We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great food and service!”
Review of Al Vaporetto

Al Vaporetto
Ranked #958 of 1,435 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: San Marco
Description: Our Restaurant Pizzeria is located in the heart of the historical center of Venice, between St. Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge and the Accademia.Home cooking meat, fish and various soups, salads and pizza prepared in front of your eyes. Wide choice of wines and beers. Also glutine free food and Free Wi-Fi.
Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and service!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

The gluten free pasta is amazing and it's not very easy to find gluten free options in Venice. When you have an allergy, you need to know that you can trust a restaurant to do it right. They do gluten free pasta like the regular dishes. I tried both since my fiancé is gluten free.

The house wine is great, they're open late, the food is reliably good, it's affordable, and the service is great!

I spoke to Albano who works there and he works hard to make sure that everyone is happy. He is a photographer as well so you can ask him about his pics of Venice and his Nikon camera.

When I am back in Venice I will be eating there again. I feel like they are friends and I love the food.

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Timothy S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,451 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    851
    589
    442
    283
    286
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
280 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“You can do better”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

The restaurant was mentioned by our hotel but I was distinctly unimpressed by the experience of our visit.

The restaurant is clearly very focussed on tourists (as area most of the eateries in Venice) and the overall experience was the most disappointing of all the food establishments we sampled in our three day stay. The restaurant is very bright and the menu seems very large in terms of the options on display, it is certainly reasonably priced but at some loss of quality.

I had the pasta with seafood and it was smothered with a tomato sauce/soup that took away much of the flavour. The wine we ordered was also more expensive than we had been advised (they said it was the cheaper of their Prosecco offerings but they charged us the more expensive wine price).

Maybe I am being harsh as my family were happy (but not overwhelmed) by their choices, and given the difficulty of finding a good restaurant at a reasonable price in Venice we could have done much worse (and have in the past)

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank andybristol12555
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Venice, Italy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Compliments!”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Excellent lunch! I had contacted the manager in advance, as I wanted to bring a group of friends and family for a birthday lunch. The menu had not been defined in advance, each member or the group ordered something different (three rounds of antipasti, primo e secondo – from pasta ai frutti di mare to bistecca alla bismark and pizza) and everyone was impressed. The lunch lasted for 4 hours. The service was excellent, two waiters and the manager himself available for any question related to the courses, fluent in English, Italian, German (the group was multilingual). Compliments for the choice of house wine!

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
3 Thank LuckyVEN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superbe evening with good food and nice wines”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

At Al Vaporetto spent a very nice evening with excellent food, very nice and large selection of menu items for all palates (italian specialities, homemade pizza). Good wine offer. Exceptionally friendly service. A good restaurant for everyone - including children - who is searching for real italian atmosphere and food (in Venice not that easy to find).

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Richards M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great service esp wth free wifi”
Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Tried the tiramisu here, fantastic taste of sweet and also their lasagne (not that cheesy for someone who dont like too cheesy). Warm place wth nice owner, got free wifi (which all the tourists need as venice seems to be stingy wth wifi stuff).
It might not the best restaurant but i think i will be back if got another chance next year :)

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Wellylim
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Al Vaporetto also viewed

 
Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice
 
Venice, City of Venice
 

Been to Al Vaporetto? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing