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La Porta D'Acqua

#107 of 1,219 Restaurants in Venice
#126 of 1,308 Places to Eat in Venice
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San Polo
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San Polo 1022/B | Rio Terà San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 2124
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
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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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
Very good, great Head Waiter and wonderful food

Recommended by our hotel, this was one of the best restaurants we visited in Venice. Food was very good, especially the aubergine and tomato pasta which was simple but very wonderful. A good restaurant for traditional simple Italian food that is very well prepared. Far far better than some of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Recommended by our hotel, this was one of the best restaurants we visited in Venice. Food was very good, especially the aubergine and tomato pasta which was simple but very wonderful. A good restaurant for traditional simple Italian food that is very well prepared. Far far better than some of the Venetian tourist traps (see Harry's Bar and Hotel Cipriani)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant bed on a recommendation from our hotel. It was okay, but not amazing, considering the prices. They had two waiters and could have used 3, as service was okay. We had the lobster pasta and a seafood pasta. The lobster tasted as though it had been boiled in overly salted water. As we lived in... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was a recommendation from guide that we used and it did not disappoint. We had dinner at a table outside it was a very nice atmosphere. The place is known for seafood which was outstanding, good variety and good amount of food. My wife had a pasta dish which was also very good. What stood out was our waiter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Stopped here on our way back to our hotel. Head waiter was very helpful with the menu. Great craic and the food was fabulous. Mixed 4 starter Ravioli with sea bass Pasta with swordfish. Perfect amount. Price average for Venice...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We were sent here by our hotel and were not let down. We had a great table outside in a cute little square just enough off the beaten trail. Service was pretty good, food was tasty and plentiful, very traditional food that we all enjoyed (and we tasted one another's dishes and all agreed). Pasta was a big hit, as... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We were only staying in Venice for 2 nights following a cruise and decided that we wanted to eat in a good restaurant for one of the nights. Having read the reviews on Trip Advisor and looked at the menu on the restaurant's website we booked a table for 8.30 in the evening. Although concerned about sitting outside the restaurant... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

BUONISSIMO!!!! 4 years since my last visit to Venice, I returned once again to enjoy a FABULOUS, very special meal at La Porta D'Acqua! So wonderful to see Salvo and Giuseppe again. It is still AMAZING, a delicate feast for the taste-buds! We were greeted with open arms and impeccable service from Salvo and staff. The setting, inside or out,... More 

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Edgewater, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After looking online for good reviews, we made dinner reservations for La Porta D'Acqua and were not disappointed. They had a table reserved for us outside where it was cooler, but the inside is quite lovely. We enjoyed a lovely bottle of Amarone with the grilled seafood platter and it was delicious. We shared a pasta starter that was also... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I spent my first and last night here. I ran from San Marco Square, as it started to rain, like the wind with my husband... Salvo the waiter had promised my husband and I a table. The staff, the food... Everything was perfecto. I cannot wait to come back. It was an immaculate.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We just happened to wander into this restaurant with outdoor seating. We started with a great serving of zucchini lightly fried in olive oil. My pasta with mixed seafood was cooked to perfection and my wife's sea bass was very good. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. All in all, a great dining experience.

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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, Doing business, Special occasions

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 - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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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.