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La Porta D'Acqua

#141 of 1,197 Restaurants in Venice
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San Polo
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San Polo 1022/B | Rio Terà San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 2124
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Royston, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Annapolis, MD
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by my hotel when I asked for a good pasta restaurant. It does not have a very wide variety of dishes on the menu. The owner recommended the gnocchi in zucchini sauce with clams and the paccheri with crab sauce. We also had a bottle of wine, which was decent at 24 euros. For appetizers we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sal was our waiter and he was very funny and entertaining. The food is amazing and we went there two or three times in our short trip. I would recommend the catch of the day fish course, Almafi white fish tortellini in limoncello sauce and the stuffed Calamari. Beautiful food and lovely experience, not too crowded. We would definitely visit... More 

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Suresnes, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered it while lost in the small stretts above Rialto looking for an off-tourist restaurant. We tried the Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic, mussels cream and chilli and the Linguini Lobster. The first was excellent, the second ordinary but well cooked. The portions are fine if pasta is your main dish, otherwish as a first course can be very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here for my 30th birthday. We hadn't made a booking but had spent an hour or so walking around trying to find a nice place for a seafood dinner when we stumbled across La Porta d'Acqua. We were able to get a table outside in the gorgeous quiet setting and enjoyed fantastic wine and service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I've been here, the first was last year and we had great seafood pasta and this time we just stumbled upon it and I remembered how good it was and so we came back for dinner last night. It didn't disappoint and both of us felt that we had a lovely dinner last night. It... More 

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Thank MissNoddy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

We went here after reading reviews on trip advisor! The food was fantastic and the service just made everything perfect! It's out the way from the mad crowds but just 2 mins from the Rialto bridge!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This was between four and 5 stars. Great service and the food was wonderful! My husband is vegan, and they made a dish just for him. Lovely setting, though no view of the water. Most of the water view food is mediocre, so for us, worth going inland a block. Close to Rialto bridge. Highly recommend. I have the seafood... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $110
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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.