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Riviera

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Neighborhood:
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Italian, Chowder, Continental, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: NOT FOR FAST FOODERS!! Booking highly suggested.

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  • 25
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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 food with reasonable price.

We ordered some risotto and spaghetti which were cooked properly this March. The price was OK compared with other restaurant in Venice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
CSFMOMO
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We ordered some risotto and spaghetti which were cooked properly this March. The price was OK compared with other restaurant in Venice.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I booked this restaurant for my partner's birthday meal after reading the reviews on tripadvisor and absolutely loved it. The location is fantastic sitting right on the water front facing Guidecca watching the sun set. The service is excellent. All the staff are friendly, charming and attentive. GP's passion is clearly reflected in the staff and the food. I was... More 

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The Netherlands
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a restaurant with a very friendly owner and nice and helpful staff. The location is also very nice, somewhere on the canal facing the Hilton Stucky Molino. When we were having dinner here, we saw Michello Obama checking in in the Hilton. The food is of high standard, the wines are very nice as well, but everything here... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The best meal I've had in Venice. The passion of the owner was shown throughout from the food to the service. I think one do not need to say more. We all have different preference to food but for me the food is extremely well prepared. Have the seafood, I mean you are in Venice. Just walk about the fish... More 

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Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

An ideal place for a hot day when a cool breeze comng from the water may refresh the atmosphere. The food id very good, actually one of the best places I have experienced in Venice. The service is friendly and efficient and I can only recommend this place.

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Yorks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the Riviera for dinner. The restaurant has a great setting, by the water with views across to La Giudeca. The food though is the main attraction, beautifully cooked fish and seafood (I imagine that the meat dishes are also fab). The service was excellent (when there was a small mix-up over the dessert wine the staff and owner... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We were welcomed by the staff who offered Proseco and a seat by the warer while we waited brieflyfor our table. When seated the head waiter took special care describing the menu and specials. We enjoyed each and every dish and appreciated the quality of ingredients and presentation. The owner stopped tablesudecseveral times to make sure everything as to our... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

It couldn't be better... The food was amazing, the staff very professional (they even offered us a blanket in this cold day), and the Chef was pretty cool.

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Cleobury Mortimer, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We booked this restaurant for my wife's birthday and it lived up to expectations in every way. The menu is extensive, wines were well priced and the food was tasty and well presented. I also ordered a cake for my wife which was "the best she's ever had". The attentiveness of the staff was superb throughout.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I would not go back to this place. The quality was unimpressive and the portion was way too small. At the same price, you can eat out at so many other better restaurants in Venice. I personally do not understand all the great reviews here.

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GPCremonini, Proprietario at Riviera, responded to this review

Hello! I was ready to answer you speaking about the (sincerely) wonderful Country Music but... I read your others reviews so... I have 2 questions for you: 1st one- Avoid If You Can ... if you can?!?! Somebody obliged you to have a dinner at Riviera?? Mafia maybe? Did you have been,you and your family, kidnapped and obliged to eat... 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, Continental, 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, Continental, Pasta, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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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.