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Riviera Restaurant and Lounge

4.3
467 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Riviera Restaurant and Lounge is home to delectable servings from Italian Peninsula with cuisines from the rest of Europe dredging the expansive menu. Multiple carpeted dining rooms, profiled with glowing chandeliers and dimly lit votive holders prime the dining experience at Riviera Restaurant and Lounge. A live guitarist adds a contemporary touch to the overall ambience. Patrons are served by attentive and non-intrusive staff.

Seafood, poultry, pork and beef are the main core ingredients on which the menu sustains. Among the customer favorites are Pappardelle pasta, lobster ravioli, veal parmesan, branzino, braised short rib, chicken parmigiana and calamari fritti. A full service bar is available at Riviera Restaurant and Lounge to enhance the overall dining experience.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Continental
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Hours of operation
Sun – Thurs: 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fri & Sat: 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(818) 224-2163
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for details on private dining.
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Private party contact
Bree Castillo: (818) 224-2163
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Neighborhood
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour - 20% off 3:00-7:00 Monday-Friday, 5:00-Close Saturday and Sunday ~ bar & lounge only
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DetroitMattie (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

This restaurant is now out of business. Wasted time with this reservation. Update your records.

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JerushaD (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

It is no longer in business. We drove all the way out to calabasas only to find it closed. VERY disappointed that we were not informed and had our time wasted and then had to scramble to find another restaurant that could accommodate Us!!!!

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LetsEatOut (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on September 17, 2016

The restaurant had a piece of paper on the door because they have permanently CLOSED. Luckily there was a nearby Mexican restaurant since we had limited time before our event.

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vipclark (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

I always really enjoyed this place
The waiters and waitresses and bar tenders
the busers and most the GC were amazing and so nice
I will miss the Riviera RIP
Closed on Monday

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Hayjoode (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

I have eaten at this restaurant many times in the past. I had not been there in over a year and I am appalled to see the downhill slide the restaurant has taken. Both the food and the service used to be impeccable, now they are both at best mediocre. I am disappointed, because good neighborhood restaurants are hard to come by. What a loss.

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DaveS (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

We tried the 5 course tasting menu and really enjoyed the food and wine pairings. Shannon and our server provided wonderful service. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 7, 2016

We had a very nice time. It was our 48th anniversary and our daughter paid for it without us knowing. They greeted us with a happy anniversary. Service was good. Dinner was excellent. I asked for a special order not on the menu and it was no problem.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

We celebrated 90th b'day of our dear friend. The food was not as great as in the past, but the service was great and our table was perfect. There was a birthday cake and candle and that was fun. Thanks for everything.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

Just and FYI-We ate here with some friends last week and my husband said the Cioppino was the best he has ever had and the seafood in it was cooked to perfection.

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luckylady (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2016

I love Riviera and eat there for special occasions. This time I had a Groupon for 5 course dinner for two with wine and cocktail parings. The cocktails were bitter and not something we would ever choose. A couple of the dishes served in the dinner were good, but not up to the quality of the food we usually order there.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2016

My husband and I tried Riviera for the first time last Sunday and it was AWESOME! All the service and Jack specifically was great, and the food was incredible! From the homemade bread and pesto to the Pork Florentine special, everything was fantastic! The owner of this restaurant knows how to make a culinary dining experience outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2016

Food was excellent, and the server Chris was very knowledgable, personable and attentive. Will definitely return.

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GeorgeM (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 8, 2016

Food and service were excellent,room was quiet. A little pricey for frequent dining. We go mostly for special occaisions.

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Canyongranny (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

Since there's music in the bar on Friday night, we requested and received a quietier table in a side room for our party of 4. Service was attentive and excellent as was the halibut special albeit pricey and ala carte. Sand dabs and lobster ravioli entrees were equally delicious. It's also a nice place for ladies' luncheons. They have a varied menu and can easily handle parties of 10-12 in my experience.

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PeterD (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Was not up to its usual standard. The food wasn't as good. I hope this was just a bad night and that next time will be as good as it normally is.

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vipKLC726 (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2016

We did the tasting menu and everything was really very good. The restaurant is very large and it was only partially occupied so the vibe was kind of dull

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viptimothy14 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

The Cioppino was the best I've ever had. It was absolutely delicious.

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Retiredprosecutor (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 19, 2016

Food is good. Hostess is unfriendly with an attitude that is not warranted. If I ran the restaurant she would be working somewhere else. Service is good and servers and bus boys are very attentive. Menu is somewhat limited for non meat eaters. Fish selections are skimpy. Veal Parmesan is out of this world. Ciopino is also excellent. While some dishes are pricey others are not.

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GaryM (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

Outstanding meal. All the main dishes were excellent . Service could have been better but it was acceptable.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2016

This is our favorite restaurant in our area. I've never had a bad meal here.

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HelenD (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 2, 2016

Did not accept our gift certificate as it had split from another restaurant. That was disappointing. Good business to have honored it nonetheless. Told us to check with restaurant across the street to see if they would accept it.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 20, 2016

Attentive staff, great food,well poured drinks.
All in all we had a wonderful time. Thanks to everyone at Riviera!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2016

Delicious food, beautiful presentation.

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vipJoAnnG (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

Mothers Day and restaurants? Normally a bad combination. But we were pleasantly surprised. Great food, great service, great waiter! 5 star experience!!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on April 28, 2016

Really miss this place since they closed. I heard another place is coming in place.

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viptimothy14 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 8, 2016

I have the best Cioppino dish that I have ever had. Always wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner as always with friends. The only recommendation I would give is for the busboy not to take away plates until everyone has finished their meal.

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vipArly (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on March 14, 2016

It was so nice-It was our 40th wedding anniversary and we ended up in Calabasas. Food was great-service was great. It was a great evening

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vippeters (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

We've been to Riviera many times over the years. The food is generally very good, although inconsistent at times. We went on Feb. 13. The chicken parm was excellent, but the pork chop was fatty, dry and overcooked. I mentioned this to our waiter who listened attentively, said "I'm sorry, sir," then walked away. Yes, I should have sent it back, but I was hungry and just wanted to eat my dinner. This is why you can never fully depend on this restaurant for a good meal.

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vipDine4promos (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

The food is mediocre. Best part on the dish might be the asparagus as garnish on the plate. Skip this place and try somewhere else.

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