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“Nice meal, good value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Alla Conchiglia

Ristorante Alla Conchiglia
Fondamenta S. Lorenzo no 4990 - 91 | Venezia, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
+39.041.52.89095
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Ranked #526 of 1,218 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $44 - $89
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Pasta, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Castello
Astoria, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice meal, good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Venice is very expensive, so we were glad on our final night to find this place. The food was very good and worth the money spent. Good, cheap wine. The waiter was absolutely lovely to us. It's a good choice if you are on a budget. If you sit outside, there is a nice view of a canal.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alla_Conchiglia, Admin at Ristorante Alla Conchiglia, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Thank you to have choosen our restaurant! we are happy that you find here a good place to have lunch! We hope you to came here again! Thanks a lot, alla Conchiglia!
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Great Location but it ends there”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to sit by the canal and have a meal so this was a good choice. But it was our worst meal so far of over two weeks in europe. Disappointing on every level. Cover charge, house wine was disappointing, pizza was bland, pasta was unimpressive, and the oil served was not even EVOO. They could at least have decent oil and vinegar on the table for these prices. Felt like we wasted one of our meals by eating here. Not recommended.

Visited July 2014
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Alla_Conchiglia, Admin at Ristorante Alla Conchiglia, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
WE're sorry if your experience in our restaurant were so bad.
Best Regards,
Alla Conchiglia
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Our first choice: very good fish restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Quietly located terrace along a canal, a bit out of the main tourist stream. But very good quality dishes, a very warm service and good value for money. Definitely our best experience!

Visited June 2014
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Alla_Conchiglia, Admin at Ristorante Alla Conchiglia, responded to this review, June 15, 2014
Thank you for your good review! we're happy that you've got a great exprerience. we wish you to come here again.
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Alla Conchiglia
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Venice, Italy
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“Wonderful lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It was a wonderful meal, all fresh fish and very authentic! Beautiful flavors! We sat outside and it is very nice because it's away from the crowds.

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Alla_Conchiglia, Admin at Ristorante Alla Conchiglia, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for yor great review. we hope you to come here again to taste another kind of fish-food.
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Alla Conchiglia
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Dublin
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“Odd billing spoilt our experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

There is no doubt that the Ristorante alla Conchiglia can produce some excellent food because they did this for a group of six of us who arrived in on a Sunday night without a booking. The staff took good care of us and we enjoyed the meal very much. But everything was let down by the odd and disturbing billing practice that they have. First, we were charged a "coperto", which is normal practice in Venice. The EUR9 for six people didn't cause us too many problems. Our bill was EUR295.30 and service of 12% (EUR39.70) was charged on top. Again, we didn't have a problem with this because the service was good. But then the waiter crossed off the "servizio" on our receipt and said that this was tax, which it obviously wasn't, and wanted us to pay an additional gratuity. In fact, "any gratuity is up to you..." is printed on the receipt. Having eaten in many restaurants over the years, my suspicions are raised any time something out of the ordinary happens. Being told that service is actually tax and then being asked for service on top of tax was a red flag, so we refused to leave more than EUR10 (which we think was reasonable on top of the EUR39.70 already charged for service) and left the restaurant disappointed because of the way the bill had been dealt with. The lesson here is to check the bill and decide what you want to pay for service. It seems like the 12% charged is more than adequate normally, but you might like to pay more. Your choice!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alla_Conchiglia, Admin at Ristorante Alla Conchiglia, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
We are sorry about your worst review. We hope you to come here again in order to change your idea.
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Alla Conchiglia
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