Riva Kitchen

Riva Kitchen, headed by our chef Michele, is the heart of our home. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it’s always the right moment to dine in good company in the relaxed environment of our living room, on our terrace, or under the shade of the trees in our garden.

Our menu varies according to seasonal product availability and our local sources: have a seat at our table and discover what the kitchen has in store for you today.

To go along with our culinary offerings, you’ll find a selection of classic Italian wines, to sip in the relaxed atmosphere of Riva Lofts.


From Tuesday to Friday.

Four evenings a week for a relaxed experience, creative cuisine ranging from traditional Tuscan fare to modern Italian dishes. Our menu varies depending on the availability of products, sourced from local producers.

The imagination, creativity and passion of our resident chef Michele Berlendis combined with the beauty and uniqueness of an extraordinary place make for a unique experience whether for a romantic evening or a dinner with friends. For info and reservations (+39) 375 7040879

The Sunday lunch

For those who feel like spending Sunday in a welcoming environment just like a friend’s home.

The menu consists of dishes inspired by tradition that change every week: sit at our table and see what the kitchen has prepared for you. For info and reservations (+39) 375 7040879

Cooking Class

Do you want to learn how to make authentic Italian fresh pasta?

Do you want to learn how to make authentic Italian fresh pasta? Step by step, our chef Michele will prepare with you the most typical dishes of Italian cuisine, sharing their secrets, the result of years of culinary experience. 

Our Chef

Resident Chef Michele Berlendis is the heart of RIVA Lofts’ kitchen. A native Tuscan, after attending a technical institute specializing in hospitality in Florence he worked alongside the chef Filippo Saporito at the starred restaurant La Leggenda dei Frati. After refining his skills he moved to Berlin where he worked at the leading Italian restaurant Boccadibacco. Upon returning to Italy, he began his teaching career by personally running the renowned MamaFlorence Cooking School where he discovered a passion for teaching and sharing the secrets of cooking with students. After a long and solid collaboration alongside the starred chef Erez Ohayon, Michele decided to take over the kitchen of Riva Lofts to continue in teaching and expressing his own cuisine.

Michele loves to experiment with simple flavors so that the taste of the wholesome ingredients he uses can really shine through. She reinterprets classic recipes to give them a personal touch.


Riva Lofts is located in Via Baccio Bandinelli and overlooks the “rive gauche” of the Arno, directly opposite the historical “Parco delle Cascine”, to which it is connected by a peaceful public garden that flanks the riverbank. It is 2 km from the city centre and can be reached in about 10 minutes by taxi, by taking a beautiful walk (20/30 minutes), or with a vintage bike offered to guests by the hotel (10 minutes).

Just 200 metres away from our complex, guests will find the Paolo Uccello stop of the Tramvia T1 line.

Reservations recommended
Tel: (+39) 375 7040879 or (+39) 055 7130272 | Email: info@rivalofts.com

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