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La Porta D'Acqua

#139 of 1,190 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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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Suresnes, France
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW 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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Thank Bianca B
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We wanted somewhere a bit special for an anniversary meal and having found this restaurant on our walks around Venice (and read the reviews) we decided to give it a try. The food was excellent (octopus, eggplant, seafood pasta, sea bass) and the waiters had a great sense of humour (very dry). Overall we had a very enjoyable experience. It... More 

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Antwerpen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was recommended by our guide Shannon from Free Walking Tours. And boy was she right. Very friendly staff, combined with great food. We had the ravioli of seabass, which according to my friend was exceptional and I had swordfish on sweet green peppers. The fish was breadcrusted which I thought was a pity, because you don't get the pure... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We were wondering around Venice looking for a place to have dinner and accidentally found this spot. Decided to try it out due to its charming location and good tripadvisor reviews. While the setting was very nice and service very friendly, we were not impressed with the food. My tuna was ok, but a bit over cooked and not very... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Not too many plates to chose from for a very good reason, all pastas are special. This is by far the best pasta we had in Italy. If the price was cheaper would have given it a 5 star rating

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a fantastic meal here. Recommended by our tour guide Nicoletta. We had appetizer special mix if 4 assorted. Favourite was zucchini stuffed with baccalla. Main was ravioli stuffed with seabass al limone. Light and so flavourful. Finished with mixed frittura fresh from rialto market. Delish!! Friendly casual servers connected with my teen boys especially Salvatore. Lovely evening!... 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, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • 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.