Riviera by Fabio Viviani-Hotel Maren
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Vanilla Anglaise, White Chocolate Crunch
Squid Ink Lumache
Frutti Di Mare, Mussels, Clams, Shrimp, Calamari, Heirloom Tomatoes, Garlic, Parsley, Polpa Di Ricci
Spaghetti alla Chitarra
Rich Beef Ragu, Hand Cut Spaghetti, Stracciatella
We enjoyed an afternoon lunch for ur anniversary. So nice!! I
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
Outstanding service, food, drinks and #1 view in Ft. Lauderdale Beach!
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
Beautiful restaurant, great ambience and service. Food was good, small plates.
Excellent food all around
Food was disappointing. One out of four entrees was “good”, nothing spectacular.
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.
Great lunch with a nice view
Thank you Susy for the lovely review and positive comments. We do have a nice view! Please do visit us again very soon :)
Lovely. Excellent menu and location.
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.
Took 3 hours. Waiter was a sweet guy but was exhausted and over worked.
Excellent restaurant, food was very good service was fabulous second time here and I will definitely return again…
Always a great experience but I don’t think it was good that the server was not vaccinated and did not wear a mask
Amazing food and service. It’s kind of spendy but you expect that at a really nice restaurant like this.
We had a lovely brunch. Great service and great views! Food was excellent.
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!
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 :)
Very disappointing. Save your $$$. Mahi was hard on the outside and uncooked in the center. Really.
Wonderful food, fantastic views of the beach and attentive service. Highly recommend.
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 :)
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!
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 :)
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.
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!
Very long wait, overpriced menu for average food
Delicious! Loved hearing the waves crash while eating dinner on the patio.
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!
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.
Terrible… too many things went wrong. Inconsistent.
Beautiful view of the ocean, great service, food was good but not great. Wine list prices way over the top.
exceptional service with attention to detail by knowledgeable staff. Food was everything we expected in a relaxed setting.
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:)
Great food , service and location.
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 :)
Food was AWFUL! We were offered a free return but WILL NEVER BE RETURNING. Stay Away!
Platos muy abundantes. En especial las entradas deben compartirse. Atencion excelentes. Precios caros. Buena velocidad
Great location frente al mar.
Muchas Gracias...estamos tan felices de que amaras la Riviera! Te veo pronto :)
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.
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 :)
Food and service was outstanding and the space was beautiful. Really nice bar too.
Thank you DaveH for the glowing 5 star review. We enjoyed having you and do hope that you return to visit us again soon!
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).
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 :)
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
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!
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!!!!
Excellent. A nice change for Fort Lauderdale :-)
Thank you Anne for the 5 star review and kind compliments. We do hope to see you again very soon :)
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 :)
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!
🍴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
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 :)
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.