We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Porta D'Acqua

#110 of 1,232 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
San Polo
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
San Polo 1022/B | Rio Terà San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 2124
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
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.

The restaurant is closed until the 22nd January 2016.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 544 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 331
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Amazing Food & Staff

My best friend and I visited Venice for the first time last year and fell in love with the city. One of the reasons was the restaurant La Porta D'Acqua!!! This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel and we ended up eating dinner 3 out of the 4 nights of our trip. The food was amazing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kevin T
,
Orlando, Florida
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

544 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I the bread was stale and the Chianti was poor and over priced. the wait staff were unpleasant. Find a different place for your dining.

Helpful?
Thank Paul F
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My best friend and I visited Venice for the first time last year and fell in love with the city. One of the reasons was the restaurant La Porta D'Acqua!!! This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel and we ended up eating dinner 3 out of the 4 nights of our trip. The food was amazing and we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kevin T
Nafplio
Level Contributor
38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's close to Rialto and easy to find! Very nice quality of the food and nice decoration, stuff very helpful to explain all about menu! Fish flavors.

Helpful?
Thank jsotris
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best pasta dishes we've had on all our trips to Venice: pacheri with swordfish, capers and olives; spaghetti with garlic and chilli with a creamy mussel sauce. Very good wine, reasonably priced and delicious desserts. Recommended.

Helpful?
Thank DavidandStuart
Montreux, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place! Simple, cozy ambience...friendly,helpful staff. The food was excellent. There isn't a single remark.Must try the homemade ravioli with sea bass!

Helpful?
Thank Nevena P
Level Contributor
31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Beautifully simple food, tasty and an excellent place to start in Venice. What I ate was the best I've had in Venice in a very long time. If you enjoy good wines, get a bottle on the wine list as the house wine is good but not at all great.

Helpful?
Thank Laurent T
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We found up La Porta D'Acqua on TA, looking for a quality restaurant in the vicinity of our hotel. At first we were impressed. The menu looked great too, and I was looking forward to a fine meal. But the visit went bad as soon as we met the Maitre d'. Spoiled by good TA ratings most likely, this man... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Fred O
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We had a cheery welcome from the waiter, smiles and a pleasure to have you here, and an efficient friendly humorous professional service all night. The food was flavoursome ,well presented and finely balanced and cooked pefectly. The flavours complex and the textures delivered a sensual delight. Well priced, the Porte d Acqua offers an evening of good humour and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Clive B
Level Contributor
64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Close to Rialto, but faraway from the "traffic jam" around the bridge. Close to the channel as well. I think the owner is not from Venice. Maybe from Naples. But Any meal is outstanding, fish in particular. Wine selection very good, The service is perfect. Classic refine Italian. The best way to live !

Helpful?
Thank PhStrad
Europe
Level Contributor
226 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We had our third anniversary dinner here and we couldn't have picked a more perfect restaurant. All of the food we had was superb and the wine we were recommended was fantastic - it was actually so good that we ended up ordering a box of it when we came home. Service was very attentive and loved it how the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kristiina83

Travelers who viewed La Porta D'Acqua also viewed

Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice
 
Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice
 

Been to La Porta D'Acqua? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Polo 1022/B | Rio Terà 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings

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.

The restaurant is closed until the 22nd January 2016.
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
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Porta D'Acqua and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from La Porta D'Acqua staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.