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Trattoria al Diporto

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Calle Cengio 25-27 | S. Elena, Venice, Italy
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    3 of 5 stars

I love writing reviews for people and I always like to be positive and truthful. We needed food as it was getting late and the place nearby that we used the night before was booked. On looking at the menu the only thing I fancied was the sole.....I paid 18 euros and a further 5 euros for it to... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This trattoria is something looking like a well kept secret. Far from the hustle and bustle of San Marco area (stop St. Elena with the ferry), authentical recipes from Venice and locals eating there. I've tried polenta with shrimps and cod fish, liver with onion (but fish is also available, it looks like frittura mista is something to die for..)... More 

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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I love writing reviews for people and I always like to be positive and truthful. We needed food as it was getting late and the place nearby that we used the night before was booked. On looking at the menu the only thing I fancied was the sole.....I paid 18 euros and a further 5 euros for it to be... More 

Thank loopyflyer
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We had a perfect meal, spaghetti pomodoro and gnocchi to start then grilled whole fish with salad and fries. Simple fresh food perfectly cooked and excellent service despite it being a busy night. The Tiramisu was the best I've ever had. Be warned there are no Vegetarian options for secondo platti and the restaurant is closed on Mondays. Very popular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

It takes a really good or really bad experience to prompt me to write a review and sadly this is definitely the latter. Our waitress seemed nice and the toilet was clean, but as far as food goes there's nothing good to mention (except the free bread basket... Because at least that terrible meal was priced appropriately) I had some... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My personal advice to one and all who think of going to this restaurant: Do Not Go. Tourist Trap alert. Let me highlight the pro’s and the con’s for you: Pro’s: 1. None. 2. Always available as it sucks so much. Con’s: 1.To start with – the food sucks. I am a vegetarian and there was hardly anything on the... More 

Thank rnm23
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Venice is understandably extremely touristy. But if you're looking for some respite from the throngs then head here for some authentic Italian, more specifically Venetian cuisine. Reasonable prices, lovely service, appears to be a family business, and most importantly EXCELLENT food and wine. Seafood and polenta were spot on. While I feel a little conflicted and like I'm invading a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We chanced upon this place for dinner and were pleased by the quick service and good food. The fish lasagne and calamari were delicious, and the meat lasagne and polenta with shrimp were ok. We will probably return during our stay in S. Elena.

Thank Tapave
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I tried the menu del giorno: spaghetti alle vongole and fritto misto. The quality of the food was disappointing (to say the least) and the service was abominable. It wasn't worth halve the price I had to pay... Not to be repeated!

Thank Raymond E
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Condescending family (except father) and staff, food was definitely over rated. Service level... 0.5 out of 100. 0.5 is being generous. Irritating because other places deserve our hard earned money. Went to Da Enzo's bar @ S.Elena, which was 100% better in food and service. It was also lovely to come across Tango (I think) dancing from the locals enjoying... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The outside tables here looked inviting as we wandered around Sant'Elena. so we returned for lunch. There was a large group already eating, so we did not expect immediate service, but in the end we had to flag down an unwilling waitress in spite of many empty tables. It took ages to get drinks and food, and the quality of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Cengio 25-27 | S. Elena, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.