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La Porta D'Acqua

#125 of 1,223 Restaurants in Venice
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San Polo 1022/B | Rio Terà San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 2124
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very typical Italian. Great service, great food and wine at very reasonable price. Need to all like fish though.

Thank Scott M
Newport, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waiter here was polite, offered for us to share courses and told us it was ok if we didn't want any wine. Having read previous reviews I think they have responded well to feedback. The frescoes are worth seeing and the food very good (it's Venice, the food everywhere seems fresh and well prepared) we had a very nice... More 

Thank Peter H
Tampa, Florida
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel - so everything was set up by the hotel which these reservations were made for a Friday night when our other restaurant did not work out. The staff and food here superb. They are known for they seafood and they do no disappoint. I had the scallops which were delicious and well prepared.... More 

Thank DOT813
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Visted for dinner on the recommendation of our hotel. Lovely staff who spoke excellent English. Restaurant easy to find and only a few minutes walk from the Rialto bridge but away from all the tourist traps. Fantastic selection of fresh fish, my husband particularly enjoyed the fresh fried daily catch, a local speciality. Lovely desserts and a complimentary lemoncello at... More 

Thank mrswomble
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Our hotel made a reservation for us. The restaurant specialises in fresh seafood and freshly made pasta. I had tagliatelle with seafood of the day and my husband had ravioli filled with sea bass. Both meals were faultless. The wine was lovely and the service friendly. There were many locals dining there. Great first meal in Venice.

Thank GraceWeston72
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We are looking a special restaurant for a celebration (a job success) and we found this restaurant walking (and lost) in Venice. The food is very good. We were surprised with some special dishes. The dessert is also so delicious. The place is nice too. Good restaurant to enjoy with a special company.

Thank Eva B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

It was our last dinner in Venice and it payed off! Wonderful food from starters to desert! We had ravioli filled with cheese with pumpkin sauce and lobster linguine! For starters we had the Caprese Con Burrata Cremosa e Crostoni Di Pane, for me a complete surprise, really good! For desert the pear ricotta cheesecake, delicious! The service is good... More 

Thank Maria B
Thousand Oaks, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and we visited on a quiet Sunday night; in fact we were the only diners for most of the evening. However, we enjoyed an excellent meal with great sea food choices and traditional Venetian cuisine. Service was attentive and the dining room has a nice rustic feel.

Thank Phil B
Boston, Massachusetts
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213 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stumbled across La Porta D'Acqua while meandering the streets of Venice. It is a bit off the beaten path, but not so far off to make it hard to find, just devoid of crowds of tourists. Salad, risotto with scampi and pumpkin, and grilled vegetables of the day are what we chose for our dinner. Very good! We chose... More 

Thank mamacooking
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had dinner here on our first night in Venice - made reservations in advance of the trip. The seafood platter was as good as it gets, and I'd order it again and have it shipped home if I could :)

Thank Eric H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 110
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Polo 1022/B | Rio Terà San Silvestro, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 241 2124
Historic environment with frescoes of 700 and a water gate of the original end 500 a few steps from the Rialto Bridge. A cuisine that combines Mediterranean and southern Italy than typical Venetian style.

The restaurant is closed until the 22nd January 2016.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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