feet apart

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The host and waiter were very accommodating of my 93 year old grandmother, seating us away from the music, with a view of the river, speaking up while explaining the menu to her, and recommending their best mocktail. We had a great time. A couple of their handicap spots are temporarily occupied by picnic tables but the restaurant was very accessible.

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MariaR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great outdoor seating, great times with friends!

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ElizabethF
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delicious food and a fun night out! I recommend the tasting. You get to try different things on the menu that you may not necessarily go for. I’ve been to this restaurant 15+ times and it has always been top notch.

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viprissa77
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time. Always a good meal.

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jrsm
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently excellent. What a nice way to dine outside on a beautiful spring day. First time trying the broccolini caesar and its my new favorite. Always love the pizza with the pesto and almonds. Service by Zach was prompt and pleasant. Thank you.

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vipFoodini
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and setting were impeccable. Highly recommend the Bianco Verde pizza but everything there is delicious.

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vipNat1
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice outdoor area

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RobinL
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was awesome and a great experience overall

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fw22
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed a fantastic pizza, the Cipolla, with roaster onion. smoked bacon, and basalmic vinegar. Has arugula added so it was the exact combination I leanrned to love in Venice. Perfetto!!! Also ordered takeout for Easter dinner at home the next day. The Gnocchi with pomodoro, pesto, and pistachio paired with an order of Mommy's Meatballs made a perfectly wonderful rich feast while I watched Dreams of Italy on TV. With the out-of-doors area open, I think In Riva is going to be my new favorite dining-out spot in 2021.

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JoyT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. The server was not attentive to the table needs. Water glasses were empty, an entree was missed in the order and thus delayed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In Riva is wonderful for lunch- delicious every time

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks!

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Gerald
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I judge my first meal in a restaurant based on two things: does the food surprise and delight me, and does the experience linger long after I finish. I'm happy to say In Riva passed both tests. I will be returning.

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vipKeedraC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great salmon pizza!!

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vipPhillyfood
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I've been coming here for years, but won't be back after this. Service was terrible, and they decided to just stop brunch without noting on their website or anything.

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vipYorkville
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love InRiva! Great to be out in a safe environment with good food. I have been to InRiva several times over this past year and it has been excellent every time. I especially appreicate that the patio is truly outdoors (with heaters, if necessary) and not a built box covered in plastic.

Would highly recommend!!

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vipANGIEY
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor dining! Food is excellent and the service is always great there

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RobertM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I enjoyed myself. The company and the food were great. I'm a regular at In Riva. The service on Thursday was quite poor. The waitress seem uninterested and disappeared.

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StacyeT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always delicious food, amazing drinks, and attentive service. We went on a rainy day, but we were able to sit on the patio under an awning, which made for a safe dining experience despite the weather.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside , the patio is lovely , however , on a windy day keep in mind that the breeze from the water can be brutal. IMO the heat lamps weren’t placed strategically . Could use more heat lamps for breezy , chilly days ! Pizza was On Point as always !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Marie, was incredible! First time here and will certainly be back.

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good pizza. Loved the crust

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always great food. Open for brunch. Good cocktails

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viparjaycohen
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Riva is always good. One of the best values out there.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Delish food
Great drinks

FAQs

In Riva offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 438-4848.

In Riva is rated 4.7 stars by 1398 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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