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Riva

4.4
4.4
90 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian

Riva in Helensburgh is one of the finest Italian and Mediterranean restaurants in town. On West Clyde Street, the Riva dining space is stylish and comfortable which, in a way, reflects the food: traditional, wholesome recipes prepared and presented in a contemporary way. From both the Riva lunch menu and the a la carte, expect pizza, pasta, meat and fish, with each dish featuring only the freshest produce that’s local where possible or imported from Italy. Riva is just around the corner from Helensburgh main train station, meaning it’s pretty easy to get to from wherever you’re based in this glorious part of Scotland. Reservations are essential.

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Takeaway

01436 677796

Delivery

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–20:30

  • Phone number

    01436 677796

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Menu

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What 90 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. C

    Christopher

    Glasgow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Cold lasagne. Stale bread used for garlic bread. Block of cheese given as Brie starter.

  2. MC

    MichelleC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really enjoyable meal last night- everyone enjoyed and would definitely revisit soon. Keen to try a few more items on the menu. Very good value and generous portions.

  3. IB

    IB18

    Glasgow

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely experience. We all enjoyed the calm, relaxed and friendly ambiance. The food was delicious.

  4. PS

    PamS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a lovely visit to Riva and sad out side in the sun first with delicious cocktails. The seafood linguine and crab linguine were both delicious and the caramel fondant was outstanding. The staff were very friendly and helpful as always.

  5. JM

    JoanM

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Food was disgusting both myself and my friend couldnt eat our main course never mind ordering desserts. Staff kept walking past us and didnt remove our plates. Didnt ask why we had left practically all of our food. Paid and left, wont be back

  6. BJ

    BryanJ

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Four of us had a great meal at Riva, good choice fresh ingredients and great taste. The scallops, mussels and crab were vibrant. Pasta and pizza main were plenty. Topped up by excellent service. Would recommend.

  7. J

    Jintyp

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at Riva on recommendation. A delicious meal, cooked perfectly, presented beautifully. The staff were very friendly and helpful. A great first visit which will not be our last. The pizza at the next table looked amazing!

  8. IB

    IB18

    Glasgow

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had such a lovely meal in a very calm and relaxing ambiance.

  9. IW

    IanW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Excellent food. Service enthusiastic- asked 3 times for drink order.

  10. S

    Superhost

    Argyll

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    The pizza must have forgotten to add salt. ( they did refund this- although the manager was fairly aggressive although I’m not sure she meant to be) The lamb shank and polenta was edible as I was really hungry The spicy sausage pasta was not spicy and was. Also fairly tasteless. We only complained about the pizza but all the food was very poor. We had a lovely waitress and it was warm and the food was served relatively quickly. Just a shame….

  11. BB

    BenB

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food. The chef accommodated some small changes for my meal which was greatly appreciated.

  12. BJ

    BryanJ

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and efficient service. Great value and would recommend.

  13. AM

    AlisonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place to dine and food and service was excellent

  14. m

    marier

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place . Staff are lovely and food is good . It’s dog friendly which is great and that area is off from the main restaurant which keeps every happy . Great for either just a coffee or a meal .

  15. TP

    ThomasP

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service from start to end of our meal. The meal was delicious. Staff so friendly

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were lovely and helpful, and the food was amazing.

  17. D

    Drg84

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Regularly visit Riva , good food fare price .My wife and I both had mussel starter followed by seafood linguine . Very tasty , however we both had unfortunate reactions shortly after eating . Telephoned staff to let them know . This is something that can happen and will not stop us from returning .

  18. PF

    PaulF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing! Staff really nice and friendly and can’t do enough for you!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent staff as always, cocktails were delicious.

  20. DO

    DanielO

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A really pleasant evening with great food and delightful service

  21. LS

    LinS

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Staff very helpful, a great change from my experience in summer ‘21’ The vegetarian menu is poor, but the chef made a pasta especially for me, they adapted a meat dish to vegetarian dish. They also served me a starter I requested which was not on the menu.

  22. KM

    KarenM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food great , lovely attentive staff and cosy atmosphere.

  23. TB

    TraceyB

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantadtic, friendly service, staff couldn't have been more helpful, food was really tasty and portion size fabulous, Riva remains top notch

  24. p

    patriciar

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    food excellent, coffee could do with improvement. service very good given that they were 2 servers down.

  25. PM

    PatriciaM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and great value for money. Staff friendly and helpful.

  26. LN

    LyndaN

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meal very good, excellent customer service can be cold at times with kitchen door open! Very friendly

  27. KW

    KellyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous food and the service was amazing. We will be back

  28. SG

    StuartG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was fab, starters very good and large portions.Both our main courses were top quality and pipping hot. The staff couldn’t have been more attentive. Would definitely recommend here , will return very soon. Thanks to all for a great night.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    Lasagne was fantastic but the lamb shank lacked any form of seasoning and was extremely disappointing

  30. EC

    EvelynC

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Comfortable, good service, food was ok but some mussels not open, drinks were fab.

  31. J

    Jinty

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Rather disappointed, confusion over mains order, brought us the table behinds mains, when the table behind hadn't had starters yet. No parmesan offered for pasta dishes, had to ask for spoons for spaghetti dishes, ordered chips, didn't arrive till meal was nearly finished. Won't be rushing back

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food and friendly staff!

  33. SS

    SimonS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an amazing Christmas dinner! Every course was just stunning. We have never enjoyed a meal so much. Compliments to the chef, she did an amazing job. All the staff were friendly and we really had a fantastic Christmas day ☺️

  34. GM

    GloriaM

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous evening, lovely food ...staff very attentive. We will be back.

  35. IB

    IB18

    Glasgow

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time. We really enjoyed the food and the service was great.

  36. C

    Caledonia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great choice on lunch menu and good value for money. Tasty and well presented. Server very friendly and attentive. Would recommend.

  37. AH

    AnnetteH

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time food was delicious and some of the best cocktails I’ve tasted, definitely visiting again

  38. JA

    JanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal & staff lovely would highly recommend.

  39. CJ

    ColinJ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service. First time we've been, but will definitely be back.

  40. JW

    JennyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Amazing food and cocktails, staff are lovely my only complaint is that staff didn't check back to see if we wanted more drinks, if they had we would have spent more money

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Riva using the Order Online button. Riva also offers delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Riva also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01436 677796.

Riva is rated 4.4 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeaway

01436 677796

Delivery

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Just Eat
Google Map for Riva

12-14 West Clyde Street Helensburgh, SCT G84 8SQ

Additional information

  • Area

    Helensburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–20:30

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access

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