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Riviera

Dorsoduro 1473 | Zattere - San Basilio, 30123 Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
+39 041 522 7621
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Ranked #4 of 1,191 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $38 - $115
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: NOT FOR FAST FOODERS!!! From July 29th until August 28th Kitchen open from 7PM to 11.00PM Closed on Monday.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

a wonderful place to experience new food sensations from one of the most engaging owners through a really professional front of house staff to excellent chefs. this restaurant is a slighter more refined than most in venice and if you are there for a few days definately one to try.

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

what a location ! Overlooking Guidecca with the sun setting in the west...food was very good and service could not be faulted particularly with the enthusiasm of the owner. Thoroughly recommended.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My husband took me to Venice on the Orient Express for my 40th birthday. We booked our table at the Riviera for a Sunday evening at 8pm. We received a very warm welcome from all of the staff and was promptly served drinks and then shortly afterwards our meal. The owner was always in view and ensured we were looked... More

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York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I was lucky enough to be taken on a surprise trip to Venice by my husband for my 40th birthday at the start of October, and he booked us into the Riviera on the evening of my birthday. I loved it. Sadly it was the one wet day of the week so we couldn't sit outside as he'd intended, but... More

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Stavanger, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

An experience! The best food! Unusual combinations. Great wine! Great service! I would love to go back.

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Castle Rock, CO
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Recommended by the B&B in Santa Croce, this is a fabulous, upscale restaurant off of the tortuous grand canal, but yet on the water within an easy walk of the Academia or Zattere valporetto stops...right across from the beautiful Hilton Hotel property. Good place to "dress-up" and celebrate a special occasion. Pricey, but very high quality in every way. Impressed... More

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amsterdam
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We chose Riviera based on the unanimous positive reactions on Trip Advisor. I agree that the service is excellent , the location is Venice optimal,overlooking the Canal de la Giudecca and the cuisine is good to outstanding. But..Firstly the owner is overenthusiatic repeating a standard sales talk at each table and thereafter hovering around constantly. Secondly the prices of particularly... More

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White Stone, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Have been here on multiple visits to Venice over a decade plus and would go back tomorrow. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere. Just wish they made their tiramisu year round. It's amazing! The service and food are wonderful, though my favorite visit was in early January, inside, cozy, with fewereople about. Never had a bad meal.

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Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This restaurant has a great view on the water. It is very cute and romantic. The food was very good, the crudo plate with different fish each with a different flavor was delicious. Not the best meal of the trip, but good, and can't beat the view.

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Reading
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We only managed to get a late booking at 9:45 but this wasn't a problem. Once seated we were greater by the owner who has a magical way about him. We had a lovely table overlooking the river and he began to walk us through the menu, plus giving us options not on the menu...! He then discretely delivered the... More

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