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Al Vecio Canton

#94 of 1,206 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Castello 4738A, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 7143
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Mon 11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What fantastic hosts and a great meal started with liver cooked in cuttlefish ink which was fantastic, polenta, sardines with onion and cod pate. For main we had Lobster and spaghetti again fantastic flavour. Sweet was Chocolate souffle. Lovely bottle of prosecco,beer,desert wine chosen by Nicola finally lemocello and grappa on the house to round of a fantastic week in... More 

Thank foodie_56_2011
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came across this place by chance around lunchtime. I'm so happy we went in. The food we had here was the best we had in Venice and for the quality for the price was increcible. We started with a cheese plate that was matched so well and then had two primi (spaghetti alle vongole and spaghetti nero di seppie).... More 

Thank DaveMelb94
Rota, Spain
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch after touring the Palazzo Ducale. We shared a caprese and pizza; both were good and the service was friendly. We sat upstairs and noted that every table was taken by an obviously tourist group. This is a safe choice if you're looking for a lunch option.

Thank HereComesTehBride
Abergele, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from a wonderful meal at Al Vecio Canton. It is not very easy to find, and very easy to miss, so best to use Apple or Google maps to find it. It's a bit off the beaten track, but obviously very popular and lots of locals there, which is a good sign I think. I had... More 

Thank Jeremy H
Reading, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pizza here is delicious. They "age" their pizza dough for 24 hours and it is very flavorful. I never really thought of pizza dough having a lot of flavor, but this one does. Venice is not permitted to have wood burning ovens. They are considered a fire hazard. But the pizza maker makes an excellent, thin crust pizza with... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The little restaurant is located not too far from piazza San Marco but in a very tiny little road. We enjoyed the food pretty much especially the sea-food spaghetti. Pizzas are really good too. The atmosphere is very causy.

Thank Barbara M
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

10 min walk from San Marco Sq you find great pizza one of the best. We had the bologna and spinach pizza and a side of meat pasta with a very good white wine. Excellent food, very good staff and good value for the $ ( Highly Recommended )

Thank TravelDeFamly
Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This restaurant was close to our Airbnb, and I'm so glad we stopped in (and managed to get a table without a reservation) on our last night in Venice. We decided later that it was the best meal of our entire 10-day trip through Switzerland and Venice! I had the lasagna, which was easily the best I've had. My husband... More 

Thank cunninbr
Hillegom, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

5 minutes away from the busy crowd you will find this great pizza restaurant. Fresh ingredients and friendly personell. Come to rest and enjoy the good food before you return to the tourist madness.

Thank EJCornelisse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had just arrived in Venice for the 4th leg of our honeymoon and we're so excited for good Italian pizza, wine and pasta! After a rather arduous trek with luggage through the canal streets, we dropped off our bags and headed right to Al Vecio Canton. The wine our server recommended was well priced and absolutely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello 4738A, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 7143

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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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