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#81 of 1,218 Restaurants in Venice
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Castello-Calle Delle Rasse 4535, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 4976
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Roseville, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good service and rich tasting food. Pricey with service charge included. Got the Coast to Coast which had plenty of mussels and other seafood selections. Ordered a cocktail which ended up tasting non alcoholic but we received a complimentary drink at the end which was quite robust, lemon and vodka I believe. This was our first dinner in Venice, but... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely staff in this restaurant. I have a medical condition where I need the loo every hour ( plus being pregnant again shortens that time) we had just eaten so didn't want to eat again but staff were really lovely here and let me use their bathroom. Also place looked great. Nice and clean. Thank you nice people.

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RominaMariani, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trovatore, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving this feedback! Trovatore Restaurant’s staff is always ready to meet with our guests’ needs, and we are glad you found us so welcoming. Hopefully, for your next time in Venice, we will be able to treat you with a great meal! Waiting for your next visit, we send you our best regards – and our best... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for lunch and we've try their food from apetizer till dessert. I try their seafood spaghetti and the salad with the fried calamari and fried fish, and it's so delicious. And my family also try some other food from the menu and they also said all are very good. I would really recomend this place when your... More 

Thank armand2201
RominaMariani, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trovatore, responded to this review

Dear Armand, we are so glad to receive your review! At Trovatore Restaurant we try and give all our guests the best culinary experience, and our greatest reward is to know we succeeded with you and your family. Thank you for your kind words about our menu and our food, as well as our location. We hope to see you... More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Trovatore two times during our vacation. First for an "a' la carte" meal, and also on the New Years Eve for a fantastic dinner. We think Trovatore is one of the best places for a meal in Venice. Good food, nice local and the staff is really nice people.

Thank Per S
Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant for their Cenone di Capo D'anno and we were a party of 10. The restaurant location is 3 minutes from San Marco and it is quite nice inside. The dinner was very good but not exceptional. The portions were immense and the number of courses seemed to be never ending. Wine was also very good. Although... More 

Thank Ermanno S
RominaMariani, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trovatore, responded to this review

Dear Ermanno, thank you for letting us know about your New Year’s Eve with us! We are glad you enjoyed the experience and that you found our food and wine of your liking. All staff at Trovatore Restaurant thanks you for you compliments about our service and our location: it certainly makes us proud to have given you a night... More 

Kitchener, Canada
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was bland and the atmosphere is not anything fancy. There is so much variety in Venice, that there would be better choices than this.

Thank Sharoon1234
Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our first day at Venice. We searched for some good restaurants around us and we found TROVATORE. The staff is really friendly and take care of you. We ate some fresh fish, shrimps and one special kind of crab. It was a very nice dinner and we will be happy to visit again!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank niakaisia
RominaMariani, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trovatore, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you so much for visiting us! All our staff is glad you felt welcomed and well cared for at Trovatore Restaurant, and that you found our menu of your liking. We cannot wait for you to visit Venice again and dine with us once more! Kind regards and see you soon! More 

Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location is fine that's why we went there... but the service, the wine and the food was so terrible! The ingredients were canned food and the taste was definitely like that, so bad! The "welcome" wine was terrible too and after all the bill was overpriced!

Thank denesvig
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations an hour before dinner and we were welcomed warmly by our server Bogdan. He was very accommodating and had a great sense of humor. Service was top notch with both speed and presence. I had the Christmas special which included a 4 course meal, unlimited water and specially picked out wines for meal pairings. For 67 Euro,... More 

Thank Matthew K
RominaMariani, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trovatore, responded to this review

Dear Matthew, how delightful to read such a nice review of Trovatore Restaurant! We are glad you and your friends decided to have your Christmas meal with us, and especially that the experience was so satisfying for you. Bogdan and all members of staff are really proud to receive your compliments, both on the service and the menu. Thank you... More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough about our three-hour feast for Christmas Eve dinner. Half of our seven person table enjoyed the Christmas menu and the other half got another tasting menu for those who were partial to seafood. Bogdan, our waiter, was charming and attentive- my favorite part- he kept the wine glasses full throughout our long stay (three separate wines came... More 

Thank Tyler T
RominaMariani, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trovatore, responded to this review

Dear Tyler, receive such a wonderful review is a great satisfaction for us! Thank you so much for your praises about our Christmas menu and our service: Bogdan is very grateful for your kind words and enjoyed your company too! We are glad we contributed to a nice memory of your Christmas in Venice. We hope that, on your next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$32 - $64
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello-Calle Delle Rasse 4535, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 4976
Since 1875, the restaurant Trovatore is one of the most characteristic restaurants in Venice. Located near Piazza San Marco, in the central Calle delle Rasse (with access also from the parallel Calle degli Albanesi adjacent to the Bridge of Sighs) is appreciated among other things for its specialties seafood and Adriatic Venetian specialties, that can be enjoyed only in the lagoon. All in a friendly atmosphere, nice and cozy to make guests feel at ease as if they were in an ambience familiar to them.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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