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Riviera

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Dorsoduro 1473, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 7621
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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New Zealand
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We sat by the water watching boats and the sunset while being bought lovely food and drink. These people are passionate about their food and get the details right. After an aperitif we had a scallop, tomato and avocado starter, a great medley of flavors and textures. The sashimi starter had 8 different fish with 8 flavours. Then we had... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Read all the reviews before booking our table and it certainly lived up to all our expectations. We ate here on our last night in Venice and - what a last night! Our table was right next to the Canal - and the view and atmosphere, especially at sunset was absolutely brilliant.The welcome and attention of the waiters was second... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful dinner at Riviera. The starter raw fish tasting plate was nicely presented and delicious and so was the homemade ravioli. The cheese course was a selection of various Asiago cheeses all aged differently. The dessert sampler was also fabulous. The service was excellent and the owner stopped by twice to check on us. Superb dining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This was an incredible meal on the last stop of our honeymoon. The view is spectacular with great boat watching and people watching. It's on a major waterway so it's more unique than the rest of Venice. The owner GP was so kind and hospitable and Serena and Manuel provided great service. Food was delicious from start to finish and... More 

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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This restaurant was chosen by my fiancé for our engagement in Venice. From the moment we enquired about the reservation we had personal communication via email with the owner of the hotel who went out of his way to ensure we had a perfect evening. My mother also contacted the restaurant from the UK & arranged to pay for and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Plus; Location Staff Wines Food Improvement options (though limited); Only 1 amuse, could be more. The fish of the day was very fresh, but a little bit boring. Only some fried vegetables and olive oil came with it. All the other dishes were very nice and sometimes experimental and full of flavours, so I was a bit dissapointed. Taste was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Branzino a la sal very good. And the burrata exelent. Also the fish tartar very good and diferent. The bellini Also incredible

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Originally we picked this restaurant because it had good reviews AND is open on Sunday. Many of the finer Venetian restaurants are closed on Sundays. We were a bit hesitant because it seems distant from Piazza San Marco where we were staying, but the vaperetto trip was fully worth it! We had a 7 pm reservation, and tables were set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

After visiting Venice several times both my husband and I agreed this has been the best restaurant we have ever visited.Beautiful setting , wonderful food and excellent service all the very best you could ask for.Even the owner went to every table to introduce himself and to wish everyone an enjoyable meal and also checked with us when we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We appreciated being welcomed by the owner; the location overlooks a main canal next to Venice - to have a very large cruise liner pass by our table on the promenade at circa 22.00 was entertaining. The owner came over again as we left to wish us goodnight. Cost 75 Euros per person. Highly memorable for all the right reasons.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$69 - $166
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Soups, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view
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
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
Description
NOT FOR FAST FOODERS!! Booking highly suggested. A credit card deposit can be requsted to confirm a booking. From 2016 Oct. 1st WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY will be our days off, but will be open on Monday!

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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.