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Riva Cafe

#17 of 425 Restaurants in Como
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Fratelli Cairoli 10, 22100, Como, Italy
+39 031 264325
11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Brissago, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gnocchi allo zafferano were really good, the pizza wasn't. Will be back for pasta, but for the pizza, ..

Thank Walter D
England, UK
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After using trip advisor to find a restaurant for spot of lunch, this one came up and didn't disappoint. Got there for lunch time and there's a €8 lunch on, pizza and s drink !!! That could be a beets as well !!! Pizza came it was massive, really am a big eatter and I couldn't finish it. The pizza... More 

Thank Jonathon Gallag... G
Tangermuende, Germany
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza is good, location nice and price ok. Very good but not excellent. I can recommend this place. Service so so

Thank sadam1985
Worcester, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 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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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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64 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?