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Riva Dei Schiavoni Castello 4119/4122 | Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 3988
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great view food was terrible service ok. Ordered scampi pasta with prawns and pasta with scallops might of just been the night

Thank Liz and Chris D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great view ... and great price too Didnt try the food, we just had a drink on the waterfront, service is ok but the price is just too expensive for what it is

Thank pithecanthropus70
Philadelphia, United States
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26 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great view of the lagoon (but the boat fuel fumes are unpleasant). The antipasto (4 types of charcuterie with some oil and a spoonful of pickled peppers), 2 so-so pasta dishes (pumpkin ravioli (meh), spag. bolognese (better)), and a bottle of water cost about $75. Service was fine.

Thank Charlotte V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

As the title says it was one of the few places along this walkway that had a view that wasn't crowded in front of the water. Once staff realised you were here for more than just a coffee the service was much better. We get it. Food was great. Very generous proportions and great quality Good draft beer and the... More 

Thank Beck B
Spokane Valley, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Walking along the water looking for a place to celebrate a birthday dinner. Looked this place up on trip advisor and only 3 stars. Place next door was 1.5 stars and we wanted to sit so we came back. Best decision! Food was amazing! Service was awesome too. Our waitress spoke great English, was very honest and super nice. The... More 

1 Thank Kim_KV
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We ate here a couple of evenings, and were never disappointed with the view across the lagoon and the delicious food. Gnocchi with porcini mushrooms, ravioli with pear and cheese, risotto and fillet steak all excellent. Great food and courteous service from the very hard working staff made this our favourite dinner spot. Many thanks in particular to Juliano, for... More 

Thank Edith_Street
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

There is just the right choice or vegetarians. We had their pear mushroom ravioli. Good choice of wine. Fantastic view over water.

1 Thank ashah550
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We looked for a last meal at Venice. This place looked like a overpriced place but we were really hungry and tired. The food is really good! But we payed way too much. They take 3€ for a person just for sittin' there. Go ONLY if you're out of options. You get a good meal but you'll PAY for it.

Thank Omri L
West Sussex
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Not really too much that can be said about this place other than the food was poor, staff were rude and it was expensive. Stay away at all costs!!!!

Thank Maverick300
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I sat there 5 mins and ordered a san bitter (premade drink, comes in a small bottle 100ML that costs 40 cents in the supermarket). Was served in a glass with ice, 7 euros. Then a granita 6 euros more (it was on a sign, otherwise I think they would have charged it at 10). Stay away.

Thank Benito L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 83
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva Dei Schiavoni Castello 4119/4122 | Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 3988

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castello

Neighbourhood Profile
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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