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Caffe Centrale

S.Marco, 1659/b, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 887 6642
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Ranked #81 of 1,210 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $78
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, International
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Centrale Restaurant Lounge is a new prestige restaurant in the centre of Venice, only 1 minute from Piazza San Marco and the Fenice theatre. The entrance is either from the street Piscina Frezzaria and also from an antique door which opens directly into the water canal (Rio dei Barcaroli ), for taxi and gondola. The Restaurant and the Lounge bar are open from 19.00 until 01.00.Mediterranean and traditional Venetian cuisine (fish and meat) are served until late at night. Over 200 types of wine and champagne available. Venetian aperitifs and international cocktails in the Lounge Bar. Relaxing candle light. Discrete ambient music (chillout & lounge) to accompany your evening. Volume carefully adjusted to avoid disturbing conversation. Stylish environment: High glass windows and original brickwork blend in a unique modern design. The restaurant is located in the late 16th century Palazzo Cocco Molin, and has been refurbished in a way that respects and highlights the characteristics of the historical structure. Contemporary design furnishings by: Philip Starck, e Costantin Grcic per Magis (Chairs), Missoni Home (textils), J. Hoffman for Alivar (sofas)
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ate Gelato served to us by a waiter in a tuxedo, and we sat outside and people watched in St. Mark's Square. Just lovely! Expensive, but worth every penny.

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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you're in Venice and done the usual mom and pop, check tablecloth eating establishments and you fancy a change - try this place its a real winner. Decor is very modern and stylish, more of a night club/lounge vibe than a restaurant but it works well. There are video screens around the place and the music is chilled and... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited this caffé around midnight and had only the choice of sandwiches platters and salads. The portions were generous but a bit pricey for what we had. Friendly waiters and good atmosphere.

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6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Top Stars - wonderful experience. Superb service - from start to finish. The hostess sat us outside on the water - only 2 tables there. Incredible!!!! The waiter made amazing recommendations both with the food and wine. Best place we have been to in a long time. We will be back.

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Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Mixed reviews on here, but our meal was amazing. Very creative interpretations of each dish, with some spectacular ingredients left to speak for themselves......clever but not too clever. Best meal in Venice, maybe in Italy, during our trip. Staff were friendly and service wasn't overbearing. Great venue, surprising not that busy for a Friday night, no trouble getting a good... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The food here was excellent. However, this is simply not an appropriate place to bring children, unfortunately. Last night, we had thumping music, and video screens showing YouTube videos that in all honesty are totally not suitable for kids to see. (And I consider myself a rather "permissive" parent most of the time!). The staff did switch off the videos... More

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caffecentralevenezia, Direttore at Caffe Centrale, responded to this review

Dear Rg2012_12, first of all I want to thank you for the review. We think that our guest's thoughts – whether positives or negatives – are always very useful and they help us to improve our service. I'm pleased you appreciate our food and defined it “excellent”: I believe it's of primary importance for a restaurant. I apologise if our... More

Venice, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We reserved this table two weeks in advance and let them know it was our honeymoon. They had a special table for us on one of the small canals outside their restaurant. This place is super trendy but their bark is definitely as big as their bite. Everything we has was amazing. Make sure to get the potato mousse. It... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Yes it really is glam private dining and a glam (and quite epic )iPad menu. We opted for an advance booking of the private dining table overlooking the water which gave watch to a plethora of lovebirds and at times alarmingly large families being gondolered ( I know that's probably not a real word) around. The setting was ultra modern... More

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Mestre, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A magic place close to San Marco square where you can eat particular dishes and a variety of tastes starting from raw fish,club sandwitch,selection of different kind of cheese, cold cuts, meat and very good well done potatoe mousse with fish or meat.The only place in Venice with this kind of food.Try yourself this experience....

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I can highly recommend this restaurants!! The venue/decor is modern and trendy, however even better is the food. It is amazing!! Great friendly staff and impeccable service. Well done guys.

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