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Osteria Riva

96 Bronte Rd, Bondi, New South Wales 2022, Australia
+61 2 9369 4071
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (36 reviews)
“fritto misto” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
96 Bronte Rd, Bondi, New South Wales 2022, Australia
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While this restaurant has friendly staff and reasonable prices and it seems a following as it was full on a Wednesday night, the food is terrible!! The entrees just pass but the 4 mains we shared were some of the most amateur Italian good I...More

Thank sydneywanda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't speak highly enough of this local gem. Sensational cured meats, home made pasta. We always has success in asking the wait staff what they recommend. Have eaten here over a dozen times and has never disappointed. Great affordable Italian wines available also.

Thank nicholas s
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious and the staff are very attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely come back

Thank Haznig
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Service NONE! - friends already seated when we arrived had drinks - waitress finally arrives at table after 15mins the females at table talking - drink order taken from men I was even asked. Sat chatting for next 20mins not one service person asked if...More

Thank Niccla L
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered 2 pastas and calamari on Uber eats and they were all tasteless. Absolutely inedible. And the portion of pasta was ridiculously small. The calamari was soggy. It's the worse Italian meal I've had. And the driver delivered them cold after waiting for almost...More

Thank Analisa C
Kettyl220, Owner at Osteria Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hi Analisa. If your food was delivered 3 hours after we left it with the Uber Driver, I am totally positive that it could not have been any good. Maybe you should direct your complaint to Uber Eats. Best Regards

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Popular destination ,easy to park and traditional Italian fare delicious with Italian staff a delight in carrying the theme as if in Rome. Fresh Pasta and Salmon Tartare as well as a Fritto Misto standouts. Have the Cianti to cap it off. Thought a table...More

Thank Hubieone
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I ordered online the Ravioli Verdi con Zucca e Amaretti in Salsa al Fossa which was a shocking small portion. The taste was good but as I reviewed the photos before I hoped to get it with way more sauce (just a drop on top)...More

Thank TravelLifeSP
Kettyl220, Owner at Osteria Riva, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hi There, We agree, Maybe you should give a restaurant a shot in person! Unfortunately the delivery services don't give justice. A portion of pasta might look small when in a Take away container.. and it would have a different visual affect in a plate....More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Disappointing. Old lasagna. Tough bread. Expensive. A tablespoon of beef for $18. Nup. Not good enough.

2  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat on a cold Monday night in Bondi Junction. Warm welcome despite not having a booking. The place was full after they gave us a table. Food was excellent - lasagna was just delicious according to my family and my tuna was...More

Thank Gareth O
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I live close to Osteria Riva, so I go back every time I want some italian food, at least once a month, reasonable prices and really good food, good choice of wines too.

Thank Davide M
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Questions & Answers
19 February 2015|
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Response from andrear823 | Property representative |
HELLO, we never been in Darlinghurst, we always been in 96 Bronte Road in Bondi Junction. thank ciao
19 February 2015|
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Response from 32Jules | Reviewed this property |
NO I was in Bondi Junction on Bronte Road
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Bronte Rd, Bondi, New South Wales 2022, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Bondi
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9369 4071
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Authentic Italian Restaurant focused On Emilia Romagna Cuisine. Fully Licensed and BYO (Wine ONLY) from Sunday to Thursday
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