We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Tourist trap”
Review of Trovatore

Trovatore
Reserve with
Trovatore is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #208 of 1,490 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$110
Cuisines: Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Castello
Description: Since 1875, the restaurant Trovatore is one of the most characteristic restaurants in Venice. Located near Piazza San Marco, in the central Calle delle Rasse (with access also from the parallel Calle degli Albanesi adjacent to the Bridge of Sighs) is appreciated among other things for its specialties seafood and Adriatic Venetian specialties, that can be enjoyed only in the lagoon. All in a friendly atmosphere, nice and cozy to make guests feel at ease as if they were in an ambience familiar to them.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was so-so, they served us all these things we didn't order like cheap prosecco and a small pumpkin soup, then charged us between cover and a fee 21€ when I complained they brought limoncello. Would recommend skipping this place.

Thank UrsulaPanama
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (838)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

4 - 8 of 838 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a group - perhaps the problem. Fish very over cooked and generally
poor presentation.
Staff very good but food poor. Avoid.

Thank LesStaffordshire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

What a place to go for dinner, it was absolutely delicious, I have a gluten intolerance and everything they did they told me it what they were using, I wish it was like this everywhere! They have a wide range of foods for people who have intolerances, the staff where so friendly and informative you couldn’t ask for more! Would go back here in a heart beat!

Thank Han6777
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
RominaMariani, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trovatore, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear Han,
how delightful to receive such a review! Your kind words are all we could ask for, and more! We are glad you felt well attended to and that your dinner here was as nice as you imagined it would be. Thank you so much for your compliments on our menu and our helpfulness! We hope you will have the chance to visit Venice very soon, and have another great meal with us! Kindest regards from Trovatore Restaurant.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The waiters were friendly and the food was good... but this is a coach-party-stop for bus-loads of Russians and others who take-over the restaurant. This really spoilt what would otherwise have been a nice experience.

Thank Splatt88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
RominaMariani, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trovatore, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Dear guest,
first of all, let us thank you for your kind words about our waiters and our menu. We put great effort in both service and food, because we know they are at the heart of the experience here at Trovatore Restaurant. We are sorry the group that dined the night you visited did not make you enjoy our ambience and atmosphere. We would be happy to have only polite and good mannered people, and now we can only apologize on that group’s behalf. We would like also to invite you back to offer you a night to remember! Kind regards from Venice.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Booked via trip advisor and really enjoyed. Very quiet but very central, reasonable prices and lovely touches suches a glass of complementary prosecco and an appetiser. I had a calzone which was really yummy and husband had a sausage pasta dish which was quite small but as he shared half of my pizza it was fine. Such a pity we didn’t get full experience of a bustling restaurant as I think it would be wonderful but have to say service was impeccable and good to overhear another couple saying they cancelled another restaurant to return here. Would definitely return

Thank kerrymg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
RominaMariani, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Trovatore, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Dear Kerry,
all members of staff, waiters and cooks alike, thank you very much for your compliments! How wonderful to know you would come back and visit us again: it can only mean you felt welcomed and well cared for, and that is our main concern here at Trovatore Restaurant. We are grateful and proud to know you appreciated all our dishes! We cannot wait to have another meal with you! Kind regards from Venice.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Trovatore also viewed

Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice
 
Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice
 
Venice, City of Venice
 

Been to Trovatore? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing