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Al Covo

Castello 3968, Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 3812
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Castello 3968, Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We hadn't reserved a table and the restaurant was very busy. Luckily for us however, someone had reserved a table for 2 outside and then not shown up and we were given this table. Lots of people arrived after us, to be turned away. The...More

Thank Jenningsburyhouse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third visit to this charming restaurant (last time was 20 years ago!) and it did not disappoint... still delicious! The husband and wife are celebrating their 30th year at the same location ( he’s Italian and she is a fellow Texan!). Service...More

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small, well run, friendly place. You will need to book in advance and yes, do leave some space for that hazelnut ice cream.

Thank willTho
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an evening at Al Covo and had the surprise menu. It was truly a great experience. I won't go into detail what was in it because I don't want to spoil the surprise and mostly because it obviously changes by the season and...More

Thank Kehveli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere to enjoy a celebratory meal and had tried to book a table online in advance. Having then chased the booking we eventually managed to nail down a table for lunch by visiting and speaking to the Maitre De. Off chance...More

Thank ColiniNorfolkUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was undoubtedly our best meal in Venice We shared Shell fish player Spaghetti and Lobster Soft shell crabs Hazelnut ice cream Lemonchello Memorable

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this amazing restaurant online and had to visit. It is located off the main stretch but well worth the visit. This family restaurant is run by an amazing couple. The hazelnut ice cream is one of the best we have ever had. It is...More

Thank mr_mawo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Al Covo for my husbands birthday and were not disappointed. The food, service and ambience were all exceptional. The owners - Diane from Texas and her Venetian husband Cesare were the ultimate hosts. Its obvious why they have been here for 30...More

Thank ALCP1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has been a favorite in many trips to Venice. A recent visit was characterized by exceptional food, memorable wine, and warm and attentive service. This is particularly the case for English speaking visitors.

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

quite unexpected, in Venice, of all places. We arrived early for lunch with my Mom, wanted to smoke outdoor, got a glass of white each. Perfect service, attentive, cooperative, truly knowledgeable, and not intrusive, while doing all that is needed. Long, but well organised, and...More

Thank travelcatcher
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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26 August 2017|
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Response from Stanley P | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I don't remember. I know that the owner's wife makes outstanding desserts.
23 March 2017|
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Response from Selpo | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, never heard of it.
13 May 2016|
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Response from Carolyn T | Reviewed this property |
We booked by e-mail before our last visit - ask for a conformation if you are worried. It is quite small but not so small that your booking of 5 would be a problem. The owners are an Italian and his American wife, so it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello 3968, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 3812
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