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San Polo, Campiello dei Meloni 1411-1412, 30125 Venice, Italy
+(39)3936919157
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8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 118
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious and warm!

It can be nasty cold in Venice, our plane was late, we reached our place far too late to get a lunch in a restaurant, but here we were happy to get a warm cone full of hot polenta and fresh fried vegetables and the most delicious fried calamari and shrimp! Two good snacks for just € 8 both. Fast... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Marina V
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It can be nasty cold in Venice, our plane was late, we reached our place far too late to get a lunch in a restaurant, but here we were happy to get a warm cone full of hot polenta and fresh fried vegetables and the most delicious fried calamari and shrimp! Two good snacks for just € 8 both. Fast... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

On the way back to our hotel we discovered this place, ordered Calamari and Gambeni, what I can say - was DELICIOUS!!! So fresh, tastes amazing and not expencive! Great service, guys are dressed like in a top restaurant, super! We'll come back again for sure for a fresh portion of seefood in a cortet :)

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Stumbled across this gem after having a slice of pizza and couldn't resist the cup of calamari for a cheap 3.50! Very lightly battered and made fresh right in front of you! You have to try this place!

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

This was a tasty and reasonable way to treat yourself and NOT feel like you are missing out! AMAZING flavour and the shrimp and sardines were MOST excellent! Wish we had one of these places near me in ONTARIO! Well DONE ; )

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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Traditional food here is served in paper cones, a practical and stylish solution that allows customers experience the essence of Venice: fried shellfish and squid topping a base of smooth polentina (hence, the origins of the name "Acqua e Mais", water and corn, which are polenta's main ingredients). Windows allow a full view of the cooks while preparing the food,... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Perfect for a light lunch or small snack. There is a selection of little fried veg and sea food all very tasty and at a great price compared to some places in Venice. Its a reasonable walk away from the piazza San Marco closer to pizzola Roma.

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Rome, Italy
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344 reviews 344 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Tucked on a street not far from the Rialto market area, there's not much to this shop. Browse the food displayed in the first window before placing your order at the second. I had fried calamari (didn't need any sauces), fried potatoes, and fried vegetables with polenta in a cone. Wonderful! My total was less than 10 euros. Eat in... More 

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cardiff
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We came across this street food vendor by chance on our way back to our hotel and boy were we glad we popped in. Little portions of delight are cooked to order whilst you wait and served in paper cones with a toothpick on top. Alternatively you can choose one larger dish from a selection of ready made local dishes... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

On our trip to Venice my husband and I found ourselves on the San Polo area while exploring the city. As we started to make our way to the center of town to start hunting down our lunch place we walked by this place that smelled amazing. I looked to my side and there's this window of amazing fried foods.... More 

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Vaughan, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I were just in Venice and this restaurant was around the corner from our hotel. We tried their calamari and shrimp and they were delicious!! You can pick up an inexpensive bottle of Italian wine from the Coop down the road and it makes for an amazing Venetian epicurean experience!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Polo, Campiello dei Meloni 1411-1412, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +(39)3936919157

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm

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