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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Ratings and reviews

#223 of 1,140 Italian in Venice
#183 of 1,273 Restaurants in Venice
Travelers' Choice

Food and ambience

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.
$35 - $109
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed October 13, 2020

Such a charming evening with a lovely friend at a marvellous restaurant. I can only so much, that I highly recommend everyone to come by Ristorante Il Trovatore. The food is amazing and waiters are even better. Arrivederci!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 4, 2020

Very good food,amazing local fish! Great desert and pasta. I came by chance here, but I am satisfied with the menu.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

We went as part of a group after going to a matinee at the La Fenice. We had spaghetti with seafood, which was a little on the dry side, followed by a piece of fish fillet with fried potatoes. It reminded me of school dinners,...except that our school meals were more attractive. We were receiving two bottles of wine per table and had red wine dumped on us for a fish meal. We asked for white but were told that it was extra. The organiser bought some white wine to look after his group.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed October 15, 2019 via mobile

The food we ate for very expensive and downright mediocre. They take 15% per tip and act all fancy but the food doesn’t match the atmosphere or the prices.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 2, 2019

Ate at this restaurant several times. Waiters very nice and helpful. Food excellent. Nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 12, 2019

Trovatore is at a great location, just up from the fashionable Danieli hotel near the Doge palace Unfortunately this place is a mismanaged tourist trap favored by tour companies eager to save on cost, providing little of value to tourist groups. Suggestion: Leave your group...and dine at a restaurant with a solid reputation. (The meal was barely edible, the fish pasta had little fish, the fried fish dish was uninspiring. The house wines were an embarrassment, The acceptable course was one scoop of basic chocolate ice cream on dry biscotti,) Ovearall a sad group meal, more fit for prisoners who crossed the nearby bridge of sighs.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 12, 2019 via mobile

Staffs are very nice, foods are excellent. Especially Squid ink spaghetti. Will come again if we arrive Venice again.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

Had dinner tonight cold bread not a waiter in sight had to ask for everything food was ok but Olive Garden can blow this place away so you know what your getting. I eat out at least four days a week on business is never...eat here againMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

We had the insalata mista, pomodoro, seafood pasta, and grilled fish. The first 2 were highly forgettable. The last 2 were pretty good. Portions were small. Service was not very attentive.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 22, 2019

This Italian restaurant was very nice. The servers all spoke excellent English and our server was quite attentive. Our service was very good throughout the meal. My family ordered several different things. My son got a stew type dish, my husband got beef carpaccio, I...got a pasta dish, and we got a pesto tower of veggies to share. Everything we had was delicious. Our only complaint would be that for the size of the dishes compared to the cost, it wasn't such a great deal but it still tasted great.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Alusia S
January 21, 2019|
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Response from raymondw123 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know for sure, but I would have thought not. The layout of the restaurant wouldn’t be good for a dog. But remember the food, staff and service is excellent.
April 26, 2017|
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Response from Michele R | Property representative |
Dear Karin, we are so thanks for your request, and we are happy to celebrate Christmas with you and your family! during Christmas holiday we usually organize some live music dinner, specially the New year eve but also the... More
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December 22, 2016|
Response from Michele R | Property representative |
Hello from Ristorante Trovatore.Yes we are open and we have last 16 places. Visit our web site for more info. Thank you so much
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Frequently Asked Questions about Trovatore

  • Yes, Trovatore offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Trovatore offers delivery services.

  • Yes, Trovatore is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Trovatore is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4