From Our Editors
Impressively thin and tasty pizzas emerge from the wood-fired oven visible in In Riva’s open kitchen. The pies don’t need to spend a lot of time inside that glowing oven to come out perfectly crisp, and they’re topped with creative combinations: one has Sicilian tuna, San Marzano tomatoes, black olives and arugula; another features fresh burrata cheese, cauliflower, golden raisins and pine nuts. The rest of the spot-on menu of this East Falls eatery shouldn’t be ignored. The eight homemade pastas are just as accomplished as the pies, as are the salads. The pizzeria’s is filled with dark and warm woods that create a homey, yet elegant surrounding, and a wide back deck offers a great view of the Schuylkill River.