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Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar - Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands

Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar - Birmingham

4.2
4.2
388 Reviews
£26 to £40
Italian
  • Good for special occasions
  • Good for groups
  • Charming
Located on Temple Row in the heart of Birmingham, Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar boasts an open kitchen, cocktail bar and small, but perfectly formed, alfresco terrace so you can dine all’aperto- “in the open air”.
Our Birmingham restaurant features distinctive plush nautical-inspired interiors- the colour of tranquil Italian seas. The friendly team will transport you in style to experience a true taste of Italy here in the UK, bringing style, sass and glamour to modern Italian dining.

Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar invites you to experience authentic Italian dining in Birmingham. Our Italian dining is all about La Dolce Vita – the sweet life! That’s why we use only the finest ingredients to create the finest drinks & dishes. Add to the mix a touch of 1960’s high society glamour and you have the perfect recipe for an authentic, modern, Italian experience in the heart of Birmingham.

ITALIAN AWARDS 2023 : Best Italian Restaurant in the Midlan

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2 people

23:00


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–23:00 Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00–23:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    0121 633 3636
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    From intimate weddings to large corporate canapé events and everything in between, our restaurant can accommodate your reservation large or small. Our complimentary dedicated event coordinator will look after the finer details, we will make sure your event runs smoothly at no extra cost.
  • Private party contact
    Andy Arostegui: 0161 830 4580
  • Area
    Birmingham
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Graduation🎓

    8 Jul - 31 Jul 2024
    At Riva Blu, we believe every graduation deserves a grand celebrazione! Whether you’re graduating yourself or celebrating a loved one's achievements, join us for a celebration filled with unforgettable moments. Raise a toast to start your celebration with a complimentary glass of fizz for up to 6 guests. A perfect way to begin your special day. Capture the magic of the moment with friends and family in front of our beautifully designed photowalk. Share your photos with us on social media using #RivaGrad! Graduates can enjoy complimentary cocktails when dining with friends within the next 3 months. You will receive a QR code; simply follow it and become a member of Club IR. Celebrate in Riva style. Please see our website for all T&Cs
    Graduation🎓 photo
  • DOMENICA ITALIANA

    2 Jun - 31 Oct 2024
    Benvenuti a casa Riva, for Sunday dining Neapolitan style from 2nd June… Transport yourself to the city of Naples with our Domenica Italiana Sunday menu, a culinary journey inspired by the cherished recipes of Nonna’s kitchens throughout Southern Italy. Gather with friends and family to experience the richness of Italian culture and flavours, each dish brimming with a story of tradition and heritage. Indulge in comfort, warmth, and vibrant street food delights that promise to evoke the true heart of Italy on every plate. Join us every Sunday from 12pm
    DOMENICA ITALIANA photo
  • 15% off your food bill, Monday & Tuesday

    16 Apr - 16 Nov 2024
    Start each week off the right way and enjoy 15% off your food bill when dining with us on a Monday and Tuesday. Includes lunch menus - simply sign up for free to Club IR to enjoy. Visit individualrestaurants.com/clubir/ or speak to a member of staff when you arrive. Excludes Bank Holidays - check website for full T&Cs.
    15% off your food bill, Monday & Tuesday photo

What 388 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Good for business meals

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Good for business meals

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Great for fine wines

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Romantic

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Italian

  • Birmingham/West Midlands

    Most Booked

  • Birmingham

    Good for business meals

  • Birmingham

    Good for business meals

  • Birmingham

    Child-friendly

  • Birmingham

    Good for groups

  • Birmingham

    Great for fine wines

  • Birmingham

    Romantic

  • Birmingham

    Most Booked

388 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Better options nearby. Lukewarm pasta - rubbery and not al dente. More sauce on the pizza than cheese for a margarita. Service should be better for the price. Pizza express is a better option. Ruined a birthday dinner with a friend. Only positive was a nice setting and decent decor for Instagram fans.
    Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar - BirminghamResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are very surprised to read your feedback and would very much like to discuss this further with you. Please could you email onto birmingham@rivablu.co.uk. Please could you also provide your booking name and date of booking as we cant find you on our system Ciao

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  2. StewartG

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night Food Service and Ambience thanks very much👍
    Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar - BirminghamResponded 7 days ago
    Grazie Mille Stewart for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and found our team to be warm and friendly throughout you visit, we look forward to welcoming you back for more Arrivederci

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  3. MichaelM

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is located in a very central location, next to the Cathedral. Beautiful looking restaurant with excellent food, staff, menu and ambience! A great Italian. I could not ask for more!
    Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar - BirminghamResponded 7 days ago
    Grazie Mille Michael for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and found our team to be warm and friendly throughout you visit. We look forward to welcoming you back for more .. Riva Blu Team is delighted with your feedback Arrivederci

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  4. SophieM

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff here are always so helpful and friendly which is why we love it. Looking forward to booking our next visit!
    Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar - BirminghamResponded on 8 July 2024
    Grazie mille SophieM for your wonderful review. Riva Blu Team really appreciate and can wait to welcoming you again soon Arrivederci

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  5. Mull

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and value for money. Loved it can’t wait to come back.
    Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar - BirminghamResponded on 8 July 2024
    Grazie Mille Mull for the fantastic review. We loved it and appreciate We look forward seeing back soon for more Arrivederci

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant. The service is always so good. Attentive but not intrusive. A fantastic bar area for pre and post meal cocktails and great playlist.
    Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar - BirminghamResponded on 8 July 2024
    We really appreciate your excellent review about us. We look forward seeing back soon Ciao

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Entertained clients over lunch and had a great experience. Food and service were both excellent.
    Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar - BirminghamResponded on 30 June 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit this week, and will be sure to pass along your feedback to our wider team who they will be delighted. We very much look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit! Ciao

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived 15mins early to be told to wait at the empty bar were it took a good 10mins to be served as the staff were talk in with themselves, we finally got a drink and then told our table was ready. We ordered our food, I requested a Caesar salad for a starter and a main course of meatballs- the starter was ok and the meat balls was not to my liking. The service was very average and the bill was not right as the the starter had been charge as a main which was adjusted on request. It will be a very long time before we go back to Riva Blu- Disappointed customer

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  9. KULWINDERJ

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing lunch with the girls, service food and wine all fabulous. Will return
    Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar - BirminghamResponded on 30 June 2024
    Ciao KULWINDER Grazie Mille for taking the time to leave us this review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit last week and will be sure to pass along your feedback to our wider team who they will be delighted. We very much look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit! Arrivederci

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    On arrival we didn’t sit Outdoor as looking cheap chairs on a pavement. Internal decor nice. Nice cocktail to start. Food quality very poor and poor value. The salad both tiny and leaves taste getting bitter like old leaves. Pizza extremely hard base, soggy middle and nothing fresh, couldn’t eat it all my jaw was tired! fries fatty. Nothing great about anything and this was our second attempt as first wasn’t great so thought perhaps try once more. Won’t go again

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FAQs

Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar - Birmingham is rated 4.2 stars by 388 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

23:00


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar - Birmingham

61 Temple Row, Birmingham, West Midlands B2

Additional information

  • Area
    Birmingham
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–23:00 Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00–23:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    0121 633 3636
  • Private party facilities
    From intimate weddings to large corporate canapé events and everything in between, our restaurant can accommodate your reservation large or small. Our complimentary dedicated event coordinator will look after the finer details, we will make sure your event runs smoothly at no extra cost.
  • Private party contact
    Andy Arostegui: 0161 830 4580
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