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La Porta D'Acqua

#100 of 1,244 Restaurants in Venice
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San Polo 1022/B | Rio Terà San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 2124
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12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with 3 others , superb modern Italian food , attentive staff and a wonderful lunch experience. I would be happy to recommend this restaurant if you would like an authentic Italian upmarket lunch in the heart of Venice.

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Euless, Texas
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I frequent Venice often and thought I know many of the nicer restaurants. Alas, I was mistaken. The restaurant is off a quiet alley not to far from the Railto Bridge. The food is very good, service was excellent, atmosphere was excellent, and prices were reasonable. It was chilly outside the night we dined, so after requesting a romantics outside... More 

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Nottingham
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in on the strength of TA reviews and when we arrived on a nice evening and remembered we had not booked an outside table, it was not a problem for the staff. The 2 guys who ran the outside dining tables were fabulous and before you knew it a fresh table was set up outside just for us... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

sometimes, like in this case, the hotel made bad recommendation. This restaurant just trying to be the fine dining. I had creamy caprese, but really it was tasteless. Burata was liquid and without 'character'. Pasta with sea food- the pieces of pasta was very big and pices of sea food small. I don't say that ther was not enough sea... More 

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Paris, France
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106 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant offers a nice atmosphere. The staff is just adorable. The food excellent. A very good selection of wines. Not precisely cheap but you are in Venezia. Highly recommended,

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on recommendation from our hotel. It was not very busy when we were there and there only appeared to be one waiter working so the service was spotty. The food was great, we had a burrata appetizer that was delicious, we got pasta dishes that were very fresh and well prepared. If the wait staff had... More 

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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161 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best meal that I've ever had in Venice. I started with the five-piece seafood appetizer. It was beautifully presented and maybe the best appetizer I've ever had. I followed that with swordfish in pockets of pasta with an olive and caper sauce. And only because it was my last meal before heading home, I ordered dessert: Baba'... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

It was so hard to choose a restaurant each night, as there are so many excellent establishments to pick from in Venice. We chose this restaurant based on its proximity to our hotel, the reviews and the menu. It was such an amazing choice! The seafood was unbelievably fresh. I had the five taster menu for my starter, which is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

A staff member at our hotel (Hotel L'Orologio) told us about this place. He said it's where staff go for a birthday or special occasion to enjoy homemade Venetian food. My mother and I had a lovely meal here on our last night in Venice. We ordered the appetizer of the parmesan basket with scallops and artichokes. Delicious! For my... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This place is ace. See pictures, best pasta and the best seafood starter I have ever eaten. Excellent all round, the service was top notch.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$41 - US$110
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Polo 1022/B | Rio Terà San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 241 2124
Description
Historic environment with frescoes of 700 and a water gate of the original end 500 a few steps from the Rialto Bridge. A cuisine that combines Mediterranean and southern Italy than typical Venetian style.

The restaurant is closed until the 22nd January 2016.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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