Riviera Focacceria Italiana

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$30 and under
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Italian
Riviera Focacceria Italiana is proud to introduce to South Florida the long tradition of exceptional food from the Italian region of Liguria.Riviera Focacceria Italian will introduce you to the unique Focaccia di Recco ... two layers of incredibly thin dough filled with imported stracchino cheese, a cheese so important in the production of these delicate balanced dish that we will air freight it weekly from Italy but be aware, once you'll try the Focaccia di Recco ... your world will never be the same!
Fresh homemade pastas, authentic Pesto sauce, fresh seafood and a perfectly paired wine list are waiting for you. Please join us and discover the true Ligurian food.
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XavierR
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our server was great and the food was extremely authentic and fresh, will definitely come again!

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vipsc1961
New York Area
277 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice neighborhood restaurant, would definitely come back. FYI good for celiacs diets

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best traditional Italian regional food you can find anywhere outside Genova
Bravi

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SaulC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for a last-minute, somewhat intimate option, I was reminded of this local, very nice option. The food was superb. I had the Lasagna, my friend has the Rossoto, and we split an artichoke appetizer and a bottle of Pinot Grigio.

The lasagna was fresh, perfectly layered and just delicious, not the usual brick that is served at most restaurants. My friend agreed that the Rossoto she had was just superb-light, by dense at the same time.

Coupled with great service and an engaging owner, the evening was great. And a great surprise!

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Jose
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing people and service with amazing food. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is my favorite restaurant in town....delicious food, wine selection and friendly personnel.

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AmberL
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and amazing atmosphere. Authentic italian food. Owner makes you feel very welcome, as if you are family. Couldnt have asked for a better experience :)

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ildr
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best focaccia I’ve ever had- both in Italy and outside Italy! My friend had some pasta, and it tasted amazing, too! Save space for the dessert- the size is perfect for a little treat with your espresso. Friendly and attentive service- definitely stop by if you are in Midtown Miami!

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HeleneA
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice time at the Riviera focacceria italiana. The food was great. The appetizer Stracciatella was amazing, and the Portofuno Caprese was very good too. Five of us had the Spaghetti Gamberi e Zucchine, and it tasted very good. One of us had the Riviera's Snapper, and he was very satisfied. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the good service.

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vipkwk3448
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quaint homey restaurant. Service was excellent and it seemed as though it was a “family dinner affair” with the staff. The short ribs and snapper were cooked to perfection.

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viprichnmar
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! Everything from their signature pizza to the last bite was unforgettable.

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AlexO
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem!! Recommended by an Italian friend, I went with high expectations and am happy to say, they did not disappoint. From appetizers to dessert, 5 stars.

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GeriX
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Authentic Italian Food find!! This place is a gem- Delish, Fresh, Unique, and Family friendly. Service exceptional!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding cuisine excellent environment very trendy very organic minimalist feel but beyond all the exceptional taste that beats all

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JoanneM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy to discover an Italian restaurant that celebrates a region and includes items that are creative. So many of the others seem almost interchangeable. Riviera Focacceria is distinctive.

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vipJanetteF
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian cuisine served by friendly and knowledgeable servers.

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steve
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall a very good experience but the pasta portion was way too small for the price

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vipLesbloom
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as always

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food.

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PhillyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. Our server, Carla, was very helpful and knew the menu very well. The food was spectacular as well.

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Jeff
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a gathering of cousins who have not seen each other for a while. We were loud and noisy and constantly talking, until the food came. Once we started eating, there was silence. The food was absolutely tasty and delightfully presented. The service was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We drove up and I was concerned that the food was not going to be good as the location and decor were average. I was wrong! The food was outstanding and the service exceptional! Their menu says something about the focaccia bread being addictive and I laughed thinking that’s bold to say. Again I was wrong...it was addictive! We had FRESH pompano with delicious veggies and sautés artichokes. Other guests in my group had salads, zucchini, calamari, pasta and tiramisu. All delicious!!

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AndreaW
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food ! Server was very personable and gave good suggestions regarding the menu options! Will def be going back soon!

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vipmd3l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service n food! Nice outside area.

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GabrieleF
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome place and awesomw food, finally a focaccia and a pasta as you can taste only at your grandma house! Thank you for everything! The Owner is a great person he also help and walk with us to the taxi. In the Riviera you fell like at home.

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served by an excellent staff. Our waiter was delightful and our host was friendly without being intrusive. I highly recommend and will no doubt return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious very authentic italian food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic food from Genoa

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vipMike
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Owner is very nice and will talk with you. Food never disappoints.

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Paolo
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely ...on the best italian restaurant in town.... fresh food made to perfection according the italian tradition, no imitation no Alfredo sauce ! real italian quality restaurant from the Liguria region , excellent chef, great service , owner engaged and friendly

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vipPaolo
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot miss, the quality of food is always excellent, the service and ambiance is always great.
Let say that being from Genova, I really enjoy the food, but, I never had anything that wasn't good.
If you are tired of chicken and veal parmigiana, with heavy tomato sauce, try something lighter from the Ligurian Riviera and the Mediterranean sea!

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GauchaemMiami
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is simple and cozy! The food is delicious! We loved the focaccia, the artichokes, the minestrone and the thin sliced meat covered with tuna mayo sauce! We’ll be back soon!

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LarsL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most authentic Italian (Ligurian/Tuscan) food in Miami. Great food and fantastic service.

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vipPats
Miami
67 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place. Their focaccia with attaching is something to die for. And a meal in itself with a salad. But a friend and I had the swordfish and the branzino, both cooked to perfection. My husband had the gnocchi with ragú and he loved them. The flourless chocolate cake was a ni e ending to a delicious meal that we downed with a Chianti Classico Reserva.
We were surprised the place was not P.A. Jed, being a Thursday night. Maybe it had to do with the rain...
We will return.

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vipObieS
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a jewel of a restaurant. Unexpected quality, creativity and taste. Unpretentious, nice layout, rustic feel. We had the codfish and the raviolis in a walnut cream sauce. Both remarkably good. The owner was on site, made us feel welcome. Wait staff top notch, service good. Very pleased with the evening. Will definitely return.

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mayoga
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was okay

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vipKurt1459
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved this place, but the portions need to be a little larger!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian food!!! Amazing focaccia 😋

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vipPats
Miami
67 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely fabulous! The service was good and the place was quiet cause we went early. Great Italian Sauvignon Blanc was also delicious. I have been there a few times before and this time the food was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went there a wk after of our last visit. This time was much better. Food came out hot. Thanks a lot.

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Riviera Focacceria Italiana does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Riviera Focacceria Italiana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (786) 220-6251.

Riviera Focacceria Italiana is rated 4.8 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

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