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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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 28
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  • 31
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  • 53
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not the best, not the worst

We were extremely hungry having waited entirely too long for lunch and we came across this restaurant as we exited the vaparetto. That said, good service, but the food was not very good - at least from what I would have expected given the location and reasonably upscale feel. The scaloppina was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Angelo S
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Hilliard, Ohio
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Hilliard, Ohio
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95 reviews 95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were extremely hungry having waited entirely too long for lunch and we came across this restaurant as we exited the vaparetto. That said, good service, but the food was not very good - at least from what I would have expected given the location and reasonably upscale feel. The scaloppina was too watery and the pollo parmigiana seemed pre-made... More 

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Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Poor service, Ice cream was not like in the description, frozen marinated fruits not fresh, service was quick, but didn't impress. Not value for money or taste!

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

We lunched on a Sunday before heading to the airport....it was very crowded and service from kitchen was a problem... The staff were great friendly and polite but food quality was average and plentiful.

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My last day in Venice I spent a long time looking for somewhere to eat because I didn't realize everything not on the canal closes at 7 or so? i went outside at around 8 PM and it was a ghost town except on the Grand Canal which offered few options. I finally decided on this restaurant even though there... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

great location looking out onto the lagoon, there is normally a member staff encouraging you to come and sit down, but once you do, the service is awful! waited ages to be served then had to ask 3 times for the bill! spent 2 hours here on just 1 drink because it took so long to be served! we didn't... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Rubbish in every way, except the view. Overpriced, food was rubbish but what annoyed me most was how rude the waiters are. They add a €4 service charge themselves so I suppose they don't have to try and impress you, banging plates down, not smiling, the only word they seemed to say was 'OK'. Price wasn't an issue, even if... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Having been forced in by the torrential rain things took a rather fierce downwood spiral! The wine was off with no replacement offered, the service was awful the waiters rude, dull and miserable which pretty much sums up the food. We asked and were ignored by three different waiters for the bill because they were too busy shouting at each... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Nondescript tourist focused food . Busy staff . Nothing to really complain about but don't waste your time having a meal here .

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Deal, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had 2 meals in this restaurant, one lunch and an evening meal. The staff were very friendly and efficient. We had a pizza for our lunch which was presented well and was very, very good. We had a late (10pm) evening meal and was very impressed with the taste and quality. They do close at about 10.30 - 11pm... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A large restaurant situated in this wonderful hotel situated opposite the Lagoon serving an impressive selection of food and wine with seating inside or outside depending on the weather. The service is.exceptional

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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.