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Bar Gelateria Bellavistia

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Castello
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Castello 4157, Venice, Italy
+39 041 1528 5168
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222 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Food was overpriced. My pasta was tough as though it had been microwaved (edges were crunchy). Caprese salad tasted weird. Beer was good but overpriced just like the food. Location was fantastic. Service was great. It's an ok place nut there is waaaay better at the same prices.

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Thank Paolo182002
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is fabulous! Excellent value for money but more importantly, outstanding service! The food is good and with an amazing view, what more could you ask for?! Brilliant!

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1 Thank Maria H
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This place closes early so make sure you don't head here late in the evening. Very much like a seaside bar. Obviously aimed at the daytime passing trade. Expensive for the poor quality service and food.

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Thank ed c
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

After being ripped off the day before by a sneaky service charge further down the street, finding this place for a lovely hot chocolate & watching the world go by was a godsend. No service charge, friendly staff & a welcoming place for just drinks or food as well.

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1 Thank JoannaE2
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

After being ripped off at lunchtime near the Rialto bridge we decided to try this place out. Prices were fair, food was decent And service was great.

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1 Thank MissLDR
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Decent food, cheap prices, no service/cover charge. First night in Venice and we were a little worried about the stories of massive price hikes for eating in a restaurant but what you see is what you pay. Nice area for people watching. Good for dinner or just a drink or two to watch the world go by.

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Thank Katrina C
Cormeilles, France
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Actually named the Bar Gelataria Bellavista, this unassuming bar/restaurant offers a really affordable people-watching viewpoint of the guided tours leaving the ferries for a tour of Venice and all the other sights of this wonderful city. And is cheaper than other establishments closer to the Danieli. But the real plus is that they serve a Venezian Craft Beer - for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Wonderfull place for s snack or coffee. Nice prices. Food is convenience good but it still good, and most of all: for a good price and a perfect spot on the middle of everything ! The staff was friendly and fast, and for the first time in Italy I was asked if I wanted something more after my first drink... More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

What a great place to sit right in the action on the side of the Canal, watching the world go by! The restaurant is very unassuming and have written their menu on a chalk board with no prices. We bought a Venetian beer, gin and tonic,Aperol spritz, water, and a Margherita pizza and you get some crackers on the side... More 

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Thank Jessica N
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was attractive because it didn't seem to have the Venice price tag of other establishments, or the cover charge. But this is the only positive. The food was Luke warm at best and not very nice, the staff seemed to be only interested in getting you to add a tip and they cram you into a tiny area... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Italian, Cafe, Pub
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello 4157, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 1528 5168

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castello

Neighbourhood Profile
Castello
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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