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Hostaria da Franz

Castello,3499 | Bragora - Arsenale District, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 0861
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (33 reviews)
“sea bass” (19 reviews)
“sardines” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Castello,3499 | Bragora - Arsenale District, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to Venice, you must visit this restaurant. Very small--only 14 tables or so. Extremely charming. The owner/manager, Maricio, not only greets and seats you, he verbally presents the dishes and his recommendations. It's all seafood, all incredible fresh and perfectly prepared. Wine...More

Thank fritznig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our concierge at Hotel Sant'Antonin recommended Franz for dinner and we're glad he did. What an experience! Greeted by the owner himself who personally guided us through our selections and wine choices. The food was terrific, service was first rate and the decor was classic...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here on a recommendation from our Concierge for a romantic dinner for our 25th wedding anniversary. Upon being seated we noticed the very limited menu (5 choices each for first and second entree, etc) in which every entree incorporated seafood. We had already...More

Thank COJOWisconsin
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

We were referred here by our concierge. We came in without expectations, but from the time we arrived until we left we felt as if the experience was something special. We were greeted by one of the owners of the restaurant (Maurizio) who explained the...More

Thank Stacey S
Reviewed June 22, 2017

At the turn of the millenium we had the great pleasure to find this jewel!!! Then the food and service were outstanding!!!! 17 years later in its new location, this is a must stop for foodies in Venice!!! The concotions are a great experience, particularly...More

Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Tucked away just enough to be avoided by the masses is this gem of a restaurant. No paper menu, owner verbally describes each item in exquisite detail, mostly fish, and can do so fluently in at least 3 languages. Portions are modest but each was...More

Thank 115steved115
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant if you want to experience local Venetian cuisine. It's all about seafood and local ingredients. We started with the best octopus we've ever eaten. We shared a tagliatelle with a ragu of local scallops, liked it. I had a local...More

Thank StephHorn
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

First visited with my husband and my cousin. One of the best restaurants in Venice. The atmosphere was good, also excellent services. Staffs are pleasant and polite. All the dishes were good taste and Delicious Italien wine. The Chefs takes good care in decorating and...More

Thank Bensytta
Reviewed May 18, 2017

This restaurant was our favourite in Venice. The owner personally told us all the specials he had on that day so we didn't need a menu. He really did wax lyrical about the choices which worried me that they wouldn't live up to his description!...More

Thank vimix
Reviewed April 29, 2017

We followed a recommendation from our hotel plus positive TA reviews but unfortunately it didn't work for us. The owner Mauricio certainly puts on a show, giving each table a comprehensive run through the menu, offering robust opinions & general info about the fayre on...More

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$66 - $106
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello,3499 | Bragora - Arsenale District, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 0861
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