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Centro Storico fondamenta de Cannaregio No. 1268, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 041714123
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is well worth visiting! We went for an early dinner here as a family (kids are 8 and 6). Service was extremely friendly and helpful. They don't have a kids menu - but then nowhere does in Venice. It wasn't a problem though as our children had the lasagne (which I tried and was lovely!). Felt like a... More 

Thank HazieFantaise
Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Forget all the chinese/indian owned restaurant of mediocre quality in Venice. Pontini is a real venitian/italian local "family-owned-style" restaurant. Local food, local service, local atmosphere. All very good (for my part excellent fish lasagna and great home made tiramisu). The price is also cheap according to the location. Keep in mind that it's not a Michelin star restaurant so don't... More 

Thank Ben B
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Jet lagged but excited to be in Venice we asked our hotel concierge Daniela where to eat a late lunch and he immediately said "Pontini". We went and I'm glad we took his advice! The seafood pasta is the best I have ever had - mussels, clams, two large prawns and the tastiest spaghetti in a garlic butter sauce with... More 

Thank Artottawa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this restaurant as it was close to our hotel. There were lots of locals, food was fresh and fabulous, and tiramisu was amazing! Highly recommended!

Thank Hiran P
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here with my friend on our first night in Venice based on the reviews and were not disapointed. The food was amazing, apart from the cheese starter which was okay. Wine and beer were great and portions so huge we didn't have space for the dessert. That was a shame as the tiramisu looked good. We went on... More 

Thank Henna S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly a great dinner with A+ service. Loved the tiramisu! Staff super friendly and made us feel at home. I will return soon. Thank you for a great dinner!

Thank Juan C C
Hull, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is 10 minutes walk from the railway station, over the canal and then to the left. Sat outside, diners have a grand stand view of all the river traffic, together with the bridges and buildings – it is also a good spot for ‘people watching’ whilst you eat. We had been wanting to try Pontini for some time... More 

Thank john_kate13
Plymouth, Michigan
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner in Venice and I apologize to my wife and mother, but had the best lasagne I've ever had. Absolutely awesome. Both kids had the salmon pasta and it was the best they've ever had. My wife had the gnocchi and it was just okay. Tiramisu was awesome. Our waiter was Fabio and was a hoot; he... More 

2 Thank TerryHaggerty1965
Venice, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this restaurant in advance and I'm glad we did! It gets very busy as it is a fantastic restaurant so I would recommend you to book it! The service is brilliant they are smiley and friendly and give you top tips about food if it's too big or too small for children! The food is a absolutely amazing,... More 

2 Thank GingerPrincess11
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened by chance on this restaurant and there was a queue for a table but as we were early we were soon seated outside by the canal. The food is typical venetian and very reasonably priced. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Storico fondamenta de Cannaregio No. 1268, 30121 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighborhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: +39 041714123

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Cannaregio

Neighborhood Profile
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.