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“Great new restaurant!”
Review of Caffe Riva

Caffe Riva
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I'm local and am delighted a run down old restaurant has been fully refurbished and re-opened as Caffe Riva! The ambiance is relaxed and informal, the service attentive and the pasta dishes are fantastic! I can tell I will quickly become a regular and this lovely new dining option in Bowness.

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1  Thank Anthony P
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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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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.

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1  Thank Dave P
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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 .

1  Thank louise m
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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

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1  Thank Ambienicole
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