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Al Covo

#43 of 1,231 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Castello 3968, Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 3812
Fri - Tue 12:30 - 23:30
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Read amazing reviews of this restaurant and waited too late to make a dinner reservation but was able to secure a lunch reservation instead. Service was impeccable, staff explained everything and the suggested wine was really good. The pasta fagoli soup and the linguini with clams were to die for. My son had the lamb and he said it was... More 

Thank Selpo
Warrington, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an amazing lunch in this lovely little restaurant. For starter we had the best gnocchi we've ever had and a seafood linguine. Then for main course we had lamb which had been slow cooked for 48 hours. We had 2 different red wines recommended by the sommelier which were lovely and complimented the meal perfectly. Highly recommended restaurant... More 

Thank SueC1973
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant features a well-balanced menu—a nice range of seafood, pasta, and meat. After enjoying so much Venetian seafood elsewhere, we opted for a few meat dishes here. The highlights were the bronzino tartare, the gnocchi special with lamb, and beef cheeks in Amarone sauce. The service was superb, and we decided to leave the wine pairings to the staff;... More 

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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place with the local atmosphere and nice mood. The food was good, very fresh fish. There is an English menu, that surprised because it was little bit more expensive then the Italian one. It's important to book in advance and better to go there with someone local. Интересное атмосферное местечко. Отличная еда, особенно рыба понравилась. Лучше брать отлов дня.... More 

Thank Iris F
Central Scotland
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ran for cover into Al Covo after a sudden rain shower began and was greeted by the charming owner. We were told there would be a 30 minute wait to take our orders, however we were still shown to a table and allowed to order drinks. The place is stunning, and the atmosphere exemplary for a fine dining Italian. After... More 

Thank John H
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were all polite, welcoming and attentive, which meade our first night in Venice very special. Also very knowledgeable about wines, giving us good advice about matching glasses throughout our meal. We had pumpkin gnocchi with a fondue sauce and Sea bass tartare to start - the fish was wonderfully fresh and light; followed by lamb and artichokes and salt... More 

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Yeovil, Somerset
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157 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Difficult to add much more to what the others have written. Food: Seafood Taster menu - excellent! Fresh, well cooked and superbly presented. Venue: Lovely, small restaurant with a great ambience. Wine: Superb selection and very well recommended/presented by Lorenzo, who dealt with my requirement for vino rosso against my wife's preference for bianco without batting an eyelid - Thank... More 

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Faringdon, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fish taster menu was totally memorable. Everything beautifully presented. Staff couldn't have been better at looking after us.

1 Thank s10erd
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Lost for words on how to describe this heavenly experience. If you're visiting Venice, and if you prefer to eat food from selected 'Veneto' sources, then do not miss the chance to dine here. The 7 course meal was divine. The service graciously top notch. Hats off to the amazing chef and his amazing staff. Bravo!

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

After we saw this place on Andrew Zimmern, we had to go. We did and then again on another trip 3 years later. They were very accommodating to make reservations for us as early as we wanted because we were so excited to return there on our second trip. The gnocchi is not to be missed as is anything with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello 3968, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 3812

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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

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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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