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Vecio Fritolin

Calle della Regina 2262 - Sestiere Santa Croce, 30135 | Calle della Regina, 30135 Venice, Italy (San Polo)
041 522 28 81
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Ranked #279 of 1,193 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $61 - $86
Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Neighborhood: San Polo
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Venice���s Vecio Fritolin is a much loved, characterful little restaurant near the Rialto Bridge in Santa Croce where people have been eating traditional Venetian food for over a century. It is one of the city���s few still-thriving fritolini, precursors of today���s fast food eateries, popular in the 1800s with both the rich and less well off. The scrumptious historic finger food is still served, alongside masterpiece variations on other local Venetian and Italian dishes. The seafood and vegetables come daily from the nearby Rialto Markets, and are on the constantly-changing menu within hours. Whether they stumble or deliberately step onto Vecio Fritolin's pink terrazzo floor, everyone's invariably glad they did.

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Shropshire UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We visited with a small group on one of our photo holidays with Ventura. We have eaten in many local authentic restaurants in Venice serving excellent food at reasonable prices. So we were surprised at the prices. The wine list has some very expensive bottles but usually you can rely on a good value wine being on the menu -... More 

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Crete, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on the recommendations from aur hotel. The food was lovely but very very expensive.

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on the recommendations of our travel agent and were so happy that we did! The food was fresh and cooked with love. Our favourite dish was the sardine with polenta appetizer. The pasta was cooked to perfection and the fish was paired beautifully with seasonal vegetables. The servers were wonderful!

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elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

I am sorry, but dont speack english. and I say many,many thanks. best regards Irina More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Upon reccomendation we booked at this restaurant. The location is lovely and the decor is the typical Osteria. Service is really good and the host let us feeling welcomed. We had good starters and lovely linguine con scampi, spaghetti with saffron and turbot. I wasn't thrilled by the tiramisù, so weren't my 4 guests. Lastly I was a bit surprised... More 

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elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Dear Lady, thank you for your positive comment. We are very happy to hear that you and your guests were satisfied by our service. About the service, we write it at the menu bottom as 10% of price which includes also our bread homemade. We would be happy to have you back and serve you our seasonal dishes. All the... More 

Saratoga
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

All food prepared on order, very authentic Venetian dishes with very fresh ingredients. Really best local I have eaten. However, if you are in a hurry, not place for you, serving is slow, perhaps some dishes take long to fully prepare from scratch, but I guess not to the extent of the time had to wait between servings. Little hard... More 

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elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for your sincere and positive comment. Concerning to the waiting I can tell that every dishes is prepared fresh and instantly. We believe that this it's worth because we love what we do and your satisfaction is our duty. We hope to have you back again at our restaurant with your friend and family. We wish... More 

Newport Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Oh, boy. How lucky were we to find this place around the corner from our hotel near the San Stae vaporetto stop! Local, local Venetian fish. We shared a place of fritto misto -- perfectly fried shrimp, calamari, zucchini and other little sea creatures I couldn't identify, served with some grilled polenta. We watched as locals came in to order... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The staff at Vecio Fritolin were extremely helpful at all times, more than willing to answer any questions and to assist us in choosing wine to suit our dish selection. The scallop starter was beautifully presented and definitely something I would choose again. The turbot was also delicious, served with homemade crisps and all was beautifully presented. A tip would... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We booked on a Sunday night having been due to fly in at around 5pm. We actually arrived at 8.30pm and made it to the restaurant at 9.45pm. We kept them informed of our delay and they couldn't have been nicer especially as it was a quiet night for them. We were unrushed and easily the last people there. The... More 

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elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Many thanks, i hope see you again. Best regards irina More 

Sao Paulo, Brazil
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Authentic, very good food , very different from touristic menus in Venice. My dinner costed 50 euros. It´s not cheap, but worth the price

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elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Dear Sir, thank you very much for your comment. I know that there are places in Venice that you can pay less for a dinner but we try to respect the quality of our work as all our products are homemade and of course we do our best to offer a good service to our clients, so they can come... More 

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Additional Information about Vecio Fritolin

Address: Calle della Regina 2262 - Sestiere Santa Croce, 30135 | Calle della Regina, 30135 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041 522 28 81
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 61 - 86
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

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