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Ca' Leon

#451 of 1,236 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Croce
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Fondamenta Dei Tolentini - Santa Croce 615 | Close to P. Roma-Frari-S. Margherita, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 244 0291
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Wappingers Falls, New York
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Wandering around Venice on a rainy night we stopped into this restaurant because it was not far from our hotel. We were very rudely greeted and seated. The waiter was very rude and inattentive. Not once did he come over to see if everything was okay or if we needed anything. Very snobby, actually. Almost like we were a bother... More 

Thank dmcapp53
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant purely by chance. I was informed that the best restaurants to eat at were the ones away from the 'busy' streets - here you would find the more authentic Italian restaurants. Albeit this restaurant was a short two minute walk away from the Grand Canal (and just a mere two minute walk away from the apartment... More 

Thank limpollard
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Group of 8 of us. Barely enough room. Waiter was friendly but slow. Had too many tables to give good service. Spaghetti with "large shrimp" was a joke. The shrimp were large but had no meat on them. Not a good value.

Thank Jerry H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Walking by just a few tables outside doesn't look like much but it is amazing! The waiter is an educated wine steward and the food delicious. Inside is gorgeous, super clean and did I say over 150 different wines. Definitely a yes!!

Thank Cole S
New England
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by around 3:30 PM for a quick bite and a drink. The kitchen was "closed" so our only option was the appetizers in the display case.... which were fried bites that they microwaved to heat up right in front of us. In a word: Inedible. Worst food we've had in all of Italy, let alone Venice. Looks from the... More 

1 Thank Zephyr829
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138 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Found Ca' Leon on trip advisor from other reviewers. Decided to book based on advice from fellow travellers as the restaurants get very busy. Food was great and so was the service. Sat on a little table outside and watched the world pass us by, both on foot and by boat. The choice of wines was excellent and had a... More 

Thank Simontravels1980
New Jersey
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for a drink and some ciccheti. The setting was lovely, on a quiet canal, and the food was good. It was a bit pricey, especially the prawns. But, the quality, service and view was worth it.

Thank LizabethRose
Tokyo, Japan
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Next to a very calm canal, next to canal grande and very close to the train station. Outside terrace. A bit kitch inside but still nice. Very friendly service. I took an appetizer that turned out to be something else then expected. They changed it immediately for another choice. And stayed friendly. Food was pretty good.

Thank Dansaert
Mold, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We visited on Thursday evening about 6pm and got a table alongside the canal. Waiter was friendly and service fairly quick. We both had seafood dishes from the primi pratti, the spagetti being a decent sized portion. The bill was €42 for two dishes without drinks.

Thank Nickynoodle1278
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Was referred to this restaurant by family who had a great experience a few years ago. Food was average to good, as was service, but a bit pricey as compared to other options. For a party of 3, we split an appetizer, had one main dish, 3 beer/wine, and water for a bill of 110 Euros. We had much better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$65
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fondamenta Dei Tolentini - Santa Croce 615 | Close to P. Roma-Frari-S. Margherita, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 041 244 0291
Aperitifs and appetizers, typical Venetian cuisine to enjoy the peace of fondamenta Tolentini, living genuine and hospitable atmosphere, one of the premises of the real Venice!
Ca 'Leon is also a compelling and welcoming inn.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighbourhood identity.
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