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PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 8 January 2021 via mobile

We visit here every time we are in Bowness. We went for my partners birthday recently and it was amazing as always. The pizzas are absolutely delicious and the penne arrabbiata is so good. Staff are friendly, the cafe itself is clean and feels welcoming,...More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 22 December 2020 via mobile

I’ve been here before in a group but today I was solo. A lovely pasta dish and a glass of Pinot served with friendliness.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 November 2020 via mobile

Lunch was great. We ate from the specials menu which was well priced. Good coffee too which is recommended.

Date of visit: November 2020
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D6489YDkateg, Public Relations Manager at Caffe Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2020

Thank you for visiting us Anna & for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 27 October 2020

I went on a Monday afternoon, Staff were friendly and were very attentive. To start I had smoked mozzarella and spinach arancini which was nice, the pepper sauce that came with it was lovely. For mains I had lasagna which came out super quick and...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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D6489YDkateg, Public Relations Manager at Caffe Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2020

We've been offering a shortened menu since re-opening during covid July. We do offer daily specials with extra dishes including desserts, however, we appreciate your feedback and thank you for visiting.

Reviewed 26 October 2020

Brilliant lunch time pizza,great quality and value for money. A relaxed atmosphere and super service too.

Date of visit: October 2020
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D6489YDkateg, Public Relations Manager at Caffe Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience and for reviewing us!

Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

Fantastic dog friendly find. Food was amazing. The Penne Con Pollo was absolutely delicious. Good wine menu. Lovely cozy atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2020
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D6489YDkateg, Public Relations Manager at Caffe Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and we are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

Walked in one evening, seated in a back room, lovely and spacious. Service was excellent. Food equally so. Pizza and pasta place that does it very well. Lovely thin traditional pizzas and quality pasta dishes too. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2020
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D6489YDkateg, Public Relations Manager at Caffe Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 21 October 2020 via mobile

Food here was OK but for the price we weren't blown away. The pasta didn't seem fresh, rather it was dried and cooked to order. We missed the authenticity of an Italian restaurant - cream in a carbonara is debatable but not to our taste.

Date of visit: October 2020
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D6489YDkateg, Public Relations Manager at Caffe Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2020

It's a shame to hear that our meals were not to your taste but we appreciate your visit and feedback.

Reviewed 15 October 2020 via mobile

We stopped in for the lunch deal and it was delicious! I shared a beautiful light and crispy pizza with my daughter and my husband had a panini, washed down with some lovely drinks. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2020
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D6489YDkateg, Public Relations Manager at Caffe Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and we are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your lunch visit.

Reviewed 11 October 2020

Had a rough start to the trip to Windermere and then, because of rude staff at another place (the village) we came here. The best choice ever!!! I had my dog with me so we sat outside. Drinks came quick and I said we had...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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D6489YDkateg, Public Relations Manager at Caffe Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Thank you so much for the excellent review Claire! We really appreciate the shout out to our fantastic team here at Caffe Riva. It's lovely to hear we made a difference to your day and hope you'll visit us again.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Caffe Riva

  • Yes, Caffe Riva offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Caffe Riva offers delivery services.

  • Caffe Riva is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5