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Riviera

Travelers' Choice award winner
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Neighborhood:
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Italian, Chowder, International, Pasta, Wine Bar
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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: NOT FOR FAST FOODERS!! Booking highly suggested.

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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what a lovely evening. Met by the owner who came over for a brief chat then the Maître De brought the fresh fish and explained what was available. I had the raw fish starter marinated with different flavours - excellent. Then the fillet with 4 sauces, The girls had delightful scallops and then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

When we arrived in venice we couldnt wait to eat and of course our first stop was to check tripadvisor. We walked 15 minutes to get to the restaurant and arrived at 2:20. We were aware that the restaurant closed at 3:00 until evening service. Therefore, to hear that the kitchen was closing at 2:20 because they closed at 3:00... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

what a lovely evening. Met by the owner who came over for a brief chat then the Maître De brought the fresh fish and explained what was available. I had the raw fish starter marinated with different flavours - excellent. Then the fillet with 4 sauces, The girls had delightful scallops and then steamed fish. I would recommend this to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What can I say Tripadvisor you have done it again.. this place was stunning.. the location, the view, the service, the food. My husband and I ate here on our first night after emailing the restaurant direct to make our reservation we received an email straightaway to thank us for the booking but as our original request for Saturday we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We dined at this restaurant on our last evening in Venice and it was a phenomenal experience. Made a reservation nearly a month before and when we arrived our table was ready and right on the water's edge. The owner greeted us personally and his staff was well trained and extremely attentive. The staff begins by showing each table the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We sat by the water watching boats and the sunset while being bought lovely food and drink. These people are passionate about their food and get the details right. After an aperitif we had a scallop, tomato and avocado starter, a great medley of flavors and textures. The sashimi starter had 8 different fish with 8 flavours. Then we had... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Read all the reviews before booking our table and it certainly lived up to all our expectations. We ate here on our last night in Venice and - what a last night! Our table was right next to the Canal - and the view and atmosphere, especially at sunset was absolutely brilliant.The welcome and attention of the waiters was second... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We had an absolutely wonderful dinner at Riviera. The starter raw fish tasting plate was nicely presented and delicious and so was the homemade ravioli. The cheese course was a selection of various Asiago cheeses all aged differently. The dessert sampler was also fabulous. The service was excellent and the owner stopped by twice to check on us. Superb dining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This was an incredible meal on the last stop of our honeymoon. The view is spectacular with great boat watching and people watching. It's on a major waterway so it's more unique than the rest of Venice. The owner GP was so kind and hospitable and Serena and Manuel provided great service. Food was delicious from start to finish and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was chosen by my fiancé for our engagement in Venice. From the moment we enquired about the reservation we had personal communication via email with the owner of the hotel who went out of his way to ensure we had a perfect evening. My mother also contacted the restaurant from the UK & arranged to pay for and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Plus; Location Staff Wines Food Improvement options (though limited); Only 1 amuse, could be more. The fish of the day was very fresh, but a little bit boring. Only some fried vegetables and olive oil came with it. All the other dishes were very nice and sometimes experimental and full of flavours, so I was a bit dissapointed. Taste was... More 

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Additional Information about Riviera

Address: Dorsoduro 1473, 30123 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 522 7621
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
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
Average Prices: USD 61 - 146
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, International, Pasta, Wine Bar

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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 61 - 146
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, International, Pasta, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

NOT FOR FAST FOODERS!! Booking highly suggested.
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.