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La Porta D'Acqua

San Polo 1022B | Rio Tera San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Polo)
+39 0412412124
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Ranked #64 of 1,204 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $110
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: San Polo
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. Nel cuore di Venezia, a due passi dal ponte di rialto. Il ristorante e situato in un palazzo del 1400. L'ambiente infatti e decorato da affreschi del 1700 e da una porta d'acqua originale di fine 500. La cucina richiama quella verace partenopea con prodotti di provenienza esclusivamente campana ed un interessante intreccio con il pescato del vicino mercato di rialto e le primizie delle isole lagunari
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Being lost in the streets of Venice, and following the reviews of other fellows on tripadvisor, we came to this place to check it, and we were not disappointed. Great food and nice atmosphere. Make sure to be served by Salvo. Great waiter, entertainment guaranteed. :)

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Pasta made on premises. Fresh fish caught that day. Creative herbs and sauces. Lovely setting on the patio- an authentic Venetian meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I see why there are some reviews that are mixed about the service. Having grown up on the east coast of the US, I recommend you take that (chippy) perspective, if you know what I mean. We had a great time conversing (and sparring) with our host. And the food. All very good, and for only the second time during... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The food here was amazing and the staff were so kind and helpful. I came here with my boyfriend in June for 3 days and we ate in a few restaurants but this was definitely the best! There were many different things to try on the on menu - I had octopus to start and a swordfish pasta for the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Way better than anything else we found in Venice, although to be sure that's a pretty low bar. Interesting, delicious variations on pasta and fish - and desserts not to be topped here or anywhere. The cheesecake is the best I've ever had period. Waiter was a bit obnoxious and familiar, but cheerful and prompt. Prices are absurd.

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New Jersey, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

On the plus side: a real restaurant with a great kitchen and lovely decor. On the negative side: ridiculously expensive and not particularly friendly. They make no bones about money being their raison d'etre.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Small menu but each dish prepared with skill. Fiori di Zucca (Zucchini Flowers), Scampi and Pumpkin Risotto, Paccheri (pasta) etc all much enjoyed. Pleasant and helpful waiter, good food and wine and a beautiful environment in which to enjoy lunch or dinner. In the San Polo area, short to medium walk over the Rialto Bridge from San Marco. Very enjoyable... More

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Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great food and great service. We were very impressed with service as soon as we arrived. We had the calamari appetizer and it was amazing!! My wife ordered the seared tuna, she and I both agree that it was the best tuna we have ever tasted. The waiters were all very friendly and willing to help. We happily recommend this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Was heading for another restaurant, that was closed... Stumbled on this find, we were glad!!! Waiter was very helpful and friendly, small menu full if fantastic dishes!!! Couldn't decided in antipasti so had taster menu of numerous dishes. Fish courses for main - waiter suggested half & half as myself and hubbie were undecided on who should order what! What... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We came here for dinner. The food quality is good but I feel expensive overall .One more small disappointed point is cappuccino which contains almost only foam. I'm not sure this is just accident, but I recommend not order cappuccino. In my Venice trip, I had cheaper restaurant which is almost the same food quality.

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