the giudecca canal, its large space,
the so bright and enveloping lights of a lagoon almost sea.
but not only that: a cozy room from where to enjoy the autumn mists.
and first of all a kitchen and a service, because in my opinion eating is an extreme act:
you take “something” that is there, next to you, and “put” it inside you.
this “something” if doesnt kill you, then becomes a part of you.
if you dont make a conscientious decision regarding this “something”
it means that you dont respect yourself,
and by consequence, that you dont respect others.
each Person working here, each in their own way, participates in this act.
no claim but simply offer what we know to find better: this simple sentence from Josko Gravner to summarize the Common Sense that guide us:
“… you ask me what I think of natural wines, whether a certification is right or not? I don’t know the answer, and do you know why? because I make Wine, and my Wine does not comply with any product specifications or trends!
And in making my Wine I do my best to respect my Land, respecting the whole ecosystem.
In all these years I have seen how useless specifications and certifications are, because behind each wine there are not only grapes, but most importantly the producer’s honesty: this is something you cannot learn at school or by conforming to a certain production thinking… and even less can it be certified.
I’m extinct -Cristiano Bendinelli www.cristianobendinelli.com Sala Fortuny
this project was born from the need to relate the improper use we make of our planet. regardless of what ‘that surrounds us, we continue in the destruction of flora and fauna that should instead accompany our lives. photographing a series of extinct birds I wanted to document what we have lost, their beauty and their role among us. documenting the species and their last sighting. Through this work you can get to touch drowsy consciences, distracted by passage of time, documenting where we come to be ready to deal with where we’re going.
In my work I feel the space strong actraction and charm, the orientals can say the vacuum, that ocean of possibilities, the place without boundaries where the every things intimate voices waft… The space, that world of visions that must spring out of appearance, unstoppable breath of reality… that reality that passing by the form of his specific body, pulsates with an energy coming from the neverending intimate abyss
contact us or book a table
we’ll be closed from next August 9th to 17th included,
opening Aug. 18th for dinner
before booking a table please:
-consider that first of all Riviera is a Restaurant; if you want to came here only for the landscape and to take selfies, please leave your place to foodies
– give a look to our menu here (sorry but we don’t have a vegan proposal)
– check here our Terms and Conditions here
– consider that our opening time are from Friday to Tuesday, from 12.30 to 3.00pm (last order 2.30pm) and from 7pm to 10.30pm (last order 10.00pm) – Wednesday and Thursday are our days off – due to comfort reasons also for other guests, not allow to receive groups of more than 5 guests, also if in separate tables. It would be eventually possible but for lunch.
we’ll answer you as soon as possible!
how to reach us
vaporetto san basilio stop (line 2, 6, N) or zattere (linea 2, 5, 6, N).
contact us for details
opening time Friday to Tuesday,
from 12.30 to 3.00pm and from 7PM to 10.30pm
we are closed on Wednesday and Thursday
location: fondamenta zattere al ponte longo, 1473,
30123 venezia, italy
phone: +39 041 522 7621
come da indicazioni ministeriali, sosteniamo una dieta bilanciata ed il consumo di omega3 nella dieta