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Decent food but incredibly inattentive service: Restaurant Riva (15. October 2018)

| March 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was time for another round of Italian food – as a starter I went for the “burrata with tomato basil pesto” (EUR 14.50) which was good. The tomatoes lacked a bit of flavour but the burrata was really great.

You do not find flank steak often – so I was super happy to find it on the menu here. The “Sirloin Flapsteak US (mushrooms truffled chips sauce Béarnaise)” (EUR 29.50) was delicious. Juicy. Medium-rare as requested. Full of flavour. The sauce Béarnaise was quite okay but a bit heavy.

The “truffled fries” on the other hand were rather disappointing. What was even more disappointing was the service – the waiter was just not attentive. It took ages until we got the menu, could place the order, and until the bread was brought.

All in all, the Riva is decent as the atmosphere is fine and the flap steak is actually mouth-watering. The rest isn’t that great – service is slow, prices are rather high (also for the beverages, e.g. 0,75l water for EUR 6.90 or EUR 79.00 for a Masi Amarone Costasera, 2012). It’s more a place to see and to be seen than for the food – although it’s decent. If you are a larger group or come for dinner early, I suppose pre-booking a table is recommendable.


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Contact Details:

Restaurant Riva

Zollhof 11

40221 Düsseldorf (DE)

Tel.: +49 211 91 31 54 70

E-Mail: info@riva-duesseldorf.com

Homepage: http://riva-duesseldorf.com

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
EUR 205.00 (incl. tip) Filed in: Düsseldorf (DE), Restaurants

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