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Vecia Gina

#274 of 1,244 Restaurants in Venice
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Via IV Novembre 54 S. Elena, 30132 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 5733
07:30 - 09:30
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Thu - Tue 07:30 - 09:30
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vecia Gina just happened to be the closest place to eat from our hotel. I am so glad it was. Full of locals eating superb pizzas. What a wonderful place.

Thank Longbow2929
Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just in front on the vaporetto stop (S'Elena) a small but nice restaurant. They serve (manly) Pizza and Polentas. We had the Pizza and they were quite good. Reasonable priced Friendly staff, service was fast.

Thank emperorPT
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We came here with our children. They had the Pokémon pizza with wurstel and fries (who makes up these things???), I had a pizza Napoletana and my wife had polenta with mushrooms and sopressa. Service was very quick and friendly, the food was OK. What is especially nice is the location: a terrace under the trees, away from the bustle... More 

Thank Wouter O
Milan, Italy
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Away from the crowds, located at the edge of the peaceful park, but close enough to the vaporetto stop, the place is cosy, friendly, with attentive and pleasant staff and they offer good and tasty food. Reccomend it for all these mentioned, and as a plus, it's the perfect corner when you want to get away from the noisy streets... More 

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Yeovil, Somerset
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159 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Lovely people, very helpful and the pizzas, if a little samey, were very good. We also had Olives a l'ascolana which I hadn't had for years. In summary, fair priced pizzeria, nothing fancy but well worth a visit especially if you are in the area (we were staying at the Hotel Sant Elena).

Thank SomersetSpud
Venice, Italy
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

A regular stop for coffee or light lunch, for an evening drink, or a meal - the pizza and the baccala are legendary. And the fried olives as a starter - don't miss them! Staff are lovely, we love Vecia Gina's!

Thank Veneziaddictsofaus
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Always was closed at prime times. Suggest hours from 7am to 3pm. A good 8 hour day. To be fair, the area around it seems quite abandoned. ☹️

Thank Alex H
BarbaraCamurri, Proprietario at Vecia Gina, responded to this review
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Gennaio chiusi per ferie Da Febbraio a Novembre aperti dalle 7:30 am alle 21:30/22:00 pm Dicembre aperti dalle 7:30 alle... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Venice is hell - so many people taking selfies of themselves and eating World food jammed next to each other. Sant' Elena is a lovely superb on the water's edge, walk-able to the centre but half way by Vaparetto between St. Marc's and the Lido. There are residents and this seems to be their "local". Two nights, two meals (2nd... More 

Thank Peter S
BarbaraCamurri, Proprietario at Vecia Gina, responded to this review
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Grazie...A presto More 

Vigo, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted to enjoy a traditional pizza in Venice and stopped by. Nice atmosphere up in there at S'Elena, friendly service and most of all - delicious traditional pizza!

Thank gael_stencil
BarbaraCamurri, Proprietario at Vecia Gina, responded to this review
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Grazie...siete molto gentili...a presto. More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after walking from Rialto via San Marco. It is, by the way, a delightful walk. Near the end of the Arsenal Park, near the military school is a community with this sweet little cafe, Vecia Gina. It is spotlessly clean, well staffed with cheerful people who put up with our pathetic Italian. A plate of cold cuts with... More 

Thank Dianne B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 09:30
07:30 - 09:30
07:30 - 09:30
07:30 - 09:30
07:30 - 09:30
07:30 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via IV Novembre 54 S. Elena, 30132 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 5733

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Staying in Castello

Neighbourhood Profile
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 strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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