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Riviera

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Neighbourhood:
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Fondamenta Zattere Al Ponte Longo, 1473, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 7621
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Today
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Fri - Tue 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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336 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a nice dinner here and the food was nice if a little quirky at times. It’s a very modern and fine dining style inside with some great art work on display. Its located in the Dorsoduro district and overlooks the waterway to the Giudecca district opposite Venice so a little away from the main can Canal area and... More 

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Thank MarkCornwall_UK
GPCremonini, Proprietario at Riviera, responded to this review

I copy/paste form our menu, the same that you had on your table or that you can actually find on the front door, or on the web: “sea-bass fillet with brussels sprouts cream, red turnip custard and Jerusalem artichokes veil“. I don’t know how, but the mix of yours lines and the description of this dish that you had on... More 

Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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208 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed everything about our experience here. The food was fantastic - exceptional taste, presentation, and quantity was just right. Very creative. And they did a wine pairing for us which was exceptional. The service was amazing including the owner ensuring our experience was great. Atmosphere is perfect too - quaint place overlooking the canal. Wasn't cheap, but that was our... More 

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Venice
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I dined here a couple of evenings ago with my family. We live in Venice and know lots restaurants here, but had not been to the Riviera in many years. Our experience was excellent. The ambience is elegant yet relaxing, the service expert and attentive (starting from the owner, who personally greets each table and takes a sincere interest in... More 

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1 Thank MoniVenice
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited for lunch on Valentine's Day which turned out to be a beautiful, glorious sunny day; which in Venice on this day was quite something. We sat outside and had an aperitif which offers a stunning view over to Guidecca. We were shortly greeted by the propirter who made us feel extremely welcome in a quiet,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To serve as background, I am from Los Angeles and have gone to many a nice restaurant. I spent 3 weeks in Italy in October and ate at almost exclusively at Michelin-starred and similar restaurants with set menus and wine pairings. I then went to Copenhagen and dined at Noma. When I ate at Riviera, I posted on Facebook immediately... More 

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3 Thank mariettadude
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

visited tonight and couldn't fault a single a thing food and service was exceptional. opted to chose are own courses rather than the tasting menu as the girlfriend is quite fussy but she loved it as much as I did. would massively recommend riviera as a must to anyone visiting Venice

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. Great food, nice location, the staff is very friendly and the owner Mr. Cremonini is 5 ⭐️

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2 Thank Rui B
Boston, Massachusetts
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149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is highly recommended and we enjoyed it but felt we had to be on our best behavior instead of relaxing and enjoying our meals. Better food and atmosphere in other places.

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5 Thank mizzelle
GPCremonini, Proprietario at Riviera, responded to this review

Hello mizzelle! if “to be on our best behavior” means to you that a Guest during his dinner or lunch must be careful to do not split on the floor, to do not make a too intimate finger investigation of his personal nose, to do not put a shoe over the tablecloth and to clean it with the napkin, to... More 

Chicago, IL
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The service was impeccable from start to finish. The only reason for the 4 vs. 5 stars is that regular prix fixe menu has some odd/non-traditional choices that weren't very appealing (IMHO). We ended up ordering the pasta with white truffles (for an extra 35 Euro each) and the salt encrusted red snapper (for an extra 15 Euro each), It's... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We have visited a lot of marvelous restaurants. This is currently NR1. The combined atmosphere and state of the art food and wine is mindblowing. Visit on a warm summer night! Just... WOW!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$67 - US$177
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fondamenta Zattere Al Ponte Longo, 1473, 30123 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 7621
Description
NOT FOR FAST FOODERS!! we are closed for annual leave and some general handling works from January 4th until February 9th.
Booking highly suggested. A credit card deposit can be requested to confirm a booking. WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY are our days off!

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood 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. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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