ABOUT US

Authentic Italian Restaurant In Miami

 

Riviera Focacceria Italiana is proud to introduce to South Florida the long tradition of exceptional food from the Italian region of Liguria.

Riviera Focacceria Italiana is proud to introduce to you, within many other incredible dishes, the unique Focaccia Cheese… 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 Cheese… your world will never be the same!

Fresh homemade daily pastas are another big part of our menu, introducing within others the iconic Pansoti, an homemade dumpling filled with spinach, ricotta cheese, chards and spices and than served with a delicate walnut sauce!

Last but not least… the pesto sauce. You will be able to experience the real pesto alla Genovese, the sophisticated but humble balance of local organic sweet basil, pine nuts, parmigiano cheese and Ligurian extra virgin olive oil served on thinly homemade handkerchief style pasta… the Mandilli.

Fresh seafood, grass fed steaks and much more is waiting for you at Riviera Focacceria Italiana.

Italian Restaurant in Miami Florida

LA FOCACCIA

The focaccia recipe it is widely associated with Genova and the Ligurian cuisine.As the tradition spread, the different dialects and diverse local ingredients resulted in a large variety of bread.

Due to the number of small towns and hamlets dotting the coast of Liguria, the focaccia recipe has fragmented into countless.

The most famous example is the specialty Focaccia Cheese which is originally from Recco, near Genova.

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The menu at Riviera Focacceria Italiana moves around sweet organic basil, marjoram, borage, chards, taggiasca olives, pine nuts, walnuts, chick peas, mediterranean seafood… the staples of the Ligurian cuisine.

The menu at Riviera Focacceria Italiana proudly represent the uniqueness and authenticity of the traditional Ligurian cuisine. The plates in which we will serve your food are the typical “fiamanghila” used in the old trattoria’s around Liguria.

All dishes are prepared using fresh local ingredients and authentic weekly imported Italian products. All our pastas, sauces and focaccia can be purchased for home consumption.

Riviera Focacceria Italian is available for private dinners and catering.

Appetizers

Portofino Caprese – $15.00
vine ripened tomato, imported fresh buffalo mozzarella, basil dressing
Prosciutto & Mozzarella – $16.00
imported fresh buffalo mozzarella, Parma Prosciutto Riserva
Tonno Verde – $17.00
lightly seared chopped tuna, lemon basil pesto dressing, orange & fennel salad
Carpaccio di Polpo – $15.00
thinly sliced poached octopus, fennel salad, lemon dressing
Polpo Riviera – $17.00
poached octopus, potato, celery, Taggiasca olives, cherry tomato, extra virgin olive oil

Soup

Minestrone al Pesto – $9.00
classic veggie soup with a touch of pesto

Focaccia con il formaggio

Focaccia col Formaggio – $17.00
the originalvegetarian
Gorgonzola – $19.00
with creamy Italian Gorgonzola cheesevegetarian
Pesto – $19.00
with our original homemade Pesto saucevegetarian
Pizzata – $18.00
with homemade tomato sauce and capersvegetarian

Adds on

Extra Stracchino Cheese – $4.00
Parmacotto – $4.00
Parma Prosciutto – $5.00
Speck – $5.00
Pesto Sauce – $2.00
Aragula & Cherry Tomato – $4.00
Sliced Tomatos – $3.00

Focaccia Sandwich

add mixed greens and tomato salad $4, add home fries $4, add
pesto spread $1, add black olives spread $1
Crudo – $12.00
Parma prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, artichokes
Cotto – $12.00
Parmacotto ham, stracchino, sliced tomatoes
Pomodoro – $10.00
Fresh artisanal mozzarella, sliced tomatoes
Verdure – $11.00 grilled zucchine, eggplant, fresh mozzarella

Salads

Cinqueterre – $12.00
cannellini beans, cherry tomato, celery, romaine lettuce choice of grilled tuna or chicken
Portofino – $11.00
lettuce, goat cheese, sesame seeds, balsamic reduction vegetarian
Riviera – $12.00
fresh spinach, Asiago cheese, sliced green apple, cherry tomato

Pasta

All our pasta are homemade daily!
Ravioli Ragu Genovese – $17.00
filled with spinach, beef, parmigiano cheese, italian herbs in a traditional Genovese beef ragout
Pansoti al Sugo di Noci – $17.00
filled with spinach, ricotta cheese, Italian herbs, Parmigiano cheese walnut sauce
Pansoti Pinoli & Maggiorana – $17.00
filled with spinach, ricotta cheese, Italian herbs, Parmigiano cheese, marjoram, pine nuts, Parmigiano cheese, touch of butter sauce
Mandilli al Pesto -$18.00handkerchief style pasta, Riviera’s homemade pesto, local basil, pine nuts, touch of garlic, extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano cheese

Spaghettonni

you will never think of spaghetti in the same way
Pomodoro – $14.00
Riviera’s homemade tomato sauce
Gamberi & Zucchine – $19.00
sautéed shrimp, zucchine, white wine, spicy red pepper, hint of garlic
Pesto – $18.00
Riviera’s homemade pesto. local basil, pine nuts, touch of garlic, extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano cheese
Pinoli & Maggiorana -$17.00
marjoram, pine nuts, Parmigiano cheese, touch of butter sauce
Ragu’ Genovese – $16.00

Gnocchi

Potato dumplings homemade & handmade
Pomodoro – $15.00
Pesto – $18.00
Ragu’ Genovese – $17.00
Pinoli & Maggiorana -$17.00
Gamberi & Zucchine – $19.00

Secondi (Main Courses)

Tonno alla Ligure – $25.00
6 oz. tuna, seared on one side, capers, pine nuts, parsley, Taggiasca olives gremolata, chickpeas puree
Branzino alla Griglia – $29.00
imported Mediterranean branzino, sauteed artichokes
Pollo alla Griglia – $16.00
grilled chicken* breast, roasted mixed veggies
Scaloppine di Vitello ai Funghi – $23.00
pan seared veal scaloppine, mashed potatoes, mushrooms sauce
Vitello alla Milanese – $32.00
bone in veal chop, breaded and fried, arugula & diced tomatoes
Pollo alla Milanese – $ 17.00
breaded and fried chicken* breast, pesto mashed potatoes
Tagliata di Manzo – $35.00
12 oz. grass fed beef strip loin**, grilled to order, arugula, shaved Lodigiano cheese
Vitello alla Milanese – $23.00
bone in veal** chop, breaded and fried, arugula & diced tomatoes

Contorni (Side Dishes)

Mashed Potatoes – $4.00
Pesto Mashed Potatoes – $5.00
Roasted Potatoes – $4.00
Home Fries – $5.00
Grilled Zucchine – $4.00
Mixed Greens & Tomato Salad – $4.00
Roasted Mixed Veggies – $5.00
Sautéed Artichokes – $6.00

*Our poultry is from Springer’s Mountain Farm NC, all natural, free range, no hormones, no antibiotics.
**Our meats are all natural, grass fed, no hormones, no antibiotics

 

Weekend specials

Melanzane alla Parmigiana – $15.00
classic eggplant parmigiana
Muscoli del Marinaio – $16.00
sautéed Washington State mussels, parsley, garlic, splash of white wine, chili flakes, focaccia crostini
Pasta of the Day
Ask your waiter for today’s chef specialty

Appetisers

adds on Parma Prosciutto $10, Cotto $8, Speck $9, Mortadella $6
Portofino Caprese – $15.00
vine ripened tomato, imported fresh buffalo mozzarella, basil dressing
Prosciutto & Mozzarella – $16.00
imported fresh buffalo mozzarella, Parma Prosciutto Riserva1
Tonno Verde – $17.00
lightly seared chopped tuna, lemon basil pesto dressing, orange & fennel salad
Carpaccio di Polpo – $15.00
thinly sliced poached octopus, fennel salad, lemon dressing
Polpo Riviera – $17.00
poached octopus, potato, celery, Taggiasca olives, cherry tomato, extra virgin olive oil
Tagliere di Formaggi – $19.00
cheese plate, Pecorino, Parmigiano Vacche Rosse, Gorgonzola, Stracchino

Focaccia con il formaggio

Focaccia col Formaggio – $17.00
the original
Gorgonzola – $19.00
with creamy Italian Gorgonzola cheese
Pesto – $19.00
with our original homemade Pesto sauce
Pizzata – $18.00
with homemade tomato sauce and capers

Add ons

Extra Stracchino Cheese – $4.00
Parmacotto – $4.00
Parma Prosciutto – $5.00
Speck – $5.00
Pesto Sauce – $2.00
Aragula & Cherry Tomato – $4.00
Sliced Tomatos – $3.00

Salads

Cinqueterre – $12.00
cannellini beans, cherry tomato, celery, romaine lettuce choice of grilled tuna or chicken
Portofino – $11.00
lettuce, goat cheese, sesame seeds, balsamic reduction
Riviera – $12.00
fresh spinach, Asiago cheese, sliced green apple, cherry tomato

Pasta

All our pasta are homemade daily!
Ravioli Ragu Genovese – $17.00
filled with spinach, beef, parmigiano cheese, italian herbs in a traditional Genovese beef ragout
Pansoti al Sugo di Noci – $17.00
filled with spinach, ricotta cheese, Italian herbs, Parmigiano cheese walnut sauce
Pansoti Pinoli & Maggiorana – $17.00
filled with spinach, ricotta cheese, Italian herbs, Parmigiano cheese, marjoram, pine nuts, Parmigiano cheese, touch of butter sauce
Mandilli al Pesto -$18.00 handkerchief style pasta, Riviera’s homemade pesto, local basil, pine nuts, touch of garlic, extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano cheese

Spaghettonni

you will never think of spaghetti in the same way
Pomodoro – $14.00
Riviera’s homemade tomato sauce
Gamberi & Zucchine – $19.00
sautéed shrimp, zucchine, white wine, spicy red pepper, hint of garlic
Pesto – $18.00
Riviera’s homemade pesto. local basil, pine nuts, touch of garlic, extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano cheese
Pinoli & Maggiorana -$17.00marjoram, pine nuts, Parmigiano cheese, touch of butter sauce
Ragu’ Genovese – $16.00

Gnocchi

Potato dumplings homemade & handmade
Pomodoro – $15.00
Pesto – $18.00
Ragu’ Genovese – $17.00
Pinoli & Maggiorana -$17.00
Gamberi & Zucchine – $19.00

Secondi (Main Courses)

Tonno alla Ligure – $25.00
6 oz. tuna, seared on one side, capers, pine nuts, parsley, Taggiasca olives gremolata, chickpeas puree
Branzino alla Griglia – $29.00
imported Mediterranean branzino, sauteed artichokes
Pollo alla Griglia – $16.00
Springer’s Mountain Farm all natural, free range, grilled chicken breast, roasted mixed veggies
Riviera’s Snapper – $23.00
oven roasted red snapper filet, lemon, capers, white wine sauce, mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach
Vitello alla Milanese – $32.00
bone in veal chop, breaded and fried, arugula & diced tomatoes
Scaloppine di Vitello ai Funghi – $23.00
pan seared veal scaloppine, mashed potatoes, mushrooms sauce
Tagliata di Manzo – $35.00
12 oz. all natural grass fed beef strip loin, grilled to order, roasted potatoes, arugula, shaved Lodigiano cheese

Contorni (Side Dishes)

Mashed Potatoes – $4.00
Pesto Mashed Potatoes – $5.00
Roasted Potatoes – $4.00
Home Fries – $5.00
Grilled Zucchine – $4.00
Mixed Greens & Tomato Salad – $4.00
Roasted Mixed Veggie – $5.00
Sautéed Artichokes – $6.00

Appetizers

Add ons – Parma Prosciutto $10, Cotto $8, Speck $9, Mortadella $6
Portofino Caprese – $15.00
vine ripened tomato, imported fresh buffalo mozzarella, basil dressing
Prosciutto & Mozzarella – $16.00
imported fresh buffalo mozzarella, Parma Prosciutto Riserva
Tonno Verde – $17.00
lightly seared chopped tuna, lemon basil pesto dressing, orange & fennel salad
Carpaccio di Polpo – $15.00
thinly sliced poached octopus, fennel salad, lemon dressing
Polpo Riviera – $17.00
poached octopus, potato, celery, Taggiasca olives, cherry tomato, extra virgin olive oil
Tagliere di Formaggi – $19.00
cheese plate, Pecorino, Parmigiano Vacche Rosse, Gorgonzola, Stracchino

Focaccia col il Formaggio

Focaccia col Formaggio – $17.00
the original – vegetarian –
Gorgonzola – $19.00
with creamy Italian Gorgonzola cheese
Pizzata – $18.00
with homemade tomato sauce and capers vegetarian
Pesto – $19.00
with our original homemade Pesto sauce

Adds on

Extra Stracchino Cheese – $4.00
Parmacotto – $4.00
Parma Prosciutto – $5.00
Speck – $5.00
Pesto Sauce – $2.00
Arugula & Diced Tomatoes – $4.00
Sliced Tomatoes – $3.00

Pasta

All our pasta are homemade daily!
Ravioli Ragu Genovese – $17.00
filled with spinach, beef, parmigiano cheese, italian herbs in a traditional Genovese, beef ragout
Pansoti al Sugo di Noci – $17.00
filled with spinach, ricotta cheese, Italian herbs, Parmigiano cheese walnut sauce
Pansoti Pinoli & Maggiorana – $17.00
filled with spinach, ricotta cheese, Italian herbs, Parmigiano cheese, marjoram, pine nuts, Parmigiano cheese, touch of butter sauce
Mandilli al Pesto – $18.00
handkerchief style pasta, Riviera’s homemade pesto, local basil, pine nuts, touch of garlic, extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano cheese

Spaghettoni

you will never think of spaghetti in the same way
Pomodoro – $14.00
Riviera’s homemade tomato sauce
Gamberi & Zucchine – $19.00
sautéed shrimp, zucchine, white wine, spicy red pepper, hint of garlic
Pesto – $18.00
Riviera’s homemade pesto. local basil, pine nuts, touch of garlic, extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano cheese
Pinoli & Maggiorana – $17.00
marjoram, pine nuts, Parmigiano cheese, touch of butter sauce

Gnocchi

Pomodoro – $15.00
Pesto – $18.00
Ragu’ Genovese – $17.00
Pinolo & Maggiorana – $17.00
Gamberi & Zucchine – $19.00

Secondi (Main Courses)

Tonno alla Ligure – $25.00
6 oz. tuna, seared on one side, capers, pine nuts, parsley, Taggiasca olives gremolata, chickpeas puree
Branzino alla Griglia – $29.00
imported Mediterranean branzino, sauteed artichokes
Scaloppine di Vitello ai Funghi – $23.00
pan seared veal scaloppine, mashed potatoes, mushrooms sauce
Riviera’s Snapper – $23.00
oven roasted red snapper filet, lemon, capers, white wine sauce, mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach
Tagliata di Manzo – $35.00
12 oz. all natural grass fed beef strip loin, grilled to order, roasted potatoes, arugula, shaved Lodigiano cheese
Vitello alla Milanes – $32.00
bone in veal chop, breaded and fried, arugula & diced tomatoes

Contorni (Side Dishes)

Mashed Potatoes – $4.00
Pesto Mashed Potatoes – $5.00
Roasted Potatoes – $4.00
Home Fries – $5.00
Grilled Zucchine – $4.00
Mixed Greens & Tomato Salad – $4.00
Roasted Mixed Veggie – $5.00
Sautéed Artichokes – $6.00

All our desserts are homemade daily

Main
$8

Dolce di Ricotta

Italian style cheesecake, made of fresh ricotta cheese with strawberry coulisse

Sacripantina

classic Genovese dessert made of homemade sponge cake layered with chocolate and vanilla creme

Mousse di Pistacchio

homemade pistachios mouse

Panna Cotta al Vino Rosso

vanilla panna cotta topped with a red wine gelee

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Salumi
Prosciutto di Parma 24 months aged $20 lb
Parmacotto $15 lb
Speck $21 lb
Mortadella $13

Formaggi
Stracchino $21 lb
Parmigiano Reggiano 24 months aged $21 lb
Gorgonzola $18 lb
Asiago $17 lb
Pecorino Toscano $25 lb
Fresh Artisanal Mozzarella $6 each

Olives & Oil
Tagiasca Olives $7 1/4 lb
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Accademia Barilla Rzserva $35 1 liter
Accademia Barilla Extra Virgin Olive Oil $49 3 liter

Capers
Capperi di Pantelleria Salt Preserved $4 1/4 lb

Focaccia Genovese Tray
Plain $15
Tomato $35
Onions $35
Zucchine 6′ Parrnigiano Cheese $35
Eggplant, tomato sauce, Parmigiano Cheese $39

Dessert

all our desserts are homemade
Nutella Tart $6
shorterust pastry and delicious Nutella hazelnut spread

Fruit Tart $5
shortcrust pastry with aprioot or strawberry jam

Mousse di Pistacchio $88
homemade pistachios mousse

Panna Cotta al Vino Rosso $8
vanilla panna cotta topped with a red wine gelee

Homemade Fresh Pasta

Pasta Semplice $8 lb
Spaghettoni
Tbrcelli
Tagliolini

Pasta Ripiena $12 lb
Ravioli
filled with braised beef, green chard, spinach, Parmigiano cheese, marjoram

Pansoti
filled with spinach, ricotta cheese, green chard, Italian herbs and spices, Parmigiano cheese

Homemade Fresh Sauces

Riviera Pesto $26 lb
local sweet basil, pine nuts, touch of garlic, extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano cheese

Ragu Genovese $17 lb
braised ground beef extra virgin olive oil, tomato, spices

Pomodoro $9 lb
imported San Marzano plum tomato

Portofino Sauce $17 lb
Riviera’s homemade pesto & tomato sauce and a touch of cream

Eggplant Sauce $15 lb
eggplant, chopped hard boiled eggs, Riviera tomato sauce

Location

Riviera Focacceria Italiana

3252 NE Buena Vista Blvd
Suite 110 Miami FL 33137
The Shops at Midtown

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday
11.30 am – 10.30 pm
Friday – Saturday
11.30 am – 11.30 pm
Sunday
12 am – 10.30 pm