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#362 of 1,141 Italian in Venice
#319 of 1,272 Restaurants in Venice
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$12 - $85
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Reviewed October 11, 2020

Ignore any reviews that say the waiters are rude and the charges are hidden. This is just not true. The prices and charges are clearly displayed on the menu outside and the menu you receive inside. 12% service is not unusual, and here is very...fair. In all the years we've been coming here, we've never had duff food and the service has always been friendly and welcoming. There is a good mix of locals and tourists, attesting to the enduring appeal of this trattoria. If you don't have a reservation, you may have to wait, as there is invariably a queue at the door. You used to get a free glass of wine as you waited, but they can't do this now because of the coronavirus restrictions. The antipasto di legumi is always good, and the grilled sea bass is excellent. The tiramisu is the best anywhere! The house wine is very drinkable. The traditional liver and onions served with polenta is also very tasty. Very highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 13, 2020

The waiter was so friendly and fun! He suggested great options for our meal. We had clams and mussels to start and sea bass and gnocchi for our main. Just delicious. The tiramisu for dessert was wonderful. The gondolas going by out the window was...such a nice setting. Would go again!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 13, 2020 via mobile

Very rude and unfriendly. We asked for a menu and the owner refused. We asked again and he said “why you want to see it? We have coffee and juices, what else you want?” And he started explaining what is on the menu. I would...not recomand itMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020

Very popular restaurant , large selection of food , very good quality , service is eficent , as small restaurant and crowded bit noisy , however place to discover .

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 20, 2020

Perfect location not far behind the San Marco Basilica. It gets really busy with gondoliers at lunch, so you might not be able to get a table. My husband is gluten-free and the waiters were able to explain which options on the menu were ok....He said the starter of mixed vegetables was one of the nicest things he’s ever eaten! I had the gnocci and it was also great.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

We were recommended this little trattoria eight years ago, but only managed to go there today. So many times we would turn up to find the place closed, or just rammed with people and a large queue of waiting diners. The wait was worth it....Very, very good food, excellent service, and a nice ambience. If I have a criticism, it is the fact that you are slightly rushed through your dinner. The courses come quickly, the plates are cleared off the table as soon as they are empty (even if your wife is still busily chomping her way through her meal). At least the waiter was friendly, and didn't actually shove us out the door when we had finished our meal. I fully understand that the restaurant is busy, and they would like to get through as many covers as possible, but they could still allow diners a bit more time. Anyway, highly recommended for the quality of the food, and the authenticity of the dishes. We will be back. Let's hope it's not another eight years.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

Walking around we kept seeing places with the same menu's and we wanted something authentic. We asked our concerige Hans and he recommended this place. Next to a small canal almost hidden. Popular and busy but fast friendly service. Its a snug place but great...atmosphere. I had grilled prawns with a side of spinage and my husband had roasted beef with rosemary which was seared and sliced with a side of fried veg. We had a beer and a glass of wine. It came to €62. But far better than the meal we had a few doors down over the bridge the night before. Well worth the money. You wont find staff hanging around out the front trying to goade you in as they are all busy serving!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

This place is a must very authentic great food super service and very reasonable. The menu looks a bit touristy but the food is top noch

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

Got a recommendation. Food was superb. Service excellent. Friendly, funny, attentive. Had the sole, superb. Also had the red beans and onion. I'm a meat person generally, but this was probably one of the best things I've ever eaten. We also the carbonarra. Mrs says...it's the best she's had. Prices very reasonable for so close to tourist centre.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Nice classic restaurant and very nice home made food, if we compare with all’s restaurants in Venise . Nice gnocchi , and lasagna sea food ! Good and quickly service The vegetable with main course in not included, and add more taxe and service ,...so it’s little bit expensive for classic food , but fresh food so ... Just some thing , don’t try a fry potato’s , it’s from manufacture !More

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Trattoria Alla Rivetta is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 3.5