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Hostaria da Franz

#177 of 1,224 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Castello,3499 | Bragora - Arsenale District, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 0861
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It has actually been 6 years since we were in Venice, ahhhhh how sad for us. But I was looking back through some pictures and saw all the amazing food at Hostaria da Franz. We loved it so much we changed our schedule for the last evening to come back again. The eel was spectacular (our 14 year old son... More 

Thank jonathanlipsitz
Freeport, New York
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a find! We were staying In Castello and this restaurant was 3 minutes away! Fantastic fresh local cuisine predominantly seafood! My type of place. Run and owned by the host and his wife. Fourteen tables you should make a reservation on weekends or busy evenings. I had razor cams in spaghetti, unbelievable delicious. A grilled local fish with artichokes.... More 

Thank Dawnlive2travel
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best food I had in Venice! Great risotto with squid ink, Perfect red mullet! For desert the caramel pear that is just brilliant!! Thank you Maurizio!

Thank Bernardo B
New York City, New York
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471 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious and special. These are owners who, justifiably, take pride in their restaurant. The service is hands on and the food was magnificent. We had octopus, razor clams, spaghetti with clams, monkfish, bream and chocolate mouse and glade pears for desert. Absolutely excellent.

Thank Marciahi
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I are spending our honeymoon in Italy. While we were in Venice, we wanted to take the opportunity to have a really fabulous dinner. This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel concierge, and we weren't really sure what to expect, despite having read the numerous great reviews. Well, not only were our expectations met, but... More 

Thank Karla L
Franklin, North Carolina
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fantastic place was recommend by the concierge at The Gritti Palace. I cant tell you how much we enjoyed our meal everything was perfect.Maurizio was fantastic explaining the menu to the last detail,One of the best dinning experiences i have ever had and we have eaten in the top restaurants in the world.I can't understand why this place is... More 

Thank lbuchanan201
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Went here for my husbands birthday not sure what to expect but the proprietor wasn't there that evening. The waiting staff were very nice we had superb food and wine in a sophisticated atmosphere. Very good.

Thank linkeo
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Maurizio and the Franz. Restaurant was really good. The meal was excellent. The service was top notch. Maurizio - maitre and sommelier added a whole other dimension. Try this place. U will remember the experience. ✅✅✅✅✅

Thank Wheathouse
Torquay, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The restaurant is not easy to find but worth seeking out. The restaurant is lovely and Maurizio was waiting to great us as we entered. He was amazing of how described his dishes with tremendous detail. Explaining where the fish was caught and where the vegetables were from etc. We did not look at the menu and took his recommendations.... More 

Thank Paul D
Vienna, Austria
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were lucky to get a reservation during the busy last weekend of October. After reading the reviews on Tripdavisor that were either raving, or very negative (with often a scolding answer from Maurizio) we were very curious. It turned out to be a fantastic evening. The service is great. From the start to the end. Maurizio will make your... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$66 - US$106
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello,3499 | Bragora - Arsenale District, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 0861

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  • 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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