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“Very nice restaurant”

Ristorante Da Mario Alla Fava
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Ranked #223 of 1,435 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $52 - $91
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: San Marco
Description: In the heart of Venice, close to Rialto Bridge and ten minutes from S.Marco Square, you will find the restaurant Da Mario alla Fava opened since 1960. The menu is based on recipes from traditional Venetian cuisine, recipes reworked and lightened for today's preferred tastes, with the interjection of creative reinterpretation, fresh seafood dishes as well as a tasty vegan menu. Fine desserts are home made, created with special attention at the moment. In summer the restaurant has a beautiful terrace beside a typical Venice Canal, ideal for a candle light dinner. One wall of the restaurant is lined with hundreds of photographs of famous celebrites who have enjoyed Da Mario alla Fava. Recalling Mario alla Fava motto: "If you are sad and bored with life, you will rediscover joy at Da Mario alla Fava". Nel cuore di Venezia, a soli due minuti dal Ponte di Rialto e meno di dieci dalla Piazza S. Marco, si trova il Ristorante da Mario alla fava. Il ristorante aprì le sue porte nel lontano 1960. La cucina alterna piatti della tradizione classica veneziana opportunamente rivisitati e resi più leggeri, secondo il gusto attuale, a preparazione più creative, principalmente specialità di pesce e una ricca alternativa vegan. I dessert sono tutti fatti in casa e particolarmente curati. In estate è possibile cenare al lume di candela in una terrazza adiacente un tipico canale veneziano. Una delle pareti del ristorante è ricoperta da centinaia di foto che ritraggono personaggi famosi passati da Mario alla Fava. Il nostro motto è: "Se sei triste e della vita hai noia, da Mario alla Fava troverai la gioia"
Fresnes, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice restaurant”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

A very authentic restaurant in a small street with a sympathetic team
A wonderful turbot & delicious desserts prepared in front of you

Visited March 2013
Thank Frederic404
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Really nice recommended restaurant in the heart of Venice. The food was excellent but the service not to the same standard. Very authentic however and would definitely go again on our next visit. A little expensive. Suggest you book in advance.

  • Visited April 2013
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Paris, France
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Try their fish food!”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is good restaurant, warm environment, firendly staff and perfect food. Try their fish food! But don't forget to book a table if you wand to visit them in dinner time! They are closed from 3pm to 7pm.

Visited March 2013
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Prefer to stick needles in my eyes”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Avoid this externally attractive but internally diabolical rip off restaurant !!

We went for the special Venician taster. First course of fish soup had almost evaporated by the time it reached the table, the remainder of the soup appeared with the second course on some over-salted over cooked pasta. Third course of fish was very overbattered and over salted,it was revolting!! It went back as it was inedible there is less salt in the Dead Sea! Pudding was ice cream and chocolate sauce (Mr whippy style) with a rock hard wafer!!Yuck!

All for a €140 when we complained (throughout) discounted by €7.So,when you complain,they do charge you and all the staff knew that we were unhappy with the food!

Their Stategy is a one hit on the tourist.Avoid at all costs!!!!There are some great restaurants in Venice, this is not one of them, go to the pizza place next door!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great meal!”
Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant on our last night in Venice and it was a lovely way to end our visit. The food was fresh and the preparation innovative. The staff was delightful. It was a special treat to watch as gorgeous desserts were prepared by a master!

Thank Carol2581
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