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La Porta D'Acqua

#132 of 1,200 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
All hours
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Neil D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Agathoklis P
Oakville, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank PDblue
Ashland, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our tour guide, Shannon, in the Venice Free Walking Tour. She stressed about supporting local commerce and local owners and this was top of her list. The staff was great! We were trying to be as proper as possible to customs here. Unlike other restaurants the staff was fun and easy going, but professional at... More 

Thank Fire93Medic
The Woodlands, Texas
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The food was very good, the service even better! Our waiter Salvatore was so adorable. The tiramisu was some of the best I have had. We would all go back

Thank Donna O
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Visited Rome, Florence and Venice, but this was easily my favorite restaurant! The food was incredible with very friendly and comedic service. Salvatore is the coolest waiter I've ever had, no exaggeration. He deserves a raise with his Goodfellas quotes alone. I will come back to Venice solely to eat here again. I don't even like seafood, but thought the... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

They are inhospitable and unkind to the customers. I never recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $110
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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  • 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.