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La Rivetta

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1479 Venezia | San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy
(+39) 041 5231481
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Rushden, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here on a Wednesday evening as we wanted somewhere outside and small serving traditional food. My daughter is hard to please at times but loved her Carbonara and my Calamari was great - like most restaurants in Venice items such as chips etc are extra and don't come as part of the meal so overall food is quite... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant on the way back to the train station and we were pleasantly surprised. The staff were very friendly and the tables were all garnished with hand made glasses giving a very authentic feel. We ordered two margarita pizzas to share and it was genuinely the best pizza I've had in Italy! Price was very reasonable,... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just like the previous review, we must CONFIRM the staff is very unfriendly and cheat with the bill. They charged €5/coffee (where everywhere else it costs €2). When asked for the bill they tried to waste time and finalllllly came back with a piece of paper (see attached). AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The other comment right below rings true to my experience. Avoid at all cost! The staff tried to short change us and added up non-existing item to the list. Food was crap, tiramisu had too much limonade to it so it tasted more like a tarte citron in the end. It's right next to the smelliest section of the canal.... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Positives: Scampi was freshly grilled - yum. Mussels & clams were fresh & tasty. Spaghetti with meatballs were good. Calamari was tasty but greasy. Seabass was good. Bad: grilled veggies were served cold - not sure if that is a local thing. The second scampi dish was served cold though it had been battered and fried. It would have tasted... More 

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Nashville, North Carolina, United States
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70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I will have trouble eating pizza in the states after having pizza here. It was just amazing. Perfect crust, just the right amount of cheese and sauce. Also had a bottle of wine (local). Nice ambiance. This place had both indoor and out on the sidewalk tables. Great place for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Stanton M
Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Expect to wait for a table if you arrive after seven pm. This place is popular for a reason. It's terrific! We were told we would get a table in five minutes. We thought it may take ages. It took 5 minutes, to our pleasant surprise! We were even offered a free glass of prosecco while we waited! We both... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch, slightly away from the crowds. It is tucked away in a little corner alongside a narrow canal. You can even experience a gondola ride from here. For lunch I went with the set menu which has 3 options for the first course and 3 or 4 options for the 2nd course. The 2nd course is... More 

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London
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Extremely busy restaurant, which means having to share a table with others, which was fine. It meant you did not have to wait too long to be seated. I recommend booking though. Food cooked beautifully. Friendly staff.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

After our trip on a gandola at night the gandolier advised this restaurant as one of authentic and home style places in Venice. We visited the next day and were amazed by the taste, by the welcoming atmosphere and what was the best - gandoliers and locals were eating there! Go off the beaten routes and order some pasta, prosecco... More 

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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
    2.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1479 Venezia | San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: (+39) 041 5231481

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in San Polo

Neighborhood Profile
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.