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La Porta D'Acqua

San Polo 1022B | Rio Tera San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 0412412124
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Ranked #42 of 1,173 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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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88% Recommend
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ignore all the negative reviews! I'm so glad we decided to come here on our last day in Venice as it was the best food we had during our stay. The sea bass ravioli was absolutely incredible- unlike any pasta I've ever had before.. far better than other places that have better reviews on TA!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

After reading all the reviews I think I expected more. One pasta order was hard, and I don't mean al dente. The pasta with eggplant, really had very little eggplant, however the sauce was good tasting. "Mama's Meatballs" were small and overpriced. A bit disappointing. .

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

An excellent restaurant near Rialto Bridge, with excellent quality food, drinks and service. Very good atmosphere and location, very friendly personnel. In particular, the food is the best combination of the Venitian and Campania Region cooking I have ever tasted. The typical (huge) antipasto (made with wholesome ingredients) and a very fresh seabass cooked with cherry tomatoes, garlic, oil were... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Our hotel had recommended this restaurant after we asked for something on the cheaper side. Not sure if there was a miscommunication, but it ended up being quite expensive at 50euro/person for a frutti di mare pasta, dessert and wine. The pasta was delicious, though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We went to this restaurant because of the reviews. I booked it over the phone from the UK and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of detail that was remembered by the staff without having to refer to any notes. The meal itself was fantastic. There was not anything we didn't thoroughly enjoy. From the minute we arrived until we... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We ended up here when we arrived late for our reservation at Antiche Carampane, and they had given away our table ( totally our fault not theirs) They kindly called La Porta D'Acqua., and told us to have a seat outside ( with a glass of Prosecco to tide us over.) Minutes later, Salvatore, a waiter from La Porta arrived... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

It was nice to find a restaurant which did not mimic the other 1000 'typical' Venetian restaurants with a standard menu? More Mediterranean than Northern Italian in style we tried their tasting menu which had an interesting and varied selection which was beautifully prepared and presented. Very good value with a warm and friendly staff and owner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

The Hubs and I came here on a recommendation from our tour guide. Dinner was great and the service was even better. Salvo was very patient and accomodating. The tiramisu was absolutley delightful. Would recommend for a nice romantic dinner!

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Rome, Italy
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The restaurant is cute and cosy. A very easy walk from the vaporetto stop. The joy of the restaurant was our charming and entertaining waiter who made us smile from start to finish. He helped create the perfect atmosphere for our celebration. Our starter (a mix) was excellent. The main courses were a bit hit and miss. I ordered the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Recommended by our hotel. The other 2 resturants they recommended were excellent (Ai Barbacani and Trattoria alla Madonna) so had high hopes for this one. Started out good with the waiter recommended a combination of appetizers. The were very good but instead of one plate each could have easily been shared by two people. The main course was very disappointing.... More

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