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“Coffee time”

Ristorante Grand Canal
Ranked #248 of 1,595 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: US$55 - US$120
Cuisines: Italian, International, Bar
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Good for: View, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: San Marco
Description: At the Grand Canal restaurant based at the Hotel Monaco in the heart of Venice, you may dine on a beautiful terrace just a few inches above the waters of the Grand Canal and feast your eyes as well as your palate. It is drenched with romance. And with breathtaking views over gondolas, the spotlit Santa Maria della Salute, and the island of San Giorgio, the Grand Canal wouldn���t have to offer exquisite d��cor, excellent service and fine food. But it does. The menu is based on the daily-changing fresh fish and vegetables that Venetian cuisine dotes on, as well as a menu of meat and pasta dishes that change seasonally, like salmon and swordfish tartare with lemon and basil or terrine of foie gras with pumpkin puree. If your plans include private entertaining, the Grand Canal restaurant is set in the Hotel Monaco which houses the amazing, historic, perfectly Venetian Sala del Ridotto, the heart of 18th century Venice, where the world���s first Casino was born. Host your wedding, banquet, launch or meeting here, of take advantage of the eight adjacent meeting rooms for smaller groups. The Grand Canal restaurant is a Venetian favourite.
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Decided to stop here for croissant and cappuccino while visiting Venice. It's right by the side of the Canal, so excellent for both people and boat watching. There is a gondola stop nearby so that is worth watching as well. For such grandstand seats the price was reasonable, and your only going to do it the once.

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Thank DerekandMyra
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The food served were delicious! Four thumbs up, in our case, to the kitchen team. However, we can't say the same about the floor staff.

The both of us had ordered an aperitif, starter and main each. To accompany our dinner, we also ordered a bottle of red wine. The latter, however, was not the most expensive on the list. So, we wondered if perhaps our choice of wine had determined the level of service we received.

I would write our experience in detail but I do not think it would serve me any good as I would probably be perceived as whining.

So, once again, four thumbs up to the kitchen team and please brush up the service on the floor!

Thank daBIGsmile
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We ate several evenings at this restaurant. It was located right outside our hotel, so it was a nice place to end the day while having good food. In addition, one from this restaurant had a view directly to the Rialto Bridge. The service was friendly and there was good service and the price was absolutely affordable. Try their Caprese, they were very good.

Thank Jan-Ove H
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We popped in here for lunch on perfect 78 degree day. It was a busy July Friday and we were sat at the water's edge at a small table where we could only order from the small, light menu. But that was fine by us. It was a perfect lunch for us. We each had glass of Chardonnay, he had the pesto pasta, and I had the most beautiful tomato mozzarella salad. Service was typical Venice, a bit snobbish, hard to get the check, but I would go again in a heart beat. Our check for the two of us was 98 euro. The view of the canal, and watching people board the gondolas in front of us, was like watch a ride at Disney World. Side note: I'll never go to Venice again in June, July, or August. Way too many people.

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Thank jhowardjr
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We had high hopes for this place. The views are beautiful and it's an absolutely lovely place to sit and have a meal. However, the food is average for the price and the staff are almost rude and not attentive at all. They also charge 9€ for water. Avoid and go to a different restaurant on the same canal which we found better.

Thank jhg123
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