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La Porta D'Acqua

#110 of 1,215 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
San Polo
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San Polo 1022/B | Rio Tera San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 2124
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Historic environment with frescoes of 700 and a water gate of the original...
Historic environment with frescoes of 700 and a water gate of the original end 500 a few steps from the Rialto Bridge. A cuisine that combines Mediterranean and southern Italy than typical Venetian style.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 247
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  • 101
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a night

We managed to find this restaurant and glad we did. We had Salvator as our waiter for the night and he was extremely friendly and entertaining. The fish for 2 is recommended highly and best we have had in italy. Come here and enjoy a great night with great service and atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
clarissa p
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Perth, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We managed to find this restaurant and glad we did. We had Salvator as our waiter for the night and he was extremely friendly and entertaining. The fish for 2 is recommended highly and best we have had in italy. Come here and enjoy a great night with great service and atmosphere.

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San Francisco
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Just had an outstanding dinner at Porta d'Acqua on a recommendation from a Venetian friend. The pasta of the evening (spaghetti al granchio) was outstanding. I visit Venice frequently and this is one of the nicest meals I've had here in recent years. The ambience is casual but elegant, staff was great.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant after I raved about our Acquapazza experience. Because it is on the other side of Rialto, it might seem far but it's actually a quick 10-minute walk from San Marco. Everyone is so warm and welcoming here. Our waiter in particular was funny, charming and helpful with recommendations. He also was quite engaging with... More 

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Beaune, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

So many restaurants in Venice offer an almost identical menu, with very similar levels of quality. La Porta D'Acqua is, at first glimpse, quite similar. But do not be fooled by a quick look on its web site or at Tripadvisor, this is a restaurant that the Venetians know is a cut above the rest. We were surrounded by two... More 

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Kent
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93 reviews 93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Passed several times popped in to pick up a card up to book. . excellent manger very knowledgeable and very personable, food was very good... and then the digestive complimentary also overly the melon one! Go, taste and see!

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Venice, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Just back from a most enjoyable evening at this friendly restaurant. we had tracked it down because one of our party of five is coeliac and this place was recommended. We were instantly made to feel at home, and were told 'you'll be safe here!', which was true. Pleasant food with a decent range of gluten-free choice, and welcoming and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were initially looking for another restaurant we found in Tripadvisor, but when we passed this place we were attract by its decoration and Tripadvisor certificate. The restaurant is amazing in anyway, beautiful ceiling lighting, comfortable atmosphere. No need to mention gorgeous baby octopus and stunning tasty risotto. We give food 5 star instantly. However, when we asked the bill,... More 

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Florence, Italy
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136 reviews 136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Through a local friend recommandation, we decided to book for lunch. The decor of the place is of very good taste, the staff is superfriendly and multilingual. Excellent Mediterrenean fish food as well: I tasted cuttlefish with broccoli and cheese, tuna with fennel and orange. All the desserts we ordered: rum baba, delizia al limone and chocolate tart were amazing!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a find by browsing through the net ! Booking by e mail in advance from the UK , We were warmly greeted and given a nice table location by the window . The food and service was faultless , not rushed with a complimentary glass of presseco presented to us on arrival . This was an altogether memorable experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We visited on the recommendation of family and friends. The restaurant was very quiet but had a beautiful menu. My partner started with scallops and I will aubergine tagliatelle which were both delicious. He then had catch of the day- grouper with zucchini and a mint lemon sauce which was sublime. I ordered calamari filled with ricotta and smoked mozarella-... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Polo 1022/B | Rio Tera San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 241 2124

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 110
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Historic environment with frescoes of 700 and a water gate of the original end 500 a few steps from the Rialto Bridge. A cuisine that combines Mediterranean and southern Italy than typical Venetian style.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Polo

Neighborhood Profile
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.