Riviera Restaurant and Lounge
Riviera Restaurant and Lounge

Riviera Restaurant and Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rivieracalabasas.com/
  • Phone: 8182242163x
  • 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: Continental, Italian
  • 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 8182242163x
  • Special Events: 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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Riviera Restaurant and Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)special occasion (21)fit for foodies (18)great for lunch (15)romantic (11)vibrant bar scene (9)good for groups (6)notable wine list (6)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great time with friends...excellent service and food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful decor
    happyVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Delicious food in a beautifully decorated restaurant. Great for that special lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LarryVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were at Riviera to celebrate a friend's birthday. We could not have picked a more perfect place. Much of that praise must go to the server, a genuine friendliness combined with a real knowledge of every item on the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food, service, ehh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The title pretty much explains it. We never received our basket of bread nor were we asked if we wanted coffee or dessert. Other than that, I recommend going there and ordering the chicken parm or the Sea Bass.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Marv
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was great. Only bad thing was the lobster and shrimp salad had sharp little shell pieces and someone forgot our side order of crispy brussel sprouts. Other than that the seafood was fresh and the salad and entrees had great flavors and were seasoned appropriately. The waiter was attentive. I would go back again and I have.gone back a second time already within the salad was
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Riviera - No Integrity!
    PreciousVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    On Wednesday, August 27th, I treated my uncle to lunch at Riviera to celebrate his 75th birthday. The top of the menu read, "2 people for $20.00." This included an appetizer and entree. How does one interpret this? To my understanding, this translates to ten dollars per person. As I ate my lunch I wondered how my meal could cost so little. The lesson learned is the cliche stating that when something seems too good to be true, don't believe it. I was charged $20.00 per person, $40.00. Money is not the point, nor a problem. A restaurant intentionally misleading a diner is despicable! I was shunned by the manager. Shame on the restaurant! Never returning!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rona
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We thought the food was good but not great. Definitely overpriced. Service was good and ambiance in the side room was nice. I had the scallops with some pasta for $36. There were 4 large scallops.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A romantic and delicious meal
    s2artrVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed a quiet romantic dinner with delicious food and excellent service. The Chilean Sea Bass was wonderful and the sauce was so good that we could have licked the plate. The Ahi Tartare appetizer was also delicious but a bit too salty to taste. The chef gladly re-made the dish for us and the second one was wonderful. The Asperagus soup was wonderful and could have consumed a second bowl but did not want to completely spoil the appetite for our entree. The wine list is extensive and we chose the house Pinot Grigio which was excellent. We will return again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good food aned service
    Sherri
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Have been eating here on special occasions for years, and the food is consistently very good, as is the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner dining
    Luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Never disappoints... Food is always good.. No matter what u order... Service was excellent... Ask for Roya...she was great...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GourmetVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was a terrific LA Dine menu with a variety of offerings. Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice DineLA experience
    winoVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had picked this restaurant because we have been before and the special menu had many DineLA menu alternatives unlike most. Ww have also seen reduced portion size which was clearly not the case here. The meals were all generous and first rate and, to our surprise, we also received a glass of house level wine though we upgraded and paid the difference. Thed West S F Valley has very few really good restaurants. This is one of them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won me back
    TinaO
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I hadn't been to Rivera for a year due to poor service. They won me back as a customer! The salads were crisp and fresh. My chicken Piccata had just the perfect amount of lemon with a delicious sauce. The food was excellent. The sides were abundant, and definitely bigger than a lunch portion. The service was exceptional, thanks to Bree. I have a food allergy and she let me know which dishes were my best choices.We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LarryVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went to Riviera some years ago and it was just OK. This time our reaction was WOW. A good friend, whose taste we rely on, insisted we go there. There were four of us and we each ordered different starters, entrees and desserts. We were all more than pleased and we look forward to returning. We all made our choices from the Restaurant Week menu, which had several excellent items in each category. Each course was good sized and the prices were right for the quality and the quantity. Our waiter was charming and knowledgeable. A wonderful evening was had by all!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ajayVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Exceptional food and service. Always happy to visit this place and enjoy the food, never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great All Around
    MrJoeGray
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    From the friendly and attentive staff to the diverse and delicious menu to the reasonable prices...this is a great dining experience from start to finish. We have been going to Riviera for years and will continue to do so. It fits the bill for whatever you may need - a celebration, a casual meal, a quick bite in the bar. The food is terrific...new small bites like short rib tacos, starters like beet salad and entrees like Chilean sea bass are wonderful. Manager/hostess Bree is simply wonderful. We will keep coming back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Service
    whocareswhoiamVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The service here is very nice, Carol treated us well. The duck confit was good (not great), the veal scallopini with tomato was good too (again, not great). The best part of the meal was dessert: cheesecake one of the best we've had. Usually don't rave about dessert, it's not my thing, but here cheesecake was worth the calories.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Re-Riviera
    Shel
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 341 reviews are from the Riviera Restaurant and Lounge reviews archive.
  • Great go to restaurant
    frazierfour
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food
    Sherri
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We eat here often and always enjoy the food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • arps
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    food was great for dinner. free birthday piece of cke. Very nice service. Loved the cherry duck
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I miss this place...
    PaulyVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Service
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ValetjerkVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great local restaurant
    Peter
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced for Quality
    WHFoodie
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner at Riviera
    Ilene
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite a Disappointment
    key2
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As usual, we had a wonderful
    Jlgilmore
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    As usual, we had a wonderful meal at Riviera. It is one of our very favorite places to have a special dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Friendly and efficient hostess
    LAguy
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Friendly and efficient hostess and wait staff. Food very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    goodfoodandfriends
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dinner 'on the Riviera'
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Lovely for lunch or Dinner..the graceful ambience and great food can be yours with a reservation at the Riviera Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Food
    Lorrie
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sure Fire Hit
    DoreeVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Always great, always reliable, always interesting. Service and food are the stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Surprise
    PeterW
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never had such a bad experience
    sasjaVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    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
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  • First time to Riviera. I reserved
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant ambiance
    zoegirl1
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.