Osterias are charming in their simplicity, providing wine and simple food for locals to enjoy over long lunches and dinners, or for hungry travellers to sample the regional flavours of home-style cooking. Osteria Riva, led by Chef Filippo Brici, doesn’t stray far from these rustic roots, and serves up hearty and scrumptious dishes, paying respect to Italy’s Emilia–Romagna region. This is the place to book for a merry meal with family or friends.
Prosciuttos and salamis are carefully sourced from Italy’s finest providores and supplemented by exceptional produce from Osteria Riva’s own farm. Specials – such as house-made pappardelle with hand-cut angus beef brisket – are well worth a look and provide enough variety to ensure repeat visits, while house favourite fritto misto moves rapidly from the busy kitchen and is perfect for sharing. The exceptional ravioli di formaggio with Italian sausage and saffron sauce is a must-try.
PSST! Osteria Riva serves up a few choice selections from their wine list in half and quarter bottles.