my husband and I decided to try a new place...and glad we did. We were first shown a table in a dark dining area adjoining the bar. I asked for another table - they weren't busy the time we arrived - and were shown to a bright, patio - like room. Not a sole there, and the table suggested was next to a stack of high chairs and a table covered with a soiled cloth. Finally selecting a table of out choice, a very professional waiter appeared, answered our questions and took our order. Bread, which was delightfully fresh, was served almost immediately; no dish of olives though. Our meals were delicious and attractively served. Unfortunately, my entreee arrived with lukewarm Portuguese fries and even chillier rice. Our server immediately took back my plate and returned with everything steamy hot. Too bad we didn't see him again. I had to get up, find him and ask for a spoon to scoop up the fragrant, garlicky sauce on my shrimp. Review might seem less than the very good rating but problems were corrected, we enjoyed our meal, would return and would recommend Riviera Inn to others visiting East Providence.
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