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Ristorante Alla Conchiglia

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Fondamenta San Lorenzo Castello no 4990/91 | Venezia, 30122 Venice, Italy
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
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89 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Food was good but found the staff to be non-attentive. The location was nice beside the canal which is why we picked it but there are so many choices that I would not go back.

Thank RidgeTravellers
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

We had lunch at this restaurant & it was very pleasant to watch the world go by on the canal. I had the gnocchi in crab sauce which was very good & my husband had an average pasta marinara. The service was OK but the whole experience was overpriced.

Thank Crockl
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Food ok. Price as expected in Venice. Bill added a service charge, but the waiter kept hinting that service was not included?!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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507 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Nice to sit by the canal and take in the passing gondola rides, service very friendly, nice rather than outstanding food, the additional charges on your bill never sit comfortably with us (service charge AND cover charge - what's that all about ?) but the accordion player who serenades you at your table is a nice extra (although he expects... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Vegetarian options were excellent and the pasta in lobster sauce came with incredible chunks of meat. Wine available was excellent and the service was attentive. I understand the previous posters comments, this is not a place to eat if you are on a budget. It is a wonderful mini-splurge as is most of Venice. Check service was typical of all... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

This restaurant was recommended in Rick Steves Italy book but I would definitely NOT recommend it. First of all, if you order Pizza or a fixed price meal, you can only eat Inside. We were charged 1.50 euro per person cover charge (coperto) which was no big deal since we encountered this in a few other restaurants throughout Italy, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We recently ate at this restaurant with another couple and it was a fantastic dining experience. It was recommended by one of the local taxi boat drivers. The waiter we had recommended a type of wine which we all thought was off and he replaced it without question. The next bottle was perfect. The food was excellent. It wasn't cheap... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We sat right beside the canal in our group of eight. We ordered the fresh fish special. We picked out the fish - sea bass, sea bream, and flounder. It was filleted at our table and served family style with wonderful creamy potatoes. We also ate a delicious pasta dish. The service was excellent. Complimentary limoncello ended our meal! It... More 

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103 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I had the fixed-price menu, which was not memorable. We also had a pasta dish which was very good. If the dishes on the fixed-price menu don't particularly excite you, order à la carte. The restaurant was comfortable, the service was good–although they were very busy so it took a while to get the check. If I were to return,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Tried this site on a recommendation from a travel guide. Just outside of San Marco. We sat on the Canal side table which was nice. As most places in Venice, there was a cover charge and 12% service charge. We did not order of the tourist menu (never do based on what I have heard) so I cannot comment on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$44 - $89
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fondamenta San Lorenzo Castello no 4990/91 | Venezia, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +

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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.