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Italian, Pizza, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

Service was great as I would expect of good Scottish hospitality ! Food was varied . Starters lovely ! Mains : The non Italian meals were tasty the pasta was just ‘okay .’.Arabiatta was inedible As so much chilli although my daughter perseveres to be...polite . Ravioli fungi was just okay . Button mushrooms ? Expected porcini or at least chestnut and sage butter was lacking sage flavour so don’t order this if you’ve experienced by real Italian chefs Waitress asked if we enjoyed meals but even when seeing full plate of arabiatta didn’t ask if that was okay just whisked plate away before I could feedback and as it was a special Occasion I didn’t want to make a fuss. Deserts lovely and huge ! Shame About the Italian mains especially when there are so many good Italians in the Glasgow area . Nice enough place for a birthday but wouldn’t rush back .More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

Lovely surroundings and staff First time visiting and I will return even though my steak was undercooked. When I review a restaurant it’s not about the mistake made it’s about how they rectify it and in this instance they took it off the bill without...any prompting from me. Other than that we all had the 2 course lunch menu x4 , desserts from the main menu and 1 kids meal . Meatballs, mussels, bruschetta all delish. Mains , steak ( not mine) pasta and pollo millinaise all very good . Desserts to die for according to my girls . I will return . Nice lunchMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

We booked for a Saturday evening at 8.45pm. That was the only reservation left, so it shows how good the restaurant is. The staff were very friendly on arrival, showing us to our table and taking our drinks order. Plenty of choice on the menu....The menu caters for gluten and dairy intolerances. And a wide range of vegan options too. The children’s menu had excellent choice and was very reasonably priced. The food wan it arrived did not disappoint. Good portion sizes and tasted delicious! We would definitely visit againMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023 via mobile

went with Friends Mon 3rd July for dinner had a lovely meal apart from my sirloin steak which was stringy and chewy. The wonderful staff didn't charge me for the steak after I complained and couldn't have been more helpful all in all a wonderful...dining experience!!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2023

Hi At one of our favourite restaurants Riva at the weekend had a lovely meal as always! Staff always lovely and friendly! The food is exceptional especially the cheesecake! :) can’t wait to go back see you all soon! x:)

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023 via mobile

Visited for dinner t short notice returning for the first time in years. The surroundings, atmosphere and service was excellent for a Wednesday evening. The food was excellent, we will definitely return again.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 22 March 2023

Had the scallops for starters which were really nice so everything seemed promising until I ordered the lasagne I can honestly say it was the worst I've ever tasted it was swimming in raw tomato passatta with mozzarella on top to compensate will give this...so called restaurant a miss next timeMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023 via mobile

Staff accommodated us despite us being a walk in and restaurant almost at capacity. Very good value lunch menu. Mussels for starter and the prawn spaghetti were perfectly cooked, as was my partners polpette starter with lasagna main. Nice wine too. Standout were the staff...who served us, professionally and friendly throughout. Definitely worth the trip.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Very accommodating. Mum wanted caramelised onions on her pizza. It wasn’t in the menu but they did it for her anyway. Problem was it came out of a jar and was there in such quantity that it drowned the flavour of the...pizza. I had sea bass. Very tasty but only one wee tiny slice of fish. It was nice enough but there are better places around do unlikely to be back.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2023 via mobile

Excellent service the girls couldn’t have been more attentive. Food first class with a particular mention for the fish dishes which were outstanding can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 January 2023 via mobile

Having eaten here before we expected good service and great food. We had neither. Anticipating a great meal with friends was truly squashed. The biggest issue was the attitude of the waitress who ‘ served ‘, not! We were well aware we had to vacate...our table after 2 hours, as is the restaurant policy advertised on booking online. However after ordering starters and having just been served mains we were 1 hour 5 minutes into our time. We requested another bottle of wine to which we were abruptly told ‘ let me check if you have time’ . Seriously? Would it not be more appropriate for staff to discretely check then come back to guests if they didn’t have time, 5 of us with 1 bottle of wine over55 minutes ……. ? Our relaxing time was over. We then had to ask for desert menu, ask for cutlery,desert was then thrown down on the table to the wrong person with no cutlery as if to say,we don’t care … I have never experienced such awful service and attitude was off the scale We were charged so much for awful service and terrible food without so much as ‘ did you enjoy the meal’ , they knew otherwise. The food was dried up, pasta prawns clearly frozen , steak overcooked, chicken overcooked , all inedible. Staff didn’t care we were returning plates of food hardly touched. Needless to say I will not return. Bothwell has amazing restaurants. Choose another. Riva is not one of them.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2022 via mobile

Food always excellent. Great value. But most of all waitress and service is just the best. Took my 90 yo mum for lunch. Staff so patient and attentive. She loves it here. Even other customers are always nice and friendly. A great place. Only complaint....Portions are huge…. Is that actually a complaint???More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 November 2022 via mobile

Here for the first time I absolutely loved the food service was fantastic definitely be back again absolutely fantastic restaurant

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 12 September 2022 via mobile

We visited on Saturday evening along with our daughter and granddaughters who were up visiting from Derby. The food was lovely as always. However, the stand out thing from the visit was the young waiter who looked after us. Our granddaughters are both gluten intolerant...and he went out of his way to check that everything they wanted could be served gluten-free. It made our visit far less stressful for us as grandparents. Thank you.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 23 August 2022 via mobile

Always a pleasure to eat at Riva. The best restaurant in Bothwell. The food is very good, the staff, excellent. A nice friendly atmosphere, bright and modern surroundings. Can’t think of a single negative factor about this restaurant It’s always busy, so that tells the...story 👍More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Hi Billy I think it's just the shape of the the room ,tables are quite close to each other, and people are enjoying The weekend and in a party mood.I hope this helps but understand how you feel. Regards... More
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Riva is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4