Craig LaBan Praises In Riva

We’ve had several enjoyable meals at In Riva over the past few months and in Craig LaBan’s online chat this week, the Inquirer restaurant critic sings the praises of the East Falls spot as well.

What have been your highlight flavors from the past week? I’ve had many, including this wood-fired pizza with brussels sprouts, rosemary ham, and balsamic from In Riva in East Falls – very Stella-like in setup. Some really nice wood-fired pies (even if those heat blisters can flake a bit too much char for my tastes. …) But the flavors are great, thoughtful, and well-prepared. It’s really settled into becoming the neighborhood anchor – casual, affordable, tasty – that I think East Falls really needs. Nice view of the river (great for cyclist breaks). Excellent little selection of Italian craft beers. And the crispy artichoke appetizer is not to be missed.

LaBan Chat: A comer in East Falls []
In Riva [Official Site]

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  • Michelle C.

    Couldn’t agree more. In Riva is my favorite pie in the city, followed closely by Stella. In Riva also has some really great classic Italian cocktails.

  • Andrew

    I dont know what Pizza is better, In-Riva or Nomad. It is funny to me that I’m not even considering Taconelli’s in this equation. That’s how far pizza has come in Philadelphia over the past 2-3 years.