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“Good place to meet with friends ” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Caffe Riva

Caffe Riva
Price range: US$9 - US$19
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Manchester, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good place to meet with friends ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Came here as it's the new place on the block. Good decor inside, great location, reasonably priced expect for Peroni £5 a pint even in Bowness is too much but the other drinks are what you pay in Bowness. Pizzas were hot and fresh and service was ok. Shame about the cheap looking tables and chairs outside. Something a little more classy and comfortable would add that little bit more to the place.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Leigh, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice fresh food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

We called in here on a whim and were not disappointed. The food was fresh and very tasty. We found the service good and the staff very pleasant. The Italian tapas was particularly refreshing. Will call again if in the area.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Dave P
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skipton
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Poor service but excellent food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We attempted to book a table but were told they don't accept bookings so just turned up and were able to get a table outside. It was a nice night and not overly busy. The staff are friendly but kept saying how busy they were which we didn't need to be told. We ordered drinks and olives plus 2 main courses with fries to share. The drinks came fairly quickly and we expected the olives to arrive with them. They didn't and eventually we had to remind the waitress who said they would be a few more minutes. The main courses were delicious but the fries did not appear so again we asked and were told she would ask. She did not come back or explain where they were. She came to take our plates after we had finished eating and I again asked where they were. They had clearly forgotten all about them but there was no apology. She then turned up with them!! We ate them anyway but then sat waiting until we could catch someone's eye for more drinks and desserts. We ordered cheese and biscuits and lime tart which were both delicious. However the cheese came minus the crackers which had to be asked for. While we were there we witnessed waitresses taking food and drinks to wrong tables over and over again .There seems to be poor organisation which is a shame because the food was excellent .

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1 Thank louise m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gorgeous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Well what a lovely place, I called in by chance with my partner and they fitted us in even though they were full. The service was extremely good and the food was delish! I know where to go next time I visit Windermere. Many thanks

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Ambienicole
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York
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Celebration Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Whilst away for a couple of days we chose to have a celebration meal the two of us at this super modern Italian restaurant lovely wine, Calzone Pizza, Black Seafood Ravioli and a great Cheeseboard. Highly recommend, lovely staff.

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