Top 10 restaurants in Riva Del Garda, Italy

August 4, 2017 Vergie Nakamoto

Believe it or not, Nietzsche went on vacation—to this pretty town on Italy’s Lake Garda. Today, travelers can explore medieval fortresses and the town’s historic center. Or, just take relaxing walks along the lakeshore and wonder what in the world it would be like to vacation with Nietzsche.
Things to do in Riva Del Garda

1. Osteria La Contrada

Via Bastione 1 | incrocio viale Dante, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Irish, Latin, International, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$337 - HK$487 +39 0464 521695
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 842 reviews

Osteria La Contrada

The osteria IS OPEN ONLY IN the evening from 07pm to 11pm we are open 7 days at week untill ottober .L' osteria e aperta SOLO la sera dalle 19.00 Alle 23.00 Tutti i giorni senza giorno di riposo fino ad ottobre

Reviewed By Vera W

We had the sliced beef dish with rucola. Tender meat, but not cooked as ordered: medium was well done and medium rare was medium. Not a very outspoken taste. Friendly staff and nice bread (2 baskets). Also the cookies from the house were nice. We would not go back.

2. Al Volt

Via Fiume 73, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +39 0464 552570
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 848 reviews

Al Volt

In addition to the San Marco gate, the gateway to the historic center, just steps from the lake, a building of six hundred houses the restaurant Al Volt. Run by the Poli family since 1965, owes its name to the times that frame the entire room. Miriam and Sylviane will be glad to accompany between red and white, the soft light of the bedside lamp and candles, among the reflections of the mirrors. From the kitchen you can taste traditional dishes, a mix balanced between lake and land a modern twist by Maurizio and Tonina.

Reviewed By MDrooster - Nashville, Tennessee

We had such a nice meal our second eve in Riva we cancelled other Reservations to return and boy were we glad we did. Another family run and owned place makes a difference. In fact one of the wait still is working here because his girlfriend is a grand daughter. The cellar restaurant decor is white wash with crocheted red place mats and red glasses. But the food makes the place. We had shrimp salad and carpaccio of cod for antipasti; spaghetti with cheese and truffles, a fish ragout on spaghetti and scallop linguine. Fish was alpine trout, tuna and meats were veal and lamb. The servers were great, the sommelier guided us to wonderful local wine and grappa. And then the fruit sorbets brought to the table were amazing. If you are in a Riva, don't eat any where else but In this rwhite and red palace.

3. Ristorante La Berlera

Via Ceole 8/B, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$196 - HK$487 +39 0464 521149
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ristorante La Berlera

"La Berlera" focus on typical local recipes offering high quality dishes served on a fantastic location.

Reviewed By MARC L - MUENCHEN Germany

This was a really outstanding dining experience - seated outside on a warm evening, overlooking the northern part of the Lago di Garda, we enjoyed a modern and innovative interpretation of traditional local Trentino cuisine. I could not start recommending any dish, as they were all excellent - meat seems to be their specialty. Desserts were unbelievable as well, up to the colour combination of food and bowl.
Very helpful and friendly staff that can explain the food in english as well as italian.
The place itself has an interesting history, told on the menu. Make sure to reserve a table beforehand. Google maps was a good help in finding it, otherwise it might be a little difficult.

4. Kapuziner am See

Viale Dante Alighieri 39, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, German, Austrian, European, Pub, Central European, Brew Pub, International, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$71 - HK$432 +39 0464 559231
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Kapuziner am See

In the heart of Riva del Garda a piece of Bavaria ! At KAPUZINER is returned to the festive atmosphere of Monaco Bavarian Oktoberfest ! Excellent restaurant with typical German tradition accompanied by the best German beers !

Reviewed By Thebates22

With its the Austro-Hungarian heritage it is easy to see why RDG is home to this Germanic themed restaurant. Although a welcome break from pizza and pasta, I felt that the staff were a little cold for my liking but the food, drinks and Location were spot on.

5. Villetta Annessa

Via Monte Oro 9 | at Hotel Villa Miravalle, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Barbecue, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +39 0464 552335
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 232 reviews

Villetta Annessa

The restaurant "Villetta Annessa" The Villetta Annessa restaurant is a place where technique and imagination follow the natural rhythm of the seasons. Where every single detail relating to the preparation of the food is carried out on site. Choose between the à la carte menu which is constantly changed and varied or let yourself be surprised by the tasting menu. Our ingredients come from a completely traceable supply chain, to ensure fresh and seasonal produce. This is and always has been the philosophy of our hotel in Riva del Garda. All this combined with the love and passion of our chef Luca Bombardelli, who personally chooses the produce from local companies and creates dishes that blend perfectly with the environment in a flawless mix of technique, imagination and tradition. Homemade pasta and bread, our grilled meat and a wide selection of red and white wines from all over Italy, complete the dining experience. Light, music, colours, flavours... an experience for all the five senses. Attention to detail moves from the kitchen to the dining area of our restaurant in Riva del Garda, where lights, music and warm colours accompany you during your meals, to ensure a complete experience of well-being. During the warmer months, our restaurant with garden and Terrace in Riva del Garda is available with views of the countryside that surrounds Lake Garda.

Reviewed By honeggm - Zurich

We had dinner and booked by mail in advance. Very friendly service and staff!
The "amuse bouche" was excellent.
All of us had different starters, all of them very good!
Kids then had the Filet Steak cooked outside on the wood fire grill. Lovely and tender. My wife and I had the Fiorentina Steak which was good, but could have been a bit more tender.
Concerning wine, we asked the waiter to recommend a white and a red white which he did great! This at very good prices!
Overall a very nice experience in a nice location.

6. Il Re della Busa

Viale Giosue' Carducci 10, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0464 021899
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 235 reviews

Il Re della Busa

This elegant restaurant is located in the bow of the ship-like structure pointing towards the lake and features an exclusive candle-lit Terrace. This is the place for an intimate dinner of exquisitely rendered haute cuisine, in magical designer surroundings with backlit views of the grounds. Executive Chef Giuseppe Sestito orients the menu towards sea and lake fish accompanied by a selection of memorable wines. A truly gourmet experience.

Reviewed By Robert D - Pennsylvania, United States

We had an excellent first evening meal in Riva. The dishes were inventive--especially liked the fish entrees. The wine list is extensive, albeit pricey.
The staff were very attentive providing great service throughout the evening. I would highly recommend for at least one evening in Riva.

7. Restel De Fer

Via Restel de Fer 10, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$290 - HK$432 +39 0464 553481
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

Restel De Fer

Restaurant and winery 'Restel de Fer', founded and run by the Family Meneghelli for more than 50 years. Here you will find fresh homemade pasta, Gardalake fish, quality meat, cold cuts and local cheeses, fruit and vegetables in season. You can also enjoy selected Italian wines.

Reviewed By DanGale

Found this place on TripAdvisor and thought we would give it a go. We most certainly weren't disappointed. We had 3 courses each and each course was very well presented and tasted fantastic.
The maître d / Sommelier was brilliant, we asked him to serve a wine that would suit the dish we were eating and he not only chose the wine but followed it with a detailed description of the vineyard.
This was far above what is expected when going out for a meal but was brilliantly done. We finished the evening of with a little tour of the house and an impressive story about the property and the family history.
Highly recommend if you want a great evenings experience as it's far more than just a simple meal.

8. Ristorante Pizzeria Maffei

Via Andrea Maffei 7, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$141 - HK$243 +39 0464 553670
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ristorante Pizzeria Maffei

Reviewed By Robert D - Pennsylvania, United States

We were very happy with our dinner...everything we tasted was good. Wine prices good along with the selections.
I had fish with almonds which was cooked perfectly and tasted very good. The pasta with shrimp I tasted was delicious. Loved the black truffle ice cream.
Overall a very good meal and we will be back.

9. Trattoria Sant'Alessandro

Via Sant'Alessandro 19, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$290 - HK$487 +39 0464 550455
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 218 reviews

Trattoria Sant'Alessandro

We believe that using what the Nature gives us, respecting its times and ways, is the best path to invigorate the traditional cooking, especially that from Trentino. Today, like as never before, we need to go back to the past, to revalue fragrances and flavours derived from the raw materials' genuineness. The chef Luca Cattoni, thanks to his skills, creativity and the tradition, will be able to knead and create dishes like the ones of our grandmothers that bring us back to our childhood, when we saw them busy around the house fire. The fulfillment of this project started from an accurate research which allowed us to select the best farms, Ranches and cellars that guarantee us ideal and perfect products for our menu. We sincerely hope our working methods to be successful to offer you something that doesn't want to be a discovery, but a rediscovery. For you and for us.

Reviewed By FredandFlorence - Manchester, United Kingdom

Went here based on its rating on trip advisor. When we got there they asked if we'd booked,which we hadn't, but they managed to fit us in. When we looked at the menu we weren't sure there was anything we liked, but as they'd fitted us in felt obliged to stay. There wasn't any English translation but the waitress tried her best to explain things with her limited English. My husband and I don't eat meat, so we chose 2 fish starters rather than a starter and a main. We weren't sure what we would get and if it would be enough. We needn't have worried the food was really different and delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you want something special, but not really for vegetarians as mainly meat dishes

10. Antiche Mura

Via Bastione 19, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$487 +39 0464 556063
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 533 reviews

Antiche Mura

Our restaurant opened in April 2015 under new management and we would like to introduce ourselves to the community. We are family passionate about delicious, healthful food, excellent service, and overall about creating memorable shared experiences around the table. Brothers Gigi and Carmine Mandico serve as Chef and Maitre'd offering guests a taste of the Mediterranean and Dolomite culinary traditions combined. Menus are seasonal, reflecting what is local and freshest. Father Michele joins Gigi in the kitchen, mother, Anna, also collaborate in the restaurant to carefully look after each of our our guests. We have an extensive wine list with options for every budget and spanning all regions of Italy, with an emphasis on local grapes, wineries and less well-known Italian wines. It is possible to purchase wine, as well, for take away, from our cantina. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed By Robert D - Pennsylvania, United States

What a great overall dining experience. We've had hundreds of meals in Europe and Italy and this may have been at the top. First the service is impeccable-- attentive, friendly, without unnecessary retention. We really enjoyed their suggestions and information with each course.
The presentation of the food is a standout. For example, the creme brûlée dessert with the chocolate cigar, ashes (sugar) creme brûlée, shot of brandy, and a rosemary sorbet was both amusing and delicious. I had the sea bass as a main entree-- cooked perfectly with a nice display of vegetables. The starter of bruschetta was the most creative I have seen and also tasted great.
Unlike another high end restaurant in Riva del Garda, the wine list at Antiche Mura had an excellent variety of wines priced from modest to expensive.
I can see why the restaurant is highly rated, but I can't imagine that there are any better in this region.

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