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Vecio Fritolin

#146 of 1,223 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
San Polo
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Calle della Regina 2262 - Sestiere Santa Croce, 30135 | Calle della Regina 2262, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 2881
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19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon 12:00 - 14:30
Wed - Mon 19:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sat 12:30 - 14:30
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Newport, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited after recommendation from our hotel. The service was efficient. The set menu at 48 euros was superb and far greater than our appetites could cope with. The waiter suggested wines by the glass to accompany each course and the pairing was excellent. We would definitely return in the future if we have the opportunity. I think the price... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent and rather unusual food here, beautifully prepared. We had roasted pork bellies with black cabbage and kumquat sauce. My husband had two beers and I had one glass of wine. I had the plumcake with ice cream and warm apple water for dessert and my husband had a cappuccino. Everything was beautifully presented but the atmosphere was a little... More 

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Thank Go4Red
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fish dish I chose sounded amazing but it turned out to be a few big prawns with a bit of salad. Two glasses of the local white for €14 - really? total €74 for one starter and one dish of big prawns, the bread was good but we came away feeling we'd been had.... shame because we'd heard good... More 

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Thank ParryBnB
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was the best we had Venice. The staff were really attentive and professional. We wanted to try some seafood and theirs was amazing. It was freshly caught and recommended by the waitress. We had the best Tiramisu in Venice here (we sampled a lot!) and the fish was outstanding, in fact all of it was gourmet and... More 

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Thank joshdunne123
elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Many,many thans best regards Irina More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It was our last night in Venice, we decided to try this restaurant. We had just eaten something else, so we ordered some water and wine and waited a little before ordering some food. One of the the waitresses treated us well, but another waiter, thin, short bearded, with glasses showed up, and asked if we were ready to order,... More 

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Thank caiomrb
elmas6, Direttore at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Dear Sir, i'm pleased to respond you personally, considering the effort you put on describing me. You came in our restaurant, ordered wine and water, and after 35 minutes i came at your table. 35 minutes, not twenty as you mention, while we are not even considering the time you spent to order wine and water. You do say that... More 

East Midlands UK
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We've visited Vecio Fritolin many times and it's always a great experience but we particularly enjoyed the new menu.

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Thank NeilMNottingham
elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Many ,many thanks Neil, I hope to see you next time. Buon Natale Irina More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

As other reviewers already wrote, you will find in Vecio Fritolin a mix of traditional venetian cuisine but reinterpreted in a innovative way. Everything we tried was delightful. And the waiting personal is friendly and courteous. we had a wonderful dinner!

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Thank Soraya M
elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Many thanks Soraya best regards irina More 

Pisa, Italy
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The only dot we found is that the menu in the window does not say that fixed-price menu must be for the whole table. Disturbing to find when you seat. Other than that, a very good dinner (reserve in advance), with great fried fish and excellent pasta. Traditional dishes are re-interpreted, so you do not have to worry about repetitive... More 

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Thank gfrompisa
elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We are delighted to hear that you enjoy our food and the re-interpretation provided by our resident Chef, Pierluigi Lovisa. Regarding our prefixed menu, the specification "for the whole table" where already available into the menu that we have outside for the public while it's also listed inside the menu that we provide on the tables. It may... More 

Siena, Italy
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very nice restaurant, small and quite! The chef is an artist! very good meat and fish! desserts are also fantastic! my suggestion is: You have to try!

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Thank FabianaM M
elmas6, Proprietario at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Many thanks Fabiana, I hope see you again. best regards Irina More 

Province of Rome, Italy
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

An intimate and relaxed lunch on a beautiful day when we wandering in Venice. We just walked in, without any expectations... and what a delight.

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Thank SylviaOpera
elmas6, Owner at Vecio Fritolin, responded to this review

Dear Sylvia, thank you for your review. I am happy you appreciated our restaurant. It is our mission to offer our clients our best service. I hope to see you again back to Venice. All the best, Irina More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$53 - US$74
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle della Regina 2262 - Sestiere Santa Croce, 30135 | Calle della Regina 2262, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 2881
Description
Vecio Fritolin from Venice is a loved, characterful little restaurant near the Rialto Bridge in Santa Croce where people have been eating traditional Venetian food for over a century. It's one of the cities where you still can find "fritolini", precursors of today's fast food eateries, popular in the 1800s with both the rich and less well off. The scrumptious historic finger food is still served, alongside masterpiece variations on other local Venetian and Italian dishes. The seafood and vegetables come daily from the nearby Rialto Market, and are on the constantly-changing menu within hours. Whether they stumble or deliberately step onto Vecio Fritolin's pink terrazzo floor, everyone's invariably glad they did.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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