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La Serenissima

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San Lio | Sestiere Castello, 5467 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 9292
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have eaten at this restaurant many times... and whilst it would be fair to say that it is one amongst many small restaurants in the narrow streets of Venice... I have been satisfied on every occasion... The food is very nice, and good value (considering some prices you can see in Venice) ...The wine is very nice, and reasonably... More 

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Thank shaun07
Jerusalem, Israel
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115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very tiny restaurant, with a very intimate character, off the beaten tourist track in Venice. We had the best sarde in saor, baccala mantecato and grilled fish that we ate in our whole week in Venice. The service was charming and helpful, and overall it was a wonderful experience.

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Thank Ahuva
Odessa, Ukraine
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry I didn't look up tripadvisor reviews which say likewise. Both fish soup and pizza were terrible. They just don't care about their cooking. A tourist trap.

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Thank Vadim C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here on our last night in Venice. Though the reviews wasn't so great on this restaurant, we decided to try it anyway. We ordered pasta with shrimp and mushrooms, grill shrimp scampi and king shrimps, also mussels and clams in a broth. They were all amazing and was cooked perfectly. I noticed a lots... More 

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Thank Kay Z
Hexham
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125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attractive restaurant in the centre of Venice. Staff were friendly and service was good. The food was reasonable though not outstanding, and the prices around average for Venice. As many other reviewers have mentioned, the downside is the 14% service charge and €1.5 per head coperto charge. It is possible to find places without these hidden charges but in reality... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had a good food experience and no complaints about the service. The prices did not strike me as outrageous and some places charge for service, and others don't. In any case, we would go again to enjoy good Italian fare with a good glass of wine. It has to be said that this restaurant caters to tourists with all... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The food is reasonable, the service is pleasant, but the prices are way over the top primarily due to service charge

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Thank gramsci1966
Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

As mentioned over and over in these reviews, suggest you stay away from this restaurant. Food is only average and hidden service charge just left a bad impression. In our case, it was a total extra service/coperto charge of over 10 Euro for a meal that cost less than 30 on the menu. And when I mentioned it, the server... More 

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Thank getoffthecouch
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We searched for a while on our last evening in Venice to find a centrally located, good restaurant that wasn't either full or too expensive and finally this fitted the bill nicely! Clean and calm, good food and drink and efficient service! With just a bit more of flair in the food and enthusiasm by the staff it would have... More 

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Thank Buzzybee130
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Lovely little restaurant - very friendly and efficient staff - and the food was lovely. The Serenissima pizza was genuinely one of the best I have ever eaten - so tasty. When next in Venice we will definitely eat here again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Lio | Sestiere Castello, 5467 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 9292

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Castello
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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