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Hostaria da Franz

Castello,3499 | Bragora - Arsenale District, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 0861
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (32 reviews)
“sea bass” (19 reviews)
“baby octopus” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Castello,3499 | Bragora - Arsenale District, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here on a recommendation from our Concierge for a romantic dinner for our 25th wedding anniversary. Upon being seated we noticed the very limited menu (5 choices each for first and second entree, etc) in which every entree incorporated seafood. We had already...More

Thank COJOWisconsin
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were referred here by our concierge. We came in without expectations, but from the time we arrived until we left we felt as if the experience was something special. We were greeted by one of the owners of the restaurant (Maurizio) who explained the...More

Thank Stacey S
Reviewed 6 days ago

At the turn of the millenium we had the great pleasure to find this jewel!!! Then the food and service were outstanding!!!! 17 years later in its new location, this is a must stop for foodies in Venice!!! The concotions are a great experience, particularly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away just enough to be avoided by the masses is this gem of a restaurant. No paper menu, owner verbally describes each item in exquisite detail, mostly fish, and can do so fluently in at least 3 languages. Portions are modest but each was...More

Thank 115steved115
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant if you want to experience local Venetian cuisine. It's all about seafood and local ingredients. We started with the best octopus we've ever eaten. We shared a tagliatelle with a ragu of local scallops, liked it. I had a local...More

Thank StephHorn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visited with my husband and my cousin. One of the best restaurants in Venice. The atmosphere was good, also excellent services. Staffs are pleasant and polite. All the dishes were good taste and Delicious Italien wine. The Chefs takes good care in decorating and...More

Thank Bensytta
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This restaurant was our favourite in Venice. The owner personally told us all the specials he had on that day so we didn't need a menu. He really did wax lyrical about the choices which worried me that they wouldn't live up to his description!...More

Thank vimix
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We followed a recommendation from our hotel plus positive TA reviews but unfortunately it didn't work for us. The owner Mauricio certainly puts on a show, giving each table a comprehensive run through the menu, offering robust opinions & general info about the fayre on...More

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The chef whilst only 29 is inspired and cooks with honesty, humility and an absolute respect for food. This is not about trying to beat other restaurants, this restaurant is about trying to please the customer. Staff are both welcoming and informed and the level...More

Thank Newyorklondonparis
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We recently stayed in Venice for 4 nights and on the second night, ate at the Hostaria da Franz which had been recommended by our hotel. Maurizio, the owner, is not only an entertaining character but is so passionate about his restaurant and the food...More

Thank Heather C
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
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Hi, My newly wedded friend are going to eat in your restaurant next week and I would like to order something special for their table (for example: violin player, or a card on a table with flowers and a message from me). Would this be possible to arrange? Thank you
25 November 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$66 - US$106
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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19:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello,3499 | Bragora - Arsenale District, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 0861
  • E-mail
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