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Al Vecio Portal

#114 of 1,237 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Castello
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Calle de la Pescheria Castello 3990 | Campiello della Pescheria, Castello 3990, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 7765
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Melbourne
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our Airbnb host Cristian recommended and booked this restaurant for us. Our table wasn't quite ready so Pino had a spritz ready for us while we waited. Fresh seafood pasta was just what I wanted. Great portion and loved the flavour, my husband enjoyed his ravioli and tiramisu . The wine selected was enjoyed. A local restaurant with interesting decor... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was good, not superb. I had the impression that my glass of white wine had been "mixed" with water, so you'd rather order a full bottle to be on the safe side. Service very nice and prompt.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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1,285 reviews
733 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 644 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional Italian restaurant - decor and service etc wouldn't last 5 minutes in the U.K. but entirely passable in mainland Italy we always find Waiter frankly grumpy or at least disinterested that said our food was great My wife said it was he best ravioli she's had (although a small portion as it was a prima plati and the waiter... More 

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Moffat, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you wish to eat well in Venice, just follow the locals. Friendly staff, excellent food and busy every night of the week. Book if you can, its worth it.

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Thank John w
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The front desk at our hotel recommended this place and it really was good. All the food was delicious - seafood pasta with generous amounts of dish, fantastic lasagne and delicious black cuttlefish pasta. And the best tiramisu I've ever had. A good & reasonable wine list too. Venice is expensive - no doubt about it - but this place... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was five minutes' walk from nearby Hotel Bisanzo and this was our first evening in Venice having flown in earlier that day. We were keen to get stuck into Venetian food. There was no space left inside but we were happy to have a table outside, having not booked. My mixed seafood starter was a fresh, generous and... More 

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Thank Anton_Smith
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant at the recommendation of our host. Greeted warmly by Pino the owner friendly and welcoming. We were not disappointed, the food and ambience were so good. Highly recommended and we will be returning for sure. The Venician sardines are especially good.

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Heers, Belgium
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109 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This restuarant is about 10 minutes walk from S. Marco, near the boatstop Arsenale, located in a small street , at the end on the right site. We were there for 3 nights and booked for all 3, which is absolutely necessary if you would like to have a place. Around 7:30,, it is sold out, especially on Friday and... More 

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Thank Robert D
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We like the restaurant, but the food is heavily cleared to seafood. The restaurant is small and Tucktaway near the arsenal water bus station. The prices were a little high considering the size of the portions. The food options are geared toward locals. It is funny to see you on the walls so many corkscrews and bottle openers, some are... More 

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Thank Alex H
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Opened at 7pm ...so worth the wait ....great food great service and good price. I had the daily Fisherman's delight Sea Bass ... yumm finished with a triple chocolate desert so welcoming for a person Solo ...thank you so much

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de la Pescheria Castello 3990 | Campiello della Pescheria, Castello 3990, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 7765

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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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