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La Caravella

#38 of 1,216 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
San Marco
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Calle Larga Via XXII Marzo 2399 | San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 8901
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: La Caravella restaurant in Venice can be discovered immediately behind the...
La Caravella restaurant in Venice can be discovered immediately behind the newly-restored La Fenice theatre, just a few paces from the Piazza San Marco. Stepping inside, you���ll feel as if you���ve entered an antique sailing ship, with dark wood paneling, capstans and ropes and leaded windows. In summer, you may not step inside at all as 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 orast 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Birthday Dinner!

I have organized a family dinner at La Caravella for my wife's 30th Birthday. Greta was very helpful in organizing the dinner and followed-up on every of my request immediately with great dedication. Food is of excellent quality. The staff knows and respects the rules of great service while still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have organized a family dinner at La Caravella for my wife's 30th Birthday. Greta was very helpful in organizing the dinner and followed-up on every of my request immediately with great dedication. Food is of excellent quality. The staff knows and respects the rules of great service while still being open and entertaining. You can't miss with this choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had dinner here on a warm August night. We were slightly early for our reservation but they immediately sat us. The manager spent time just chatting with us which made us feel very welcome. The staff were all very friendly and completely Italian! The food was exceptional. We shared the starter which my wife said she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Location is lovely - in a walled courtyard. The waiters were very nice. I had the ravioli with scampi & my husband had the risotto. Both were fabulous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A very pleasant evening with good food and excellent service. Recommend the turbot and the Amaretto soufflé. It is a hidden gem and well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Stumbled upon this place by accident. It is very close to the Westin Europa Regina where I was staying. It is a quiet oasis away from the crowds of nearby St. Mark's Square. The restaurant is in a lovely courtyard and is very comfortable. The menu is quite expensive but very nice and the quality of the food was excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Just an absolutely amazing meal. The food was beyond spectacular! I've eaten at some of the best restaurants in my hometown of NYC and this rivals any of them. The staff was attentive but also left us alone to enjoy the meal. No annoying 'how is everything' with every bite. At the end I think they would have let us... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We absolutely loved this place. So far food wise Venice has been a bit of a dud compared to other places that we have been in Italy. Ok food at very high prices. This place turned it around for us. The prices are not cheap, but at least you feel like you are getting what you pay for. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here while in Venice. It is a lovely courtyard restaurant. The staff is very friendly and professional. It is pretty expensive, however, so bring your credit cards! We were there with our adult sons (ages 23 & 20). I had the ravioli and it was delicious. The wine list was wonderful and because of that, I can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Wow!!!!! My husband and I went here for a winner dinner as part of a voucher deal we found online. We had no idea what an amazing restaurant it would be!! I cannot say enough about our experience ... It is a high scale restaurant but in a very relaxed, fun atmosphere. The service was impeccable, the food was probably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Loved it. Sea Bass was so fresh. Great atmosphere! Staff was highly attentive. Very romantic. Inside bar was the highlight with great music and the best bartenders. Will be back the next time we are in Venice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Larga Via XXII Marzo 2399 | San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighborhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 8901

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 56 to 84
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

La Caravella restaurant in Venice can be discovered immediately behind the newly-restored La Fenice theatre, just a few paces from the Piazza San Marco. Stepping inside, you���ll feel as if you���ve entered an antique sailing ship, with dark wood paneling, capstans and ropes and leaded windows. In summer, you may not step inside at all as 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 orast 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Staying in San Marco

Neighborhood Profile
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.