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La Porta D'Acqua

#142 of 1,197 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
San Polo
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San Polo 1022/B | Rio Terà San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 2124
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mountain View, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I had a dinner here while we were in Venice, and the food was very good. The zucchine alla scapece with fish was excellent. I'd note that the portions were a bit variable - the pasta dishes were a good size, but for the main dish I ordered the amount of fish was fairly small and I... More 

Thank 144LisaB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So it's a few streets from Rialto, but a proper local dining experience away from the touristy types of waterfront restaurants. Not cheap, but lovely food nicely presented. Lunch and drinks for 2 came to 110 Euros. We had previously eaten at Al Paradiso nearby, and this is similar and both very good.

Thank aussiepax
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here one of the nights of our stay in Venice, and so glad that we happened to walk past it earlier in the evening and decide to eat there and book a table. We sat outside, which was lovely as it was a warm evening, and the food was delicious. The pasta in particular is all freshly made,... More 

Thank Sarah S
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by our guide, Nicoletta. I wish I could say that all our meals in Venice were as good as this one! Fresh seafood pasta, ravioli stuffed with taleggio cheese and served in cream of peas and exquisite hazelnut panna cotta. If you want an authentic place away from the noise and tourist restaurants of the Grand Canal, come here.

Thank fancyn1
Cincinnati, Ohio
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is tucked away in a side street behind the fish and vegetable market. We were 5 and sat outside for dinner. It took forever for 5people tomake up their minds on what to order but the waiter was soooo patient. We got it together and we were all amazed that we actually got served what we ordered. Excellent... More 

Thank Paul B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The three meals we had at this restaurant tucked in a lovely side street near a local church was a highlight of our visit to Venice. It gives an authentic taste of real Venetian food rather than the tourist "Disney" version to be found canal-side. We enjoyed everything we had as we worked our way through their menu over the... More 

Thank damehall
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So so food, small portion of fish, EUR 3 cover charge per person and EUR 5 for a bottle of water. Not a bad meal but wouldn't go again. Sea bass was very fresh served with baby sweet green peppers and was quite good. The spaghetti with mussel cream sauce was very good. There are a few outside tables in... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Sorry to report, but this place does not merit the 4+ rating on Trip Advisor. This is a fish restaurant, tucked around the back streets near to Rialto. The service was slow, the food okay but not special, the ambience one of wanting to rip off the customers. By that I mean when asking for a nice local red wine,... More 

Thank David R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

After dealing with some rude staff and awful menus along the riverside, we stumbled upon la porta. The inside of the restaurant was lovely. We ordered a creamy caprese for starters, a total twist on the usual caprese salad and it was delicious. I then ordered the sea bass ravioli with amalfi lemon sauce - this was amazing, I would... More 

Thank Ellen B
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I couldn't tell you what starter, desert or drinks I had because the pasta was so good thast all I remember - all handmade and perfectly cooked. I ordered lobster and linguine but didn't expect a whole lobster with my dish. After the first mouthful I honestly couldn't care less about the lobster, and I really like lobster, the pasta... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $110
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Polo 1022/B | Rio Terà San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 241 2124
Historic environment with frescoes of 700 and a water gate of the original end 500 a few steps from the Rialto Bridge. A cuisine that combines Mediterranean and southern Italy than typical Venetian style.

The restaurant is closed until the 22nd January 2016.

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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.
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