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4625 Castello | Ponte San Provolo, 30122 Venice, Italy
(+39) 041 5231481
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Soggy pasta

I ordered shrimp with lemon and olive oil which I enjoyed but my tagliatelle with pesto was overcooked... very soft/soggy. Service was fine though.

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Yuri N
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I ordered shrimp with lemon and olive oil which I enjoyed but my tagliatelle with pesto was overcooked... very soft/soggy. Service was fine though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This restaurant was around the corner from our b&b, so it was a perfect place to try. We liked the outdoor setting at the end of a narrow canal. The staff was a little stiff, and the prices were a bit high, but the food was good. I had a vegetarian omelette with a nice, fresh green salad, and my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Food had average taste, pizza was quite good. Scalopine was quite good also. The worst was that they wanted to pay cash although they had sign for credit cards.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The food was mediocre and there are plenty of other restaurants available in Venice. I personally wouldn't recommend. Staff wasn't attentive and kept knocking my chair as he walked pass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

I went there with my friends, we were on a school trip and we were upset of that awful food included in the trip. So we started looking for a traditional restaurant because typical food is fundamental for knowing well a city. We saw the notice of this "trattoria" and we were sure it was the place perfect for us.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

If you haven't been out for dinner since 1994 and you still find spaghetti bolognese exotic; then you won't hate this place. However if you have gone a little out the way looking for a hidden gem then you have picked the smart price of service and food. Simply, don't come here, whilst the owner and waiters grumpily and nostalgically... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went as a couple and both had starters. these were large portions I had taglatelli with pesto and my wife had a capris salad. We followed this with pizzas and these were the largest pizzas I have ever seen or eaten. Toppings were a bit sparse but enjoyable to say the least. Left with a full tummy!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Four of us visited this restaurant for dinner in October. The menu was quite confusing. One couple ordered the fish of the day which was shown at a very reasonable price. When the fish arrived we found out it was 50 Euros ($65) instead of the price shown on the menu. We also had a seafood appetizer which none of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was hoping that we would be able to find little out of the way places that had just amazing food, but when we were ready to eat, we were also not well prepared . . . wandered to find a place. This was one of the less successful visits. I must admit that it was influenced by the fact... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant is truly awful. We were visiting at the height of the tourist season but it was only half full which should have told us something. Despite there being several empty tables the waiter made two men stop mid mouthful as he moved their table to put us on the table by the wall. Two of the four meals... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4625 Castello | Ponte San Provolo, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: (+39) 041 5231481

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.