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“Serious seafood served here!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Acquapazza

Acquapazza
Ranked #317 of 1,409 Restaurants in Venice
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: San Marco
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Serious seafood served here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We arrived in Venice for la regatta Vogalonga and after the event was over, some team members have a tradition to meet there for food, friendship and celebration of one of the grand Venetian traditions… The restaurant caters for both the tourist and locals, tourists sit on the scenic outside Campo San Angelo while locals sit on the inside. Unfortunately, the menu is a bit more pricey on the inside, but service is excellent and so is the food. When I asked the waiter what he'd recommend, the place owner happened to be closed by and he asked me what was that I liked? to what I said" just fresh sea food! …after getting our order, the guy disappeared and in few minutes brought an amazing assortment of incredible Amalfi coast dishes. We got a mezzaluna stuffed pasta with ricotta and pecorino cheese that was to die for! The three plates of frutti di mare, fried fish and shells in a wonderful saute sauce were out of this world! To my delight, the evening went smooth with no rush, happily celebrating a great day, a nice ambiance and a great city….and for that, we ordered a local Amarone. We were truly happy with Acquapazza. Definitely, we'll be back!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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London,England
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263 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Quality cooking,contemporary decor and well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

It is rather difficult to characterise Acqua Pazza. It is neither a tourist trap nor a local charmer, since it is more refined. Apparently family run, the staff at first appears to be a bit gruff, but in fact they are friendly, professional and not obtrusive. Interesting contemporary decor and the clientele is a mixture of locals and the usual tourists. A good sign was the fact that on the evening that we were there several different groups of locals were enjoying a celebratory dinner or extended family evening together.The expansive menu offers a large variety of fish dishes and pastas and our starers of various tartars and carparcios of raw fish were both excellent and (for us at least) huge in proportion. Having had our surfeit of fish and pasta at previous meals, we both opted for one of the limited carne selections-sliced beef with rosemary and olive oil and rocket salad, and a grilled filet. Both were tasty, and in the case of the (properly cooked) grilled steak, huge and well beyond the scope of our stomachs. There is a good wine list focusing on the regional varieties and we had a very good Agianilico. Aqua Pazza is neither inexpensive nor extravagantly expensive by Venetian standards and is a good choice for a very good meal in pleasant surroundings without the feeling that you are surrounded by the tourist hoards.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Dining in a Piazza in Venice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended to eat at Acquapazza and we're so impressed with the service, the quality of the food, the price and the atmosphere that we came back for dinner and were not one bit disappointed. Although the waiters seemed initially cool, as the meal progressed they became warmer and more attentive. At the start we were given a complimentary plate of antipasti which was excellent. At the end of the meal were offered a complimentary limencello by way of a chilled bottle and glasses.
The lobster seafood paster and lemon rissoto were excellent. For anyone wanting a perfect lunch or dinner in a great location in Venice it would be hard to beat Aquapazza

Visited May 2013
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Thank MarkB B
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Tel Aviv
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good food bad service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

Unlike most restaurants in Venice this place has roman like service were you feel like the waiter is against you, the food is good and the pasta is great but if they could get better waiters than this could actually be a great place.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IssyE
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Budapest, Hungary
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196 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Best of our visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stumbled on this place upon our arrival and ended up going back again because it was SO good. Fantastic pasta, fresh seafood and outstanding service, wine selections - everything top-notch. great service and outdoor setting. It's not cheap, but worth every euro. If you appreciate quality food and service this is a MUST try in Venice.

Visited May 2013
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