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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 #50 of 1,209 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $67 - $100
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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Singapore, Singapore
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We had wonderful dinner here after having "rubbish" food in Venice where most cafes/Resto charge ridiculous price and lousy food. La Caravella preparation of their main dish - Fish is very good. We've about 4 different glass of wine each - all very good. We just wish Mr Sommelier can smile. He was so good at not smiling consistently across... More

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serandrei, Proprietario at La Caravella, responded to this review

Dear SuperShan, we already have the pleasure to correspond privately ... but I wanted to thank you again for your nice review and for the time you've decided to dedicate to me. You've been nice to take to our attention we could better our service just with a simple smile ! We'll try :) Again thank you very much and... More

Haarlem, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had dinner in this restaurant to celebrate the birthday of our son. We had a beautiful evening. The setting is lovely, in this enclosed terrace. The waiters are lovely. We had pre-ordered a chocolate cake which was super. A fantastic place to enjoy a great meal with your loved ones.

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serandrei, Proprietario at La Caravella, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Eva, so glad you've enjoyed the evening passed at La Caravella to celbrate your birthday's son. We wait for you next year :) or even earlier. Greta - Zoe Serandrei More

Ghent, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Try to book in advance and ask a table outside it is magnificent! Really romantic restaurant. The food was very good, beautifully served by very friendly staf. I would higly reccomend this place to everyone visiting Venice. It isn't very cheap but you get very good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

My parents and I stopped at the bar for a quick drink before a gondola ride. The bartender Isacco was beyond kind and very personable. He even gave us complimentary cookies and appetizers while we waited for our drinks. When we complimented the cookies, he offered to ask the baker for the recipe. The drinks were great, the price was... More

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Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to La Caravella for his 30th birthday, we didn't book but they catered a table for us outside on the terrace. The staff were very helpful, helped us choose a lovely bottle of wine. The menu was a bit pricey but we were given a few extras along the way. A lovely bread basket, a... More

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carefree az
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25 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We returned again(first visit 1982, most recent 2011) to have a quiet delicious meal in the courtyard with very professional service. An old standby that has never let us down. Location is quite convenient to San Marco and many of its better hotels. It is in the Saturnina and International hotel.

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Prague
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We visited the restaurant when walking around incidentally. The food was delicious, we got our lunch quickly together. Before lunch we got mixture of excellent (probably home made) bread and sardel pasta butter. Then the main course was really delicious. They have variety of cuisine, typical for restaurants in that area, combining pasta, fish, beef etc. With cofee you get... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Located through a passageway is a quiet courtyard serving high quality food with very good service. Hotel offers indoor seating but best to eat outside and absorb b the atmosphere Food is well prepared, not simple and presented well with excellent service and attention. Good for couples wanting a quiet relaxing or romantic evening

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Brentwood
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

After a wonderful evening at the opera at Musica a Palazzo we were looking for a late dinner, most restaurants had already closed at 10.30pm but La Caravella were very welcoming in their courtyard restaurant. The pasta is very good, the Tiramisu is perfecto and the friendliness of all the staff, even though we were the only table in the... More

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

la caravella, served by wonderful Vincenzo, was the highlight of my visit to Venice, super food, nice people, lovely place. after having lunch day 1, we came back for diner the next day. Both wine & desert advise were perfect. We will come back

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