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V.E. Estrada 707 y Ficus, Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Ranked #2 of 201 Restaurants in Guayaquil
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

In my last visit ( im a very regular customer) I had antipasti of cheese and ham that was excellent, delicious. As main dish we had Sword fish, just excellent and a very tasty spaghetti matricciana. Very good option, and the place is very nice, centrally located.

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Ancaster, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner and I do recommend the black ravioli filled w crab meat with calamari ! The service outstanding, very clean.the place was buzy, we loved it! Ontario canada

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Despite our entreaties for Ecuadorian alternatives, our local guide kept recommending Italian as the best cuisine Guayaquil has to offer, so we tried the Riviera. It looks like a typical Italian restaurant in the US in the early 1960s but seemed to be a place that the locals frequented. I began with portabellas in a creamy Parmesan sauce like I'd... More

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I consider Riviera the best italian restaurant in Guayaquil, not only because il sapore, but also because the quality of all the products served in every plate. All fresh, and tasteful. A bit expensive for ecuadorian standards, but quality is priceless when you enjoy a precious italian meal, ben oltre i confini italiani !!! Auguri e buon appetito !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Miramar, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is an old restaurant in Guayaquil which preserves the excellent quality and great Italian food. Price is not the lowest but it is worth to pay a little bit more. As in other good old restaurants service is also very good, once the place is run by the owners and the waiters have a long time there so the... More

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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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222 reviews 222 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner. The place is may-be a little bit cold, but the food was fabulous. Excellent octopus carpaccio and good pasta al dente. The wine lust is too small for such a good restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I have been in Riviera at least 50 times throught many years. They have been in business at least 30 years. They have not lost that special touch. Food quality is very good and they are consistent in preserving its standards. I had the beef carpaccio and home made raviolis. My wife octupus and gnocci al pesto. All dishes were... More

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Light food if asked so, such a good présentation in your plate,good taste, excellent service, TV présent... Poor decoration, hight prices!

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I must say this is one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to in Guayaquil. It has been here quite a few years already, and it has maintained if not improved the quality. Usually I stick to any variety of pasta. I can only speak of those. Great for a quick weekday lunch or dinner, for a birthday... More

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Kuala Lumpur
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Had a couple tries at this restaurant and it's safe to say that it's one of the best italian restaurants in Guayaquil. Starting from the olive oil (brought over from Italy exclusively for this restaurant) to the entrees and the great desserts... not the best ever, but price-wise it is one of the best. Service is good, neither too intrusive... More

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