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Ristorante Principessa

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Centro Storico riva dei Schiavoni No. 4187, Venice, Italy
+39 0415206644
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice Pizza but expensive as you can expect in a touristy place like Venice!!

During our recent visit to Venice we ate at this place which is near the Square.. This is a typical Tourist "trap" kind of restaurant so things would be expensive than the regular places. Having said that, the pizza we ordered was very good and al of us enjoyed eating. I also had a glass of beer... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Rajesh P
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate here on our first night in Venice after flying in from Paris and trying to find our way from the water bus station to our hotel. Once we got our bearings, we were good to go, but exhausted. So we opted for this place right on the Grand Canal. The views are amazing- you have the water and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

During our recent visit to Venice we ate at this place which is near the Square.. This is a typical Tourist "trap" kind of restaurant so things would be expensive than the regular places. Having said that, the pizza we ordered was very good and al of us enjoyed eating. I also had a glass of beer which was perfect... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My wife and I are regular travelers and have visited restaurants in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and U.S. Never, ever have we encountered more arrogant staff (and we have quite some experience here ;-) as we did in this restaurant in Venice! We waited more than 25 minutes before a waiter bothered to visit our table! And it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Not recommended. This place is a tourist trap. It's expensive and, the food is not that great. It survives because of its' location along the waterfront near St. Marks square. Figure on $40 to $50 per person. And yes ... there's more. Venice adds on taxes and fees --- lots of them. Eat well at your hotel and avoid eating... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Outside it was hot and humid. Inside is was cool and quite. Attentive service with an impressive menu of various courses, drinks, snacks, sandwiches, pizza and of course their wonderful deserts. We decided to experience a multi course meal to both enjoy a bite of Venice and stay cool while watching the various crowd wonder by. We were seated inside... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

first night in venice we walked into this place and were sat beneath a lamp swarmed with flies. we politely asked if we could sit at another table. we were moved and ordered a 40 euro bottle of wine. the waiter proceeds to slam rolls onto our table and serve us our wine in "Irish coffee" glasses. we look around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We came here because it is very close to Saint Mark's Square. The person who greeted us at the door was extremely nice and our waiter was too. We opted to sit inside because my husband wanted to get out of the sun. We had absolutely no problem with that request. Our waiter was courteous and the food came out... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We chose Principessa for a quick lunch because it was close to our hotel and my daughter said it was her restaurant. Terrible choice. There is a nice gentlemen at the door and after him the staff is very rude. We wanted a table inside because of the heat however not allowed. There were tables available but they said it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were not allowed to stay inside at air conditioning even if there were places. Also service is awful and the tips is "mandatory" set at 12%.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Ristorante Principessa is part of the Hotel Savoia and Jolanda and the Villa Igea. We had two breakfasts here, two evening meals and beers and drinks at other times. This is a great location by the waterfront which does get very crowded but was great for people watching! We enjoyed the food here which was tasty and well presented. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Centro Storico riva dei Schiavoni No. 4187, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 0415206644

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.