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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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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I walked into this restaurant expecting to have good food. The food was good, but the bill was ridiculous. A pizza costs €10 each, but a soda costs €12. It is ridiculous that a soda would cost more than the meal iteself!In addition you have to pay for service and a cover charge. I don't understand why... More 

Thank Norah A
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pizza and Fettuccine Alfredo tasted like store bought. Just keep walking deeper into the city for something more authentic and local. Caprese salad and view was good though.

Thank calebrod
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would never ever recommend this place. It was awful! Food was previously frozen. Servers were horrible to us. Prices were way too high. Stay away!

Thank Laurel C
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Poor on every front except bank balance if the prices are any reflection. Staff are coarse, brash & frankly offensive (shouting 'hey japanese?' to passerbys is not funny in any book) Dreadful food too Can't think of any reason I would come here again EVER.

Thank Denise D
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza has next to no tomato - service terrible - vastly overpriced. Complained but not interested. Cardboard would have had more flavour

Thank CraigPD
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Would highly recommend this restaurant. The food is very tasty and hot; the staff and friendly and welcoming, with great service. This is our favourite restaurant when visiting Venice.

Thank JanBerrington
Ascot, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Probably the worst service we've ever received! None of the staff are Italian and they are rude and just not good at their job! The food was ok- pizza wasn't great (in Venice surely a pizza should be good). To top it off the restaurant charges a massive service charge and also €2 euros per person for using the table-... More 

Thank Stanley1979
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We discovered Ristorante Principessa on our visit to Venice in 2015 and were delighted with the food, service and atmosphere, so we returned in 2016 and were just as delighted. It is our favourite restaurant in Venice, the food is excellent and very tasty; the staff are friendly and helpful, the service is excellent. My husband, daughter and I had... More 

Thank Janet B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Ate at this restaurant during my trip last year and just had to pay another visit this year. Food was still as excellent as it was last year. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. One of my favourite places to eat.

Thank HelenBezzo
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Like others on this site we ended up in this restaurant on our first night when we were newly arrived in Venice and looking for somewhere to eat. We expected high prices because of the location and the view (if not the food) as part of being on the tourist path but we weren't expecting such poor quality food. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.