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Via Sandro Gallo, 6, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy
+39 041 526 1316
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“sea bass” (4 reviews)
“risotto” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (4 reviews)
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12:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Via Sandro Gallo, 6, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Outstanding sunset views and Venice, professional service and mouthwatering food, the best in Venice. Must visit for a romantic dinner ❤☺ Highly recommended 👍👍

Thank Falcon A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot just a short walk from Lido vaporetto. Beautiful presentation and flavors from grilled sardines to Parma to grilled eel. Definitely recommend!

Thank gregklingaman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh this is a difficult one. This restaurant has an astonishing view over to Venice which I think is unequalled on the Lido.The food was excellent if pricey. The waiters were charming and helpful and some spoke very good English.For me the difficulty is that...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting Venice, sit back and relax. The right atmosphere and the right service. Exactly that what you deserve, this time not the moment to have diner or to stay overnight but ..who knows!

Thank reissirag
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Lido had just suffered a massive thunderstorm, not ideal for a restaurant facing the Lagoon and mainly under canvas. However as the rain stopped falling we thought we'd give Essentiale a try. You must go. The service from some pretty stressed out staff was...More

Thank willbird1
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant while visiting Lido. The location was great, but the service was awful. The food took over 40 minutes to arrive; tourist location so you should expect the wait. However, after ordering the "recommended" fish of the day a totally different...More

Thank dgf0227
Reviewed 23 June 2017

A wonderful place to watch the sun go down over Venice, with your Aperol spritz ( no, we hadn't tried it before, either !) As the sun sets , a waiter comes to light the candles on your table, and an unseen ( virtual) piano...More

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 28 May 2017

That's the best way to summarize our experience. We had a group of 14 people on the terrace. The sunset over Venice was an amazing decor for a unforgettable evening. Staff did everything to accomodate all our wishes. The food was certainly the best we...More

Thank Gonzalo_de_Berceo
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Incredible view with great food and occasional high end Tango events. Great atmosphere and ideal location.

Thank Vincent v
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Everything was really great!!!!!!!! Lovely place with nice food and excellent Service! Order a table in advance!

Thank Verena E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sandro Gallo, 6, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Lido di Venezia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 526 1316
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  • This restaurant is at Villa Laguna
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