Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren

4.4
187 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Approachable yet Refined, Inspired by the accessible luxury of the Curio Hotel Collection and coastlines of Italy, Timeless yet Innovative - these are but a few of decorative and structural elements of Fabio Viviani’s latest Coastal Italian signature concept, Riviera.
Blending the welcoming charm of a traditional Italian Restaurant with the hipster structured elegance of the most bragging-forward Florida’s destination Spots, this concept, Riviera, is a perfect fit for the most hip and coming area of town where new development is welcome and a breath of fresh air is needed.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 187 people are saying
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vipAlanT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an afternoon lunch for ur anniversary. So nice!! I

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AprilE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

So disappointed. I had heard such good things. The service was extremely slow and my food came out lukewarm. I ended up eating by myself while all the others at my table had already eaten by the time my food was reheated. The food was jus ok. It was a big let down.

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fedem
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous experience. Wonderful food. Aaron, our server was excellent, personable and friendly. Enjoyed chatting with Selena, the general manager. However, Massimo, who is one of the partners/chefs, was so charming and helpful that they should give him his own TV show. Riviera will be our go to place whenever we are in town.

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you fedem for the lovely 5 star review and kind compliments. We strive to provide the best possible guest experience on all fronts and look forward to welcoming your return! Kristina Lathan General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was a little slow, but our waiter was very friendly and helpful. We ordered the Mediterranean salad which was good but nothing special, but our entrees were amazing. We had the cauliflower steak and the pesto pasta and they were delicious. We finished our meal with the best dessert we’ve had in a long time, we would come back solely for the pistachio cake!

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you kindly for the comments on service as well as the food. We do regret we did not provide you with a speedy service as you would have liked as we are always looking to provide the best possible guest experience. Our pistachio cake is delicious and it is most certainly a fan favorite! We do hope that you will visit again as we look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit! Kristina Lathan General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner experience @Riviera celebrating our 10th year Wedding Anniversary last night.Great ambiance, delicious food and amazing service from Giselle (not sure of the spelling). Definitely we will be back. Thank you.

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you kindly for the glowing 5 star review and positive feedback on service and food. We know that there are many dining options in South Florid and we are honored you chose us to celebrate such a special milestone. We do look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit. Kristina Lathan General Manager

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PeterG
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food, drinks and #1 view in Ft. Lauderdale Beach!

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded 5 days ago

Hello PeterG and thank you for the glowing 5 star review and positive feedback in regards to food, service and ambiance. We DO have a great view and are delighted that we get to share it with so many valued guests! We look foward to welcoming you back for a return visit! Kristina Lathan General Manager

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vipVisitor
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great ambience and service. Food was good, small plates.

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vipTomSr
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food all around

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was disappointing. One out of four entrees was “good”, nothing spectacular.

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vipNicscot
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had dinner here during the Ft. Lauderdale boat show. The proximity to the event was amazing. It’s a restaurant within a hotel that has indoor/outdoor seating. We dined outside overlooking Ocean Avenue which was lively. The Mediterranean salad would have been delicious if it had not been overly salted. The meatball appetizer was flavorful but was not hot when served. The rigatoni was served piping hot but lacked flavor in the sauce. The side of heirloom carrots was delicious.

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vipSusy
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with a nice view

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thank you Susy for the lovely review and positive comments. We do have a nice view! Please do visit us again very soon :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely. Excellent menu and location.

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CynthiaG
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Fabio would be embarrassed had he been there last night. We waited over an hour for 2 salads, which were at best, not remarkable. Grilled octopus was dry, tough and over cooked.
Orecchiette with clams was very good;
Bolognese sauce on spaghetti was dry and over reduced. Not a speck of stracciatella in sight. Outdoor dining area is a bit cafeteria like-no ambiance at all. Shining star of the night was our server Alfredo. Attentive, personable and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Took 3 hours. Waiter was a sweet guy but was exhausted and over worked.

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vipJAG84COM1
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, food was very good service was fabulous second time here and I will definitely return again…

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vipvmms
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great experience but I don’t think it was good that the server was not vaccinated and did not wear a mask

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. It’s kind of spendy but you expect that at a really nice restaurant like this.

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Kimba123
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch. Great service and great views! Food was excellent.

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vipScott
Fort Lauderdale
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch with plenty of tables inside and outside with a view of the beach. A 'different' menu, not just the usual eggs and pancakes fare. Great drink menu. Highly recommended!

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thank you, Scott for your lovely review and positive comments! We are delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of Riviera and do hope to welcome you back soon :)

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vipRiversider
Fort Lauderdale
30 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing. Save your $$$. Mahi was hard on the outside and uncooked in the center. Really.

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vipatmm
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, fantastic views of the beach and attentive service. Highly recommend.

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on October 24, 2021

hello atmm...thank you for the lovely review and positive comments in regards to service and ambiance. We do look forward to welcoming you back to Riviera very soon :)

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vipanonymous
Fort Lauderdale
30 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ocean views on the beach. Yes, it’s a little pricey but what you would expect at an upscale hotel property on the beach. It’s worth it! Service is amazing and everyone so attentive. The manager even brought my dog a piece of bacon!

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on October 16, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful 5 star review and positive comments. We strive to provide our guests with an exceptional dining experience and we love that we succeeded! We do hope that you will return for a visit with your furry friend soon! We love our pet friends :)

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vipSeeThroughReviews
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was hesitant to go having read some recent negative reviews regarding Price and Parking availability.

Pricing - welcome to Ft Lauderdale. This is what you should expect to pay at a nice restaurant on the beach. It is what it is.
Parking - it is challenging.

Food and Service were quite good for Sunday brunch.

Seems the French Toast was in high demand and it did look quite good from afar. Make sure you don’t have any lab tests involving sugar the next day though.

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on October 12, 2021

Hello SeeThroughReviews-thank you kindly for the positive comments and 5 star review on food and service! Our prices are competitive with other venues on Ft Lauderdale Beach. We are delighted to see you enjoyed your time and would love to welcome your return should you visit Lauderdale again in the future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very long wait, overpriced menu for average food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Loved hearing the waves crash while eating dinner on the patio.

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on October 16, 2021

Thank you kindly for the 5 star review! We love that you enjoyed all aspects of Riviera and do hope to see you again very soon!

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TonyR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The ocean view/atmosphere is the only benefit of this restaurant. The food is good/not great and very overpriced. The food service is good. The drink service is very slow from the bar to the table. The main problem is parking. They charge $10 once validated by the restaurant. Their garage has an elevator for the cars and there are not enough valets to service the amount of traffic for a hotel and restaurant making wait time incredibly slow. And to finish the night badly, they brought me the wrong car when leaving so I had to wait even longer. This is the 2nd try for this restaurant. I went when first opened, wasn't great then and this last try will be the last. I won't be returning. I'm a local and always looking for oceanfront dining, but this in now off my list. The others in my party agree.

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vipDebra
Fort Lauderdale
107 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Terrible… too many things went wrong. Inconsistent.

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vipNola
Fort Lauderdale
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful view of the ocean, great service, food was good but not great. Wine list prices way over the top.

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vipGloriaS
Fort Lauderdale
50 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

exceptional service with attention to detail by knowledgeable staff. Food was everything we expected in a relaxed setting.

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hello GloriaS...thank you so kindly for the 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us Riviera! We do hope to see you again very soon:)

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vipRick
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , service and location.

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on September 20, 2021

Hello Rick...thank you so kindly for the glowing 5 star review as we are delighted to see that you enjoyed all things Riviera! We do look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit :)

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vipHubbies
Miami
105 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food was AWFUL! We were offered a free return but WILL NEVER BE RETURNING. Stay Away!

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vipAugustoM
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Platos muy abundantes. En especial las entradas deben compartirse. Atencion excelentes. Precios caros. Buena velocidad
Great location frente al mar.

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on September 11, 2021

Muchas Gracias...estamos tan felices de que amaras la Riviera! Te veo pronto :)

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vipAtulS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a bday dinner w a group friends. Our waiter was excellent, knowledgeable and attentive. The food impressed all of us. The view is beautiful. The space is nice. It wasnt packed (which was nice) but there were enough people there. Definitely recommend and will be back.

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on September 6, 2021

Hello AtulS...thank you for the kind compliments as we are delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us at Riviera! We do indeed have a beautiful view and hope that you return soon to enjoy once again :)

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vipDaveH
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding and the space was beautiful. Really nice bar too.

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you DaveH for the glowing 5 star review. We enjoyed having you and do hope that you return to visit us again soon!

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MichaelF
Fort Lauderdale
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great meal and atmosphere combined with a wonderful service and view! How can you beat that? They currently offer a great three course menu until end of September (Sunday to Thursday).

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on September 4, 2021

Hello Michael! Thank you so kindly for the lovely review in regards to Riviera offerings. We DO have a great view! It was a pleasure having you gentlemen in for dinner and I do hope to see you again very soon :)

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vipanonymous
Fort Lauderdale
31 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! The meatballs are to die for. Only a few restaurants in Lauderdale have handmade pasta and theirs does not disappoint. Not what you would expect from a hotel property but staff is wonderful. And the views….don’t want to ruin it! See for yourself

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on September 4, 2021

Our meatballs are delish and those views...we won't ruin it either! Our secret :) We most certainly enjoy everyday! Thank you for the kind comments and we can't wait for your return!

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vipCVeats
Fort Lauderdale
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was good, the service ok as the waitress kept interrupting our conversation. Her timing and training was terrible. The prices are outrageous. I will never eat here again just based on how expensive this place was. The prices did not match the type f restaurant (very informal) and the food. 4 of us spend just under $500 with a couple of cocktails, 2 appetizers, 2 of their cheapest bottles of wine and four mains. Didn't even order dessert. Thumbs down!!!!

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vipAnne
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. A nice change for Fort Lauderdale :-)

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you Anne for the 5 star review and kind compliments. We do hope to see you again very soon :)

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vipanonymous
Fort Lauderdale
31 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about Riviera. We are Italian and the handmade pasta is out of this world. We are local and live close by and just recently discovered so we love walking over for happy hour, dinner and brunch! Keep it up. Lauderadle needs this. Staff and management just always go out of their way to accommodate us and our friends! Hoping to see Fabio one of these days :)

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on September 4, 2021

Thank you for the lovely comments...we agree in that our handmade pasta IS out of this world! We have so many local guests that frequent us and we do hope to see you soon :) Fabio certainly stays on the road traveling alot but you never know when he may pop in for a visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

🍴Salt spring mussels
with N’duja broth was delicious nothing like a good grilled bread to soak it all up.

🍴 Papas Bravas Malfati
Will definitely be ordering again, I mean who can go wrong with crisp potatoes and aioli 🙌🏼

🍽 Braised lamb shank
Was fall off the bone 🦴 good. With a creamy whipped feta 🤤

🍽 Pork chop Milanese
Ok this thing is huge, tasty and pretty!

Service was excellent

We will definitely be returning

@thelaudian

Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thank you @thelaudian for the glowing 5 star review and wonderful compliments in regards to the items you enjoyed. We do hope to see you again very soon :)

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Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren is rated 4.4 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.