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La Serenissima

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San Lio | Sestiere Castello, 5467 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 9292
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid €67 euros for our food and was charged a €5 cover charge and a €10 service charge which didn't even go to the waiters and were told we have to pay it. It's a total ripoff! It is not clearly stated either on their menu or at the front door or by the waiter that we would be... More 

Thank Melanie C
Sofia, Bulgaria
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered two dishes of pasta. It was both overcooked. It was definately no Carbonata like it shall be. No value for money!

Thank Z Z
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go!!! The waiters are ok but all the rest is not! The food is of bad quality! Not Italian! Worst pizza we ever ate, the dough was cement! The pasta was strange. It looks really cosy from the outside but in the inside they hide the kitchen with a little curtain like at Chinese restaurants, that's a no-go for... More 

Thank Dario G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We went in this restaurant and later checked trip advisor to see a 2* review Appreciating that you pay 2.50 each table charge and then 14% service ( this is not compulsory btw) the food was excellent, the atmosphere was lovely and we even got a Polaroid to remember the night 😀 We order the lobster pasta and it was... More 

Thank Kirsty R
Brighton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Had luncheon here, lasagna, ham pizza, caprice salad and a bottle of red wine. It was fresh, tasty and one of the best pizza's I've had while in Venice . The bill came to €52 which is good value considering other restaurants. Cosy atmosphere, a great place to sit back and relax with a glass of wine. We weren't charged... More 

Thank majonical
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Let me say that all restaurants in Venice charge 'coperto', whether you like it or not. 2,50 a person is already an amount you don't see in a lot of restaurants, at least not the cheaper ones. There was no sign at all saying that this had to be paid. But again, pretty normal. But charging a 14% service charge... More 

Thank Vincent B
Harpenden, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner decided to eat at this restaurant after viewing some of the menus on offer in the area, we now wish we viewed the reviews before hand! They call this restaurant a pizzeria when the pizzas are clearly from a supermarket, when we finally got the bill they add 2.50 per person for a cover charge, completely... More 

Thank Fox123456789
Tauranga, New Zealand
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139 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I really don't know why this place has so bad reviews - I agree with the other ones! This is not fancy ciusine, it's hands on, down to earth italian food. And you get exactly what's written on the menu, nothing more or less. We have been here four times because we stayed almost opposite the restaurant and it was... More 

Thank Malin Q
Sofia, Bulgaria
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Well, what to say? Atmosphere was the best thing about this place - it was cosy and comfortable. Unfortunately, it is the first and last good thing I can say about this restaurant. Food - we ordered pizza and it was definitely the worst pizza I have eaten in Italy. Not that it was soo bad but when you order... More 

Thank Zlatin_Mlad
Brighton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have eaten at this restaurant many times... and whilst it would be fair to say that it is one amongst many small restaurants in the narrow streets of Venice... I have been satisfied on every occasion... The food is very nice, and good value (considering some prices you can see in Venice) ...The wine is very nice, and reasonably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Lio | Sestiere Castello, 5467 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 9292

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castello

Neighbourhood Profile
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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