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Ristorante Pizzeria Rio Novo

Santa Croce 278, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 711007
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (20 reviews)
“pizza” (37 reviews)
“calamari” (8 reviews)
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Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Santa Croce 278, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed today

Our meal here was a fantastic experience. Perfect execution on the food, fresh ingredients, and amazing service with the owner monitoring everything. In other words: this restaurant is NOT to be confused with other places that use frozen, low quality food simply because they have...More

1  Thank Sylvester M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food here was lovely. I had grilled prawns that were huge and so tasty. The price was fairly average for a restaurant on the grand canal. The service was quick but not much in the way of smiles or recommendations. However the setting was...More

Thank Cassie1185
Reviewed 2 days ago

My 2nd visit to Venice and 2nd time to this restaurant!! This time I was celebrating my mothers 83rd birthday on Oct 6th before going on a cruise. My husband & I with my parents discovered this wonderful restaurant in 2014 at the end of...More

Thank niferWhitbyOntario
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Restaurant is located on a quaint street on the Canal. We were greeted by the owner with a glass of wine. The food was good and price very fairly! The service was excellent! We were treated to a box of pasta made at the...More

Thank v0lunteergirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fantastic. It may look like a hole-in-the-wall, but don’t be fooled. We were treated like long-lost family members returning home for a welcome back meal. Carlo, the owner, took great care of us. Upon arrival, we were offered complimentary glasses of something...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic. The Black Rissito was the best we had in the six rissitos we had tried up to this. Carlos the owner was so wonderful and gracious.

Thank wrelv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was great! We wanted a location on the canal so it was perfect! We got free bread with the meal which is always a plus, and they even have us complimentary liquor at the end! Price was great! (Yes, 12% service fee, but...More

Thank charliecontests
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most positive dining experience at rio novo venice. Carlo is the owner and he makes it a point to greet & meet every one of his guests and make them feel special. He was delightful & obviously took great pride in his...More

Thank callie56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a fancy restaurant. It is a small restaurant on a canal with a couple of tables out on the canal and some inside. What it has going for it is excellent food, a great staff, and a very reasonable price. The dinner...More

Thank mshcsi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reviews of this restaurant led us to find it. We sat outside with a good view of one of the smaller canals. I ordered the cuttlefish in ink as it was listed as a Venice specialty. The rest of my crew ordered various menu...More

Thank funspartan
philadelphiasnc, Direttore at Ristorante Pizzeria Rio Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

guys you spent 89 euros in total for 4 PEOPLE, not exactly a bank breaker. Also you asked for tap water, which i am sorry but we don't offer. This is quite a vindictive review not accounting for food, service or location but just on...More

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Questions & Answers
30 September 2017|
Response from philadelphiasnc | Property representative |
our aim is to give you the best bang for the buck at the same time offering the freshest fish and top quality raw materials. let's say the average ticket price is ~35 euros for a full meal, clearly depends highly on what you... More
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Response from ColinM2292 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there,If you are asking about prices ,this restaurant is very reasonable and prices are less than venice generally....£12-£20 for main courses.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Croce 278, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 711007
  • E-mail
Rio Novo rises from the ashes! We are one of the top rated restaurants in Venice, focusing on fresh fish and fresh pizza in Venice, Italy. We are NOT the next tourist trap. We make pizza in front of your eyes and the freshest fish from the Venice lagoon is selected and hand-prepared every day, then brought to you at an absolute bargain.
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