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Riviera

V.E. Estrada 707 y Ficus, Guayaquil, Ecuador
042883790
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Ranked #4 of 198 restaurants in Guayaquil
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Washington, DC
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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201 reviews 201 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Guayaquil
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Bruxelles
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
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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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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

It was good, but not amazing. Service was great. We ate lunch a 2pm. Pasta was good, Sea Bass was average, Dessert was good and coffee too. Bread was wonderful. Simple but good food.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I went to this restaurant on a business dinner and I found the atmosphere and food quality to be very good. The octopus was very flavorful and we ordered a fish cooked in a block of salt, which was also very good. Servers were on top of us (without being annoying) to make sure we were happy. Overall á very... More

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