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Ristorante Principessa

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Centro Storico riva dei Schiavoni No. 4187, Venice, Italy
+39 0415206644
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Seattle, WA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, for sure. Service, however, was just awful, most of the food just so-so, and prices were insane. €5 for water, while most restaurants charge €1. Overall, sad that this was the first place we ate in Venice after five days in Tuscany!

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Thank jennnn11
dublin, ireland
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and great staff and probably one of the best locations in Venice, overlooking the Lagoon and only a tiny stroll from St Marks and the Doges Palace. The perfect place for a relaxed breakfast, a Cappuccino or lazy lunch and a great dinner sitting at a table only a few yards from the rippling water on Venice's magnificent... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated along the Riva dei Schiavoni, this restaurant offers excellent Italian food. My wife had a very good lasagne and I had noodles with a spicy shrimp sauce. I appreciate that along with the sparkling water, they served slices of lemon. Very good bread. Nice to eat and watch all the people walking, since this an outdoor restaurant with large... More 

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Challis, Idaho
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82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were "menu shopping" along our walk from the Hotel Gabrielli to San Marco and chose this location for the available seating (a table open towards the front, outside) and the prices (a few Euro less than the competition). Just went with good ol' pizza and a beer, and we weren't disappointed.

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Thank KJA64
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had the calamari and the pizza- both were delicious!! The location was great for people watching and boat watching. The staff was super friendly and very attentive. I would recommend checking them out.

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Thank Pauline S
nottingham
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Lovely setting right on the front, lovely views. Had a nice set menu for 19 euros that I thought very good, seafood spaghetti followed by grilled chicken and was really tasty, my Husband had a pizza that was nice but a bit black on the bottom for 12 euros. However when 4 small cokes come to more than the food... More 

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Thank rosie0000
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

They were going to seat us in back by kitchen work area, we said we'd wait for patio table he told us we were asking too much, he was extremely rude. Traveling with 2 teenage boys who were starving otherwise we would have left right then. Food was OK at best, also cruise ship went by so view was obstructed... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

We opted for thisd restaurant, mainly because of the location, the food was very good, Spaghetti Vongole, Langoustine truly was excellent, very busy, but the waiter was very attentive, bit pricey, but no more than youy would pay in any city center

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Plantersville, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Food is mediocre at best. Ordered bruschetta and it was some tomato on toasted bread. Pretty tasteless and I noticed a lot of people walking away from their food. Way too pricy for what you got. Staff was rude and wouldn't let me sit where I preferred.

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Tonsberg
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Average food and service. Expensive drinks. A simple lunch for 3 persons average > €80... But this is Venice..... so what do you expect. Location is fantastic though, but that's what you pay for. Find somewhere else is my best suggestion. We will not be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Storico riva dei Schiavoni No. 4187, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 0415206644

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello
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.