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Al Covo

Castello 3968, Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 3812
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Castello 3968, Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spectacular small restaurant a few steps from the water, not far from the Biennale. Spectacular seafood, great wine list and a place we would without question return to on our next visit to Venice. Do not miss Al Covo!

Thank TravellingSMH
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time at Al Covo! The service was brilliant-Richard gave us great advise as to which foods to go for and even the wine. We were extremely impressed with the food and service. It could not be faulted. Very hospitable. Thank you,...More

Thank Hyacinth2345
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a wonderful meal, great menu and service. On top of that discovered the smartest wine list in Venice. They had wines from all over Italy, but only the best producers in each region and mostly smaller wineries that make delicious wines at reasonable prices....More

Thank AmericoVespucio
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First lunch experience in Venice - couldn't have chosen a better restaurant! Lovely little family run place in a tiny Venetian square (well, more like a triangle 😊). Very welcoming, polite and friendly staff, delicious seafood platter and outstanding grilled baby squid! Our very handsome...More

Thank mrs_mawo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's seems silly to add one more five star review to a place that enjoys no negatives; but... Let me say the staff were friendly yes, but more than that genuinely enthusiastic and informative. We closed the place and they treated us with radiant grace,...More

Thank Michaelconchscooter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Al Covo for dinner last week and it was perfect! A very romantic, candle lit setting away from the madness of San Marco. The two waiters were a delight and couldn't have done more for us from the moment we stepped in. We...More

Thank Ellie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lured by numerous positive reviews, we visited this charming family-owned-and-run restaurant near the Arsenale. Billed as a seafood restaurant, it is unfortunately a little light on mainstream choices. Rather, it veers to the more exotic and esoteric (squid, cuttlefish, eel) as well as pedestrian fried...More

Thank Hollywoodtalent
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this Ristorante Italianooo. Will Visit the Restaurant Again. Not Easy to find a Place where you have a little bit of Quitness

Thank Enzo P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unimpressed by our dinner here - the food was good but the service and atmosphere were certainly wanting. The service was atrociously slow, and while the server was not unfriendly he seemed very snobby and would ignore the guests trying to get his attention. If...More

1  Thank Magnus F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our favorite meal in Venice, where we spent our honeymoon in early June. The food was fresh and excellent, and the setting was truly lovely - in a small square just a bit away from the center, that managed to be peaceful and...More

1  Thank Mainetraveler42
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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Response from Selpo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, never heard of it.
May 12, 2016|
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Response from Carolyn T | Reviewed this property |
We booked by e-mail before our last visit - ask for a conformation if you are worried. It is quite small but not so small that your booking of 5 would be a problem. The owners are an Italian and his American wife, so it... More
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Response from ArthursmumHerefords | Reviewed this property |
We went for anew a Years Eve, so it was out of the ordinary experience - in every way! I should second what Warren C said - well worth it? Enjoy!
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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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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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