Riva Kitchen


Riva Kitchen, headed by our resident chef Michele, is the heart of our home. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, a cocktail, or dinner, it’s always the right moment to dine and drink 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.

Dinner


Wednesdays and Fridays.

Two 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: sit at our table and see what the kitchen has prepared for you today.

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.

Riva Sunset


From the afternoon until sunset.

Riva’s small gazebo opens to offer cocktails among friends next to our pool, in the shade of our large poplar tree. Our drinks menu proposes classic Italian and international offerings and artisanal Tuscan beers, served with light snacks to create a pleasant, entertaining evening during the golden hour of sunset.

Lunch


From mid-day until early afternoon. A little relaxing break, open from Monday to Saturday.

A short and simple menu for based on delicious, but light dishes, from homemade pasta to the traditional, summery Caprese salad, or delicious sandwiches, selections of cured meats, or seasonal salads.

A similarly curated wine list.

Breakfast


Everyday starts off the right way.

Riva Kitchen opens the doors of the living room in the morning at 8am until 10am, and that’s how the day begins with a delicious breakfast in the warmth of the fireplace in winter, or on our garden terraces during summer. 

A selection of sweet and savory such as brioche, freshly baked cakes, pancakes, Tuscan cold cuts and cheeses, yogurt, fresh fruit and juices, salmon and salads too; plus, our chef cook eggs to order.

 There’s nothing better than a lazy breakfast to start the day.

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.

Location


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) 055 7130272  info@rivalofts.com

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