This December chef Arthur Cavaliere plans to open In Riva in East Falls. The restaurant will take over the former Franco’s Trattoria overlooking Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill River. Cavaliere, a Philadelphia native has a rich history in Philadelphia restaurants since starting as a line cook for chef Derek Davis in 1996. Since then he joined the Starr empire and worked with Jose Garces at El Vez. He followed Garces to Amada before returning as executive chef at El Vez. Then after a stint at Parc, Cavaliere left Philadelphia for work in Washington DC and in Michigan.
In Riva will be his first restaurant and will specialize in Napoletana style pizza, contemporary antipasti and Southern Italian inspired dishes. Menu prices will range from $8-19.
The restaurant will have a liquor license and will feature Italian and New World wines, Italian craft beers and specialty cocktails.