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Riviera Restaurant and Lounge
Riviera Restaurant and Lounge

Riviera Restaurant and Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rivieracalabasas.com
  • Phone: (818) 224-2163
  • Hours of Operation: Mon – Thurs: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
    Fri: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
    Sat: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Lounge opens at 5:00 pm)
    Sun: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for details on private dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Bree Castillo (818) 224-2163
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour - 20% off 3:00-7:00 Monday-Friday, 5:00-Close Saturday and Sunday ~ bar & lounge only

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Riviera Restaurant and Lounge
The Riviera Restaurant and Lounge has been a favorite dining spot of both locals and visitors alike for years. The interior underwent a complete renovation in the Fall of 2012, creating a warm, inviting atmosphere with casual elegance.

The Riviera’s versatile dining room offers an open seating area as well as semi-private and private rooms for any occasion. Our talented chefs turn seasonal ingredients into mouth-watering dishes ranging from tantalizing appetizers, classic pastas, quality prime meats, and the freshest seafood available. Our name is fitting, with a menu that includes a full Mediterranean selection of recipes found throughout the best restaurants in the world.

Whether with a large group, enjoying a romantic dinner or simply having a bite at the bar, the Riviera is a favorite neighborhood dining spot for locals and a welcome dining delight for area visitors!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Used to go to this restaurant quite often a few years ago. However, it changed. This is my first time back in over 2 years and I am a fan once again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "we were a group of 10 people in a private area...we were the only ones in the restaurant for lunch. the food was o.k. there was no energy in the place...however I must say they were very accomodating re "substitutions, etc." Just didn't feel good. I would avoid it in the future."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We go here a lot. The server, Roya, is wonderful. Always attentive. The food is always good. We asked for a quiet table due to hearing issues and were not disapointed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We eat here often and always enjoy the food and service"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "food was great for dinner. free birthday piece of cke. Very nice service. Loved the cherry duck"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I used to have lunch meetings here years ago and I always enjoyed the food and service. This lunch was the same. There was one room that was more lively (full and noisier) so we asked for and received a quieter table. I ordered sole. It was presented beautifully, and arrived HOT. It came with mashed potatoes (delicious) and steamed broccoli. Not sure if it was butter, broth, or what, but the broccoli was tasty. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We have been coming to Riviera for years and it is always good. It has a beautiful bar and elegant setting. Everyone enjoyed their food. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Would have been nice if there were doors to section off the exceedingly noisy bar area, but since that's where you enter, perhaps fire code would not allow it. Pity, because the dining room would have been comfortable otherwise. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. Disappointing special Mussels appetizer (four mussels for almost $17), wonderful Caesar salad. Bread was microwaved - crumbly and stale inside. Entrees were solid, but underseasoned. Sand dabs had an interesting topping of cranberries, raisins and almonds, but were pan fried with the skins on. Rack of lamb was cooked well, though spice was uninspired. Wonderful complimentary fruit tart (for birthday) and AMAZING tarte tatin - the hit of the evening. Overpriced overall."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The minute we walked in the service was great. The hostess who greeted us all the way through to our waitress. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. The beet salad we ordered was good. I ordered the Mussels and had it with gluten free pasta. The pasta was cooked perfectly but most of the mussels had a horrible taste. I do not like to complain so I just ate the pasta and the yummy sauce."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Steak special was tough piece of steak--too expensive for quality! Cooked as ordered but could not chew because it was too tough. Duck dish was ok but also over cooked. Soup was great. No excuse for over cooking since we were first in the restaurant for the evening-- the kitchen was not over rushed. Would not recommend to a friend. Felt the price was not delivered in the quality of the food. Expected better from this group of restaurants. First visit & last."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The food was very good. The service was excellent. The ambiance is attractive. The chairs were comfortable. The area next to the bar was noisy, but the outside room was relatively quiet. Over-all, a very enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "When you walk in, it's very peaceful (unless you want to go to the bar). We sat in a side room at a corner table - we really enjoy being able to visit with our friends rather than yelling across the table! The service was excellent and the food was great. It's not inexpensive, but not ridiculous. I highly recommend the restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "When I made my Open Table reservation, I noted that one of my guests was celebrating his 84th birthday. Upon my arrival the maitre d' asked if my boss was the birthday gentleman (yes). After our entrees our bill arrived and was correctly given to me. Yet we hadn't ordered dessert even though we were shown the tray. I searched for our waitress to no avail. Finally I was able to give the bill to a waiter to pass on for me. Our waitress reappeared and said she didn't hear my boss ask for a dessert--which is fair, except I had also asked for 3 plates and 3 forks. When his dessert (tiramisu) arrived, I didn't expect singing, but I did expect at least a candle. There was nothing done to indicate it was a special celebration.. Linda K."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Have been here a few times and have never been disappointed; food outstanding, service impeccable and ambience tastefully done, Will continue frequently this neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "As usual, we had a wonderful meal at Riviera. It is one of our very favorite places to have a special dinner."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Friendly and efficient hostess and wait staff. Food very good."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Lovely for lunch or Dinner..the graceful ambience and great food can be yours with a reservation at the Riviera Restaurant."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Girls Night Out & craving pasta!!! We went here & thoroughly enjoyed everything. We had a glass of Prosecco to start, a roasted beet with candied walnuts & goat cheese salad, green & white linguini with clam sauce & gelato to finish. Everything was very good. The portions were not large, but we left not the least bit hungry. It was a Saturday night & though we did not stay after dinner, there was live music in the lounge."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I was looking for a new restaurant in my Calabasas neighborhood and discovered Riviera. What a nice surprise. Although a bit loud (which other reviewers described), the food and service were excellent. As an east coast guy, I often complain that I can never find true authentic Italian food like it is made in the NYC area. The veal parmesan (a very large portion easily suitable for two) that I ordered was as good as I've had in California. My fiancé had the filet minion which she loved as well. The service was fantastic -- our server seemed to be around our table every few minutes checking to see if everything was alright. What a gem and only minutes from my home. It's just too bad it took me so long to find it."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Always great, always reliable, always interesting. Service and food are the stars."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We had to wait for 20 min to get a menu After 45 min we wanted to order our food and some red wine The waitress was in a hurry and didnt take the time to help us Waitress put bottle of red wine down on the table and didnt open it At that point we asked for the manager who came and gave us a different waitress. The antipasta plate was terrible no taste and the plate was looking bad The main, roasted duck big chunk off broccoli and big pile mashed potato bad presentation and taste, didnt eat it my husband had lobster ravioli and also that was bad taste and dry and also he did not eat it, we told the waitress to take away our plates/food and asked for the check, The check came and the two main dishes were charged!! Manager didnt do anything"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "First time to Riviera. I reserved it for a business lunch with a vendor. The food, service, and ambience were excellent. I would definitely recommend to others."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "I enjoyed going back to this local Calabasas restaurant after remodel last year. Really elegant surroundings, quiet, and the perfect place for a special dinner. The choices were varied, with emphasis on seafood. Especially loved the crispy crab cakes as an appetizer. Great fresh bread too. I had the special butterfish, which was tender and rich. Should have skipped dessert, which was an apple tartin, rather mushy and tasteless."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Have been going to this restaurant for years, and it's always excellent-food and service!!!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Bar had a group in there so they were extremely loud. Chose to sit in back room away from noise but others in room were loud too. Bad acoustics I think. Food was good. Service was good but very slow night. Oven problems. Ended up with Free dessert because it took so long."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Riviera has become our favorite go-to place for Italian food. To my mind it is probably the best Italian between West LA and Santa Barbara."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Everything from soup to coffee was excellent. Period. This is a GREAT local spot and deserves your support."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Really delicious food and the service was absolutely exceptional."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Charmed by the ambience and good food. Loved our choice of Dover Sole and the Filet Mignon Dinners. Wine and Manhattan beautiful. The wait staff - just OK- not as experienced as we would have preferred in such a classy venue. Slightly noisy."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Fine dining Italian. Pasta dishes are always excellent."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Waitress Carol was outstanding, all staff were very attentive. Very sensitive to my allergy issues."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We loved the food, I had the seafood martini salad which was refreshing and very tasty, and the veal ragu pasta which was to die for!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Ordered the pesto pasta w/chicken and the sauce was creamy, which I did not expect, and it was very oily! First time I've had such a bad experience at this GREAT restaurant."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "We have been to this restaurant twice, and would not hesitate to return. The food is excellent. The menu great, and the wine list more than adequate. Service is also quite good and friendly"
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Celebrated a double birthday at lunch and everything was fantastic! Drinks, food and service did not disappoint. Can't wait to go back and try other menu items that caught my attention. Recommend Calamari and Mango Mojitos....YUMMY!"
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Food and service are both consistently good and the restaurant is well managed."
    Dined on 9/3/2013
  • "High end prices, sophisticated menu, but the food, service and ambience was low end. Not at all like the other restaurants in the family of Rustico and Tuscany, but then we learned that the ownership changed, which explains a lot. My husbands skirt steak was squishy (you read it right), my miso glazed sea bass was creamy and heavy (not at all like the one at Tuscany, which shared the same description on the menu). The service was only fair and the lighting was very bright for a high end italian restaurant. We don't mind spending the money when the experience warrants it. This was disappointing and frustrating and a NEVER AGAIN experience. The only positive was the boomin' bar scene which we learned after is what we should have done."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "I enjoyed the Heirloom Tomato Salad With Creamy Burrata - it was big enough to share with my husband. For my main course, I ordered the Bucatini with Straccetti Of Filet Mignon Roman Style. It was quite good. The service was prompt and friendly too."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "We had a birthday lunch for the four of us. The food was delicious and the ambience delightful. It was the first time for my guests and they all would like to come back. Good service, and not rushed! A lovely afternoon."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "Riviera is perfect in every way! The Ciopino is by far the best in LA. The Chicken Parmesan is superb! Go and go often!"
    Dined on 8/3/2013