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La Porta D'Acqua

#133 of 1,206 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
San Polo
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San Polo 1022/B | Rio Terà San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 2124
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was our last dinner in Venice and it payed off! Wonderful food from starters to desert! We had ravioli filled with cheese with pumpkin sauce and lobster linguine! For starters we had the Caprese Con Burrata Cremosa e Crostoni Di Pane, for me a complete surprise, really good! For desert the pear ricotta cheesecake, delicious! The service is good... More 

Thank Maria B
Thousand Oaks, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and we visited on a quiet Sunday night; in fact we were the only diners for most of the evening. However, we enjoyed an excellent meal with great sea food choices and traditional Venetian cuisine. Service was attentive and the dining room has a nice rustic feel.

Thank Phil B
Boston, Massachusetts
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196 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across La Porta D'Acqua while meandering the streets of Venice. It is a bit off the beaten path, but not so far off to make it hard to find, just devoid of crowds of tourists. Salad, risotto with scampi and pumpkin, and grilled vegetables of the day are what we chose for our dinner. Very good! We chose... More 

Thank mamacooking
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here on our first night in Venice - made reservations in advance of the trip. The seafood platter was as good as it gets, and I'd order it again and have it shipped home if I could :)

Thank Eric H
East Horsley, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having stumbled across this wonderful little lace the previous night, we decided to make sure we could reserve a table here for our last night in Venice. Only a short walk away from the bustling its busy street restaurants around the Rialto Bridge, but not hidden enough to make it difficult to find. This charming little restaurant showed how Venetian... More 

Thank JJWhitmore
Mountain View, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

My partner and I had a dinner here while we were in Venice, and the food was very good. The zucchine alla scapece with fish was excellent. I'd note that the portions were a bit variable - the pasta dishes were a good size, but for the main dish I ordered the amount of fish was fairly small and I... More 

Thank 144LisaB
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

So it's a few streets from Rialto, but a proper local dining experience away from the touristy types of waterfront restaurants. Not cheap, but lovely food nicely presented. Lunch and drinks for 2 came to 110 Euros. We had previously eaten at Al Paradiso nearby, and this is similar and both very good.

Thank aussiepax
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We ate here one of the nights of our stay in Venice, and so glad that we happened to walk past it earlier in the evening and decide to eat there and book a table. We sat outside, which was lovely as it was a warm evening, and the food was delicious. The pasta in particular is all freshly made,... More 

Thank Sarah S
Reading, Pennsylvania
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our guide, Nicoletta. I wish I could say that all our meals in Venice were as good as this one! Fresh seafood pasta, ravioli stuffed with taleggio cheese and served in cream of peas and exquisite hazelnut panna cotta. If you want an authentic place away from the noise and tourist restaurants of the Grand Canal, come here.

Thank fancyn1
Cincinnati, Ohio
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is tucked away in a side street behind the fish and vegetable market. We were 5 and sat outside for dinner. It took forever for 5people tomake up their minds on what to order but the waiter was soooo patient. We got it together and we were all amazed that we actually got served what we ordered. Excellent... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$110
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Polo 1022/B | Rio Terà San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 241 2124
Historic environment with frescoes of 700 and a water gate of the original end 500 a few steps from the Rialto Bridge. A cuisine that combines Mediterranean and southern Italy than typical Venetian style.

The restaurant is closed until the 22nd January 2016.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Polo

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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