Merchant Profile: Pâtisserie Riviera

This week we went to meet Caterina Reviglio Sonnino, in charge of the development of the Pâtisserie Riviera.

A real jewel in the heart of the Monte-Carlo district, this address is one of the oldest in the Principality. An emblematic place, out of time imbued with a cozy atmosphere with its decoration in pastel colors that revive our senses. 

A gourmet and exciting escape!


Introduce us to the Riviera Pastry

This pastry has a real history since it was founded in 1955. 

Every morning, four pastry chefs, including a master chocolatier, work in the laboratory located next door. Two French pastry chefs, an Italian pastry chef and a Russian pastry chef make up this brigade of artisans. This melting pot of know-how makes it possible to respond to an international clientele looking for quality products. 

Tell us more about your role.

I do a lot of things here! I take care of the development of pastry by working on our brand image. I also ensure the quality and satisfaction of each client. I also try to build an experience around our products. Here, everything is thought out so that the customer feels overwhelmed by our Riviera universe and lives an adventure that is both culinary but also olfactory and visual…. 

How do you select your products?

We make it a point of honor to work with local artisans and producers. Our fruits come from a nearby primeur, our lemons directly from Menton. We also try as much as possible to work with products from organic farming. To give you an example, we push this search for exceptional products to the packaging of our boxes: the boxes and fabrics are produced in Milan, tailor-made!  

What are your specialties?

For several years we have been developing a range of gluten-free pastries while keeping the requirement of taste and classic flavors. We are also known for our Russian specialties: Medovik, a kind of honey millefeuille, or koulitch, a traditional Orthodox Easter cake. 


Our motivation is the relationship we have with our customers, but it goes much further. We make every effort to bring happiness, joy and above all a unique experience. This is our ultimate goal!

Find this business very soon on Carlo Market our Click & Collect.