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RIVA

R350

Wonderful Italian 5-course dinner menu

RIVA

9,4 (16 reviews)
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Wonderful Italian 5-course dinner menu R350

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Restaurant Week
Wonderful Italian 5-course dinner menu
R350

Would you like to enjoy a culinary and affordable dinner during the Restaurant Week?

RIVA serves a wonderful Italian 5-course dinner menu during Restaurant Week.

Don't miss this chance to discover RIVA and try their delicious dinner menu for only R350.

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Please note: Seats are limited. Only online bookings will be accepted.

Are there any dietary requirements? Please mention this on the reservation form so the restaurant can take this into account.
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Restaurant Week Menu
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APERITIVO
Fish Ball
Deep fried fish Ball on the bisque
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ANTIPASTI
Carpaccio
Fish of the day with red onion, capers, extra virgin olive oil and parsley
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PRIMI
Prawns
Prawns flambèe with homemade paprika mayo
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Pappardelle Arrabbiata
Slow cooked Napoli chilli sauce
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SECONDI
Paccheri
Homemade freshly pasta with cherry tomatoes, prawns mussels and calamari
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Market Fish
Cooked at the "Italian way"
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DOLCE
Tiramisù
RIVA's Homemade Tiramisù
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Paw Paw Sorbet
RIVA's Paw Paw Sorbet
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Wonderful Italian 5-course dinner menu - R350

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What 16 people say about RIVA

9.4 Based on 16 reviews.
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10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Excellent menu, wonderful atmosphere and great service... and the chef is very charming.

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Shafia Mahomed at Today
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"Stellar experience "
9.0 Cuisine 8 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9

I felt at home and deliciously spoiled, as all the staff were attentive and took pride in all they presented. They aim to please, and that I was. The food was tasty and satisfying, and there was no fault to their impeccable service. This will be my new haunt!

Shahieda at Today

"Great experience!"
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

We had such a great time at Riva! The food was gorgeous, service exceptional which is very hard to find and the evening was a beautiful all together. The fact that the owners/chefs walks around to each table lends for a very personal, intimate experience. I will definitely be back!

Malikah Abdullah at Today
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"Authentic Italian seafood restaurant "
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

I love this place. Food is excellent and service amazing.

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Naz at Yesterday
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"Seafood done in Italian style to perfection!"
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Seafood done in Italian style to perfection! ❤️ Highly recommended if you love Italian cuisine and Seafood, then this is the place to go! We had 5 course meal tonight and everything was delish! Freshly made pasta and tasty seafood combined with friendly service and cosy atmosphere. Will definitely be visiting again 😋

Shirley Leung at Yesterday
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24/4 Napier St, De Waterkant 8001 Cape Town

About RIVA

Cuisine: Italian

Childhood friends Nicoló Rovarini and Federico Rocca grew up on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Italy. Their resulting love of seafood is now being translated for a South African audience in De Waterkant.

Food

If you’re expecting Italian classics, think again. Kick off with a carpaccio (the fish changes daily), sliced and served with coconut flakes, olive oil and kiwi fruit. It’s an unusual pairing, and the flavours don’t quite meld. Saldanha Bay mussels – marinated in olive oil until wonderfully tender – served on a crispy fried piece of polenta, are a safer bet. Pasta is made in-house, and the bronze drawn spaghetti, served with cherry tomatoes and clams is perfectly al dente. Squid ink gnocchi with prawns comes laced with vibrant threads of saffron, which lend a unique flavour to the dish. If you’ve space for secondi, there’s the option of a vast platter, a smaller platter of fried hake, calamari and bait fish, or the Abalobi catch of the day. For dessert, there’s a wonderfully chewy, almost creamy lemon sorbet, and a very good tiramisu.

Ambience

The restaurant takes its name from the legendary boat building company, Riva, who make the kind of wood-clad speedboat that James Bond would pilot. The white walls are cleverly decorated with broad blue stripes, a clutch of black-and-white photos and a little boat-themed brick-a-brack. Above, the light bulbs dangle from thick rope. All-in-all, the feeling is of a relaxed seafood trattoria, with lights just dim enough for it to feel romantic.

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