We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Caravella

#29 of 1,209 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
San Marco
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Calle Larga Via XXII Marzo 2397 | San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 8901
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
read more
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 807 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 507
    Excellent
  • 207
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
A very good restaurant

My family had a fancy launch here. Wanted to check it out based on great reviews. Honestly, the food is very good, the location is great, but the prices too high, and I usually don't say it. We pay a lot for food. There are better and fancier places in Venice, and a cheaper than this one. So, this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Natlovestravel
,
Reisterstown, Maryland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

807 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Reisterstown, Maryland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family had a fancy launch here. Wanted to check it out based on great reviews. Honestly, the food is very good, the location is great, but the prices too high, and I usually don't say it. We pay a lot for food. There are better and fancier places in Venice, and a cheaper than this one. So, this is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Irvine, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Fantastic and noticeably very popular with locals as well as tourists. Situated in the Hotel Saturnia it is very central and well worth a visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Food is seafood mostly!delicious!service is great. The restaurant is small and should book in advance especially if you are more then 2!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Highly professional, know what they are doing, and produce a great result. A special mention for the valpolicella by the glass, which (for the money) was literally astounding- more like a good claret.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sandton, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Close to the Vatican I discovered this amazing restaurant, amazingly priced food exceptional service and delicious food. Thank you to Lucia for making my friends and I feel so welcomed and serving us the best meal we've had in italy

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangalore, India
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The waiters gave us a funny look as we were dressed in casuals. Almost everyone coming here seem to be well-heeled, Nevertheless the food was awesome although the price was quite high. San Marco restaurants are very pricey, it would be good if you choose to eat at the other islands.

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Byfleet, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

we ate here twice and we were not disappointed. Service excellent and food was good but expensive - expected due to its location I guess. The shops that surround it are all high end Italian brands and its a five minutes walk from St marks square

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sala Comacina, Italy
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Caravella also viewed

 
Venice, City of Venice
 

Been to La Caravella? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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>  > San Marco
  • Neighborhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 8901

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 54 - 81
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Caravella and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from La Caravella staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.