Wonderful Italian 5-course dinner menu
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.
Restaurant Week Menu
Deep fried fish Ball on the bisque
Fish of the day with red onion, capers, extra virgin olive oil and parsley
Prawns flambèe with homemade paprika mayo
Slow cooked Napoli chilli sauce
Homemade freshly pasta with cherry tomatoes, prawns mussels and calamari
Cooked at the "Italian way"
RIVA's Homemade Tiramisù
Paw Paw Sorbet
RIVA's Paw Paw Sorbet
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What 18 people say about RIVA
What a delightful evening at Riva's. The restaurant is a sneak peak into the streets of Italy. We would highly recommend the restaurant week menu. We had the prawns, pasta and tiramisu. Delizioso! Friendly service - thank you Tee for an engaging experience.
amazing food. drinks list and knowledge could do with a little bit of training and building but it didnt detract from a great evening.
Excellent menu, wonderful atmosphere and great service... and the chef is very charming.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.