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Trattoria al Diporto

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Calle Cengio 25-27 | S. Elena, Venice, Italy
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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to this area in search of the Architectural Exhibition (we never did make it). The neighbourhood was virtually empty of people, which was a bit disconcerting at first, given the crowds everywhere else in Venice! But we took advantage of the respite and had a lovely time wandering around taking photographs of traditional homes and the mostly empty... More 

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Eastsound, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

It was raining and the restaurant we intended to go to couldn't take us, so we ended up here. It was a happy circumstance in that we had an enjoyable meal and appreciated the service and food. We ordered spaghetti with clams and some of us had the beef, others the Viennese liver and several the veal, which we found... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

4 of us eat here, Lovely fresh food, family run, friendly and excellent English.......recommended by the Santa Elena Hotel staff.

Thank oy55ter
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This trattoria is something looking like a well kept secret. Far from the hustle and bustle of San Marco area (stop St. Elena with the ferry), authentical recipes from Venice and locals eating there. I've tried polenta with shrimps and cod fish, liver with onion (but fish is also available, it looks like frittura mista is something to die for..)... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I love writing reviews for people and I always like to be positive and truthful. We needed food as it was getting late and the place nearby that we used the night before was booked. On looking at the menu the only thing I fancied was the sole.....I paid 18 euros and a further 5 euros for it to be... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We had a perfect meal, spaghetti pomodoro and gnocchi to start then grilled whole fish with salad and fries. Simple fresh food perfectly cooked and excellent service despite it being a busy night. The Tiramisu was the best I've ever had. Be warned there are no Vegetarian options for secondo platti and the restaurant is closed on Mondays. Very popular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

It takes a really good or really bad experience to prompt me to write a review and sadly this is definitely the latter. Our waitress seemed nice and the toilet was clean, but as far as food goes there's nothing good to mention (except the free bread basket... Because at least that terrible meal was priced appropriately) I had some... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My personal advice to one and all who think of going to this restaurant: Do Not Go. Tourist Trap alert. Let me highlight the pro’s and the con’s for you: Pro’s: 1. None. 2. Always available as it sucks so much. Con’s: 1.To start with – the food sucks. I am a vegetarian and there was hardly anything on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Venice is understandably extremely touristy. But if you're looking for some respite from the throngs then head here for some authentic Italian, more specifically Venetian cuisine. Reasonable prices, lovely service, appears to be a family business, and most importantly EXCELLENT food and wine. Seafood and polenta were spot on. While I feel a little conflicted and like I'm invading a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We chanced upon this place for dinner and were pleased by the quick service and good food. The fish lasagne and calamari were delicious, and the meat lasagne and polenta with shrimp were ok. We will probably return during our stay in S. Elena.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Cengio 25-27 | S. Elena, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: 0415285978

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.