We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ristorante Do Forni

Calle degli Specchieri - S. Marco 468, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 2148
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (8 reviews)
“lasagna” (17 reviews)
“octopus” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Bar, Italian, Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Calle degli Specchieri - S. Marco 468, 30124 Venice, Italy
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (1,386)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 572 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid €300 for lunch for four people, no dessert. The food was good, but we enjoyed other meals in Venice more and paid half as much. So, if expensive food is your thing, this place is for you! The service is good.

Thank ClimbingSailor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel, Gritti Palace, recommended this place for dinner. Since we were staying at the nicest hotel in Venice, we were expecting to be recommended a higher-end establishment. But that's not the restaurant's fault of course. My friend and I had a great time here....More

Thank Alisa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was very close to our hotel and we had passed it several times on our walks. The food was good, but lacked the extra detail that the price warranted. Our starters were Casanova Carpaccio "with Casanova sauce", not sure of the Casanova connection...More

Thank jikoku
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place ia beautiful, very charming and classical. The food and wine were excellent. The service was quite nice and professional

Thank pingsao
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We ended up here after I asked a young shop assistant if he could recommend somewhere 'nice' and 'special' that I could take my husband for his 50th birthday after being turned away from our original booking location due to dress code. Our waiters Fabrizio...More

Thank robertmarisap
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This was our fine dining dinner in Venice. Expensive but worth it. Every course was perfectly prepared, and the service was attentive and accommodating.

Thank SECChicago
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

A ripoff and big disappointment. Very average food, super expensive, small portions, and bad service.

Thank Ahmed F
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Why high end hotels send their guests here is beyond me. The place is tired, the menu is old and the food is so so. To make matters worse, the waiters are snooty. They seem to rush around but there were only 4 tables with...More

Thank terpjohn
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Despite the 3 star rating on Trip Advisor, we decided to come here based on friends' recommendation. We ordered ravioli with spinach, spaghetti with clams and beef stroganoff. The ravioli and stroganoff were disappointing: ravioli was heavy while beef was a bit tough and dry....More

Thank David S
Reviewed 22 July 2017

First, let me say that if you are on a budget, this is not your place. Nothing on the menu is inexpensive and for Venice that's saying a lot. We ate her twice during our stay in Venice and were pleasantly surprised both times. The...More

Thank Carl Y
San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and
Nearby Restaurants
12 reviews
.05 km away
Al Chianti
830 reviews
.06 km away
Ristorante Marciana San Marco
379 reviews
.06 km away
Antico Pignolo
464 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano)
71 reviews
.06 km away
Ateneo di San Basso
50 reviews
.11 km away
Museo di San Marco
27 reviews
.11 km away
Campo San Luca
27 reviews
.05 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
30 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from MJB1104 | Reviewed this property |
No, men need not be in jackets.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$72 - US$96
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle degli Specchieri - S. Marco 468, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighbourhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 2148
  • E-mail
The restaurant " Do Forni " was founded in 1973 and is managing with passion by Mr.Eligio Paties.

" Do Forni " is distributed in two adjacent rooms: a rustic elegant room setting with the imagery of the ancient Venetian restaurant and the other one called Orient Express, whose luxurious furnishings reproduce accurately the setting and the soul of the famous wagon train that connects Venice to Istanbul and Paris.

The restaurant features traditional Venetian cuisine, mainly seafood, which offers fish and shellfish of the Adriatic according to recipes handed down by the Venice of the past centuries and embellished with seasonal vegetables and delicate sauces; but also the restaurant is known for a refined interpretation of the Venetian and Italian cooking that mixes the use of meats and local vegetables with the influence of international gastronomy.

Very large and qualified is also the restaurant's wine cellar, that offers the best labels from all the Italian regions, the most prestigious French wines and champagnes as well as a wide selection of international products.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing