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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Portions too small

Staff very friendly and service is very good; however, the food portions are tiny and the pizza was terrible. It tasted like reheated pizza an not at all fresh

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
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  • Scenic view
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Prague, Czech Republic
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant belongs to the hotel Savoia+Jolanda, so there is 20 percent discount for residents there. They have quite enough choice of meals that are very tasty. Waiters are helpful and efficient.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was genuinely one of the biggest regrets we ever made. We said we didn't want to spend 80€ on a gondola ride, yet somehow spent almost 60€ on, genuinely awful, food. We were exhausted after walking for hours in the heat. So we stopped for a drink here, it has great views of the canal and looked busy. We... More 

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Houston, Texas
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135 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

,After a nlong weekend in Venice, we returned to the Principessa for another meal. We dined here for lunch and we decided to enjoy our last night of our anniversary trip at this wonderful establishment. The seafood, pasta, wine, cocktails, and beer selection were excellent. Enjoyed so many local dishes and speciality drinks.

Thank casajasso
San Francisco
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the adjoining hotel (Hotel Savoia & Jolanda) and so our choice of Principessa for dinner on our first night was partially a matter of convenience. It was excellent. (As a plus, there is a 20% discount for hotel guests.) We both had an excellent pasta. I had a rigatoni and my wife had a linguini. Both... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hate to have to say it but the food was dreadful , the pizza was like a jatz biscuit only with less flavour . The lasagna was like pal and looked yuk also . The staff were good , nice location , terrible shame about the standard of the food . There is no way we would eat there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Staff very friendly and service is very good; however, the food portions are tiny and the pizza was terrible. It tasted like reheated pizza an not at all fresh

Thank Clairecalvagna
Willingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Part of the Savoia & Jolanda hotel - Excellent food and staff. Beef fillet in green peppercorn sauce highly recommended..

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We had dinner here on a beautiful evening in Venice five weeks ago. The service in the restaurant was efficient, friendly and thorough as the staff endeavoured to satisfy our every need. The food was well presented, good sized servings and delicious and satisfied everyone in our group. The location of the restaurant is fantastic as it faces the Grand... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

First of all.. staff, very VERY rude!! They won't let you be seated for drinks or appetizers, we were told we must order a dish before they would even offer us a table. Which we came for lunch so didn't affect us much but the other 8+ couples/groups they turned away weren't so happy. The waiter was slow and inattentive,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The long queue outside was an indicator of the popularity of this restaurant wi indoor and outdoor seating. Usherers waiting on the sidewalk take you to your seat. Food was excellent specially the Caprese and Pizza Diavola. However they messed up with serving us both dishes simultaneously and bringing the wine after a reminder. The place was extremely crowded and... 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: Pizza, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view


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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
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.