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La Riviera Trattoria

421 Piaget Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011-3002
973-478-4181
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Ranked #9 of 176 Restaurants in Clifton
Price range: $18 - $25
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Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We just left our NEW favorite restaurant. The gluten free dairy free veal parmigian was incredible. My wife's fish was perfect. Maria, who runs the restaurant with love and attention to detail is wonderful. If you have allergies and want the best Italian food around, here is where you need to go.

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

La Riviera Trattoria offers excellence all around. Its service, menu, pricing, and wines are all superb! And, for those who need gluten free menus, La Riviera Trattoria is the place to go. There is a designated gluten free kitchen as well as designated gluten free plates and silverware. There is absolutely zero cross contamination! So, for those of you that... More

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Clifton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

La Riviera Trattoria is a popular restaurant, in my neighborhood city, Clifton, NJ. Frankly, I was a little disappointed. I have been to much better Italian Restaurants, in the area. For what they charge, I though the portion sizes, were not very generous. The food, was nothing outstanding, just OK. the service was also on the slow side. I don't... More

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

La Riviera promotes their GF food due to the owner's family membe'sr celiac. Nice thing is that the GF food is good (and I LOVE Italian food) but the rest of the family doesnt suffer because the rest of the (gluten-containing) menu is good too. This place is becoming a regular joint for us. Prices very moderate - for 2... More

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Nj
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Nothing special about this restaurant. Veal dish was good but nothing to rave about. Pasta was just OK. I would have expected a bit better from a quality Italian restaurant. Service was excruciating slow. A nice leisurely meal is nice but 2 1/2 hours for two courses is unbearable. They explained that they were very busy and the kitchen was... More

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Clifton, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Been here before and was never disappointed. Again received excellent service and excellent meal. I am Italian and the food was truly great. Would suggest anyone to come and enjoy a fine dinning experience.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have gluten and dairy allergies. Finding a restaurant that is very comfortable handling both of these is a bit of a challenge. Riviera Trattoria excels in handling these problems and was created for that purpose. The owner has celiac disease and needed a restaurant where she could eat. Now it serves some of the best Italian food anywhere and... More

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Clifton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Food is consistently excellent with a varied and interesting menu (including gluten free). Not the run of the mill Italian, but more consistent with what you would find in Italy.

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Paramus, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

From the lovely hostess who took our reservation to the moment we left the restaurant we were treated like family The food not only looks good smells good but it tastes wow. Mouth watering. Whether you choose from the specials or from the menu, everything is delish. The orrechiata with mushroom sauce there are no words to describe. The mussel... More

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NYC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Been here at least five times the past year, and it's not enough. Gracious old-fashioned service with manageable prices. Best of all, the food is outstanding.

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