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“Excellent dinner”
Review of Hostaria da Franz

Hostaria da Franz
Ranked #183 of 1,448 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $66 - $106
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Castello
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner”
Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Very fresh. Great service. Good food. Recommended by friends. Only reason for 4 rating is the price. They served us an appetizer for 4 people (2 of which were teenage girls) that cost $160. This was the owners recommendation so we said yes trusting his suggestion. The final bill with an excellent bottle of wine was about $400. I don't mind that, but the fact that the appetizer was 160 of the 400 gets one rating star knocked off.

Thank jefflef
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mry69, Proprietario at Hostaria da Franz, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Dear Sir,
I would like to thank you again for you r kind visit to our restaurant.
I just need to notice you that probably you misunderstood the price paid you are talking about with another restaurant. Our appetizer prices are around 19,00 euros, you had a selections of typical venetians recipes consisting 6 plates. Cost 28,00 pp total 112,00 euros not 160,00. Than about your daughters when having a course there's not a special price because teenagers.With your bottle of Brunello di Montalcino Antinori (89,00 euros) pasta, main corse and one dessert your bill was 330,50 and not 400,00 (check your credit card receive).. Anyway just for the navigators using TA if you have to write prices you should be very careful, the risk is to damage a restaurant or an hotel.
with my best regards
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Hartford, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Special Dining Experience”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

We loved our experience. It was our first night in Venice. We loved how there was no menu. It was what was caught that day and the freshest ingredients. We trusted everything that was recommended. It was beautiful, special and delicious! Best dinner in Venice! We took our two teenage children and they loved it and were very accommodating to their culinary pallette.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank cgit5
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“First and best tasting experience in Venice”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

The service was five stars. No menu, just a tasting of the best quality seafood. The staff listened to our peferences but allowed us to enjoy new experiences. Atmosphere was romantic but indoors. Bill was expensive but worth it.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank HonestReviewNC
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Pismo Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Don't Miss the Finest Venetian Seafood at Da Franz!”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and I were referred to this wonderful restaurant by the kind concierge, Gabriel, at the Best Western not far from here. We stumbled into this hotel, as we got lost scoping out Oliva Nera, and Gabriel gave us directions there, but he also told us about Da Franz. How grateful we were to him! This place is a real find, and while it is in a secluded ally, it's worth tracking down, not far from the Santa Maria Della Pieta Church. Maurizio is a prince of a man, and so dedicated to his beautiful, newly renovated, restaurant, and to making sure you enjoy the very best Venetian Seafood. He describes the local food he offers in detail, remembers your order without writing anything down, and the food is mostly culled from local sources, and is simply amazing! I enjoyed a local Venetian fish, that was so delicate and delicious. My husband had oysters and a sea bass, which he throughly enjoyed. The wine list was varied and we picked a lovely, local Venetian red blend. Desert was a delicious, homemade ice cream, which we also savored. True, this restaurant is NOT CHEAP, but the really good places in Venice aren't, so leave the calculator behind, and ENJOY YOUR EXPERIENCE AT DA FRANZ!

  • Visited May 2014
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New York
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2014

On recommendation from hotel concierge we had dinner here last night. I don't mind paying up for a good meal, but they didn't deliver to my standards for the price I paid. I think there are much better restaurants in Venice.

If you are in Venice for a while I would say try this place for lunch. Skip dinner.

  • Visited June 2014
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