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“Perfect pasta and great service”

La Rivista Wine & Cheese Bar
Ranked #425 of 1,416 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$55
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Description: A part of Ca' Pisani Hotel, this restaurant serves traditional Italian cuisine with a modern twist.
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Perfect pasta and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stopped here for lunch and had four perfect pasta dishes. The ravioli with mushroom and chestnuts, and linguini with clams in particular were superb.

The owner was polite, friendly and offered excellent service and the meal was inexpensive given the quality. We were sad that they were closed the following day for a return visit. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank electro-web
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Better Choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

We were wandering around the city and almost sat at a restaurant on the water. But after looking at the menu and at what people were eating, we decided to pass. The prices were high and the food looked unappetizing. Luckily, we just walked a short distance and found La Rivista. We had a great lunch of salad and pasta and of course some nice wine. My biggest piece of advice for tourists in Venice is to stay away from the most touristy restaurants. They are usually expensive and not very good. Explore the neighborhoods or ask a local where to get a good meal and your tummy will thank you! La Rivista gets a big thumbs up from us. So glad we found it!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank SuzyQ62
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South Wales (UK)
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“What a great place, easy to find location and wonderful staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

We had a fantastic long lunch at this restaurant. It's surprisingly easy to find - just a couple of steps further along from the Academia bridge on the church side of the bridge. We were travelling with our 10 months old baby and unlike most places in Venice they had a high chair and the staff was so helpful and very welcoming. We had 3 courses, all fish based. The starters were an excellent selection, presented beautifully on a board. The main was tomato and sea food spaghetti. Absolutely wonderful! A little spicy but just in the right measure. And the desserts were sublime! So much so that my husband had 2!! The chef Sheila came to talk to us and was very friendly and help us choose our meal. Fabio the metre'de was very kind and helpful, we asked for a quiet corner as he ensured we had just that. Thank you both for the perfect long lunch! We'll be back :-)

Visited November 2013
2 Thank SarahBubble
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Belmont, California
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“Located near the Academmia Bridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

The La Rivista restaurant was just a few blocks from our hotel near the Academmia vaporetto stop. Popular with the locals and tourists alike, this small restaurant appears to be run by just the waiter and a cook, but service was excellent, and the food and wine delicious. My wife and I enjoyed dinner here twice over three days time, with the ravioli and the linguini with clams being above average. My favorite dish was the filet of Sea Bream, also known to the Italians as Orata or Gilthead. With just a touch of seasoning, and the flavor of ocean perch, crappie, or blue gill, I would have loved a larger portion.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank 2009Benjamin
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“Lovely lunch on a hot day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

We were in Venice on a simmeringly hot day. This place was a good answer to "what's for lunch?"

We sat at outside tables under shady umbrellas. A delicious lunch included a cold meat platter, pasta salad, green salad, and glasses of rose wine. Complimentary side plate of marinated veges and a bread basket were also good.

Service was professional and friendly.

Add some strolling musicians and a light breeze, and it was just what we wanted after visiting the Guggenheim museum, not too far away. The local is on a side street in the Dorsoduro district, you are only a short walk from the Accademia.

The interior is deco-sleek, and would be a nice place for wine and related dishes at another time. We'd be happy to come back!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Mme_X
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