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La Caravella

#25 of 1,205 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Larga Via XXII Marzo 2397 | 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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 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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Expensive restaurant

This is a fine dining establishment. Fine dining is not my thing. With that said, the food was good. Not spectacular, just good. As one would expect, the level of service was good. You will have about 4 people paying attention to your table. If you need a special occasion type of place, this will... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
couscous74
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Miami, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a fine dining establishment. Fine dining is not my thing. With that said, the food was good. Not spectacular, just good. As one would expect, the level of service was good. You will have about 4 people paying attention to your table. If you need a special occasion type of place, this will do.

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Sala Comacina, Italy
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14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We first ate here on our first ever trip to Venice about twenty years ago. We thought it good enough then to go back for more. On this trip we found it much the same as all those years ago. The menu has been brought up to date but is still traditional. Pasta was excellent and fish good but surprisingly... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Loved the decor and style of this place. They weren't serving dinner yet so we just ordered some drinks got some snacks off the bar menu. Pretty basic but good when you are in between lunch and dinner times. Loved the thick hot chocolate too.

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New York, NY
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is an old world clubby type of place. You’ll be surrounded by high end tourists AND locals however. Which is a good thing. It’s open late and the bar next door is great for an aperitiv. Also, after the Opera (which is what I did) you can still come here and expect great food and service without annoyed snooty... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great food, lovely wine and fantastic service. We ate in this restaurant as we were staying in the hotel that owns it. The whole occasion was superb. Can't fault it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I wanted to offer a dinner to my brother during his honeymoon in Venice. Being Italy I was expecting to be extremely hard to do anything online. This until I contacted "La Caravella". Greta made everything extremely easily handling all the communication via email (I live in the US), reservations and arranging payment via phone. According to my brother the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I chose to take my girlfriend here from reading previous views and we were not disappointed! The food was incredible, the wine list extensive and the staff beyond excellent! I had emailed them in advance to advise them that I was going to propose to my girlfriend and they were well up to speed with everything. I proposed to her... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

All the food looked fantastic. The beef was cooked to perfection. The additional attention to detail with the fresh breads and entree was a real treat. Not cheap but worth every penny. The best all round restaurant meal and service that we have experienced.

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cape coral
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We liked everything about this restaurant. It was pretty, had candle light. The wait staff was exceptional. Professional but friendly. Food was out standing. Wine was reasonably priced and good. A very good find close to St. Marks.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Nice service, excellent wine card with a preference for local Veneto wines, nicely presented and tasty Venetian food at reasonable prices. A restaurant clearly distinguishing itself from many average tourist style restaurants in Venice for the quality of the food and service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Larga Via XXII Marzo 2397 | San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 8901

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 54 - 82
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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.
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?