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Ristorante Da Mario Alla Fava

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Calle Dei Stagneri, 5242 | San Marco, Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 5147
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12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 22:15
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:45
Mon - Thu 19:00 - 22:15
Fri - Sun 19:00 - 22:30
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't think I've ever been so disappointed with a restaurant. Very high prices and very poor food!

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MarioallaFava, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Da Mario Alla Fava, responded to this review

Dear Roger, we are sorry you did not enjoy time in our restaurant. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gem of a place! The staff were fantastic and the food was incredible! I would highly recommend the seabass and the banana cream pastry desert. Just fabulous!

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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went along after being recommended by our hotel and made a booking. My husband and I do not usually eat in such fancy places or get 3 course meals. But as there was a vegan menu it was great for me! The aubergine Starter was beautiful , the pesto fettuccini was also nice if not a little too rich for... More 

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MarioallaFava, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Da Mario Alla Fava, responded to this review

Dear Hattie, thank you for reviewing our restaurant and enjoying vegan options. More 

Leesville, South Carolina
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84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We all ate here this evening and our server Giorgio was fantastic. The food was over the top a great time was had by all. Recommend that you give this place a try.

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indonesia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I lived in Venice for 4 years in my younger years and this restaurant was already a known establishment with the Venetian locals. Whilst it is situated in a highly frequented tourist zone many Venetians dine there. I still go back each time I visit Venice and have never been disappointed. The service is always friendly helpful great at suggesting... More 

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MarioallaFava, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Da Mario Alla Fava, responded to this review

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

First of all, the food was delicious. As this is the main reason for visiting a restaurant, we couldn't have been happier tucking in our pasta dishes. We also had a fantastic dessert, and I would have awared 5 points to this place until I asked for the check. Not once, but twice, and when I wanted to ask for... More 

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MarioallaFava, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Da Mario Alla Fava, responded to this review

Dear Frick, I guess it was, I mean, an unlucky twist. I am sure the service has been excellent as the food, we are sorry for the delay with the bill. More 

Portland, Oregon
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We ate at Ristorante Da Mario Ala Fave two nights. The first evening, we opened the place at 7:00 pm - no one else was there. We were put at a window table, to show other potential diners that this was a popular place. Actually it is, on both night we were there it was totally filled by 8 p.m.... More 

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MarioallaFava, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Da Mario Alla Fava, responded to this review

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Vegan heaven and a great environment. Definitely book so as not disappointed! A wonderful treat! One of the only places in Venice with a full vegan menu. Note: This restaurant is not 100% vegan but the separate vegan menu is stunning and service great. Worth a visit.

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MarioallaFava, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Da Mario Alla Fava, responded to this review

Dear Danielle, thank you for the review and for appreciating our vegan menu! More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Recommend by hotel Rialto. Amazing food! Cute outside setting. Easy to find. Seanad for me both taste and presentation amazing. Boyfriend had there style carbonara- I was jealous. Best I've ever had. Waiter helped with wine choices. Chocolate mint dessert was so good. Would really recommend to go and find this gem. Very very good!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I was delighted to discover this amazing and highly successful restaurant on the first night of our five night visit to Venice. It has been run by the same family since its opening 56 years ago. As well as offering a lovely selection of pasta, fish and meat dishes, it also supplied a full vegan menu. This was like a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$52 - US$91
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 22:15
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 22:15
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 22:15
Thursday
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 22:15
Friday
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:45
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Dei Stagneri, 5242 | San Marco, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighbourhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 5147
Description
In the heart of Venice, close to Rialto Bridge and ten minutes from S.Marco Square, you will find the restaurant Da Mario alla Fava opened since 1960. The menu is based on recipes from traditional Venetian cuisine, recipes reworked and lightened for today's preferred tastes, with the interjection of creative reinterpretation, fresh seafood dishes as well as a tasty vegan menu. Fine desserts are home made, created with special attention at the moment. In summer the restaurant has a beautiful terrace beside a typical Venice Canal, ideal for a candle light dinner. One wall of the restaurant is lined with hundreds of photographs of famous celebrites who have enjoyed Da Mario alla Fava. Recalling Mario alla Fava motto: "If you are sad and bored with life, you will rediscover joy at Da Mario alla Fava". Nel cuore di Venezia, a soli due minuti dal Ponte di Rialto e meno di dieci dalla Piazza S. Marco, si trova il Ristorante da Mario alla fava. Il ristorante aprì le sue porte nel lontano 1960. La cucina alterna piatti della tradizione classica veneziana opportunamente rivisitati e resi più leggeri, secondo il gusto attuale, a preparazione più creative, principalmente specialità di pesce e una ricca alternativa vegan. I dessert sono tutti fatti in casa e particolarmente curati. In estate è possibile cenare al lume di candela in una terrazza adiacente un tipico canale veneziano. Una delle pareti del ristorante è ricoperta da centinaia di foto che ritraggono personaggi famosi passati da Mario alla Fava. Il nostro motto è: "Se sei triste e della vita hai noia, da Mario alla Fava troverai la gioia"

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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