8 Best Things To Do In Riva Del Garda, Italy At Night

things to do in Riva Del Garda at night

Located at the northern end of Lake Garda, Riva del Garda is a bustling Italian town with dramatic view of the lake and mountains rising as the backdrop. Riva was part of Austria until 1918, so you will still experience a different un-Italian atmosphere when you wander around the streets and the architecture of Riva.

Nowadays, Riva is the second-largest town on Lake Garda after Desenzano, within the province of Trento. With its unique alive atmosphere yet staid, Riva del Garda has become one of the most important holiday destinations in northern Italy.

You can enjoy Lake Garda and the surrounding mountains in the daytime, but we have selected the 8 best things to enjoy at Riva del Garda by night.

1. Evening fun at Gardaland Theme Park

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Gardaland Theme Park is a vast park that opens all day until night. It’s a perfect place to bring your kids for holiday fun. Gardaland Theme Park doesn’t offer day shows and attractions, but the park has a variety shows and attractions by night, such as Gardaland Night and Gardaland Magic Halloween on Halloween Day.

So, if you want to enjoy an evening at Riva, try to challenge your adrenaline by enjoying the rides at Gardaland or watching shows. It will be fun and comfortable because less people means less queuing for any shows and attractions!


Address: Via Derna, 4, 37014 Castelnuovo del Garda VR, Italy

Website: Gardaland

2. Enjoy Austrian beers at Vittoria Restaurant Kapuziner

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As mentioned before, Riva del Garda was part of Austria until 1918. So you are still able to find some Austrian beers at Riva.

I recommend you to try the Austrian beers at Vittoria Restaurant Kapuziner at Vittoria Hotel. It’s located inside the pedestrian zone at the heart of Riva del Garda. Don’t forget to try some tasty Bavarian dishes while enjoying your beers!

Vittoria Restaurant Kapuziner

Address: Viale Dante Alighieri, 39, 38066 Riva del Garda TN, Italy

Website: Vittoria Restaurant Kapuziner

3. Aperitif time at La Paz

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Aperitivo, or aperitif time, is an Italian evening drinks habit before dinner. I love aperitivo because it is usually accompanied by a buffet.

Enjoy aperitif time at La Paz with wonderful views of the mountains. It is located just off the main road and the aperitif time is from 6 pm to 9 pm with buffet food such as ham, cheeses, mini pizzas, couscous, and pasta salads. Try Aperol spritz, the typical aperitif drinks of northern Italy, which is a mix of Aperol liquor and Prosecco, while you enjoy the evening at Riva.

La Paz Food & Drink

Address: Viale Giosuè Carducci, 17, 38066 Riva del Garda TN, Italy

Website: La Paz Food & Drink

4. Gourmet dinner at Ristorante La Berlera

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You should head out to Ristorante La Berlera for a complete gourmet dinner experience. The restaurant is located inside of a boulder that was carved out in 1794. The jutting structure attached to the boulder resembles a small castle tower all surrounded by mountains and rolling vineyards. The interior decoration gives you the feeling of home, with wooden tables and chairs, plants and flowers, and bookshelves that line the walls.

The menu is changed periodically depending on the seasonal products, in order to serve only the freshest and tastiest in-season ingredients. Chef Guglielmi, the owner and chef, serves a different experience for each dish, from creamy to crunchy, rich to refreshing. Not to mention the beautiful artistic presentation of each meal, that will make you feel guilty for eating it. The restaurant serves gluten free food too!

Enjoy a beautiful gourmet dinner in a beautiful place with a wonderful garden and surrounded by friendly hospitality.

Ristorante La Berlera

Address: Località Ceole, 8/B, 38066 Riva del Garda TN, Italy

Website: Ristorante La Berlera

5. Lounging at Moby Dick

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Let’s become the mainstream tourist and spend the evening sipping cocktails and lounging by the Riva harbor at Moby Dick. Moby Dick is a bar located on the quayside that serves a wide selection of beers and cocktails. If you are tired of lounging, you can ask to watch the English football.

Recommended drink: the Irish coffee.

Moby Dick

Address: Piazza Catena, 8, 38066 Riva del Garda TN, Italy

Facebook: Moby Dick

6. Local wine tasting at Delirivm Tremens

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Your holiday will not be complete without tasting the Italian local wine. Delirivm Tremens is a wine shop that sells a wide range of local wines and prosecco. It also sells other liqueurs, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. The manager speaks English and is always ready to give you advice on the wine and prosecco selection.

You can have free tastings of the wines, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. On several occasions, Delirivm Tremens partners with wineries to organize wine tastings of selected bottles.

Delirivm Tremens

Address: Viale Rovereto, 78, 38066 Riva del Garda TN, Italy

Website: Delirivm Tremens

7. Romantic nights under the stars with Camping Brione

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If you are camping at Camping Brione when you are in Riva del Garda, one of the best ways to enjoy the night is just lying on the ground and gazing at the stars. Camping Brione is one of the very few 4-star camping grounds in Riva. It offers a comfortable camping site on Lake Garda countryside. It is quiet and surrounded by olive groves.

Enjoy a romantic night under the stars at Camping Brione with some wine and cheese.

Camping Brione

Address: Via Brione, 32, 38066 Riva del Garda TN, Italy

Website: Camping Brione

8. The night is young at Rivabar

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If you still want to wander around in the night at Riva del Garda, head out to Rivabar Cocktails & Music. It is located near to the town centre of Riva and only few steps from Lake Garda.

Rivabar opens from 5:33 pm to 2:06 am, and is where you can enjoy a variety of cocktails and good music. It has a very cozy outdoor area with couches and tables.

The Mojito is delicious and their Cubano Vijeo cocktail is a must try!


Address: Largo Medaglie d'Oro Al Valor Militare, 1, 38066 Riva del Garda TN, Italy

Website: Rivabar

Enjoy the night at Riva del Garda

Riva Del Garda
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A bustling town yet staid, Riva del Garda offers a selection of things to do if you want to extend your night at the town. And the best way to enjoy the night at Riva is to enjoy the food, the drinks, and the wonderful view of Lake Garda.

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