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Ai Barbacani

Calle del Paradiso Castello 5746, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 0234
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Calle del Paradiso Castello 5746, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

One of the best meals I've had in Venice! Located off the main streets, it is quiet and enjoyable. One of the few places to get away from crowds, yet only about a five minute walk from San Marco. The catch of the day was...More

Thank GreenBayJack
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Like most people we were having a hard time finding a good quality restaurant at a reasonable price in Venice but Ai Barbacani fitted the bill perfectly. It was a chilled atmosphere in a cute little restaurant. The staff were very friendly and helpful and...More

1  Thank Lily596
Reviewed 13 June 2015

At last, a reasonably priced restaurant on the third try. The service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere relaxed (even if marred by the occasional odor of the nearby canal). The seafood antipasto was generous, fresh and tasty and the fish was well prepared....More

1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 8 June 2015

This was my last and best meal in Venice. Possibly the best meal I have ever eaten. They give complimentary process for starters with your bread and limoncello with dessert-can it get any better?? The staff was nice and the restaurant is very cozy

1  Thank Vanessat531
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This is a tourist restaurant, the menu comes in several languages. However, it is tremendous. The Tagliolini alla Verdure was one of the best dishes we had in Italy. As with most of Venice you pay coperto (cover charge, that includes bread and some prosecco)...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 1 June 2015

We got very lucky our first night in Venice as this restaurant was just round the corner from our accommodation. On wandering by it just looked lovely and cosy and mostly full already. It was cramped but the staff found us a small table and...More

3  Thank Meklin
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Stay away from all the glitz and popularity when it comes to food in Venice. Local, family run establishments are apt to be much more appealing and gastronomically pleasing. Ristorante ai Barbacani on a canal at the end of Calle Paradiso is one of those...More

Thank jvstrong
Reviewed 22 May 2015

A wooden fire in the corner, a window looking over the Canal, a kind service whit great dishes. All that in a very little dining room (I don't remember well... only five tables?) If you want to have a romantic dinner Barbacani is your destination!...More

1  Thank Gianni M
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

What a lucky find! This restaurant was literally next door from the apartment we were staying at, so it was the first one we tried on our first night & although we then tried several others, none were even remotely close to the overall food...More

1  Thank Elliot M
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We had dinner here one night after spending the afternoon in Burano. We found it after doing a quick search on TA and Yelp and were happy to have found it. Barbacani is a small, cozy space with just the right mood lighting and ambiance....More

1  Thank chloesmomNJ
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
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Luka M
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Response from annapinta |
On New Year's Eve at Ristorante ai Barbacani is served only a set menu, € 120,00 per person.
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22 October 2016|
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Response from Roger T | Reviewed this property |
Can't tell you - try phoning or emailing the ristorante. Cannot imagine Sunday is different - unless it is closed, of course!
9 September 2016|
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Response from ChrisThomas_60 | Reviewed this property |
You can call, visit or email to book.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle del Paradiso Castello 5746, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 521 0234
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