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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 #40 of 1,216 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $64 - $96
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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Crewe, Cheshire
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I have been fortunate enough to eat in some fantastic places but this restaurant was head & shoulders above them all. I had scampi & sardines Venetian style for a starter which was fantastic & my partner said that her lobster starter was the best she had ever had. The sea bass for the main just melted in the mouth... More

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Mandurah, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere was perfect, All the waiters couldn't do enough for you, friendly and witty with an old world charm. There service was to be commended fast and very efficient. The meals were spectacular a little expensive but well worth it for the quality and service.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Found this restaurant through trip advisor and were very happy!! Extremely knowledgable staff and the setting was very romantic. A welcome canapé of fish pate and bread along with a delicious bread basket and selection of biscuits after dinner totally justified the prices of the dishes. Slightly off the beaten track and not a hugely dramatic entrance makes it easily... More

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Naples, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We came here because of the trip advisor reviews. First let me say No reservations for us, we normally never make them. This place is a MUST stop place in Venice!!! It was our first meal and our best. After a few drinks prior to getting there, well and a few more!!! We let our waiter Vincenzo pick our complete... More

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new york
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had food and wine pairing dinner in la caravella on our last night in Venice. It was an amazing experience. The food was traditional venetian food and it was excellent, portions are very big, and the wine pairing was very good as well. The sommelier CLAUDIO was very good and knolegable gave us explanation about each wine he served... More

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New York City
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A fabulous dinner under the stars in Venice on a summer night - that's a way to impress my date (even if she happens to be my wife). This restaurant is first-class all the way. From the attentive wait staff to the quality of the food and wine. I had squid-ink tagliatelle with shrimp and branzino fillets in cartoccio. My... More

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our last night in venice ended with a great dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Everything was exceptional with its welcoming staff to the great food like black spaghetti, guinea fowl, and tiramisu. The ambiance is romantic and relaxing with its candlelight courtyard. Everyone around us also seem to have a good time with the attentive staff. We were not so... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Food was superb!! Service was exceptional!! This restaurant was a nice find for our last nite in Venice. Every dish we had ordered were tasty and nicely presented. Wish we found this place earlier instead of having to go to terrible "michelin rated" il Ridotto restaurant the previous nite. Treat yourselves to a nice venetian restaurant experience at La Caravella.... More

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Nerja, Spain
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Fed up with over-priced pizza, we could see, straight away, that this restaurant came into a different category. A beautiful terrace and subdued lighting make this a very romantic venue. They are slow on drinks when you arrive, and the 'bouchee' had all the attraction and taste of shoe leather, but my sea bass was the best I've ever had,... More

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I am staying at the Westin and I found La Caravella on Travel advisor. Their web site says 10% discount at lunchtime. We went there and the waiter strongly denied the discount. His assistant told him he was true. The waiter made up for it by giving us a free glass of Prosecco, which was great and the bill at... More

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