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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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$79 - $147
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Soups, International
Lunch, Dinner
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With its enchanting sunset views over Giudecca island, this restaurant has a decidedly romantic feel. The interior decor is retro in style, while the e...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
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Reviewed October 24, 2021 via mobile

Fantastic food in a very warm and hospitable atmosphere where the owner was working together with the staff to make it a ver personal experience. The staff was also very good and the 8-course dinner was well balanced with excellent taste !

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 2, 2021 via mobile

It has been almost 24 since I had one of the best tasting menus of my life and I have been around a while. The other was in Chicago and foodies out there can guess but it is now about Riviera along the Zattere in...Venice. First use the online menu as a rough guide and not an exact listing of the delights to come. I chose the 8 course menu and all counted had at least 12 different items some served in simultaneously and others singly. Every bite was a dream. So much of this city and it’s flavors incorporated into each course. Service, atmosphere and attitude were all first class. It was a truly a dinner to remember.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed October 15, 2021 via mobile

My husband’s 64th bday, wonderful service and attention, food tasting menu superb! Our best meal in Venice! Our 7 yr old granddaughter called us during the meal, which upset some patrons, we only spoke briefly, best wishes to her grandfather! We had a wonderful evening,...met some nice people near us, who joined us for drinks after dinner! Hope to come back some day soon!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 12, 2021

Arriving at Riviera we were greeted by the owner. We chose the "Surprise Dinner", which was an 8-course menu, we were presented with extraordinary delicious and beautiful meet, fish and vegetable creations - made with love and passion! Nice view inside the kitchen while eating....Very good recommendation by Micheline app. Thank you for this wonderful evening. Absolute Food Porn.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 11, 2021

Mine host wore stunning red spectacles and red trainers. He set the tone for the whole evening on arrival. Polite, genial, caring. Where would we like to sit, the front or back dining room. We chose the back and it was lovely. The food was...exceptional. Beautifully cooked and presented including an amuse bouche which was delicious and a palate cleanser at the end of the meal. which was tasty. Our food included delicious prawn ravioli in the most sauce with soft fresh pasta, steak tartare which was so tender, followed by Sea Bass and Risotto with a difference. No large plate of rice but a subtle cheesy taste with vegetables. All this was accompanied by a delicious local area Chardonnay for the starters and a similar excellent Valpolicella for the main course. Suitably refreshed we felt game for a desert and chose a chocolate special " Not a Snicker" and a ginger crumble with a difference. Service was high quality for not over-fussy and we all was enjoyed in two and a half hours. Would highly recommend this excellent restaurant with some different but delicious cuisine.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 3, 2021 via mobile

Possibly the best culinary experience in Venezia. We’ve been visiting Riviera quite a few times now. Not only GP, the owner, has the elegance to speak in the most impeccable way most languages (in perfect French to my wife and son), he is also the...legacy to the true venitian tradition in evolution (as Chef Botturra would say). The finesse and the freshness of the dishes were incredible, the attention to details was exquisite… I can only end this by saying: not for everyone, and i’m happy It is that Way!!! A place for connaisseurs only…. If you like Mc Donalds please do not bother Mr GP. Also, in his mostly natural kindness, he suggested us another restaurant that was also amazing… But that’s another story! Thank you for having us Mr GP, we’ll keep being loyal to you. Regards from Monte Carlo LMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 27, 2021

Impressed by the attention to detail, the little delicious extras, the interesting menu that was pleasingly small and very well executed, the knowledgeable somelier, the enjoyment of sitting for dinner with such a wonderful view.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

We visited the restaurant with my wife in a beautiful setting by the river , thr service is excellent we selected the three menu course which was amazing ! Thank u for everything

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 15, 2021

On the beautiful Zattere waterfront, opposite the island of Giudecca, there are several bars and restaurants, but also the very special restaurant "Riviera". Venice is beautiful almost everywhere, but perhaps even more so in this place - and to be able to combine this view...with an exceptional menu is truly a special privilege. We chose the tasting menu with eight (actually more ....) courses. In some reviews, guests have complained about the smallness of the portions - we found the quantity just right (not only the quantity, of course!), in some other top restaurants you can hardly enjoy the last courses because your stomach is already overfull ... ;) The staff, including the owner of the restaurant, was very attentive and friendly, also the drink recommendation (including a Malvasia from Friuli) was a particular pleasure. Unfortunately, there was a little misunderstanding in between - and the originally promised meat course towards the end was also replaced by a fish dish in the overall fish-centric menu. I was a little disappointed at first - everything had tasted so good after all, so I ultimately regretted that I had spontaneously communicated this disappointment ("But you had promised us ...!"). But how did the restaurant react immediately? They decided to serve us the meat dish as well ... a wonderful pigeon (boneless ... - the restaurant crew will understand this allusion ! ;-)). This generosity then somehow put me to shame ... Thanks anyway for the overall great evening! (Siamo austriaci, parliamo anche abbastanza volentieri l'italiano, ma per amore della comprensibilità generale abbiamo scelto l'inglese per questa recensione.)More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 12, 2021 via mobile

Amazing location and top quality food and service with a very friendly and personal service! I can only recommend from all perspective

Date of visit: September 2021
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Response from GPCremonini | Property representative |
Hello! I`m GP Cremonini, owner of Riviera, thank you for your request! We propose also meat dishes, our Butcher is Damini, possibly the only Michelin starred butcher in Europe, that provide us the best for our Guests. In... More
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Response from GPCremonini | Property representative |
Hello Madame and thank you for your request! We'll be open for Christmas Eve and Christmas too. From the Gritti you can reach us by a little nice promenade, about 15 minutes: if you'll contact me by e-mail I'll send you a... More
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Yes, Riviera is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Riviera is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5