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Via Sandro Gallo, 6, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy
+39 041 526 1316
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Via Sandro Gallo, 6, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely food and excellent service, a little pricey but worth it for a treat and esp the views across the lagoon

Thank fanacapan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are no doubt dozens of spots to watch the sunset in Venice , but the view from the terrace of the Villa Laguna is exceptional - from the Lido de Venice seafront , you have uninterrupted views across the Lagoon to the old city...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Such a relaxing place after a long walk exploring Lido island. When there it's a good stop on the way back to Venice.

Thank Nadya7799
Reviewed 30 August 2017

My family and I had dinner at Essentiale two weeks ago - everyone enjoyed their meals and loved our table right next to the water. The service was particularly noteworthy as friendly and prompt. The fried fish platter was truly special! I highly recommend having...More

Thank Johnst783
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Outstanding sunset views and Venice, professional service and mouthwatering food, the best in Venice. Must visit for a romantic dinner ❤☺ Highly recommended 👍👍

Thank Falcon A
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great spot just a short walk from Lido vaporetto. Beautiful presentation and flavors from grilled sardines to Parma to grilled eel. Definitely recommend!

Thank gregklingaman
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Oh this is a difficult one. This restaurant has an astonishing view over to Venice which I think is unequalled on the Lido.The food was excellent if pricey. The waiters were charming and helpful and some spoke very good English.For me the difficulty is that...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

After visiting Venice, sit back and relax. The right atmosphere and the right service. Exactly that what you deserve, this time not the moment to have diner or to stay overnight but ..who knows!

Thank reissirag
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Lido had just suffered a massive thunderstorm, not ideal for a restaurant facing the Lagoon and mainly under canvas. However as the rain stopped falling we thought we'd give Essentiale a try. You must go. The service from some pretty stressed out staff was...More

Thank willbird1
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant while visiting Lido. The location was great, but the service was awful. The food took over 40 minutes to arrive; tourist location so you should expect the wait. However, after ordering the "recommended" fish of the day a totally different...More

1  Thank dgf0227
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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  • This restaurant is at Villa Laguna
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