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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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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
good for people watching

Stopped here on the way to our B&B post-cruise as it was too early to check-in. It was a lovely sunny day so we were able to sit on the patio and enjoy a capuccino and croissant and just watch all the tourists go by. The location is right on the Grande Canale in front of the San Zaccaria stop.... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
robertjudi
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Hamilton, Ont.,Canada
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Hamilton, Ont.,Canada
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Stopped here on the way to our B&B post-cruise as it was too early to check-in. It was a lovely sunny day so we were able to sit on the patio and enjoy a capuccino and croissant and just watch all the tourists go by. The location is right on the Grande Canale in front of the San Zaccaria stop.... More 

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lancashire
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131 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We ate here as it was near our hotel & didn't want to walk too far on our first night. What a mistake. We decided on the 'menu turistico' as we didn't fancy much on the a la carte. We were the only table to not get bread... I wasn't bothered when I did notice that it got recycled from... More 

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Thank Sulco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my husband this afternoon and had the worst experience ever !! Having dined at many restaurants in several counties across the world I was yet to feel unwelcome and discriminated until I set foot in this restaurant . The waiters and the chief waiter all alike . In fact the manager / chief waiter /... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Food cold, service appalling, sent cold food back it then came back after clearly being microwaved, the so called head waiter was extremely rude when we refused to pay for the cold food!! Beware of the extortionate service charge too!! Worse place we've EVER eaten and we've been all over the world AVOID!!!

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1 Thank Smeegle69
Prague, Czech Republic
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Restaurant belongs to the hotel Savoia+Jolanda, so there is 20 percent discount for residents there. They have quite enough choice of meals that are very tasty. Waiters are helpful and efficient.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This was genuinely one of the biggest regrets we ever made. We said we didn't want to spend 80€ on a gondola ride, yet somehow spent almost 60€ on, genuinely awful, food. We were exhausted after walking for hours in the heat. So we stopped for a drink here, it has great views of the canal and looked busy. We... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

,After a nlong weekend in Venice, we returned to the Principessa for another meal. We dined here for lunch and we decided to enjoy our last night of our anniversary trip at this wonderful establishment. The seafood, pasta, wine, cocktails, and beer selection were excellent. Enjoyed so many local dishes and speciality drinks.

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Thank casajasso
San Francisco
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We were staying at the adjoining hotel (Hotel Savoia & Jolanda) and so our choice of Principessa for dinner on our first night was partially a matter of convenience. It was excellent. (As a plus, there is a 20% discount for hotel guests.) We both had an excellent pasta. I had a rigatoni and my wife had a linguini. Both... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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191 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I hate to have to say it but the food was dreadful , the pizza was like a jatz biscuit only with less flavour . The lasagna was like pal and looked yuk also . The staff were good , nice location , terrible shame about the standard of the food . There is no way we would eat there... More 

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Thank Kester O
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Staff very friendly and service is very good; however, the food portions are tiny and the pizza was terrible. It tasted like reheated pizza an not at all fresh

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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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
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.