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Vecio Fritolin

#129 of 1,208 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
San Polo
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Calle della Regina 2262 - Sestiere Santa Croce, 30135 | Calle della Regina 2262, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 2881
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 19:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Pisa, Italy
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100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The only dot we found is that the menu in the window does not say that fixed-price menu must be for the whole table. Disturbing to find when you seat. Other than that, a very good dinner (reserve in advance), with great fried fish and excellent pasta. Traditional dishes are re-interpreted, so you do not have to worry about repetitive... More 

Thank gfrompisa
elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We are delighted to hear that you enjoy our food and the re-interpretation provided by our resident Chef, Pierluigi Lovisa. Regarding our prefixed menu, the specification "for the whole table" where already available into the menu that we have outside for the public while it's also listed inside the menu that we provide on the tables. It may... More 

Siena, Italy
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice restaurant, small and quite! The chef is an artist! very good meat and fish! desserts are also fantastic! my suggestion is: You have to try!

Thank FabianaM M
elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Many thanks Fabiana, I hope see you again. best regards Irina More 

Province of Rome, Italy
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An intimate and relaxed lunch on a beautiful day when we wandering in Venice. We just walked in, without any expectations... and what a delight.

Thank SylviaOpera
elmas6, Owner at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Dear Sylvia, thank you for your review. I am happy you appreciated our restaurant. It is our mission to offer our clients our best service. I hope to see you again back to Venice. All the best, Irina More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We wound up at Vecio Fritolin by chance when a nearby recommended restaurant did not have room for us (we had no reservation). The Manager at Vecio Fritolin almost did not seat us - again, we had no reservation - but, fortunately for us, had one open two-top and seated us. We loved our meal. The featured ingredient of the... More 

Thank MildKrab
elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Many thanks and best regards Barbara More 

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119 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We'd been told it was difficult to find, but GPS served us well. We had lunch here and really enjoyed our classic Venetian meal. I again had fresh fish from the Rialto market, something this restaurant and others nearby like to do, because they are so close to that market.

Thank ChicagoHjohn
elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Many thanks , Dear Chicago More 

North Lincs
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156 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We really can't understand why this restaurant is not rated higher on TA! We visited three for dinner in our three nights, and this was the best (and the other two are in the TA top 20...) Cosy atmosphere, good menu (mainly fish, plus vegetarian, limited meat options). Superb food however, good wine list, good service, 'amuse bouche' served, and... More 

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elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

many thanks Ilaj. best regards irina More 

San Francisco, California
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111 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had lunch on a cold, rainy day. Service was excellent. But the food was the star of our visit. The menu offers interesting choices. I had a veal dish, and my husband had fish. Everything we ate was very good. In fact, it was so good that we plan to eat here again on our last day in Venice... More 

Thank carole l
elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

many thanks Carole best regards irina More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

#tasty #antipasti #antipasto #notgoodvolgole #notgoodcarbonara #soso #mainmenu #sososervice I had dinner in here. First we tasted antipasto and so long we wait main menu and pasta. Not good of carvinara. Bad english. Only antipasto was good. Soso other food and service. They recomanded menu was not good comcination. 베니스에서의 저녁. 안티파스티가 특히 맛이 좋았던 가게~ 반면에 메인 메뉴는 그저 그랬다.... More 

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Pula, Croatia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious lunch at Vecio Fritolin. Everything was freshly made and the top dish was Saor. The place is very intimate and cosy. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Natasa S
new york
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189 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

On a rainy afternoon in Venice we found our way to this restaurant looking forward to "the best fritto misto" in Venice and we were not disappointed. We started the meal with a cichette antipasto that included sardines, scallop, baccala and a fish ball. The carbonara of octopus and clam sauce and the catch of the day were also delicious.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$54 - US$75
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle della Regina 2262 - Sestiere Santa Croce, 30135 | Calle della Regina 2262, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 2881
Venice���s Vecio Fritolin is a much loved, characterful little restaurant near the Rialto Bridge in Santa Croce where people have been eating traditional Venetian food for over a century. It is one of the city���s few still-thriving fritolini, precursors of today���s fast food eateries, popular in the 1800s with both the rich and less well off. The scrumptious historic finger food is still served, alongside masterpiece variations on other local Venetian and Italian dishes. The seafood and vegetables come daily from the nearby Rialto Markets, and are on the constantly-changing menu within hours. Whether they stumble or deliberately step onto Vecio Fritolin's pink terrazzo floor, everyone's invariably glad they did.

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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