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Via Sandro Gallo, 6, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy
+39 041 526 1316
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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19:00 - 22:00
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent a very pleasant hour here and it has one of the best views in Venice. Great service and reasonably priced drinks considering the surroundings you are in. Did not eat so cannot comment.

Thank Keith M
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The worst place ever. Service was a mess and food was worse. Not fresh at all and so tasteless. How this place can claim they are 4* I have no idea.

Thank jane221989
Torquay, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service by Francesco the restaurant Manager is professional, friendly and has an excellent knowledge of local wines. Chef Roberto has an excellent style of cooking and I recommend you pacing yourself and keep a space for dessert. Small boutique hotel with a view of San Marco and the mountains behind Venice, a hidden gem.

Thank Paul D
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Have been to the Lido before but this was probably the best resturant & meal we've ever had. Fantastic.

Thank coneyhouse
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, cozy atmosphere and friendly and professional staff. A great place for dinner or a cocktail to enjoy the sunset. The location is a plus as it's only a few footsteps from the boat stop.

Thank Laura R
Venice, Italy
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The best place to enjoy a romantic sundown spritz and dinner. Incredible view of Venice and great food ! Next to the Lido boat stop , 14 minutes from St Marks Square !

Thank judmi
Costa Smeralda
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Best sunset that you can have just in front of San Marco square. Fantastic food, friendly staff at only 10 minutes by waterbus from San Marco

Thank VenetianWWT
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is located right next to the Vaperetto. The kitchen service was slow but we were not in a hurry. The food was good & waiters were helpful. Amazing view - it's not cheap but why would it be cheap when you have such a view? It was the perfect end to our last day in Venice.

Thank Globetrotterdog
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with friends to have dinner. We chose the place because of the good reviews here. Sadly it was a terrible choice. The view was nice but there was nothing else to enjoy. Terrible service, very inflexible staff who would not make any adjustment to the menu to suit dietary needs. Service is slow and they do... More 

Thank apako
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Had we made it 15 minutes earlier we would have had that much more of a gorgeous sunset to enjoy bad it was our meal and service more than made up for it. The mussels and clam soup was tutto bene and the sea bass special, cooked in a salt shell (casket?) was quite possibly the best fish I've ever... More 

Thank Scott M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sandro Gallo, 6, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Lido di Venezia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 526 1316
  • This restaurant is at Villa Laguna

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