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“Great location, excellent value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria Alla Basilica

Trattoria Alla Basilica
Castello, Calle Albanesi 4255 - 4260 | Non E a Cannaregio, Ma Nel Sestiere Di San Marco, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
+39 0415220524
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Ranked #571 of 1,193 Restaurants in Venice
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Castello
London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Great location, excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Although this place might not look like much from the outside or on the inside with it's plain white walls and religion themed paintings, the staff add the necessary warmth. We went here for a dinner one night and it was a delight. The menu is very limited with only a couple of dish options, however, I recommend with selecting their daily special.

We found the food to be good (simple, but good) and the price to be even better. If you are looking for a culinary feast, this is not your destination. However, if you would like a solid meal at a good price served by friendly and smiling staff...this is your place! We will definitely be coming back again...

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Okay food and service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We were tired of walking around and hungry, so when we came upon this and saw it's 4 star rating (we had trip advisor app), we decided it can't be too bad. So, we should have known better when we went in and was seated in a back room and didn't get any attention after that for another 10 mins. Food came and it was blah. I ordered a pasta and definitely not exciting at all. My husband ordered Roast Beef (not sure what he expected) and it was nothing but roast beef. It is hard to find a good restaurant, but wish we had walked a little more.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good place for a budget meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Considering the price in Venice, and the location of Alla Casilica, its value is obvious.
Granted the place looks more like a canteen than a restaurant, but the 14 euros set menu (no other charges) is well worth it. Service is friendly & efficient as well.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Benalmadena, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Cheap, handy and tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

The location of Alla Basilica is perfect for a quick bite to eat before heading back into the crowds and continuing your Venice visit. Just round the back of the Doge´s palace, down a little side street. It´s a new canteen-style restaurant chucking out quick and quite formulaic food on a large scale, but the staff are very friendly, service is great. The 14 euros set menu gets you a ist plate of pasta (and very plentiful too), a meat course with a choice of roast potatoes, salad, or veg of the day + half a litre of still or sparkling water.
It´s functional food, but tasty enough and the menu changes daily - we went twice during our 4 day trip as it was so handy (and spitting distance from our hotel).
We had some rip-off food in Venice, and in reality, it´s not a great place for the gourmet - the choice of restaurants is very limited and over priced - it´s difficult to escape from the pizza/pasta routine, so if you´re not into carbs, it´ll be difficult to eat in Venice.
The only thing I wouldn´t recommend at Alla Basilica are the veg of the day - frozen collection of over cooked mush. Go for the roast potatoes which are excellent or the mixed salad.

Visited May 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent value lunches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Remarkably cheap, particularly considering its location, good food on two visits including my favorite first course in a week in Venice, friendly waitresses, clean loos.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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