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“Amazing food and service.”
Review of Le Campane

Le Campane
Ranked #380 of 1,425 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Cannaregio
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Amazing food and service.”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

My traveling companions and I stumbled upon this place by complete chance on our last full day in Venice. We had taken the vaporetto through the Grand Canal to get some pictures of the sights and by the time we got off at Campo San Marcuola, we all needed a bathroom and a cold drink. Trattoria Le Campane was the first restaurant that we ran into that looked acceptable. Out front they advertised an outdoor seating courtyard and we couldn't pass it up.

The food was exquisite; truly Italian flavor at its finest. Simple. Uncomplicated. We ordered the spaghetti with clam sauce, the gnocchi with shrimp, and the tagiatelle alla panna e prosciutto. Our waitress, who was old enough to be our mother, didn't speak any English, but treated us like family. She brought us fresh cracked pepper, but only for gnocchi and spaghetti, she explained. She brought parmesan, but was sure to tell us that was only for the tagiatelle (putting cheese on a seafood dish in Italy is sacrilege). Nothing was overly fancy or complex. The pastas were perfectly cooked and flavored, and not drowned in sauce. Our drinks were cold; we were even provided extra ice.

It's worth noting here that the three of us are self-professed DC foodies and all great cooks. And I'm Italian. It's also worth noting that we were the only non-Italians dining in the restaurant. If the locals like it, it's worth a trip. This place was a little slice of heaven. If it hadn't been our last day, we would have been back!

  • Visited April 2014
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Kiev, Ukraine
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food, excellent service”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We ordered Gnocchi and Ravioli and those were the best we've tried during our trip.
We asked our Italian friend to recommend us some place to eat and he advised this restaurant. Not all the staff spoke English fluently, but they were very nice and helping, we ordered what we want without any problems. The wine (vina de la casa) was good as well. I would return here for sure. This restaurant is popular not only among tourists, but also among Italians.

  • Visited October 2013
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Bergen, Norway
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Terrible service, food ok”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

The service in this place is the worst I´ve ever experienced. The waiter didn´t smile once and barely said a word to us the whole stay. He even managed to spill coke all over me without apologizing. Food was fair enough, but nothing to return for. Drinks were served warm and without ice. Over all poor standard and very, very bad service.

  • Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Much more than meets the eye!”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

We passed this restaurant several times throughout our week in Venice, staying a short walk away near the Jewish Ghetto.
But we didn't go in until the final evening, as the outside looks a little touristy and unappealing (pictures of the food outside etc). It wasn't until we were lead inside into a lovely little courtyard that we realised what a treat it was.

Though described its self as a trattoria, it's actually got a great, varied menu including pizza, salad as well as primi and secondi dishes. All is reasonably priced - we had a pizza, salad, frittes, wine and water for two people for around 30 euros. The staff are lovely and we never felt rushed or ignored.

We wished we had found this little gem earlier, don't be put off by the outside, it's more than meets the eye!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Amber E
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Not the best Italian food”
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We were extremely hungry when we visited this establishment. I ordered the pizza and she ordered the pasta. I thought that the pizza was ok but just an average pizza nothing exceptional. She didn't like the pasta so I had to eat the rest. Overall the food was ok but definitely not high Italian quality food.

The prize was ok and it wasn't as expensive but the service fee was annoying.

  • Visited July 2013
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