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Ristorante Pizzeria Rio Novo

Santa Croce 278, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 711007
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (32 reviews)
“pizza” (48 reviews)
“calamari” (12 reviews)
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Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Santa Croce 278, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Me and my wife ordered a sea food plater and black pasta and a 1/2 liter of house wine (White) All the sea food was fresh, well cooked. the black pasta was damn delicious. I would come back for sure if I visit Venice again.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank bowonmin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just arrived in Venice, tired and hungry, and thought since the restaurant was close we would try it. We were early for our reservations and they greeted us by name and seated us immediately. They gave us free sample glasses of red wine which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nora M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an excellent little find. We went here for dinner on Friday evening. Due to the rainy weather, the restaurant wasn’t busy, which was nice. Initially confused by the lack of pizza on the menu, we then discovered that there is a separate pizza menu....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Elisa E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fish and pasta were both good. They gave us free wine and chocolate. Nice servers. Outdoor seating on the canal was dope.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank krist0f0rp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night in Venice and Gad to find a place to eat and came across Rio Novo. We absolutely loved the pizza, calamari, best spaghetti bolognese I’ve ever had. It is right be the water and very friendly waiters. I highly recommend this delicious...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jennydiaz2
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

We spent two nights in Venice before heading off on a cruise. We enjoyed our dinner and service so much on the first night, we came back for a second night. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. The lovely waiter remembered us...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lisacolquhoun2008
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

The pasta and seafood here are really tasty and the staff were helpful and polite. Another plus point is that it is located beside the river and away from tourist crowd.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank traveller_Makkh
Reviewed 4 November 2018

From start to finish, our experience at the Rio Novo was great. The waiter was an unbelievable credit to his craft (taller, had a goat-tee). Couldn't do enough for you, yet he was very, very professional. When we left with some food and he realized...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RRL0nd0n
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

I was specially went there based on the 5 stars reviews. Unfortunately, the food even not as good as coner pizza store you can find everywhere in Venice but price is tripled. Also, beware you have to order drink no matter want or not and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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philadelphiasnc, Proprietario at Ristorante Pizzeria Rio Novo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

You spent the exorbitant amount of 18 euros, wine included. we treat all the customers the same way, you are not at the center of the world. if a review points out something specific and useful, we take it into consideration and try to make...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Where do I start ....what a wonderful gem Rio Novo is . We stayed in Venice for 3 nights and booked this restaurant for our first night .....from the moment we walked in we were made to feel Welcome and comfortable. A warm smile and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank seanlA8808EC
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for
evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries
cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica
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5 December 2018|
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Response from more_gelato | Reviewed this property |
Very close, 5 min, but there is a bridge with stairs you have to go over.
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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30 September 2017|
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
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
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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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