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Al Covo

#51 of 1,218 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Castello
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Castello 3968, Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 3812
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Thursday
Closed
Hours:
Fri - Tue 12:30 - 23:30
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I had dinner here our first night in Venice and were very pleased. The prices are on the higher side of what we found during the course of our stay, but the food and especially the service were all top-notch. The seafood soup first course was incredibly delicious and the turbot was very good. Wait staff were... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's true that we came earlier than our table was booked. The weather was not so good for stroll so we had to hide inside. The owner hardly said hello-very unwelcoming gentleman. We asked to have our table earlier and of course the answer was NO ( in a rude way by the owner) he kept us exactly two ours... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a bit of a trek to get to this restaurant which came highly recommended but it was worth it. Exceptional service and attention to detail. This us fine dining which doesn't come cheap but a special experience. Wr arrived early (before opening time) but were welcomed in for drinks anyway. Excellent recommendations on the wine including some samples... More 

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Thank threemaples
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217 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to fault really - unless you need/want a place that is cheap. This place is well run with tasty food. The tasting menu with four wines comes to 100€ a head. So not for someone on a budget but if you can afford it then doubt you will be disappointed. Traditionally decorated in two rooms and efficient service that... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

for me half the dining experience is the people and how you are treated. greeted at the door by a very nice staff. taken straight to my table service is excellent. food outstanding...yes its in all the books excellent food service...not resting on their laurels. go!

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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were celebratng her big 60 and we wanted to try this hidden gem of a restaurant. We had a wonderful lunch, with a great selection of local seafood and a great reasonable wine list. The service and ambiance could not be better. Cannot wait to return for her 61st next December.

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Thank Stuart G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a meal here on our last night in Venice. Fresh and simple but executed very well. Staff and our host were very friendly. Also a free glass of organic prosecco on arrival with some raw vegetables to nibble on. It costs 39 euros pp which was very good value. I would recommend eating here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Tried to dine here this time last year but couldn't get a table. This time we planned and booked ahead....a wise move indeed. This is a small restaurant along the promenade to Castello in a quiet side street. Friendly greeting as we entered and were given a choice of tables as we had an early booking. The waiter was friendly... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Dining at Al Covo is a wonderful experience. The restaurant appeals on all levels: charming service, lovely settings, and tasty food and wine. We had tender gnocchi, soft shelled crab, clam pasta. It is a family-run business--the father a native of Venice, the mother an ex-pat from Texas, and a charming son. All the servers speak excellent English, so one... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Excellent food, attentive service and close to St Marks Square. Would definitely recommend a visit if in Venice. Had a seafood tasting menu with matched wines, and as someone who would usually avoid seafood on a menu, it was fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:30
Monday
12:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello 3968, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 3812

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Staying in Castello

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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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