Happy 3 Years | Riva Restaurant

Wednesday, July 02, 2014


Sister restaurant to the Ivy Lea Club in Lansdowne off the 1000 Islands Parkway, the restaurant Riva on King Street is a new addition to the town of Gananoque. This establishment brings together the flavours of two places it loves dearly - Italy & the 1000 Islands.

"Inspired by the osterias of Italy, Riva is a modern day take on a traditional Italian tavern, paired with nautical elements that remind them of what they cherish most about The River. A gathering place where you can drop in on a whim, unwind with a glass or two of wine, and enjoy a bite of whatever Chef Robert Gobbo & his team is cooking."

When my partner and I headed to Gananoque on a Friday afternoon for date day to celebrate our three years of being together - we just had to head to Riva's for dinner even after consuming ribs at the 1000 Islands Family Rib Fest and beer at the new home of the Gananoque Brewing Company. Both lovers of food, we knew we had to spend the day doing what we do best - eating together of course. When we dine out, we always make it a point to share and try several items on a menu rather than getting two separate meals, where's the fun in that?

We enjoyed the following:

Appetizer of the Day: Saltimbocca Chicken Inspired Dish
Chicken skewers wrapped in prosciutto over a garlic aioli marsala sauce.

{Saltimbocca Chicken Inspired Dish}

Arancini
Pesto & parmigiano risotto, breaded & fried, pomodoro sauce.

{Arancini}

Funghi Pizza
Wild mushrooms, mozzarella, gorgonzola, tomato pesto sauce.

{Funghi Pizza}

{Walk In Patio at Riva}

If you ever find yourself wanting to take a day or weekend trip, the 1000 Islands Gananoque region is the place to go. Stay at a quaint bed and breakfast, explore the harbour, take a cruise, watch a play and dine out! It's such a marvellous place to unwind and unplug.

{Municipal Marina by Joel Stone Beach}

Where: 45 King St West, Gananoque, Ontario - 613-887-2487

All images were taken with a Nikon D3100.

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