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“Visit and Enjoy.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria Alla Ferrata

Trattoria Alla Ferrata
S. Croze, Venezia: Centro Storico | Calle larga dei Bari No. 1103, Venice, Italy (Santa Croce)
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Ranked #202 of 1,228 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, Pasta
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Santa Croce
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Visit and Enjoy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

What attracted me to this Trattoria were the reviews given by Italians, in particular noting that many locals frequented there. Those who have visited Venice, can easily recall at least one occassion, where the price was high and the quality extremely poor, leaving a bitter taste in the mouth and a hole in the wallet. Anyway we went to the Feratta on the first night of our 4 night stay and never considered looking for another trattoria. Everything was great, they serve typical Venetian dishes, both fish and meat, and they do great pizzas too. Not only was everything extremely tasty, it was very good value. First thing to notice was the cover charge was only 1euro (unlike 2.50 in many places) with an endless supply of fresh bread and grissini! Over the 4 nights we tried various things, fish soup, mussels and clams, tagliatelle with scallops, polenta with liver, pizza, grilled fish, spaghetti with cuttlefish ink and their tiramisu (excellent!) Their portions were more than generous! House wine was 6euro for 1/2 litre. The staff were very friendly, professional and attentive. Being there for Friday and Saturday nights we were advised to book and as other previous reviews stated, it was a place where the locals ate, and by 8pm the trattoria was already full. Can't recommend this place enough.
Finding it can be a bit difficult, so do the research before hand. If you're coming from the Rialto area as we did, you need to aim for San Giacomo dell'Orio (wonderful to see in the day) When you're in the square, with your back to the bank, you have the choice of going over 2 bridges. Take the one on the left and go straight on to the end there's a small square Campo Nazario Sauro, go right and you're there.Coming from the station is much easier. Will definately be back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“The best food we had in Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We recently travel to Rome for 10 days and again Venice for 10 days, we found this Trattoria the best food we had in Italy. The price was extremely reasonable for the quality. We went at about 3 pm looking for a late lunch, they were closed but were very kind to open just for us to have lunch. Which never happens in any restaurant we encounter in Italy. The staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome, They made our meals first and then they all sat down to have their meals after. We started with the Seafood soup, it was the best seafood bouillabaisse I have every tasted in my life, and I have eaten at some of the best restaurants in the world. every thing we had was delicious from appetizers to desserts. We absolutely loved this place for the food and the great people and service. It is also fill with locals and not a touristy place, the price was also some of the best in italy/Venice. What more can you ask for? It really does not get any better than this. BTW we ate at some of the most expensive restaurants in Venice, and this by far was our most memorable meal!!!!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good quality and price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

A nice little local restaurant with a very friendly staff. The number of locals eating here says it all. We will definitely be back!

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“The best pasta in Venice!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

I've travelled many cities including rome, firenze, but this trattoria is really memorable.
With a great and friendly service, pasta is really really great and cheap!
We had a pomodoro spaghetti and one dinner course. In my opinion, Pasta is better than meat.
Even though it is littel hard to find, but it is definetely worth to try!

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1 Thank YuJin S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good and Homely Food..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

One of our best finds in Venice... ask me what I remember about Venice and it will be the food here... we had meals twice here during our 2.5d stay in Venice.. yes it was that good!

On the first day, we arrived in Venice at 2pm, after checking into Hotel Canal Grande, we were recommended to have our lunch at Alla Ferrata... when we arrived at the restaurant.. the owner was so hospitable even tho it was near their closing time, we were the last customers for the lunch period... we ordered the mussels and clams stew, tagliatelle with scallops and grilled sea-bream... all of which was done to perfection... perfect meal after a long day...

on our last day, we decided to go for lunch there again prior to leaving for Florence... we had the fish soup, monk fish and seafood spaghetti... and we were not disappointed again.. flavor, taste and smell was good enough to leave us hungering for more...

Definitely a worthy mention and visit!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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