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Ristorante Wildner

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Riva Dei Schiavoni Castello 4161, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 7463
12:00 - 22:30
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Why? Because you could easily walk past thinking this is one more restaurant catering to tourists walking by and we're hungry. But no, you would be wrong. We had probably the freshest grilled whole fish we have ever tasted. Perhaps caught that very morning. We would definitely return!

Thank TravellingSMH
Norwell, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd time here, the service and food is always excellent - Andrei is the best waiter and food is fant

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Simple but very tasty food cooked according to the slowfood concept. Unbeatable freshness of the seafood along with the exceptional service and probably the best night view of the town.

1 Thank Max120368
Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The food was well prepared and the view was wonderful. My wife & I both had the fish of the day. While I can't recall the exact price, it didn't seem overly expensive.

Thank Fred E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We have been meaning to visit here for a couple of years now and took the opportunity on our Anniversary trip to Venice. It was a strange experience with the restaurant feeling like it lacked atmosphere. The staff were fine but our real issue was with the food. We started with the steak tartare which was presented well but tasted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This family restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere and an ideal location to enjoy the most iconic attractions of the lagoon in front of a very delicious meal. This is a “Slow Food Chef Alliance” Restaurant with nice and rich menus, based on use of genuine and traditional ingredients that support local suppliers. A massive thank you to Benedetta, she was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I am not much of a pasta eater, till I was in Italy, ate the real thing. Italians have a way of making simple foods like pizza and pasta taste incredible, different... FRESH!

Thank LIz A
Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A very good and varied menu at this restaurant - the shell and fish dishes are quite superb and was definitely a highlight for us. Service from the waiters is excellent. Wine list compliments everything and our waiters suggestion was very good indeed. I would certainly recommend this restaurant - has a good outlook onto the waterfront of San Marco.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We asked the dish without any kind of cheese, and the waiter said ok, but it arrived with cheese and waiter do nothing about that. We lose the dish and had to ask for another one. Waiter very unpolited.

Thank Luiz G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We ordered grilled fish, I think flounder. We received a small piece with very salty sauce. They forgot to bring the appetiser, and then to compensate offered artichoke which was tasteless. Overall was a disappointment.

Thank Zeev W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 76
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva Dei Schiavoni Castello 4161, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 7463
In the beautiful surroundings of restaurant Wildner's veranda you can enjoy some of the best traditional food in Venice, whilst being inebriated by the view of the lagoon.

Restaurant Wildner was established in 1960 by the Fullin Family and it is visited by locals and tourists alike. Its comfortable and unhurried atmosphere is enhanced by the spectacular panoramic view of St Mark's Basin.

Each day Luca Fullin selects the very best seasonal ingredients from Rialto market and from the network of suppliers we have spent a lifetime gathering. The ingredients are then prepared and cooked with care and simplicity, in order to make them shine thorugh a menu of traditional Venetian dishes.

The menu is based mainly on fish and features classics like Baccala Mantecato, Sarde in Saor and Antipasto Misto, as well as a seasonal selection of dishes. The wines are all handpicked by Luca, who personally visits the vineyards to select the best natural wines, produced in small quantities and without the use of any artificial additives or chemicals.

The restaurant is open all day, and is the perfect place to enjoy a truly Venetian dining experience, with the gondolas and the Island of San Giorgio as the most beautiful backdrop to a romantic dinner or a special occasion.

Wildner is in the "Slow Food Chef Alliance". By using Slow Food Presidia in the menus, they support small scale local producers who use traditional methods and safeguard native breeds and local plant varieties.

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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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