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Al Paradiso

#172 of 1,202 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
San Polo
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Sestiere San Polo, 767 | near the Rialto Bridge, 30125 Venice, Italy
041 5234910
Today
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 230
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    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice restaurant but With One word for the owners THIVES.....not for Americans

Nice decorated small restaurant but nothing else. Two small plates with spaghetti nothing special with two glass of wine 70 euro. I know that Venice is expensive in terms of restaurants but at least give us a proper portion of food not half portion....also one glass of proseco and one fruitpants 25... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Christos1965
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Nicosia, Cyprus
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nice decorated small restaurant but nothing else. Two small plates with spaghetti nothing special with two glass of wine 70 euro. I know that Venice is expensive in terms of restaurants but at least give us a proper portion of food not half portion....also one glass of proseco and one fruitpants 25 euro. It seems Amman hotel restaurant, ostaria da... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

This is the third time I have been back to this restaurant and it NEVER dissapoints!!! We had starters , mains, desserts and coffe - everything was amazing. Risotto, sea food pasta, fish.... 10/10 It is quite a pricey meal but well worth it! And the service is just as perfect! We highly reccomend it!

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of our hotel when we were in Venice for our honeymoon in 2008. On that occasion we knew it was the best meal we'd had in the whole of our honeymoon so when we decided to return to Venice in Jan 2015 we asked our hotel to book us in to this place... More 

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Taipei
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We were around Rialto bridge and we decided to have lunch at paradiso because it was really cold and windy and we didn't to look for other restaurant. They have only two vegetarian dishes. Spaghetti with tomato sauce and rice and vegetables. Both were good and the portion was big. It was not expensive either. However, don't expect a warm... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Just a few steps from Rialto Bridge, Al Paradiso offers a great selection of Venetian dishes combined with a good list of wines. top level service in a nice atmosphere.

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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Coming from a restaurant focused city, I expected more when I read about this restaurant on Trip Advisor and saw others lauding this place as "the best meals in their life". Perhaps it is also this bias that leads me to conclude that the food was, at best, slightly above average. Four our app, we ordered Bresaola - which melted... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Looking for dinner and stumbled upon Al Paradiso walking down an alley. Without reservations we were seated on the patio. Service was very attentive throughout the evening despite quickly filing up. Seemed to be family run and everyone pitched in serving. Upon recommendations from server, two orders of their seafood salad appetizer shared among the four of us started us... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Happened upon this restaurant one evening while looking for someplace off the beaten path. We were a group of 4, 3 women and 1 young man. It looked charming, but was empty inside as well as the outdoor tables. We thought they must be closed. Unfortunately for us they weren't. We asked to sit outside but the VERY rude hostess... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Went on the recommendation of some locals, and loved every bite. One of the best meals I've ever had.

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went here because we didn't want the typical tourist restaurants with mediocre food and OMG so glad we did! Giordano the owner is a typical Italian man so happy to have guests in his restaurant and one tip is to let him recommend things to you! We started off with stuffed zucchini blossoms with mozzarella, mussels in a red... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sestiere San Polo, 767 | near the Rialto Bridge, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: 041 5234910

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?