Riviera Focacceria Italiana

4.7
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221 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC WE ARE CLOSED TO DINE IN BUT WE ARE OFFERING TAKE-OUT.
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 true the Ligurian food.
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ildr
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 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 29 February 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
26 reviews
Dined on 27 February 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 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AlexO
1 review
Dined on 22 February 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 21 February 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
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 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 15 February 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 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian cuisine served by friendly and knowledgeable servers.

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steve
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 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 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as always

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food.

PB
PhillyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 January 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 7 January 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 6 January 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 2 January 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 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service n food! Nice outside area.

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GabrieleF
1 review
Dined on 16 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious very authentic italian food

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

Excellent authentic food from Genoa

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vipMike
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on 22 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 15 November 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 9 November 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 10 October 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
49 reviews
Dined on 29 August 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
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was okay

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vipKurt1459
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on 22 August 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 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian food!!! Amazing focaccia 😋

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vipPats
Miami
67 reviews
Dined on 13 August 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
51 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible, the waiters looked like they didn’t want to be there

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
51 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went there on a week day. Had apps n main course. Three out of six dishes came out cold. Did not check on the other three. Bad kitchen timing.
Panna cotta was the winner.
Staff wad friendly n fast enough.
Tks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The free focaccia was the tastiest thing we had. Not impressed with the ravioli or the gnocchi 😩

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rtvdlv
Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us had dinner at Riveria. We returned a second time as the food is so good. The cheese appetizers are outstanding--we've heard they fly the cheese in from Italy each day. Three of us had the veal entree and we all raved about it. I am not Italian but my friend is and says this place is like being in Italy. He could not stop raving about the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day celebration

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vipJlc1950
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the neighborhood and had been told that the restaurant was pretty good.
Well, let's say it was better than good. I had the Veal and it was excellent. The service was First Class and the owner or manager came by our table repeatedly to make sure we were been taken care of.
The wine list is also well priced. Certainly deserves a return visit.

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vipwinejourney
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought a group of friends visiting from out of town. Everyone loves it. Fantastic food and always great service.

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