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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 12
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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
Just Perfect

The restaurant, the place, the view, the service, the food, all great. This restaurant is nothing short of a Venetian experience in itself. Top up the experience by asking the restaurant to arrange a water taxi for you.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2014
Vessela C
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The restaurant, the place, the view, the service, the food, all great. This restaurant is nothing short of a Venetian experience in itself. Top up the experience by asking the restaurant to arrange a water taxi for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This restaurant is along the Venice coast. Enjoyed a nice sunset view there. Nice food. Helpful staff who provide recommendation to guest for choices.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After visiting many restuarants in Venice and in fact around the world, this restaurant is a refreshing experience. The food prepared with feeling with the ever attentive owner for ever wandering around tables chatting about his ideals. We visited on a busy evening but all the staff were very attentive, the only let down was the restaurant manager / maître... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great place to finish of a wonderful weekend in Venice. Food and service were both perfect, we felt very well looked after and appreciated as customers by the restaurant owner. Did not see it as expensive as the quality of the food and wine we too notch. Would defo recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our hotel manager recommended this restaurant. It was not good weather so everyone was inside. We did not know exactly what to expect. It proved a mixture of theatre (waiter style and owner/manager interaction) and superb food. We had been bogged down in meat, pasta and pizza meals during our holiday and here was a big shakeup. We surrendered to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant, great atmosphere, amazing food! Reservations are required. We had reservations for 2 people at 9:30, ran into some of our friends from the States and invited them to join us, assuming it would be no problem to increase the number. When we arrived, they were a bit taken aback by the change. After a few minutes of "we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The food and service was superb, fresh and delicious. We had a beautiful view across Venice. It was pricey but definitely worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

After several emails to ensure we had the best view, we arrived to find a riverboat blocking some of the beautiful view however it did not take away from the wonderful experience. Our table was situated right on the water, as the sun was setting, giving us the perfect atmosphere. My husband was not feeling at his best so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

One of the most expensive meals of my life, but worth every penny. We were in Venice for the weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary, so I had booked this before travelling. The restaurant were very helpful in advising us when to arrive to be sure of a waterside table - there are tables outside right on the edge of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We chose this restaurant based on the reviews we had read, and we are so glad we did. It was the easiest restaurant to find of all the restaurants we looked for across Italy. We were able to sit right on the waterfront and had a lovely view. It was a perfect evening to sit outside on the water. Our... 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 / 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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.