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Ai Barbacani

Sestiere Calle del Paradiso Castello 5746, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 0234
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Sestiere Calle del Paradiso Castello 5746, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Let me start by saying that almost every restaurant in Venice disappointed. This was the best lunch we had. We stumbled across it walking from the Rialto bridge (in that "search TripAdvisor near me" sort of way). It was very quiet. Only two other tables...More

Thank RobertSal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice dinner here. A small restaurant on a small canal with very good food. A couple of tables have a very nice canal view.

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived there minutes before their mid-day break but they still attended us and we were lucky to have the best table as the only one on the mini terrace just over tge water. Spaghetti frutti di mare were very good, fritto misto good as...More

Thank marsman99
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gorgeous restaurant on the canal. Food was amazing and the staff were fantastic. You definitely need to book.

Thank Nadsteve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly welcome and calm atmosphere for lunch. Great choice and reasonable prices for this quality of food. We had seafood risotto which was delicious and had so much flavour, Gnocchi with Gorgonzola and rocket which was lighter than it sounds, absolutely perfect as well as...More

Thank Dawn K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

THis restaurant is a gem in the city. There are a lot of bad restaurants in Venice, but this one has charm. Good prices. Great food and service. Lovely old building. Make sure to make a reservation. Spaghetti starter is wonderful. Steak is fantastic.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurant we ever eat !, food delicious and for a really good price, menu great that give you difficult to make your choice, service perfect (welcoming glass of prosecco !), and great view on the canal! I recommend and will come...More

Thank manfonta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did some research before going in for lunch. They don't open until 12pm. Wouldn't suggest sitting right in front of the water unless you like lots of tourist looking at you. Food was really awesome! Octopus salad, spaghetti with clams and squid link octopus...More

Thank Keren C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is great and the staff very friendly. However, we found the food to be very average. I ordered fish and it was overcooked, as were the lamb chops. Very disappointing experience on our last night in Venice given the previous reviews we read.

Thank SuSu022001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tracked down through the Trip Advisor app and well worth seeking out. Very welcoming and warm service from arrival to settling the bill. We had antipasto of mussels and clams and cold cuts and cheese. All beautiful and tasty. Then a selection of primi and...More

Thank HKWrighty
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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On New Year's Eve at Ristorante ai Barbacani is served only a set menu, € 120,00 per person.
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Response from Roger T | Reviewed this property |
Can't tell you - try phoning or emailing the ristorante. Cannot imagine Sunday is different - unless it is closed, of course!
9 September 2016|
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Response from ChrisThomas_60 | Reviewed this property |
You can call, visit or email to book.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sestiere Calle del Paradiso Castello 5746, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 521 0234
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