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Ristorante Da Bruno

#239 of 1,224 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Castello, 5731, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 0436
11:00 - 23:00
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5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So happy when I saw vegan dishes on the menu. But the food consisted of dry potato - basta. Not enough, not well prepared, and not a proper vegan meal. Only the price was oversized. Contorni was not grilled, just burnt black. On top, the service was slow.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

The restaurant was around the corner from our hotel so we checked out TripAdvisor, saw the great reviews and made a reservation. Our table was ready for us when we arrived and our waiter (Sergio) brought out a nice fruity drink for each of us right away. Soon after that he brought out complementary bruschetta. We ordered a bottle of... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I saw some interesting choices on the "Menu fixo", went in and ordered. 30 minutes later I walked out, having eaten not a thing – because I had been served nothing. And the place was very far from full. At least the manager was decent enough to return the tip I had left for "service". A V O I D.

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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited on the first day of carnival, so I was happy to find this hidden gem in a side street not too far from San Marco or Rialto, that isn't a total tourist trap like so many other places. We are both vegetarian so we very much appreciated the variety of vegetarian options, at least one... More 

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RominaMariani, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Da Bruno, responded to this review

Dear guests, it is with great pleasure that we receive your review of Da Bruno Restaurant. Thank you so much for your kind words not only about our dishes and our attention to detail (especially for vegetarians like you), but also about our members of staff. We try and make everyone feel welcomed and well cared for, avoiding intrusive attentions... More 

Graz, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great place, very simple, but still very special! We had very tasteful food, great service by excellent Sergio! All in one, it was just great and we will come back again!! P.S. try their afters! :)

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RominaMariani, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Da Bruno, responded to this review

Dear guest, reading a review like this is the best way to start a new day! How delightful to know you enjoyed your visit at Da Bruno Restaurant: Sergio and all members of staff thank you for your kind words about our ambience, our service and our food. We cannot wait to welcome you here for another great meal (with... More 

Christiansted, St. Croix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

My wife had been to Da Bruno some years ago. We tried it this trip. Good food. Somewhat changed, according to my wife. Very good.

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RominaMariani, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Da Bruno, responded to this review

Dear guest, we are glad you and your wife visited us again after some years! We are glad you liked your experience, even if a bit changed, and that you appreciated our menu. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Venice! Kind regards from Da Bruno Restaurant. More 

Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

After having a great experience at a 50% off TripAdvisor/thefork restaurant booking in Rome, we were excited to see the offer for this place, but were left very disappointed. Firstly, the food was really slow and also average. We waited over an hour for our mains and watched everyone around us get their meals first, even though they were seated... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We booked via TripAdvisor La Forchette (The Fork) and got 50% off. It was off the whole bill including wine. As a result we ordered a real feast. The whole family enjoyed it, salad, pasta, steak, grilled vegetables. High quality food in a city with so much over-priced mediocrity. Sergio the waiter was absolutely wonderful too.

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RominaMariani, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Da Bruno, responded to this review

Dear Farnham family, Sergio and all members of staff at Da Bruno Restaurant would like to thank you all for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and that you tried - and especially appreciated - so many entries in our menu. We work really hard and use the best ingredients for our dishes,... More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We were here to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a very nice meal. The food and wine were both excellent and we received exceptional personal service from our waiter! They even threw in a drink while we waited for our wine, a couple of glasses of desert wine and a specially prepared desert for the birthday girl. Yes we... More 

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RominaMariani, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Da Bruno, responded to this review

Dear guest, we are very happy to know that Da Bruno Restaurant has been a good location for your wife's birthday; thank you for choosing us to celebrate this event and for write this kind review. It's a great pleasure for us reading that you had considered excellent our food and wine! We looking forward to host you the next... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Sorry to say that after reading trip advisor reviews and then booking this restaurant I wish I hadn't. It seems that you have to order at least a starter pasta AND main course here before you feel like you have had a meal. My husband and I had a decent sized salad between us and a mixed fish dish which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$53
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello, 5731, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 241 0436
The Ristorante da Bruno is located in a peaceful corner of Venice, called Calle Paradiso. It is about 300 meters from Piazza San Marco and 400 from the Rialto Bridge. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and is the perfect place to stop after a day spent in the lovely Venice's alleys and discover the authentic flavor of this land. Da Bruno you will find traditional dishes, but also a fine selection of Mediterranean food, with a menu of meat and fish. Our staff, day after day, works hard in order to satisfy the palate of a group of clients that is increasing more and more: that is why you can opt for the a la carte menu or the tourist one, depending on your needs. When you come inside this lovely little world, you will be overwhelmed by the warm and cozy atmosphere that characterizes the restaurant. Let yourself be pampered by our team of professionals, who is looking forward to offer you the best of our tradition and leave you exquisitely speechless.

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Staying in Castello

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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