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Riviera

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Italian, Chowder, International, Pasta, Wine Bar, Soups
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Dorsoduro 1473, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 7621
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: NOT FOR FAST FOODERS!! Booking highly suggested. A credit card deposit can...
NOT FOR FAST FOODERS!! Booking highly suggested. A credit card deposit can be requsted to confirm a booking.Open for lunch only on Saturday and Sunday, exception for Friday Aug. 14th. Will be open as usual for dinner, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 7pm to 10.30pm.
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    Very good
  • 57
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  • 26
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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, not great.

Riviera seems to come recommended by TripAdvisor reviewers everywhere, so it was a pretty obvious pick for our last evening meal in Venice. The setting borders on the divine, situated on the long southern promenade, overlooking the lagoon and the restored architecture on the small island opposite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Hubdub39
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Hampshire, England
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Hampshire, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Riviera seems to come recommended by TripAdvisor reviewers everywhere, so it was a pretty obvious pick for our last evening meal in Venice. The setting borders on the divine, situated on the long southern promenade, overlooking the lagoon and the restored architecture on the small island opposite. The proprietor, who is also your host for the evening, is quite old... More 

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Southwell, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Riveira is in a great place to people watch by land and over water. The meal is pricy but the food and excellent service make it worth it even if you only do one special meal. The very genial owner is a pleasure and we were looked after very well. We had the raw fish selection, tuna tartare, linguine with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We did not care for the lack of hospitality here. We attempted to make a reservation early in the day on Saturday by email (that's how this restaurant takes reservations) but we were told restaurant was fully booked. We were not surprised given how highly the restaurant was rated on Tripadvisor. We were advised to come at 9:45 pm (kitchen... More 

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GPCremonini, Proprietario at Riviera, responded to this review

Dear Madame, Sir...I don't know Apart form the fact that on the automatic response to any e-mail that it's sent to Riviera address you can read ...For booking within the next 24 hours please call directly +390415227621 … that means not also that we accept bookings by phone but also that it's suggested to do it by phone if you wish... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Everything about this restaurant is impeccable, location, service, owner ( he looks a bit crazy!), food most of all and of course wine. The restaurant doesn't have a very big menu but every night there is one or two specials including freshly caught fish. The details and the way the food is cooked is the product of the owner vision... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were told to make a reservation & thankfully we did... food and service were fantastic. We'll be back next time we are in Venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Ate inside as it was raining, but it was still lovely. My husband had the pork , then the gnocchi and I had the chitarrucci (spaghetti) with shrimp. The highlight for me was the peach pochee for dessert. It had the most adorable little pitcher of mint sauce. Service was lovely & the owner was very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful night we had at Riviera. From the beginning till the end it feels like a warm bath. The service is wonderful. There is no rush which is nice for change in Venice and the staff is extremely helpful. The food from the amuse and the bread till the cheese is very tasty. The highlight was the burrata... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Thank you so much for an incredible night, we shared the Seabass cooking in sea salt. It was perfect. The service was impeccable and the wine that the waiter recommend complimented our food wonderfully. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Mr. Cremonini and his staff ensured my husband's birthday dinner and our last while in Venice to be the best of all! We had fantastic weather so we were able to reserve outside right at the edge of the water. When we arrived at 7:30 pm, at first it was busy as people walked the Zettere and many boats and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

looked on trip advisor which is why I booked a romantic meal with my wife and highly recommend. what is also so nice is that even the owner came over to introduce himself which made it such a lovely experience. food and wine was beautiful and one of the nicest meals we ate in the city.

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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 / Accademia
  • Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 7621

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 70 - 169
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, International, Pasta, Wine Bar, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

NOT FOR FAST FOODERS!! Booking highly suggested. A credit card deposit can be requsted to confirm a booking.Open for lunch only on Saturday and Sunday, exception for Friday Aug. 14th. Will be open as usual for dinner, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 7pm to 10.30pm.
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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Staying in Dorsoduro / Accademia

Neighborhood Profile
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.