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Riviera

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Dorsoduro
Italian, Chowder, Continental, Pasta, Wine Bar
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Dorsoduro 1473, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 7621
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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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    Very good
  • 48
    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
Good but expensive - Pretentious, Moi!

We had a lovely meal most of the food was lovely and the wine was good. The service was good and the location is very nice, @ with views over the canal. However it is expensive and in my view they are not quite as good as they think they are. Expect to pay about 340 euros for 4 people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Dave T
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had a lovely meal most of the food was lovely and the wine was good. The service was good and the location is very nice, @ with views over the canal. However it is expensive and in my view they are not quite as good as they think they are. Expect to pay about 340 euros for 4 people... More 

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GPCremonini, Proprietario at Riviera, responded to this review

​Hello Sir I don't think to be what I'm not, and for sure I am simply what I am and -knowing to be not a great one- at every moment I do my best to improve the knowledge of myself and, by the occasion, myself too. Honestly Sir, it's possible that I don't think nothing at all, probably I don't... More 

London, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife & I had a lovely meal here with excellent and attentive service. Lovely location and a wonderful wine selection. The only constructive comment we had was that my wife was given a menu without prices in it for both mains and dessert. We discussed this practice with the owner at the end of our meal. We were informed... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Absolutely top-notch in every aspect. Service was impeccable. This was our final night, and dinner, on our Italy trip. Really topped off a wonderful vacation.

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Quite the best meal this year. Turbot cooked in the oven with olives, baby tomatoes and finely sliced potatoes - carefully filleted at the table with the best white wine I have ever had - a Soave Classico Riserva recommended by the knowledgeable staff. Lovely restaurant in a great area with terrific food and superb service - GO !!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

all dishes were fresh and delicious. people in the restaurant were also very kind. they explained the dishes to us very well. since we sat outside, it was windy but the view from our table was excellent!~

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I booked a table at the Riviera for my partner's birthday before arriving in Venice due to the reviews. The food was amazing, best food we’ve ever eaten. I felt so privileged to be eating there and would highly recommend the food and exceptional service. We will defiantly be returning to experience more of the menu on our next trip... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were looking for a place to have a nice dinner and decided to drop in. Frankly speaking I was not sure because we were not dressed up and the restaurant was not looking like a place where you can drink beer and go:) I have to say that atmosphere in the restaurant is very nice and relaxing, waiters are... More 

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Paris
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24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

During our visit to Venice, some friends had recommended this restaurant and it met our expecations. As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by the owner of the restaurant. He spoke both perfect english and French (my wife is french) . The restaurant is quite "classy" so dress nicely... Being pregnant, my wife couldn't eat everything and the waiter... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had a birthday celebration here and it went great. The food was excellent and the service was attentive. It is a classy restaurant. If you are looking for a restaurant with a lively ambience, this is not the place for you.

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Seattle, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at Riviera on our wedding night in Venice. We were in Venice in the off-season, so it was too cold to sit outdoors- Despite that, this was one of the best meals either of us has ever had. If you're in Venice in warmer weather months, I have to guess that would make for... 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 54 - 130
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Continental, Pasta, Wine Bar

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?