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Riva Blu launches vibrant new Southern Italian-Inspired experience

Riva Blu has launched a revived summer offering that is set to combine the glamour of the Amalfi Coast with the edgy back streets of Naples.

Expect classic dishes with a modern Mediterranean twist, a relaxed atmosphere with a theatrical twist, and the sweetness of ‘la dolce vita’ with a kick.

Riva Blu launches vibrant new Southern Italian-Inspired experience

Riva’s impressive summer menu features 20 new dishes made with only the finest and freshest ingredients, including exclusive ‘Biga’ dough pizzas made in-house by Master Baker Davide Argentino. This super light dough will be sliced at the table with scissors in the Italian style. Dips like Salsetta a Limone and Salsetta n’Duja will complement the lightness of the dough, which is so delicious that you won’t want to leave the crusts!

Other menu items that capture a true taste of Italy include Linguine Vongole, Tuna Tartare, and Gamberi Rossi. There will also be dishes inspired by Naples’ street food, such as mozzarella, ham and pea frittatina, arancini and poplette di Melanzane. This will be paired with the season’s new organic wine list.

Riva Blu launches vibrant new Southern Italian-Inspired experience

Citrus scents will transport guests to southern Italy through all five senses. Expect bright colours, branded sunglasses, lemon trees, lemon sorbet ice cream, and DJs every Friday and Saturday. Riva Blu’s terrace is the perfect place to experience the summer season.

If that wasn’t enough, Riva Blu will also be serving up an exclusive Limoncello Spritz and their very own limoncello. Made exclusively with lemons from the Amalfi Coast, this zesty limoncello will even feature a new tiramisu offering. This refreshing limoncello tiramisu will be made at the table right in front of guests, so they can really soak in the atmosphere!

Riva Blu launches vibrant new Southern Italian-Inspired experience

June will also see the art of aperitivo arriving in Liverpool. Served until 7:30pm, light nibbles will be offered with all aperitivo drinks, including a selection of Italian wines, Campari cocktails and beer. What better way to enjoy the sun than by kicking back on Riva Blu’s summer terrace, surrounded by lemon trees, with a cold drink and an authentic Italian nibble? After all, Italian dining is all about ‘la dolce vita!’

For those looking to book a private dining room, Riva’s Bouillon Room is the perfect option. This historical room was once the vault to the old bank and is a fantastic space for all celebrations.

Operations Manager, Marianna Macaluso, said:

“For me, Riva Blu represents the perfect fusion of modern Italian lifestyle and traditional hospitality – all wrapped up in one place for you to experience.  I love our food and our people, and I am so happy to be a part of this experience.”

We are super excited to unveil Riva’s new offering this summer. Diners can expect a vibrant, lively atmosphere, with Italian passionate staff and bold geometric outfits that pair perfectly with our bright exclusive cocktails!”  

Located on Castle Street in the heart of Liverpool and formerly Gino’s, Riva Blu Italian Restaurant & Bar boasts an open kitchen, cocktail bar, and large alfresco terrace so you can dine all’aperto ‘in the open air’.

Bookings can be made online here.

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