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Riva St. Kilda

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42B Marine Pde, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9537 2224
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated a recent birthday here and were very pleased with the quality food the food and the breezy ambience of this place. The water views are a major attraction, however the Italian cuisine is excellent and service is friendly and prompt. I thought that given the location and the views, the prices were very reasonable indeed.

Thank Michael P
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attended my niece's wedding - it is a great location, good food, and friendly staff. Nothing was a problem for the venue. Understandably it can be a little windy outside looking at the Bay, but we moved to a more sheltered location.

Thank Richard H
County Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

10 of us went for an evening meal. Everybody was happy with their meal. Fresh produce, great flavours and excellent service. Recommend Seafood Paella and seafood linguine.

Thank Emmajames65
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$17 for 4 thawed and tough pastry gyoza, I don't think so. Dried pasta from a packet, I don't think so. Great location with below average food. What a shame.

1 Thank Tania K
Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time I've been to Riva. Staff were friendly. View was fabulous. It was very busy, we still managed to get a table outside on the deck. Meal was very nice and so was the wine. Plenty of parking was next door in the marina parking area. Will definitely be going back for another meal.

Thank CathJMitchell
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked Riva for our Wedding Anniversary and we're pleasantly surprised. From the outside not much to look at, but they have done a good job with the interior, positioning most of the tables in a way to have a view over the water, either the bay side for the amazing sunsets (which we were fortunate to appreciate) or the... More 

Thank Betsie67
Elwood, Australia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Drinks and bar food on the balcony are great on a balmy evening. Ambience is lovely with great views. Balcony is great for a long leisurely lunch as long as it isn't blowing a gale as it is right on the water. Notable service on the balcony, order food and drinks at the bar.

Thank Bernie2602
Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Yes, the views are great and hence so is the overall ambience! Although some of the fittings are showing signs of wear and tear, it's reasonably comfortable and you could enjoy a long, leisurely afternoon or evening of dining - especially if wind and weather permit a table out on the deck. To one side you have the boat bobbing... More 

Thank Mstannta
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Came here for Xmas work dinner 3 years ago and was lovely, this time around Dec 2016 service want great meals didn't come out together and lack of table service for drinks etc makes me think management have changed hands, seemed to be back packers working here this time around. Some of us a pork salad dish for entree and... More 

Thank Sammy G
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We went for a Family celebration on a 38oC day There Is NO Air Conditioning ! Having family from 2yrs to 90yrs it was bad! The staff had it worse, the heat from the kitchen is a serious OCH&S issue! The silders, veal (potato to salty)were below average . Calamari was ok. Steak average to good. The asian sharing plate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42B Marine Pde, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  St Kilda
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9537 2224

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