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RIO NOVO Restaurant Pizzeria Venice

278 Santa Croce | Fondamenta Rio Novo, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 711007
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
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“pizza” (32 reviews)
“seafood” (16 reviews)
“sea food” (5 reviews)
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Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
278 Santa Croce | Fondamenta Rio Novo, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pizza is yummy & large. Small eaters definitely need to share. Ordered the calamari with prawns are tasty & great for appetisers if you just looking for bites. Black tea goes well with the pizza.

Thank Lynlim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on vacation and wants to try some restaurants and we think we land on a great place! Food is amazing! Employees are really accommodating! We will go back here for sure! PS. I love your pizza!!

Thank Gie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place had everything we were hoping for! Great Italian food for a honest price! Would suggest it to anyone visiting Venice for a day

Thank Vidaloca63b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very typical restaurant with pizza, pasta and fish. Standard Venice prices. Lasagna, a good fish soup/stew and water runs about 35€. You sit right on the canal. The outside seating comfortable and service excellent.

Thank tchrs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't recommend this place even for a quick fix, which is what we were after. A tourist trap. The pizza was tiny, the house red bad quality. Go somewhere else. Scenic but busy location canal side. Friendly service.More

Thank frenchteddywww
philadelphiasnc, Proprietario at RIO NOVO Restaurant Pizzeria Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

ATTENTION: this review was left because this individual with his wife wanted to get the table on the canal ordering ONLY one pizza to share between two. we kindly told that everyone has to choose at least one dish. they eat EVERYTHING, not a single...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to RIo Novo every time we have been in Venice. This time we were there for three nights and since our hotel was nearby we had dinner here each night. The food is excellent, prices are reasonable and the staff is great....More

Thank Sanbmet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We usually share entrees. My wife orders one, I order one -- then we scoop from each other's plate. We anticipated doing this here. Fortunately, we saw a server carrying a plate-size fish to another table. When you order fish, that's all you get. A...More

1  Thank COtennis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here on our first night. Ordered the scallops, Venetian black spaghetti and sea bass. Carlos provided us with an amazing service, upgraded the small sea bass to a larger one and gave us free limoncello drinks. Food was very good and it was...More

Thank Jenna C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect place to eat and enjoy. This is a fantastic restaurant with top service and delicious food. The waiters were very attentive and full of smiles. We really enjoyed the atmosphere, sitting out on the canals watching the boats go by while we enjoyed...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carlos is fantastic, along with the entire staff. Cabernet Sauvignon (Tacoli Asquini) was recommended and was amazingly complimentary to our fabulous dinner of muscles (the rage sauce is to die for), cheese plate, and fettuccini. We made reservations in advance and special requested canal side...More

Thank Cari S
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Judith R
30 September 2017|
Response from philadelphiasnc | Property representative |
our aim is to give you the best bang for the buck at the same time offering the freshest fish and top quality raw materials. let's say the average ticket price is ~35 euros for a full meal, clearly depends highly on what you... More
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Judith R
30 September 2017|
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Response from Colin M | Reviewed this property |
Hi there,If you are asking about prices ,this restaurant is very reasonable and prices are less than venice generally....£12-£20 for main courses.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Santa Croce | Fondamenta Rio Novo, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 711007
  • E-mail
Rio Novo rises from the ashes! We are one of the top rated restaurants in Venice, focusing on fresh fish and fresh pizza in Venice, Italy. We are NOT the next tourist trap. We make pizza in front of your eyes and the freshest fish from the Venice lagoon is selected and hand-prepared every day, then brought to you at an absolute bargain.
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