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Ristorante Ribot

#167 of 1,191 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Croce
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Santa Croce 158 - Fondamenta Minotto - Rio del Gaffaro, 30124 Venice, Italy
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

unfortunately , the day we ate at this restaurant the fridge snapped , and it was the waiter's first day, and everything was chaos. so my rating is for that evening , but I appreciate the guests who have written positive reviews , because when everything is as normal again this restaurant probably is a very nice and good place... More 

Thank Elias R
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a great diner here. Its a small, friendly restaurant, with very friendly, and professional staff. The tuna steak was excellent, just like the other dishes! The waitress was very kind, helped us a lot

Thank dr. Teglas B
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In all honesty it is hard to find in Venice a restaurant where you can have good food at reasonable prices. Ribot is the one exception, where food served is excellent. We had caprese as starter and melon/ham. Both portions were large, and of excellent quality. After this we had pasta: linguini with squid, gnocci with ragout and spaghetti pomopdore... More 

Thank worldtravellerTom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant appeared well reviewed and out of the tourist trap fray, so we decided to spend our final night in Venice at Ribot. Warning: it is no longer the same restaurant it once was (new ownership/management/staff apparently) Issues: - bread was dry (not fresh and sliced well advance) and had ants crawling all over it. ominous start. - waitress... More 

Thank Adam A
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

So disappointed. This restaurant was highly recommended to me by people who visited last year and the year before. Fawlty towers comes to mind, service was terrible, food was coming out and being put down on the wrong tables, we only got half our mains, others had to wait. The bread baskets were crawling with ants, the plant and vegetation... More 

Thank Sally B
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

There is not one redeeming feature about this place and those that have posted positive reviews need their tastebuds checked. From the overcooked scallops drenched in breadcrumbs (I've rarely eaten a worse starter) to the wine in the ice bucket - missing the ice - this place must be avoided. The "steak" they served was inedible and the freshly cooked... More 

Thank Crowgen
Dartmouth, NS, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Boiled Venitian mixed fish starter was very good. Mixed seafood pasta and pene with duck ragu were both excellent. Chocolate lava cake, they called a tart, was perfect as was a puff pastry and cream dessert. Ordering and settling on a wine was an interesting experience. The upselling and suggested wine substitution was not appreciated. Bill for 2 was €80.... More 

Thank ChristineMH
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

With good food, wine and service, a background guitarist and reasonable value difficult to find in Venice what's not to like?

Thank goldhump
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Come to This restaurant from other people's trip advisor reviews and was not disappointed. Lovely food and wine. Excellent entertainment too. Great atmosphere.

Thank mjhammond09
Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant two years ago and were looking forward to it on our visit this month. Must be new owners because the experience was very underwhelming. Surroundings were excellent, lovely table overlooking canal with Italian violin playing. Excellent wine list broken into the various wine regions of Italy. No other compliments sadly. Bread arrived and when we... More 

Thank Peter E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Croce 158 - Fondamenta Minotto - Rio del Gaffaro, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: 0039.041.5242486

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Staying in Santa Croce

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighborhood identity.