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.

Ristorante Venus

Piazza E. Motta 50, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
+39 0322 90362
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (73 reviews)
“salad” (25 reviews)
“lamb” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Piazza E. Motta 50, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,006)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 3 November 2017

We were a group of 4 adults and 2 kids and the friendly, helpful staff found us the best table by the lake and plied us with excellent food at very reasonable prices. This wonderful old restaurant by the lake gives you a central spot...More

Thank kevinjan2014
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I have visited Leon D’Oro which is next door many times and planned to revisit however on arrival the restaurant was empty and Venus was full and buzzing which attracted me to ask for a table. The service was quick and friendly and the dish...More

Thank Stainlesteve
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Great place for morning café and croissant, when the town is still quiet. Wonderful views of the ducks, Lake Orta, Piazza Motta, the fishing boats and the ferries.

Thank TravelersForLife2
Reviewed 2 October 2017

THE place to eat, watch the ferries, and enjoy this wonderful village. Great service, pizza and wine list featuring a full range of the local wines. Some of the best views in the Lake District--and that's saying a lot. Choose outside sitting or the upscale...More

Thank Jadamek
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We ordered an 18 euro bottle of wine. The waiter told us it was out of stock but brought an alternative bottle. When we came to pay the bill, the wine he brought as an alternative was 48 euro. The food was also disappointing. Cold...More

1  Thank jrsideshowbob
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Had a meet and greet here for my daughters weddding guests and drinks and canapés on the day of the wedding.The owner Paolo only interested in his takings. The rest of his staff were superb. Such a shame i couldn't recommend him

Thank brianbakerphoto
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Excellent location on the piazza, lake view, lots of atmosphere, extensive wine list, food excellent (beef ravioli, Greek salad). Very busy, excellent service. Probably my favourite in San Giulio

Thank Val_G_England_1961
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We generally avoid restaurants on the piazza when traveling abroad, but there are not a lot of other choices here. We were very pleasantly surprised. The "Venus" pizza (mozarella, shrimp, and octopus) was delicious and the duck was very good. And a great wine list,...More

Thank goneinaheartbeat
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Nice tasting food overlooking the lake at the rear of the restaurant. Friendly staff and good with children. Bit over priced and excessive cover charge.

Thank b.c.f.c.1875
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We visited Lake Orta and this restaurant is just next to it. The food was good but the prices were way too high. Guess that's what happens with places like this. Wine is also expensive (5 euro a glass of house wine!) Anyway, we enjoyed...More

Thank isasshax
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 hotels in Orta San Giulio
Piccolo Hotel Olina
151 reviews
.01 km away
Hotel Aracoeli
164 reviews
.02 km away
Hotel Leon d'Oro d'Orta
242 reviews
.04 km away
La Contrada dei Monti
47 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ristorante Villa Crespi
2,162 reviews
.85 km away
La Motta
260 reviews
.06 km away
Gelateria Arte Del Gelato
227 reviews
.10 km away
Locanda di Orta Restaurant
442 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lake Orta
1,898 reviews
.02 km away
Basilica di San Giulio
164 reviews
.57 km away
Navigazione Lago d'Orta
17 reviews
1.53 km away
Sacro Monte di Orta
758 reviews
.36 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ristorante Venus staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza E. Motta 50, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Novara  >  Orta San Giulio
  • Phone Number: +39 0322 90362
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing