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Riviera

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Dorsoduro
Italian, Continental, Pasta, Wine Bar, Chowder
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Dorsoduro 1473, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 7621
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Today
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: NOT FOR FAST FOODERS!! From Tuesday to Thursday -except holidays or...
NOT FOR FAST FOODERS!! From Tuesday to Thursday -except holidays or special days- HAPPY LUNCH!! -15%! Please ask to the Waiting Staff before order.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 676
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  • 177
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Special Restaurant for a Special Occasion

Highly recommended. This is top of the list for that special romantic meal during a stay in Venice. This restaurant offers exceptional service in a wonderfully relaxing dining room (two to choose from) with italian food of the highest quality. The wine list is extensive and offers a good range... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
FoodieArch
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended. This is top of the list for that special romantic meal during a stay in Venice. This restaurant offers exceptional service in a wonderfully relaxing dining room (two to choose from) with italian food of the highest quality. The wine list is extensive and offers a good range over a wide price band. If you want one exceptional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We had our 25th wedding anniversary meal here on 3rd March and we weren't disappointed. Taking the Riviera in the context of what other top flight eateries exist in Venice, it's a great experience. The service is formal but it's also discrete and you are made to feel as if you are the only Customers they have. The waiting staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We had asked for restaurant recommendations from our Hotel before arriving in Venice. It was our 10 year anniversary so were looking for somewhere appropriate to celebrate. We booked a table for the Saturday evening at the Riviera. From the moment we arrived we had a wonderful experience. The staff were exceptional. Our wine glasses were never empty. It was... More 

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California/Italy
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191 reviews 191 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Overly pretentious to the point of obsequious, we were very disappointed with our experience in this restaurant. While the location is excellent and the dining room lovely, we found the service to be both professional and overboard to the point of annoying. It is expensive and we were well aware before visiting but based our visit on TA and other... More 

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GPCremonini, Proprietario at Riviera, responded to this review

​Dear Madame I agree with you: I have some aspirations -that somebody can consider as pretentiousness​- about the absolute Quality of each Product that I purpose to my Guests, every single day searching for some new ones or checking the constant quality for the "old ones", but always as closer as possible to the production of our Land and Lagoon... More 

Aurach bei Kitzbuehel, Austria
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were waitlisted at a different restaurant for Saturday evening and the concierge of our hotel told us around eight that the waitlist hadn´t cleared. So we wanted something else of high quality and I remembered friends who had eaten at Riviera who were delighted. So I asked for a reservation there and since they were full they accepted a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

From the response when booking the table through to the goodbye at the door, the experience was as good as it gets- in line with many one and two michelin star meals I have had. The waiter, maitre d and owner were all equally attentive and passionate about us enjoying our meal. The food was brilliant, matched with fantastic wines... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We visited here last September and I have only just got around to leaving a review. Exceptional food, exceptional service in a surrounding unique to not only Venice, but this beautiful restaurant. Definitely recommend this restaurant as a must do in Venice. Perfect for a romantic dinner. Riviera is agem in a city full of tourist traps. We can't wait... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

From the moment we walked in we felt that we had a very personable experience. The waiting staff were professional, the atmosphere was spacious, sophisticated and comfortable, and we felt valued from start to finish. The dishes were imaginative and presented uniquely, yet I didn't feel it was over-complicated. They were delicious and a great representation of the quality of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Not very far from our hotel and highly recommended by TripAdvisor, we decided to start our vacation here. We do not regret! The staff was amazing and really nice, performing service out of the ordinary. The food was excellent. For our main course, we followed the recommendation of the day, a sea bass baked in salt, served with assorted vegetables.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This restaurant was so accommodating, friendly and the service was truly excellent. It felt small and intimate and the attention to detail and atmosphere made this a really wonderful experience. We booked lunch in advance as part of our Valentines Day trip to Venice after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. It was fantastic from first arriving you are welcomed and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dorsoduro 1473, 30123 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro
  • Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 7621

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 56 - 134
  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental, Pasta, Wine Bar, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

NOT FOR FAST FOODERS!! From Tuesday to Thursday -except holidays or special days- HAPPY LUNCH!! -15%! Please ask to the Waiting Staff before order.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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