169 Church Road, SW13 9HR
Main courses £12 - £21



RivaTo say this restaurant is understated chic is to fall headfirst into the trap of pretension. While it might be true - it does have ochre (or beige) walls after all - this detracts from what Riva is about. There's no aloof service, you couldn't hear a pin drop and you don't feel like you're having to shout across the white expanse of tablecloth because your friends are so far away on the other side of the table. Far from it. This place has a buzzy, intimate atmosphere and, with 50 covers, owner Andrea Riva can get round all the customers and, if you're lucky, offer his recommendations - even luckier if said recommendation includes newly arrived ingredients straight from Italy. The restaurant is a testament to his big, warm personality and his love of Italian food - classics such as buffalo mozzarella, risotto alla primavera and penne all'amatriciana feature highly (as well as fish and meat dishes) and expect them to be fresher and yummier than usual.


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Dining near Riva

Near Riva
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
94 Church Road, Barnes, SW13 | 1 minute from Riva
The Barnes set (being the right side of Richmond they must have one) would like to keep this lovely eatery to themselves I imagine - it ... More

Events near Riva

Near Riva
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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Santa & His Huskies
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2015
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 | 4 minutes from Riva
Always a hugely popular outing for west London families at this time of year, Father Christmas and His Huskies will be ...More

Sights and Attractions near Riva

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Riva
Barnes Green
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Church Road Barnes, SW13 | 1 minute from Riva
A world away from the mayhem of London, it is hard to believe this charming village green sits so enchantingly on the edge of the city. The ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
WWT London Wetland Centre
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 | 4 minutes from Riva
A mosaic of created wetland habitats spread over 43 hectares, developed on the site of a disused Victorian reservoir, forms the site of the London Wetland ... More

Shopping near Riva

The best shops and markets near Riva
Blue Door Yard
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
74 Church Road, SW13 | 1 minute from Riva
Traditional ... More
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
74 Church Road, SW13 | 1 minute from Riva
Caters well for large orders for private functions. Offers canapes, tarts, cakes and pasteries" ... More
The Peach Tree
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
62 Church Road, SW13 | 1 minute from Riva
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Leisure near Riva

Riva gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barn Elms Recreation Ground
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rocks Lane Barnes, SW13 | 1 minute from Riva
A fifty-two acre, multi-sports facility which hosts the Elms Gym, Sixteen tennis courts, AstroTurf playing surfaces and a whole range of grass sports pitches. Next to ... More
London Gryphons Australian Rules Football Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Barn Elms Playing Field, Putney, SW13 | 1 minute from Riva
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Pubs near Riva

The best pubs near London Riva.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sun Inn
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Church Road, SW13 | 6 minutes from Riva
When it comes to warmer weather, The Sun Inn in Barnes is aptly named with its courtyard patio at the front overlooking the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
White Hart, Barnes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
The Terrace, Riverside, Barnes, SW13 | 14 minutes from Riva
Having been originally built in 1660 and then rebuilt in 1899 the White Hart in Barnes stands as a goliath of Tudor grandeur with the stunning ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mawson Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Mawson Lane, W4 | 18 minutes from Riva
The Mawson Arms is a lovely traditional pub right on the Fuller's Brewery site and is the starting point for the brewery tour. The beer, as ... More

Meeting venue hire near Riva

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Riva.
The Old Sorting Office Arts Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
49 Station Road, SW13 | 7 minutes from Riva
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