Glitz, Glamour & Zest at Birmingham’s Riva Blu

Riva Blu will be transporting guests to the south of Italy this summer, with an exciting new menu, authentic aperitivo, vibrant alfresco dining, and homemade limoncello. 

Located on Temple Row in the heart of Birmingham 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’.

The revived summer offering from Riva Blu will combine the glamour of the Amalfi Coast with the edgy back street of Naples. Expect classic dishes with a modern Mediterranean twist, a laid-back atmosphere with a pinch of theatrical flair, and the sweetness of ‘la dolce vita’ with some added zest.

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

Capturing a true taste of Italy, other menu items include staples like Linguine Vongole, Tuna Tartare, and Gamberi Rossi. There will also be dishes that capture the vibrance of Naples’ street food, like Mozzarella, Ham and Pea Frittatina, Arancini, and Poplette di Melanzane. This will be paired with a new, organic wine list for the season.

Citrus scents will transport guests to Southern Italy through all senses. Expect bright colours, branded sunglasses, lemon trees, lemon sorbet ice cream, plus 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!

June will also see the art of aperitivo arriving in Birmingham. Served until 7:30pm, light nibbles will be offered with all aperitivo drinks, including a selection of Italian wines, Campari cocktails and beer.

Bookings can be made online at now!

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