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La Caravella

Calle Larga Via XXII Marzo 2397 | San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 8901
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Ranked #56 of 1,203 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $68 - $101
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
Description: La Caravella restaurant in Venice can be discovered immediately behind the newly-restored La Fenice theatre, just a few meters from Piazza San Marco. Stepping inside, you will feel as if you have entered an antique sailing ship, with dark wood paneling, capstans and ropes and leaded windows. In summer,La Caravella moves into a flower-filled courtyard complete with original wells, or the lighter courtyard dining room with typical Venetian ambience. The menu is typically Venetian too, with dishes like classic saor, marinated sardines with onions, pine kernels and raisins, fish soup, or oven roast turbot with potatoes and olives. In addition, the chef uses fresh seasonal ingredients to create trendier fare. The excellent wine list features both historical wine producers and smaller boutique vintners. Planning a party? La Caravella welcomes wedding receptions, private dinners, banquets, corporate entertaining, even coffee breaks. The garden seats up to 65 and one of the dining rooms up to 75.
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Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I went to La Caravella for his 30th birthday, we didn't book but they catered a table for us outside on the terrace. The staff were very helpful, helped us choose a lovely bottle of wine. The menu was a bit pricey but we were given a few extras along the way. A lovely bread basket, a... More

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carefree az
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We returned again(first visit 1982, most recent 2011) to have a quiet delicious meal in the courtyard with very professional service. An old standby that has never let us down. Location is quite convenient to San Marco and many of its better hotels. It is in the Saturnina and International hotel.

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Prague
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited the restaurant when walking around incidentally. The food was delicious, we got our lunch quickly together. Before lunch we got mixture of excellent (probably home made) bread and sardel pasta butter. Then the main course was really delicious. They have variety of cuisine, typical for restaurants in that area, combining pasta, fish, beef etc. With cofee you get... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Located through a passageway is a quiet courtyard serving high quality food with very good service. Hotel offers indoor seating but best to eat outside and absorb b the atmosphere Food is well prepared, not simple and presented well with excellent service and attention. Good for couples wanting a quiet relaxing or romantic evening

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Brentwood
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

After a wonderful evening at the opera at Musica a Palazzo we were looking for a late dinner, most restaurants had already closed at 10.30pm but La Caravella were very welcoming in their courtyard restaurant. The pasta is very good, the Tiramisu is perfecto and the friendliness of all the staff, even though we were the only table in the... More

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

la caravella, served by wonderful Vincenzo, was the highlight of my visit to Venice, super food, nice people, lovely place. after having lunch day 1, we came back for diner the next day. Both wine & desert advise were perfect. We will come back

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We have eaten @ this restaurant during 3 different trips to Venice. Summertime ~ TWO separate trips ~ the restaurant is under the stars in lovely courtyard ~ ate there twice , each time , no better food -service - & value for euros. In Autumn La Caravella is indoors in romantic parlor like setting. Food is served elegantly by... More

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Flat Rock, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Our party of four had a reservation and were ushered to a lovely garden table next to a group of six adults and as many loud, unruly children. While awaiting our aperitivos, a few drops of rain fell so we were (thankfully) moved to a table under cover some distance away. The large group never quieted down for long and... More

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London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We visited La Caravella in May 2014 for a pre-theater meal. Service was great and personnel was friendly. The restaurant is part of a hotel, which I think gave it that large, in a way “coporare” feel, rather than a small, Venetian-type place we were seeking. It is a bit touristy in my view and we did not see locals... More

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were a group of over 40 persons, enjoying out first meal in Venice. The set menu was generous, the wine excellent and the service above expectations

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