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“A Pleasant lunch people watching on the Grand Canal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Grand Canal

Ristorante Grand Canal
San Marco, 1325 | Calle Vallaresso, 30124 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
+39.0415200211
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Ranked #286 of 1,211 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $55 - $120
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, International, Vegetarian, Pub
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: San Marco
Description: At the Grand Canal restaurant based at the Hotel Monaco in the heart of Venice, you may dine on a beautiful terrace just a few inches above the waters of the Grand Canal and feast your eyes as well as your palate. It is drenched with romance. And with breathtaking views over gondolas, the spotlit Santa Maria della Salute, and the island of San Giorgio, the Grand Canal wouldn���t have to offer exquisite d��cor, excellent service and fine food. But it does. The menu is based on the daily-changing fresh fish and vegetables that Venetian cuisine dotes on, as well as a menu of meat and pasta dishes that change seasonally, like salmon and swordfish tartare with lemon and basil or terrine of foie gras with pumpkin puree. If your plans include private entertaining, the Grand Canal restaurant is set in the Hotel Monaco which houses the amazing, historic, perfectly Venetian Sala del Ridotto, the heart of 18th century Venice, where the world���s first Casino was born. Host your wedding, banquet, launch or meeting here, of take advantage of the eight adjacent meeting rooms for smaller groups. The Grand Canal restaurant is a Venetian favourite.
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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“A Pleasant lunch people watching on the Grand Canal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The staff are very helpful, the tables are comfortable, the food is good and it is nice to just sit there and watch the gondoliers and the boats going by

Visited April 2013
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Blackpool
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We dined in the restaurant on our first night got suited and booted to celebrate our honeymoon, food was excellent and a really good standard, paid on £185 for 3 courses and a couple of glasses of wine!! Which was a lot cheaper than expected!! Must eat venue no strict dress code as well

  • Visited March 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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Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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“Romantic and elegant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Went for dinner, service great. Rack of lamb for 2 was amazing. Good wines. View would be lovely in summer/ for lunch as its on the canal but we went at night in December!! No proper dress code, some people dressed up and some very casual. Would have been more special if they had a formal dress code. Well priced considering location. 130 euros for 2 mains, wine and coffee.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Xmas Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We booked the Xmas lunch because so few restaurants open on the 25th, and it worked out really well.
We went for the 85€ Christmas day lunch, which comprised of 5 quite substantial courses and coffee to finish. Pretty good value especially as the few places that open use it as an excuse to charge 2 or 3 times the going rate.
The service was first class, attentive but not pushy, with non of the falseness that some places direct at non Italians.
My only complaint is the markup they charge on the wine, not so much on a glass which is around 9€, but we had the Livio Felluga Terra Alto which is about 45€ retail and they charge 120€, nearly three times retail!
Still, it didn't spoil the overall meal, and would definitely come back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“restaurant hotel Monaco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We went to this restaurant on the evening of 25th dec.We were given a table by the window in the second room of the restaurant whose decoration is not very nice. We dress up as it was xmas, but they accept people dressed casual, an american lady was wearing a xmas bonnet another one had a her pyjamas. I found this somehow shocking. Food and service are very good, we had a 3 course meal (starter+ main course +desert) plus wine and mineral water for 220€ for 2 which is not so expensive for a city like Venice. After dinner we went on the terrace overlooking the grand canal facing the Salute church. I would recommand this restaurant for lunch if you want to enjoy the nice view because at night we cannot see much.

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