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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 #77 of 1,211 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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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Came here based purely on trip-advisor recommendations and we're not disappointed. Our waiter was warm and very funny putting on various English accents for our amusement. Food was good (both on and off the tourist menu), if a little over priced for Italy (but then, this is Venice!). We were serenaded by basing musicians, who we willingly tipped as they... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We walked by whilst out strolling the streets of Venice and stumbled across this place. It had been issued a Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence which sparked our interest but it failed to excite us really. A nice meal but did not provide much more. There are definitely better options in Venice!

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Mevaseret Zion, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Of the 12 dinners we enjoyed during our recent trip to Italy, this was one of our two favorites. The other was in Rome. We felt very much at home, treated like 'regulars', even though it was our first time dining there. The self proclaimed head waiter, but really, the front line of the establishment including live public relations, Salvo... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We ate at this restaurant on 11/8/14. We found it from Trip Advisor recommendation and we were not disappointed .The restaurant is a three minute walk from the Rialto Bridge and is far superior to the restaurants by the Grande Canal. The menu was exceptional and the service was very warm and attentive. Highly recommend

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We spent a lovely evening here. The staff were very friendly and informal and made us feel comfortable. The restaurant has a very good website, where you can book a table at any time. For deserts, try their home-made sorbet ice cream! It's an amazing experience that really impressed us.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited this restaurant twice on our 3 day tour of Venice with our 3 kids. We were wary of tourist-trap restaurants catering to the St. Mark's Square crowd with expensive faux-Italian food. A local tour guide introduced us to La Porta D'Acqua, and she was right. Service was attentive and friendly (we speak no Italian), food was fresh and... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

On the strength of the good Tripfinders reviews we tried this restauant this evening and found it to be truly excellent. We sat at the terrace outside and found the atmosphere to be perfectly ok. The service was very good and the food was superb. I felt that we were in a first class restaurant.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A charming restaurant and good service, excellent food. The atmosphere is very pleasant. Price a little high but overall good value.

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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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