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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: Hilarie Rook (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 opened its doors in 2004 and has been a favorite dining spot of both locals and visitors alike. 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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