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La Dispensa del Forte

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Via Forte Marghera 30, 30173, Mestre, Italy
+39 345 014 3022
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

First I was reluctant because there was not an English menu.....but the waitress was very pleasant and more than willing to translate everything for us. My fiancee had the filet and I had the sliced steak and both were phenomenal!!!! They melted in your mouth and we're absolutely delicious. All the staff had genuine smiles and very pleasant. Considering almost... More 

Thank Jennipher S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

This is not a review, just to report that the place is not at the reported adress. Did not find another way to report it. Tried to find it today 20 June, and it is definitely not there, the address is straightforward to find.

Thank trekker77Norway
Miami, Florida
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic reunion with my friends! Great place. Special menu' for San Martino with appetizers, great home made maccheroni Verdi with goose ragu and porcine mushrooms, and tagliata d'oca with Marsalis wine. All dishes pared up with great wine including Riezling, Barolo, Chianti and Passito with home made San Martino. Grilled vegetables. Great night all for 30 euro. Highly recommended! Reservation... More 

Thank Pbacco
Venice, Italy
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2014

Stopped by, without reservation, and all the staff provided wonderful hospitality, working as a "well-oiled" team. This simple restaurant quickly filled up with locals within minutes of our arrival. Food was locally sourced, delicious, and served as generous portions. Good value for money.

Thank Peter D
Milan, Italy
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2014

In the middle of an ancient fort, located on a natural water reserve. The place is very young and easy-going. The prices are cheap, with 25€ I've eaten so much food that I was exploding. Few dishes, but typical of the Venetian tradition. Tasty meat. Local beers with different flavors, at the end nice choice of homemade spirits. I really... More 

Thank MrSignorAl
London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 2, 2013

I've been to the pantry for dinner, was traveling in Italy with my wife to repeat the honeymoon twenty years ago. the place is an old military fort, an island in the lagoon, easily accessible by car. We had a lovely meal in a friendly atmosphere. Italian cuisine and fine wines. Advised!

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Sliema, Malta
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Really enjoyed eating there. The concept in how the castle is split up in different restaurants creates a nice atmosphere. The food was all good and at very good prices. Will definitely go back try one of the other restaurants in the castle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $49
Italian, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Forte Marghera 30, 30173, Mestre, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Mestre
  • Phone Number: +39 345 014 3022
Situated in what was once the army's kitchen, it's an informal yet very well-finished restaurant, with a rich and selected menu at a smart price. The offer varies from top quality meats to seasonal vegetables. Choice products are selected from Slow Food and Campagna Amica, mostly supporting local producers and farms that are involved in social prokects Inside the Dispensa you can also buy the typical products we use, which means you can also find out who the producers are, and check production's quality and ethics.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?