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La Caravella

#34 of 1,204 Restaurants in Venice
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Exquisite food and service, charming space

Dinner under the open sky in this cloistered garden is one of the great Venetian experiences. Lovely menu, discreet service. Not to be missed by anyone staying in and around San Marco.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Dinner under the open sky in this cloistered garden is one of the great Venetian experiences. Lovely menu, discreet service. Not to be missed by anyone staying in and around San Marco.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant and bar initially appeared to dated for our tastes but we soon realised this was only added to it's charm. Great bellini and each served with delicious tasters, reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely food and service,everything cooked to perfection, amaretto soufflé to die for. Only downfall menu doesn't change much year after year

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was one of our best meals in Italy. The private courtyard was lovely and romantic. The service was superior, and the selections were varied and delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely food in a very great romantic location near St Marks Square. It's expensive but worth it we felt.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a fairly formal, expensive restaurant with terrific food. The waiter suggested the turbot over the sea bass, which was the right call. There are plenty of non- seafood dishes, but we wanted seafood since we had already been in Italy for awhile and wanted something different. We had both types of fish and the turbot preparation was far... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had a great evening with very nice service and really fine food. We wanted to go by gondola back to our hotel and we bought a bottle of wine from the restaurant. The waiter just gave us the wine glasses, free of charge and wished us a nice trip back to our hotel. What a nice evening : - )

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Good location, excellent food, great wine list and very cordial and helpful staff. Match your experience by staying at the Hotel Saturnia, just beside the restaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I cannot thank this amazing restaurant enough for all that they did for us. I chose La Caravella as our wedding reception venue based on reviews of its food and service and online photos and I am so glad I did. As a bride, I was nervous about not seeing the place in person, but was always immediately put at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food and service were excellent. You get a 10% discount if you stay at the Hotel Saturnia. The wait staff is very knowledgeable.

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Additional Information about La Caravella

Address: Calle Larga Via XXII Marzo 2399 | San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 520 8901
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
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
Average Prices: USD $55 to $83
Cuisine: Italian

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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 $55 to $83
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, 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

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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.