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Do Leoni

#180 of 1,230 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Castello
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4171 Riva degli Schiavoni, 30122 Venice, Italy
041-520-0533
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Description: Restaurant Do’Leoni in Venice’s historic and delightful Hotel Londra is...
Restaurant Do’Leoni in Venice’s historic and delightful Hotel Londra is named for Russian composer Tchaikovsky’s – he composed part of his fourth symphony, nicknamed Do’Leoni, here. This award-winning, elegant restaurant enjoys a superb location overlooking the lagoon with a covered veranda that expands the space in warm weather. The light, bright dining room with its creamy colours reflects the chef’s philosophy of offering light, contemporary food. Attention to detail is apparent everywhere, from the eight different breads baked daily to the home made ice creams and chocolate. Menus encompass classic, traditional and seasonal dishes in modern, innovative style, like tempura prawns with couscous timbale and mango preserve followed by classic calf’s liver with polenta. Wines and cheeses are superb as is the service.
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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fab!

Delicious food, fantastic service, nice restaurant, would be lovely in summer when you can dine outside, quite expensive but highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
KJT-AJT
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

On this evidence, I'm not quite sure where the 5 star reviews come from. I can name much better and (in some cases) much cheaper restaurants in Venice than this. I had the 120 euro Christmas menu and for that money I expect to be impressed. I wasn't. And mainly because the first three courses of a seemingly interesting menu... More 

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Thank Simon R
Stamford, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Came here as a result of tripadvisor reviews. Although I understood the menu would be expensive, thought it was not good value for the food we had. We each had two courses - I had the marinated sardine then the burrata pasta with anchovy. The sardine was ok but the pasta was very thick and tasteless. The wines were very... More 

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Thank cambio
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Delicious food, fantastic service, nice restaurant, would be lovely in summer when you can dine outside, quite expensive but highly recommended.

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Waterville, ME
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264 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Every time I am in Venice, I eat at Do Leoni (in the Londra Palace Hotel right on the lagoon) at least once. The service is wonderful, and the food absolutely the best. Unlike most of the hotel restaurants on the Riva degli Schiavoni, this one is top rate. This was the first time I ate outside My appetizer (which... More 

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Thank ProfT
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Had dinner at the Do Leoni on the patio. Food was well served and delicious. It was great to eat outside and watch the people on the "boardwalk", water taxis and vaperetos go by.

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Thank allan b
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The food is indeed good but not extraordinary. Service is quite good as you would expect in such a restaurant. Too expensive for the quality of the meal.

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Thank Cláudia F
Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately the food was at best mediocre. First I arrived and asked the hostess if she could accommodate a party of 2 for early dinner (restaurant was just opening), she directed me to the manager saying I had to talk to him directly. After a short wait I was seated. My dish was pasta w anchovies and burrata - 5... More 

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Thank karina g
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Romantic and relaxing. Excellent bar and some of the best shrimp we have ever had. The staff was attentive and the food was special, some variety and attention is placed into differentiating standard Venetian fare into something a bit better and more unique. It's surprising because I AVOID restaurants near tourist hubs as they usually disappoint.

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Thank Ralph R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

After years of reading reviews I finally got round to writing one. Having broken my duck, so speak, I began thinking of my fave restaurant experiences and thought I 'pop a few lines down for each. When thinking of Venice a few places came to mind and top of the list was the Do Leoni, so here goes. We have... More 

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Thank Paul D
Cambridge
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We last ate here over twelve years ago and with very vivid, happy memories of our meal despite the passage of time I booked a table for our trip this week. This restaurant gets it all right. The food is incredible with wonderful, beautiful plates of perfectly executed food presented elegantly but with no pretence. No foam here! The staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4171 Riva degli Schiavoni, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: 041-520-0533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 56 - 78

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Restaurant Do’Leoni in Venice’s historic and delightful Hotel Londra is named for Russian composer Tchaikovsky’s – he composed part of his fourth symphony, nicknamed Do’Leoni, here. This award-winning, elegant restaurant enjoys a superb location overlooking the lagoon with a covered veranda that expands the space in warm weather. The light, bright dining room with its creamy colours reflects the chef’s philosophy of offering light, contemporary food. Attention to detail is apparent everywhere, from the eight different breads baked daily to the home made ice creams and chocolate. Menus encompass classic, traditional and seasonal dishes in modern, innovative style, like tempura prawns with couscous timbale and mango preserve followed by classic calf’s liver with polenta. Wines and cheeses are superb as is the service.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello
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.