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Vecio Fritolin

Calle della Regina 2262 - Sestiere Santa Croce, 30135 | Calle della Regina 2262, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 2881
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle della Regina 2262 - Sestiere Santa Croce, 30135 | Calle della Regina 2262, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For years we have passed this restaurant on our annual holiday to Venice, saying we must book and visit the establishment. Finally we did this year and what a wonderful experience it was. The atmosphere is refined but very relaxing, all staff are polite, very...More

Thank georgengh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High regards for this outstanding restaurant. Wait staff is cordial and patient to explain menu and wine list. Excellent service. Kitchen produced consistently excellent food with beautiful presentation. Highly recommended! Close to Rialto and Ca' Pesaro.

Thank Eric W
elmas6, Direttore at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Eric, we are delighted to know that we provide a service and food experience up to your expectations. We look forward to welcome you one more time in our beautiful city! All our best, Matteo, Restaurant Manager @ Vecio Fritolin

Reviewed 25 July 2017

First dinner on our arrival in Venice last Thursday. Had made a reservation, though is was not a crowded evening. Great food, borh starter and main dish, and a refresher ng bottle of prosecco. Paid around 120€ for two of us. Would certainly return.

Thank JoostFWA
elmas6, Direttore at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear Joost, we are happy to know that we provide you a positive vibe on your very first meal in Venice, we hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you again and we look forward to that, best regards, Matteo Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 25 July 2017

We stumbled upon this place while walking through the city at night. It was closed but the menu in the window made us take notice. My wife is a vegan and the choices seemed amazing and delicious. When we went the next day for dinner,...More

Thank Kevin T
elmas6, Direttore at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear Kevin, we are delighted to know that we meet your expectation. It's always our very first priority, and we love those customer who are curious about our menu, ingredients and pairings. It has been a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

This place is a foodie must go, every plate was absolutely delicious, the service impeccable, bilingual staff, wine selection amazing. I saw a youtube video in italian about this place calling it one of the oldest fish restaurants in town and the place where locals...More

Thank Jeta19
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Bumped into this restaurant in the little calles of Venice for lunch. Turned out it was the best meal we found in Venice. Food was great and service was attentive but not overbearing. Fun people to talk to from management to the newest waiter. One...More

Thank w945106
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I had diner here as a "special occasion" as it is more expensive than normal. Service is excellent and you get a good basket of breads without asking. The food is always good and the wines are just about affordable. It is not in a...More

Thank Jeff K
elmas6, Direttore at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Jeff, we are pleased to know that you enjoy our Restaurant and his atmosphere. We look forward to welcome you again, best regards, Matteo

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Our Hotel in Venice recommended the Vecio Fritolin restaurant. It was our first night in Venice and we were not disappointed. We had the four course traditional menu and at €50, this was great value. The Il Fritto del Fritolin was wonderful - the calamari,...More

Thank biscuitb0ys
elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. We look forward to welcome you one more time, best regards, Irina

Reviewed 24 June 2017

We were recommended by our hotel and the restaurant far surpassed our expectations. The welcome and service were friendly and accommodating, explanations were clear and there was no pushing us towards more expensive options. The menu is highly original as well as including some more...More

Thank DaviniaW
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We were recommended Vecio Fritolin by someone at work and were absolutely delighted with the results. Very welcoming atmosphere with an extremely friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. Our head waiter took the time to answer all questions that we had and even offered to explain how...More

Thank debbiv311
elmas6, Direttore at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Debby, we are always pleased to help our Customer with a little wine advice or an extra explanation of our menu. We believe that is the perfect way to make a customer more confortable and let him enjoy what our region has to offer....More

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
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$60 - US$84
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
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12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle della Regina 2262 - Sestiere Santa Croce, 30135 | Calle della Regina 2262, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 2881
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Vecio Fritolin from Venice is a loved, characterful little restaurant near the Rialto Bridge in Santa Croce where people have been eating traditional Venetian food for over a century. It's one of the cities where you still can find "fritolini", precursors of today's fast food eateries, popular in the 1800s with both the rich and less well off. The scrumptious historic finger food is still served, alongside masterpiece variations on other local Venetian and Italian dishes. The seafood and vegetables come daily from the nearby Rialto Market, and are on the constantly-changing menu within hours. Whether they stumble or deliberately step onto Vecio Fritolin's pink terrazzo floor, everyone's invariably glad they did.
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