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Ristorante Pizzeria Rio Novo

$$ - $$$
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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278 Santa Croce | Fondamenta Rio Novo, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 711007
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Detroit, Michigan
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92 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

In a city I paid where I paid $26 for a beer and Aperol Spritz (I admit, I was paying for the view at San Marco), this restaurant was a wonderful break! The pizza is amazing, and the owner remembered us on our 2nd visit, and greeted us as friends with a glass of wine and conversation! Slightly off the... More 

1 Thank along0111
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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151 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We stopped here because it was right around the corner from the Hotel Arlecchino, plus the tables looked inviting with large canopies and a to-die for view of the canal. We had just arrived in Venice and wanted to try the pizza. So glad we did. It was the best pizza of our 5-days in Venice! The owner Carlo was... More 

1 Thank PhlllyPeople
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Close to the Hotel Olimpia, this canal side restaurant offered good food and good service. It was the perfect start to our afternoon in Venice.

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Oban, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We ate here 3 times in our 9 day stay in Venice. Wish we had found it sooner as definitely the best restaurant we found. Staff were amazing, friendly, fun and very helpful. The owner was there every night too and welcomed people in rather than shouting for your business as you passed, which a lot of restaurants do in... More 

1 Thank purplefantastic
North Prairie, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We ate in this restaurant twice on our recent stay in Venice since it was just around the corner from our hotel. Both times we were very impressed with everything. Friendly service and delicious food! Great location for watching both the canal and the people walking along the sidewalk. This restaurant definitely was one of the highlights of our trip!

Thank Kathy P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

After walking around the city my husband I decided to have a dinner date here.Very nice view and atmosphere while dining in the canal side of the restaurant.The city self is very known to have full of tourist so expect that the street of the restaurant is busy. But I don't mind it since the food and the surroundings was... More 

1 Thank Leizel V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were only in Venice for a day. After walking for a while we decided to stop for food at Rio Novo. I ordered the Ravioli with cream&tomato sauce while my friend ordered the pasta with pesto. We also ordered garlic bread and two glasses of Sauvignon Blanc. After tasting the wine, we weren't impressed and so... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The food and location are amazing (the salmon fettuccini is their specialty and an absolute must), but my husband and I returned twice as the staff were wonderful, helpful, funny and charming (and yes....we may have also gone back for the salmon fettuccine 😎). Great location near Piazza Roma.

1 Thank JusFG
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Gentile signora è' stato un grandissimo piacere avervi qui da noi più volte e il nostro sorriso e' merito vostro!grazie... More 

Vermilion, Ohio
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This was an easy walk from our hotel and sits beside a busy but picturesque canal. The food is remarkable and reasonably priced. We stopped for lunch and I had gnocchi while my wife had clams. The staff were extremely friendly and cheerful. Late the next evening, exhausted from walking the island, we walked by and the staff smiled and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

The waiting staff were friendly and helpful, and the location is stunning with tables right next to the canal, however the food was very average, the kind I feel I could cook at home myself.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Santa Croce | Fondamenta Rio Novo, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 711007

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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