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Al Covo

Castello 3968, Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 3812
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“beef cheeks” (10 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Castello 3968, Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

Went here last wee with hubby and two friends, one of whom can't really eat seafood - which in Venice, can be problematic. However, Al Covo were more than accommodating - i nfact they went out of their way to ensure that we had a...More

Thank Timboshanks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After spending almost 3 weeks eating our way across Italy we feel that we are becoming experts in the various Italian cuisines. We have eaten at a lot of very good restaurants during this time. It then becomes that much more astonishing when you stumble...More

Thank Blips53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We opted for lunch after seeing "Somebody Feed Phil" and were not disappointed. We had the first lunch reservations - 1:45 - and every table was quickly filled. Everything was excellent, from the appetizers to my sardines and prawns course and my wife's sole special....More

Thank BruleLaker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is often hard to find restaurants with outstanding food with a relaxed homely atmosphere- however Al Covo delivers on both. Fabulous welcome, delicious food in a gorgeous relaxed setting. Wouldn’t hesitate to return.

Thank Eblacher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After hearing that Giada, Bourdain and "Everybody Feeds Phil" all recommended this, we knew it would be good and we were not let down. Hands down our favorite restaurant in Venice. The ambiance was lovely - soft music, great vibes. The service was great. Everyone...More

1  Thank jensantamaria6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard so much about this restaurant and were happy to secure a luncheon reservation. Food was very, very good. Their stuffed zucchini blossoms were outstanding as was the linguine and clams. We sat outside on a bright sunny afternoon, drinking wine, eating pasta...More

1  Thank Starr1027
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant. Good food and table service. Only negative was we despite having reservations we had anticipated sitting outside and told nothing available for over an hour. We were seated inside by the window only to see empty tables

Thank gsilvers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I learned of Al Covo from Phil Rosenthal on Netflix shortly before a planned trip to Italy, and made online reservations well in advance from the U.S. On our boat ride over from the Stucky Molino we met a lovely family from...More

Thank emptor2016
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Wow! This one was truly special. When you go here go for it and don’t hold back... get the Chefs Tasting Menu and let them introduce you to the BEST Venice has to offer. The fresh flavors of the products they source locally and the...More

1  Thank LenGadaleta
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Our last night in Venice we decided to dine at Al Covo. We had seen the restaurant and it’s owner during an Anthony Bourdain If the restaurant was good enough for Bourdain, that’s all I needed to know. The food was amazing, beautiful quaint setting...More

Thank JMR1965
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
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Diane S
February 28, 2018|
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Response from ALCP1957 | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly it was 7pm. Reservations are recommended. It was a great meal with superb service. Enjoy.
August 25, 2017|
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Response from Stanley P | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I don't remember. I know that the owner's wife makes outstanding desserts.
March 22, 2017|
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Response from Cosmosmoon |
Al Covo Al Gatto Nero Alle Testiere Antiche Carampane Corte Sconta Da Ignazio Fiaschetteria Toscana Il Ridotto Vini da Gigio Wildner Osteria Trefanti Riviera Da Rioba
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello 3968, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 3812
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