Benvenuti a Caffé Riva!

Caffe Riva is a contemporary and relaxed Italian restaurant & bar located in the heart of Bowness. Our friendly staff alongside the bright and airy interior, designed by award winning interior designer Alison Tordoff, will make you feel at home whilst you enjoy the very best of Italian cuisine.

As the winner of the “New Tourism Business Award” at the 2015 Cumbria Tourism Awards, Caffé Riva is proud to deliver an authentic Italian experience, with a focus on simplicity, quality and elegance.

Caffé Riva offers you much-loved Italian meals including pizza, pasta and risotto as well as traditional meat and fish dishes. All of our ingredients are sourced with quality in mind and prepared with respect and care resulting in only the best experience for you as a diner.

Our lunch menu delivers fantastic value for money without sacrificing quality and between 12 pm and 4 pm you can enjoy a fixed price lunch for just £7.50. We also havea deliciously tempting children’s menu. 


On warmer days why not try our outdoor terrace… a great place to meet friends relax and unwind for drinks.

Discover our extensive drinks menu, which offers a variety of local and international beers.

If you fancy something chilled and fizzy, why not check out our extensive wine list, with wines by the glass and by the bottles you are bound to find something to tempt your palate. We serve a range of delicious cocktails as well, so make a point of stopping by between 4 pm and 6 pm to take advantage of our happy hour(s).

A great selection of hot drinks and desserts are also on offer throughout the day, making Caffé Riva the perfect place to grab a coffee, tea or even a hot chocolate any day of the week.

So, whether you’re stopping off for lunch before a walk on the shores of Windermere, sitting down for a traditional Italian meal with the family or just meeting up with friends, make Caffè Riva your choice.


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