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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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“seafood” (44 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (27 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Castello 3968, Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fried squids as a recommended dish, smallest pasta portion ever. Panna cota was good though. Service very nice but price to quality of food ratio is low low low. We will not return

Thank lazevnik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here based on the reviews and came away quite disappointed. Our appetizers we no more than pre-frozen breaded fried squares of pulverized clams and breadcrumbs served with prepared tarter sauce on avery minimal leaf of lettuce. The recommended house wine was bitter....More

Thank Cricket51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passed the resto on a Sunday night, booked out but the charming hostess suggested we book for Monday which we did and we glad to have done so. Very nice sophisticated but informal ambiance with nice jazz playing in the background. Knowledgeable waiters were able...More

Thank jhmccullough
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 7 November 2017 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 7 November 2017

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 November 2017

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 1 November 2017 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 30 October 2017 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
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.
12 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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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