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Hostaria da Franz

#162 of 1,244 Restaurants in Venice
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Castello,3499 | Bragora - Arsenale District, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 0861
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

Best food I had in Venice! Great risotto with squid ink, Perfect red mullet! For desert the caramel pear that is just brilliant!! Thank you Maurizio!

Thank Bernardo B
New York City, New York
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507 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Delicious and special. These are owners who, justifiably, take pride in their restaurant. The service is hands on and the food was magnificent. We had octopus, razor clams, spaghetti with clams, monkfish, bream and chocolate mouse and glade pears for desert. Absolutely excellent.

Thank Marciahi
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

My husband and I are spending our honeymoon in Italy. While we were in Venice, we wanted to take the opportunity to have a really fabulous dinner. This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel concierge, and we weren't really sure what to expect, despite having read the numerous great reviews. Well, not only were our expectations met, but... More 

Thank Karla L
Franklin, North Carolina
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017

This fantastic place was recommend by the concierge at The Gritti Palace. I cant tell you how much we enjoyed our meal everything was perfect.Maurizio was fantastic explaining the menu to the last detail,One of the best dinning experiences i have ever had and we have eaten in the top restaurants in the world.I can't understand why this place is... More 

Thank lbuchanan201
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Went here for my husbands birthday not sure what to expect but the proprietor wasn't there that evening. The waiting staff were very nice we had superb food and wine in a sophisticated atmosphere. Very good.

Thank linkeo
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Maurizio and the Franz. Restaurant was really good. The meal was excellent. The service was top notch. Maurizio - maitre and sommelier added a whole other dimension. Try this place. U will remember the experience. ✅✅✅✅✅

Thank Wheathouse
Torquay, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016

The restaurant is not easy to find but worth seeking out. The restaurant is lovely and Maurizio was waiting to great us as we entered. He was amazing of how described his dishes with tremendous detail. Explaining where the fish was caught and where the vegetables were from etc. We did not look at the menu and took his recommendations.... More 

Thank Paul D
Vienna, Austria
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2016

We were lucky to get a reservation during the busy last weekend of October. After reading the reviews on Tripdavisor that were either raving, or very negative (with often a scolding answer from Maurizio) we were very curious. It turned out to be a fantastic evening. The service is great. From the start to the end. Maurizio will make your... More 

1 Thank DutchAT
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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

This was a recommendation from the concierge at The Danieli Hotel and it was a fantastic dinner. The owner Maurizzio was engaging and helpful and we took all his suggestions for the dishes to eat rather than from the menu. The wine selection was also wonderful.

1 Thank Vicki R
Warrington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Our hotel concierge (at the Marriott) suggested we try this place if we liked seafood. It's a difficult place to find on your first trip but if you add a little time onto your agenda, you won't be disappointed with the various other Venetian locations you'll end up in on your way - it all adds to the experience and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$66 - $106
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
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.
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