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In Riva

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4116 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129 (N Ferry Rd.)
+1 215-438-4848
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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389 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Nice little pub with a great attitude. The is a bar and lots of tables in this tucked away place. We had mommas meatballs for starters and they were good. Followed by a pizza for two. Toppings were kale and onions. Pretty good too. Then the espresso poured over gelato. A little strong for me but the flavor was nice.

Thank David E
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We had a excellent meal after coming across this restaurant following an afternoon of canvassing for Hillary Clinton and Katie McGinty the Sunday before the election. Amazing antipasti (fried artichokes, meatballs, roasted tomato bruschetta), pasta (especially the bucatini) and pizzas. With a beautiful riverside setting, a great beer selection, and attentive service, hard to find fault in the place.

Thank Cerrj
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Hubby & I visited many times. Finally decided to try pizza. Picked our waitress' favorite-zucchini with mushrooms. Hubby loved it! The meatballs are a favorite as are the pots of deliciousness! We've sat inside & out which is pleasant on a nice day. It can get a little noisy to n a busy evening. Staff has always been pleasant.

Thank Rachel S
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The food is beautifully-presented nothing. Full of bells and whistles but no substance. Menu selection is limited. Just overpriced pasta dishes and pizza with fancy-sounding names. The pasta dishes have hardly any pasta in them, about a hand-full. My "glass" of wine was only one quarter full, and when I complained, they refused to do anything. The roast chicken was... More 

Thank Matthew R
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

After waiting for 10+ minutes for someone to take our drink order, we walked out. And, the place was not busy at all: no one dining inside and only about 5 tables occupied outside. What was the staff doing?? And the menu is written in fractured Italian. We couldn't understand it, and my dining partner was Italian! High prices for... More 

Thank BigBirdPhiladelphia
Southampton, NJ
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Wonderful meal. Small plates and lots of different options and courses. They encourage sharing. Four of us dined and we all tasted everything and lingered. It felt like we were in Italy! I would especially recommend the "pea soup". It was light and sweet. Definitely different.

Thank JeanneSouthamptonNJ
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Moderately priced meals seasoned right with combo of cool Italian inspired menu along with specialty pizzas and a bar for those who enjoy a drink with lunch or dinner. There's indoor & outdoor seating, where I prefer the deck to look out on the river as part of the overall ambience.

Thank Malachijoe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My son and I stopped at In Riva for lunch Saturday afternoon. We had cycled to the city from Valley Forge and were on our way back. We had a couple of beers and split the Soppressata pizza. The beers were refreshing (it was a warm day on the trail) and pizza was really good, especially with the onion jam.... More 

Thank Bruce W
Exeter, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had 4 antipasti today; tomato conserva, charred octopus with cherry mostarda and crispy lemon, crispy artichokes with black olive and lemon yogurt, and sticky pork ribs. I had a beer and my spouse had a specialty cocktail, Lusiani. Amazing flavors! We've been there for great pizza and salads, also. The service is friendly and professional. It was a beautiful... More 

Thank Kate J
Okinawa, Japan
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We stopped by In Riva during the hours in between lunch & dinner... we were hungry and just wanted to grab a quick bite to tide us over until dinner! I wish we had stayed for dinner too! The margarita pizzas we ordered were delicious, thin, airy crust with fabulous cheese and fresh basil! The Ricotta Whip was OUT OF... More 

Thank Michelle D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4116 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129
    (N Ferry Rd.)
  • Public Transportation: K 61 R-6 Regional Rail
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-438-4848

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