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Riviera

Dorsoduro 1473 | Zattere - San Basilio, 30123 Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
+39 041 522 7621
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Ranked #5 of 1,171 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $42 - $125
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
Description: NOT FOR FAST FOODERS!!! Kitchen open from 12.30AM to 3.00PM and from 7PM to 10.30PMClosed on Monday.
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Faultless. Expensive, yes - but you get what you pay for. Overlooking the sea, wonderful service, excellent prosecco and a fantastic menu. Very high class standards here - was recommended by our hotel and we'd go back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

One of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had. The menu was interesting and the quality and presentation were outstanding. The waiter was attentive without being overbearing and he paced our meal perfectly. The owner came over to chat a couple of times and was so friendly. The wine list is superb and the recommendation of the waiter got... More

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Venice, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

It's worth checking this out very nice and wonderful customer service environment. The food is also part of their qualidades.Este excellent restaurant is located off the main axis of Venice, but can be played by vaporetto. It is one of the five best restaurants in Venice. The service is excellent, attentive and friendly, discreet and elegant. The atmosphere is cool... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

A brilliant restaurant with a very interesting staff. Each and every one so unique like the owner. We had their signature sea bass baked in salt and it just melted in your mouth. We had a Soave that went brilliantly. Well that is their signature. Another fantastic dish was their starter of raw fish. A selection of fish, raw and... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Probably one of the nicest meals I have had for a long time. Especially the gamba salad as primo was divine. Very nice ambiance and good service. Not to be missed if you visit Venice. Especially when the wheather is good and you can eat outside olong the Zattere waterfront.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Me and husband dined here on Saturday 6th April for our anniversary dinner. We were greeted by the owner which offered a personal touch. The restaurant is small however in the summer offers seating outside on the river front. We went for the seabass for two to share. The fish was cooked in salt and presented to us at our... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Booked basis TripAdvisor reviews on two day's notice. We were extremely lucky to get a table, I would say. Simple superb from email exchange to confirm to departure at the end of the meal ! Clearly passionate about food and service. An air of quite calm and confidence through out including in the kitchen which we could see from our... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had a little trouble finding the restaurant but it was well worth the walk. We arrived at our appointed time of 7p to an essentially empty restaurant, a little nervous but the staff were very inviting. We enjoyed a glass of Proseco and got to know the staff. Our host suggested the fish carpaccio and the sea bass baked... More

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Portland, OR
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We have been lucky enough to go to Venice several times in recent years. Our best dining experience in Venice was at La Riviera, hands-down. But I'll go further - it was one of our best dining experiences, period. This is definitely not some tourist place. The food is thoughtfully prepared by people who really care about the entire dining... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had not booked so were fortunate to get a table in this excellent restaurant. We were shown the specials and were so tempted did not even look at the menu. We both had the seafood starter of 8 assorted marinated/raw fish with amazingly tasty accompaniments like fennel, strawberry, mint etc. Delicious, my description does not do it justice. We... More

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