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Riviera Ristorante

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1712 Utopia Pkwy, Whitestone, NY 11357-3320
+1 718-352-2225
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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new york
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found the food to be great, my cousin also used them for catering a party and the was awesome. I highly recommend going.

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Thank mwildshadow
Whitestone
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, son and I went out to dinner at Riviera with good friends on Thursday night. The food was excellent. We began with the hot antipasto which was hot, fresh and plentiful. The main courses were very good also. I had the chicken francaise which was delicious. There were 2 large pieces of chicken and the sauce was very... More 

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Thank MAUREJ
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite go-to restaurant. Great lunch and dinner specials, reasonably priced. And the portions are generous. Never had a bad or less than delicious meal. I love to try the daily specials but my favorites are still the their grilled veggies, fried calamari, eggplant parmigiano and the fish pasta. The only drawback is that it can get a... More 

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Thank Frances S
Franklin Square, New York
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We went to the Riviera for Thanksgiving dinner. My mother in law had the turkey dinner with all the fixings, she loved it. My husband had the OSso Bucco and said it was the best he ever had. I had the filet of sole oreganata over sauteed spinach it was awesome. We all enjoyed our meal and will definitely be... More 

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Thank Kathleen E
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I visit often and have never had a bad or sub-par meal. Lots of daily specials, always fresh. I love the fried calamari or grilled seafood appetizers and the Capellini di Mare. The baby lamb chops special with broccoli rabe was outstanding!! They have very reasonable Lunch and Early Bird Dinner Special menus. It's my go-to restaurant for a good,... More 

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Thank Frances S
Whitestone, New York
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Riviera is my favorite restaurant in Whitestone for Italian food. The food is a mix of Northern and Southern Italy. This is my go to restaurant to bring clients for lunch and to enjoy dinner with my family. The food is fresh and delicious and wait staff is excellent. The owner is awesome and friendly. The place for Italian... More 

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Thank Joe A
Colonia, NJ
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This restaurant is a hidden gem in Whitestone, Queens! The owner is very friendly and his staff is also very friendly and efficient. The food is awesome. Every time I am guaranteed a wonderful meal in a friendly surrounding. They have a cute little bar and the bartended makes awesome drinks. Small events like showers and anniversary parties can also... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The owner Danny is attentive and oversees the operation and guest's satisfaction. The service is good, food excellent and portion size is large. Good wine list at reasonable prices. When the place is full, usually on weekend nights, it gets very loud and hard to have a nice conversation at your table without speaking loudly. Not good for a quiet... More 

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Thank RDU-Yankee
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75 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Good, service. The owner Danny is Very Attentive and will fix anything that is not right. Wait staff is good. Food is good and you get value for your dollar. My only complaint is the Veal dishes. Veal is paper thin, breading is 5 times the thickness of the veal. It's easy, do not order any veal.

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Thank Robert A
Bayside, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

I called ahead for reservations. The gentleman was very nice.However, when I arrived my party was already seated. The table was right opposite the door. There was a party of 30 behind us that were extremely loud. The acoustics in the place are terrible. Don't go there if you want a nice quiet dinner because you will not be able... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1712 Utopia Pkwy, Whitestone, NY 11357-3320
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Whitestone
  • Phone Number: +1 718-352-2225

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?