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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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Hours:
Fri - Tue 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Mansfield
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This has to be one of the best meals we've ever had. 7 course taster menu that was just superb. Very attentive staff, great wine list, and a warm welcome from the owner. Timing between courses was just right, and the food is Michelin quality. We look forward to returning next time.

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Thank tlvegas
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely superb food and service. We opted for the 7 course taster menu and we're not disappointed. First class!

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Thank Karen L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend took me to the Riviera restaurant whilst we were on a surprise trip to Venice. He did some research and, after finding this to be one of the best restaurants in Venice, booked us a table several months in advance. We were actually a little late arriving on the evening due to me wearing a ridiculous pair of... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here recently. The restaurant is located in a non-touristy section of Venice, which only served to enhance the walk back and forth. The owner was extremely gracious and conversant and his attitude permeated the entire staff. The food was sensational and the specials with White Truffles were the most reasonably priced I have eaten anywhere.

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Thank steven n
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely diner there. Owner very friendly, service very good and excellent food. The sea bass in salt was particularly tasty

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Oxted
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225 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband organised my birthday lunch here with a group of our friends. He chose it because we ate here last year & loved it. Heaven knows why I didn't review it last year! The meal was perfect; we had a good range of choices & the wine list is local & superb. The whole baked sea bass was the... More 

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Thank TravellingPlatypus
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here because of a festive celebration. The owner came to meet us at our table, as he did with every table. Great fine dining food and large wine list. Very good service and nice view over the canal.

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Thank Fieke A
Southern Pines, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this restaurant! I really wanted to go here for dinner as it was recommended by our hotel (Hotel Moresco), and for the beautiful location on the waterfront, and the good Yelp reviews. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a way to book a table online, so we stopped by to see if we could reserve a table for two that... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went to riviera for Valentine's Day this year. It was an unbelievable dining experience- the food , the wine , the surroundings were all second to none. The head waiter was very attentive. Also the owner was fantastic. Had a lot of time for us. The food was spectacular, the best dining experience I've ever had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we walked into the restaurant, we knew that the recommendation was well merited. The service hit exactly that balance of attentive with leaving you to enjoy the evening, and we had a great table in the back room. The food was superb, and special thanks go not just to the waiting staff, but also to the owner... More 

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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$68 - US$180
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, International
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, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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!! 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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