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Service was pleasant but not smooth. Food was good but not great. I had seen a review that raved about it and we wanted to support a new independent place. We may try it again in the future and hopefully things will have been worked out. A bit pricey for the food.
Carolyn Duncan via - Apr 27, 2022
We ordered dinner for 14 people this past Saturday evening. The owner was so incredibly accommodating and offered the freshest and very delicious trays of food! My guests were delighted and so were we! I had seen a comment on the app n&xt d@@r that bashed this great gem of a restaurant due to a unforeseen long wait because of an empl ... read more
Katie Kates via - Apr 25, 2022
LOVE THIS PLACE!! The food is phenomenal and the service from Cate with a “C” is an amazing assets to this place. Nabil the owner/chef makes the best food I’ve had. Everything made from scratch. Definitely recommend this place.
Heather Lamere via - Apr 16, 2022
First time ever coming here and it was absolutely delicious, seriously considering coming back for lunch tomorrow.
William Hutchings via - Apr 14, 2022
Great food. The falafel , shrimp scampi and lemon cake were perfect. Have also tried the chicken kabobs which were very good. It's not fast food and takes a bit to get your food, but it doesn't disappoint. The servers Lois and Heather were great! The owner Nabil. makes rounds to check on everyone which is a special touch. Definately ... read more
Cate Roskind via - Apr 10, 2022
Best Greek food in Florida ... read more
john Simmons via - Apr 3, 2022
This place is a hidden gem, I haven't had a bad yet. I highly recommend Riviera for lunch or dinner ... read more
John Berriola via - Apr 2, 2022
1st time food was awesome with good service! 2nd time food was good service was not.
rmharding1956 via - Mar 31, 2022
This place is the best-I loved the sampler that gave me a taste of dolmades, hummus, too many to list! Owner did it all with mo help—the cooking, serving everything. You will not be disappointed!!!
L via - Mar 29, 2022
Food was absolutely amazing. Will definitely be back ... read more
Alec Garrity via - Mar 13, 2022
Food was amazing, and i loved the decoration on the inside. 5/5 perfect place to go to if you want Mediterranean food!
cringj man via - Mar 12, 2022
Very good Food!! Bear chicken Alfredo I’ve ever had! I got take out, and the salad was even tasty.. would definitely recommend takeout.. can’t speak for dine in. One of the best meals I’ve ever had no joke.
Evan Lerner via - Feb 27, 2022
The most amazing and delicious food I have ever eaten. The staff was new but so helpful and sweet. I'd highly recommend.
Julian Siwek via - Feb 19, 2022
Just came back from a delicious and delightful Evening at the Riviera Mediterranean grille. The large sampler appetizer was perfect, especially the babaganoush. The grouper piccata was also seasoned and cooked to perfection. Our waitress Lois and the other man (sorry I didn’t catch his name) made our dining even More enjoyable and I ... read more
heidi thirer via - Feb 9, 2022
We ordered FALAFEL, it was AMAZING. I got Chicken Souvlaki OUT OF THIS WORLD. The Chef recommended my wife try the GYRO PLATTER, it was one of the best I’ve ever tried. If you are a fan of Mediterranean food you absolutely must give this a try.
Rogess Magia via - Feb 1, 2022
Great service and good food!
janet hood via - Jan 25, 2022
Found a new hidden gem today, Riviera Mediterranean Grille. As soon as you open the door, you'll see it is far above and beyond "just another neighborhood gyro spot". The atmosphere is cozy and elegant, with a menu featuring an array of delicious entrees, sandwiches, and appetizers. They also serve wine and beer. Very fresh and flavo ... read more
Debra Lynn via - Jan 18, 2022
What a surprise. Amazingly delicious! The bread was crisp, the butter was creamy and tasty. Greek Salad was a perfect. The chicken Francaise was amazing. I usually don't order pasta dishes, but this was heavenly. The service was very friendly (slow) but completely worth it. We will definitely be back.
Vivvy B via - Jan 2, 2022
Have nothing but positive things to say after my first meal here. They have a sign out front that says “the best gyros in Bradenton” and that is NO LIE. The food was mouth watering, impeccable, and with every bite it was as if I surprised myself seeing how good it was. The place is cute, unassuming and tucked in the back of a strip m ... read more
Laura Dial via - Dec 29, 2021
Amazing Mediterranean food! Everything is so fresh. The ambiance also incredible. We stopped from Tampa on our way to Bonita. 10/10 would recommend!
Willie Rose via - Dec 25, 2021
Planning next trip. Hustling staff including Frenchman provided excellent service. Best dessert, including red velvet cake, ever and ☕! Wonderful. Only put 4 stars as food wasn't as hot as could be.
Rebecca Zimmerman via - Dec 5, 2021
Six of us really enjoyed our dinners the evening after Thanksgiving. We were surprised that they offered beer and wine, since they are not shown on the online menu. This is a great place.
Paul Stifel via - Nov 27, 2021
She had me at mediterranean. A friend recommended this place and I am glad she did. The food was delicious. Our server was bubbly and attentive. I will definitely go back to try some other things on the menu.
Tina Affum via - Nov 23, 2021
I learned of this restaurant from a posting on Nextdoor, where they had glowing reviews. So we went there for dinner this past weekend with high expectations, and our experience was far better than expected! The food is absolutely delicious and fresh! Everything is made from scratch. We got a chance to chat with the owners Nabil ... read more
Ash Yassa via - Nov 22, 2021
Super cute place with a romantic atmosphere. Owner was especially welcoming.
leigh connelly via - Nov 19, 2021
A little hidden treasure! Very quaint restaurant with a warm and romantic atmosphere. We were surprised at how nice the decor and ambiance were, for being located in a shopping plaza. Service was very friendly. Food was delicious and piping hot. I ordered the Grouper Piccata and my fiancé had a nightly special of chicken, sun dried ... read more
Gina Serena via - Nov 5, 2021
Went for lunch today and WOW, what an unexpected incredibly delicious meal. We had the sampler appetizer and the kabobs. Friendly, attentive staff and delicious food. What's not to love?!
Chris Klein via - Nov 5, 2021
This place was fantastic!!! I tried it for the first time the other night, and they had the best greek/mediterranean food I have had since moving to Florida five years ago! Food was still hot when it arrived, and they even left me a lovely note on one of my containers! Their feta cheese is awesome, and the gyro lamb meat was so tende ... read more
Alex Goldring via - Nov 4, 2021
The food here is delicious. My boyfriend and I stopped in Sunday evening while we were traveling back to Tampa. The kitchen was backed up but the wait was worth it. The owners could not have been nicer. I would definitely stop here again.
Michele Vatalaro via - Oct 18, 2021
The Frutti di mare Ravioli is absolutely amazing....but all the food was amazing here. Try it....
Warren Z via - Oct 1, 2021
Great find! Hard to see from the road but glad we happened to be in that shopping center and find it. Food was fresh, well prepared, and timely delivered to our table with a smile. Took home a menu for future takeout. We'll definitely be coming back.
Tony Lopapa via - Sep 10, 2021
Always great food and great service at Mediterranean Grill.
R Beaird via - Aug 29, 2021
Imagine my surprise to see a flag proclaiming the availability of falafel at a location as I drive past on SR70; one of my favorite things, and on a local road I use regularly! Occupying the space formerly housing Full Belly Burgers, a lovely Mediterranean restaurant has been established for long enough that I'm ashamed I hadn't foun ... read more
Tim Piatek via - Aug 3, 2021
Best food and gyros ever. If I had to wait. It would be worth it..
D Hawes via - Aug 1, 2021
My wife and I came in after finding our usual date night spot over booked. We were well received by all staff, most of which were owners. Yes, a locally owned delicious restaurant! The wine pours are generous. We started with the sampler as everything sounded good. Holy Moses! So good we ordered a second to take home with us! ... read more
Chad Hodges via - Jul 24, 2021
The food is the best.
Roxanna Sarver via - Jul 22, 2021
I had the grilled salmon. It was excellent! Restaurant is very small but cozy and clean. Service very good!
tony pater via - Jun 15, 2021
A quaint, little , hidden gem of a bistro with great Mediterranean, French and Italian food at a reasonable price. The lamb chops were awesome.
Leonardo Paone via - Jun 12, 2021
Awesome food. Personable owners. Another table came in 4 minutes to closing and they were welcomed and invited to dine and take their time. Don't see that very often.
Mark Gunter via - Jun 12, 2021
What an amazing find! Small but elegant and the best Greek food I've had in a long time! The Grouper was fresh, not frozen, the Spanakopita to die for and the salad heavenly!
Gerlinde Townsley via - Jun 8, 2021
We had the perfect dinner. From beginning to end everything was delicious. What a fabulous find in Bradenton! Loved the interior decor and the atmosphere was welcoming. Definitely returning and highly recommend this gem.
Corrie Koerner via - May 29, 2021
Fantastic food. This is a cozy little restaurant where you can dine in or take out some of the best Mediterranean food in the area. Everything on the menu is great.
Jerry W via - May 28, 2021
The wait was a little long...BUT the food was worth it. The gyro was so soft and the sauce was perfectly spot on. And the limoncello cake was PHENOMENAL! Don’t order without getting the limoncello Marscipone ... read more
Erick Robertson via - May 26, 2021
Excellent food and service in a friendly surrounding.
Joseph Smith via - May 20, 2021
Delicious fresh food, tasty sauces, fast service, good prices as well as served with joyful smiles. Give this place your business. You won’t regret it.
Jacqueline Paredi via - Apr 26, 2021
You may pay a couple dollars more or wait a few minutes longer than the average Mediterranean restaurant, but the freshly made food certainly makes up for that difference immediately. The pita on the gyros is soft, fluffy and fresh. The spanakopita is some of the best I've ever had. The beef kabobs were tender and cooked perfectly. W ... read more
Peter Aberg via - Apr 9, 2021
Delicious food, ample portions, friendly service!
Martha Norman via - Mar 16, 2021
If you love Mediterranean cuisine, this is your kind of place. The Sampler Platter reminded me of Greek Easter at my Greek aunt's house. Everything you could wish for in a single plate; prepared by expert hands. Go. Enjoy. Christos Anesti!
John Perides via - Mar 3, 2021
Excellent food and pleasant service.
Alicia Ramirez via - Feb 23, 2021
Absolutely fantastic, took my father here because it was close to his house when I came to visit him. Was immediately greeted by the friendly hostess who promptly got us sat. We had spanakopita for an appetizer and it was amazing. Had the gyro platter for our meal and it hit the spot. Service was great and the chef was very friendly.
Schuyler Clapp via - Feb 22, 2021
Great food and service. The Grouper Pita Wrap was fantastic, the key lime tarter sauce was a nice touch. The Triple Delight is a great starter with amazing hummus, babaganoush, and ttzatziki. Pitas where nicely grilled. Will be back!
Andy Geremia via - Feb 18, 2021
We visited Riviera last night. It was our first dining experience there. It is small and quaint. The atmosphere and decor are warm, relaxing and beautiful. The staff, mainly the owners, were wonderful. Their hospitality is unequaled! The food was spectacular! Kevin had the Gyro Pita and I had the Grouper Piccota. We will retu ... read more
Timothy Christensen via - Feb 17, 2021
Great food and excellent service ... read more
Bianca Neri via - Feb 9, 2021
Best Gyro in the area. The lemon cake dessert was amazing.
David Flanigan via - Feb 5, 2021
Wonderful experience! The food was absolutely amazing! I can barely breathe as I’m writing this review 😂 And what lovely, attentive and sweet couple the owners are! Such a joyful dinner it was. We’ll definitely be back :) ... read more
oznur tulga via - Jan 28, 2021
1st visit. Intimate dining, cozy. Delicious food Excellent service. Friendly attentive staff including Owner. Reasonably priced. Definitely going back. Inside and patio dining.
Lynne Nelson via - Jan 7, 2021
I’m So In Love With This Place I Ordered For The Second Time With DoorDash Since I Can’t Get Out And About. I’m From Chicago So I Know My Mediterranean Food And This Hit The Spot. They Nailed It. Thank You For Caring So Much About Your Food And How It Tastes. I Can’t Wait To Try Everything. Sincerely Your Favorite Customer Colette 💜 ... read more
Colette Cher Gritzenbach via - Jan 2, 2021
Great food, great atmosphere! Definitely will be back. The owners are soooo nice! Lamb Chops and Chicken Pesto were delicious. If you’re looking for Mediterranean food eat here!
Bethany Kane via - Dec 18, 2020
Very very nice place good food owners are very good love the food and we will be going there more and more ... read more
Ahmed Abdelnabi via - Dec 16, 2020
Wow, this new restaurant is amazing! The food is delicious, the decor is beautiful, and the owners seem like lovely people. We will definitely be back now that’s we’ve discovered this gem in Lakewood Ranch! Thank you for a wonderful meal.
Carmen Vidal via - Dec 16, 2020
This place is amazing!! Definitely my new favorite! The owner was so friendly and made me feel right at home. I started with the sampler platter, followed by the fillet mignon souvlaki platter, and ended with the baklava. The flavor of every course was amazing, my fillet mignon was perfection and the baklava was sooo good! I will de ... read more
Amie Davis via - Nov 10, 2020
Owner was there to serve me some great food. Such a small but beautiful setting inside the restaurant. A great selection of food. I had grouper and artichokes and it is definitely worth giving a five star rating. Get over and try their food. It's amazing!
Cory Allen via - Nov 10, 2020
Excellent Mediterranean food. Very good hummus, and I’ve been to the Mediterranean and Middle East a number of times. This food is worth it.
Jenny via - Oct 27, 2020
I'm in love with the food at this place!!! I had the best Mediterranean salad, gyro platter today! My waitress was incredibly nice, she is one of the owners. Her husband is the chef who was equally as nice. Service was great. I sat outside at one of the little tables and had an enjoyable time to myself. The waitress brought me a gla ... read more
Patti K via - Oct 27, 2020
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