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Taverna San Lio

#189 of 1,237 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Salizada San Lio | Castello 5547/46, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 277 0669
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we choose this restaurant for dinner because a) the good reviews and b) the decor looked cool and different from most of the "pretend old osteria" tourist traps. We were not disappointed. Food was delicious; we went for various of the more local specialities, liver, polenta, seppie in black ink. All really to be recommended. Personnel very attentive and quick... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a very good find in Venice. The traditional Italian food was well-prepared and delicious and the wine menu was extensive. The waiters were professional, polite and quick to serve us. The decor was modern and the overall ambience was welcoming and relaxing. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Venice looking for good, authentic Italian food.

1 Thank Jonny E
Edmonton, Canada
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking around looking for a place to eat, so many choices and I am very happy we sat down here. The service was great, and we were outside but we felt very comfortable as the Calle was not too crowded. The waitress was amazing helping with a very good wine choice and taking care of us. The gnocchi was perfect,... More 

Thank Harold C
Bovingdon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

What a find. This taverna had an amazing friendly atmosphere when we tried it on day one of our mini break. We all had the menu of the day and it was superb. The restaurant was so good we wet back for our last night. Waiter was very friendly, spoke beautiful English. Would recommend this to anyone.

Thank neilhudson
Newcastle, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here on our overnight stay in Venice and absolutely loved our meals, all of which had fresh seafood. Would revisit in the future and highly recommend others to come here!

Thank kelsierosehh
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Good service. Best Fish Soup I've ever had. The fish was very fresh. Service was good and no cover charge or service charge.

Thank Andrew S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Modern and cozy atmosphere. Friendly staff and tasty food, especially the various antipasti. Nice selection of wines. Noteworthy are also the little amenities, such as offering a pepper grinder and spicy oil innately or having knives with propper toothing.

Thank Martin B
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were recommended by a friend to try here - and it was a good choice. And half the price of taverna near St Mark's Square.

Thank Henleyhopkins
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had the fixed price menu, very nice three course and reasonable. Not large portions, but great atmosphere and beautifully presented food. Excellent service.

Thank SquanMariner
Alsager, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

On one of the more popular thoroughfares, this looks like any other small restaurant with tables outside. I'd thoroughly recommend stopping in. We only had the menu of the day, the best option, in my opinion, for Venice as a whole. The prices can be more than we're used to but the menu of the day seems to offer the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salizada San Lio | Castello 5547/46, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 277 0669

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castello

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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 strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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