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Riviera Bistro

23683 Calabasas Rd. (Mulholland Dr.) Send to Phone
818-224-2163 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
More Italian than French, Riviera Bistro offers a comfortable setting with a big bar and lounge seating.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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Riviera Bistro Restaurant Review

: With its generously spaced, linen-dressed tables and stylish contemporary chandeliers, Riviera is more high-end restaurant than casual bistro. While you may find a few bistro classics, the menu is rooted in Italian influences. Restaurateur Tomasso Barletta understands his conservative clientele, which seems to have made the place a winner. Standout dishes include starters like a braised short rib over polenta, arancini, and heirloom tomatoes with creamy burrata. There is a lengthy list of pastas and risottos, perhaps bucatini with filet mignon and sweet onions. Entrées are well composed, and feature imported Dover sole filleted tableside and served in a brown butter sauce, as well as classic New York steak grilled and topped with a Cognac-peppercorn sauce. The wine list, with extensive selections from California and Italy, is quite respectable. For dessert, try the house tiramisu.

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