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Ristorante Grand Canal

#271 of 1,206 Restaurants in Venice
#310 of 1,296 Places to Eat in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
San Marco
Italian, Bar, International, Vegetarian
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San Marco, 1325 | Calle Vallaresso, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39.0415200211
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Description: At the Grand Canal restaurant based at the Hotel Monaco in the heart of...
At the Grand Canal restaurant based at the Hotel Monaco in the heart of Venice, you may dine on a beautiful terrace just a few inches above the waters of the Grand Canal and feast your eyes as well as your palate. It is drenched with romance. And with breathtaking views over gondolas, the spotlit Santa Maria della Salute, and the island of San Giorgio, the Grand Canal wouldn���t have to offer exquisite d��cor, excellent service and fine food. But it does. The menu is based on the daily-changing fresh fish and vegetables that Venetian cuisine dotes on, as well as a menu of meat and pasta dishes that change seasonally, like salmon and swordfish tartare with lemon and basil or terrine of foie gras with pumpkin puree. If your plans include private entertaining, the Grand Canal restaurant is set in the Hotel Monaco which houses the amazing, historic, perfectly Venetian Sala del Ridotto, the heart of 18th century Venice, where the world���s first Casino was born. Host your wedding, banquet, launch or meeting here, of take advantage of the eight adjacent meeting rooms for smaller groups. The Grand Canal restaurant is a Venetian favourite.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent dining combined with a wonderful view

These places are not cheap, but it is worthwhile. I have been going there regularly each time I came to Venice (about ten times over 30 years). The food has always been very good and seated just across the Salute makes it a memorable experience. You should go there when you can use the terrace... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

These places are not cheap, but it is worthwhile. I have been going there regularly each time I came to Venice (about ten times over 30 years). The food has always been very good and seated just across the Salute makes it a memorable experience. You should go there when you can use the terrace outside, although the food and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We have been on several occasions, both with and without teenage children and when on business. The Ristorante Grand Canal never disappoints and matches good food (particularly the turbot and the squid ink polenta) with good service. Wherever else you go in Venice, do make time for lunch or dinner at the Hotel Monaco

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We've been in Venice for about five meals so far and this has been the best food yet. Great service and amazing food. The dessert leaves some to desire but the pasta and meat was out of this world. Highly recommended. And definitely the best restaurant on this strip. As my girlfriend put it, "Eat the chicken. It's yum yum... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

You must go to one of these restaurants when in Venice and watch the world sail by. I think that most of these restaurants and bars set on the main canals are marginally overpriced, but what's the point of visiting Venice if you don't take in the sights. Food and drink is relatively expensive, but the Italian service is terrific.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Main complaint was the food being cold, it ticked main boxes but struggled in quality and service Food wasn't warm, service wasn't quite right, rabbit was a bit chewy, finf

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our disappointement was (still is) quite high…. Except for the hors-d’oeuvres we were served during the apero, which were absolutely delicious, the whole dinner was just awful…. We did quite a few of very good restaurants, and many “simple” ones, but never have we been that disappointed with the quality of the food we were served. The first plate, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ristorante Grand Canal is a place to enjoy a good meal and watch the world revolve around you. The menu offers you many good things from which to choose and the service is warm and attentive. Relax and enjoy your time in Venezia!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Just back from visiting Venice (no not for THE wedding). Had a very special meal at the terrace restaurant of the Hotel Monaco. Fantastic setting and a view to die for. The service is superb and I had the buffalo mozzarella which was nothing like I had ever eaten back in the UK. Thoroughly recommend this for a special dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you like top quality food and great service this is for you. Sit by the waters edge and eat the gourmet food and watch the water taxis and gondolas go by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is the most incredible place to dine, the view is spectacular and the service is fantastic, so friendly. I am lucky to have dined here twice ... once, just the two of us and with our luggage lost we sat in our day clothes and no-one minded. The second time we took our children and partners to Venice and... More 

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Address: San Marco, 1325 | Calle Vallaresso, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39.0415200211
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
Average Prices: USD 55 - 120
Cuisine: Italian, Bar, International, Vegetarian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Marco, 1325 | Calle Vallaresso, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighborhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39.0415200211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 55 - 120
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, International, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view

Description

At the Grand Canal restaurant based at the Hotel Monaco in the heart of Venice, you may dine on a beautiful terrace just a few inches above the waters of the Grand Canal and feast your eyes as well as your palate. It is drenched with romance. And with breathtaking views over gondolas, the spotlit Santa Maria della Salute, and the island of San Giorgio, the Grand Canal wouldn���t have to offer exquisite d��cor, excellent service and fine food. But it does. The menu is based on the daily-changing fresh fish and vegetables that Venetian cuisine dotes on, as well as a menu of meat and pasta dishes that change seasonally, like salmon and swordfish tartare with lemon and basil or terrine of foie gras with pumpkin puree. If your plans include private entertaining, the Grand Canal restaurant is set in the Hotel Monaco which houses the amazing, historic, perfectly Venetian Sala del Ridotto, the heart of 18th century Venice, where the world���s first Casino was born. Host your wedding, banquet, launch or meeting here, of take advantage of the eight adjacent meeting rooms for smaller groups. The Grand Canal restaurant is a Venetian favourite.

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Staying in San Marco

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.