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Venissa il Ristorante

Fondamenta Santa Caterina Mazzorbo 3 | Isola di Mazzorbo, 30142 Mazzorbo, Italy
+39 041 527 2281
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“tasting menu” (20 reviews)
“mackerel” (4 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Fondamenta Santa Caterina Mazzorbo 3 | Isola di Mazzorbo, 30142 Mazzorbo, Italy
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Reviewed today via mobile

They probably got their star from the global experience rather than just the food, which has some shortcomings. The setup is idyllic on a shady terrace, overlooking a vineyard. We chose the 5 courses fish taster menu as one of us doesn't eat meat and...More

Thank frenchteddywww
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Michelin restaurant at Mazzorbo island, on a wonderful garden (protected from mosquitoes). Minimalistic. Very friendly and helpful staff in every stage of the meal. We chose the 9 plates tailor made (delicatessen) menu where every plate was a surprise to us. Wine was fine and...More

Thank Despina-Kleanthi
Matteo B, Proprietario at Venissa il Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Despina-Kleanthi, thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Venissa. We appreciate the fact that you chose our Michelin starred restaurant to celebrate your wedding anniversary. We're happy you enjoyed our 9 courses tasting menu that is the most complete expression...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018

A rare, luxurious experience and worth the effort to get there. A boutique restaurant in an idyllic setting on Mazzoro Island ( adjoining Burano). You can go for broke with the wine matched 7 or 9 plate degustation menu with all the trimmings. No matter...More

1  Thank Davyjones2015
Matteo B, Proprietario at Venissa il Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, thank you very much for taking time to write this kind review. We're very happy that you appreciated our starred Michelin restaurant in its entirety: the food, the wine, the chefs' creativity and the location. Since the beginning on 2010, Venissa is a...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is a stunning experience for Venetians and their guests "in the know" far from the tourist tread. Beautifully done with a generous tasting menu with so many extra pre and post listed items each present with insight and pride. The wine sommelier was restrained...More

1  Thank RalphJGreen
Reviewed 5 August 2018

From the minute we stepped onto the private boat until we arrived on the island was beautiful..... we were greeted by a waiter who showed us our table which was looking onto the vineyard. We had in total 10 courses which were accompanied by paired...More

Thank GillianSouthWales
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Quality dining at it's best. Expensive but feel the quality and service is what you pay for. I have not the best of tasting palette's and I am fussy. Went for the tasting menu, which was a gamble but you do not visit many of...More

2  Thank MotovatoHampshire_UK
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner at an exceptional place far away from the tourist places around Venice. Fantastic atmosphere and interior design of the restaurant. Presentation of the food and service is at on top of fine dining. Even better are the wines. They...More

1  Thank TOUrban
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Magic location and excellent service.......but all these expectations building up to a fabulous evening with delicious dinner were quashed by an underwhelming culinary experience. From pre starters to appetizers to main course and closing with deserts, nothing was appealing to either taste buds or eyes....More

1  Thank Clemens v
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We were 10 friends celebrating my wife’s birthday with a prearranged menu and matching wines for an unforgettable lunch. Venissa is a marvel on the island of Mazzorbo where they grow their own very special wines and vegetables. The chef, Chiara, had prepared five elegant...More

1  Thank Jean Pierre P
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We were staying in a heavenly hotel in Venice (the Gritti Palace) and a friend recommended the 7 course tasting menu at Venissa. Well...sitting near a vineyard in sweltering heat when we could have been in Venice or just enjoying canal views from the hotel...More

1  Thank Lovetravelling64
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$60 - US$120
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
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12:30 - 15:00
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12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fondamenta Santa Caterina Mazzorbo 3 | Isola di Mazzorbo, 30142 Mazzorbo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Mazzorbo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 527 2281
  • E-mail
The Venissa Ristorante at the Venissa Wine Resort on the island of Mazzorbo in the Venetian Lagoon has become a sought-after destination for local and international foodies. The restaurant is unique and pioneering in its approach to cuisine: four young chefs who have worked in Michelin-starred restaurants work together in the kitchen to create dishes that highlight traditional recipes and take them to creative, contemporary heights. The restaurant strictly adheres to the farm-to-table philosophy not in order to follow any international trends, but thanks to the lagoon’s immense bounty. Guests have the pleasure of dining on amazing and unique shellfish from the local waters, rare algae that is fresh, crispy, and palate-cleansing, and endless fresh vegetables from the garden located directly next to the restaurant. It is not uncommon to see a chef run out of the kitchen and into the garden during dinner service to gather more of a vegetable whose supply is running low. The restaurant and wine resort are located just 40 minutes by ferry from Venice and are a perfect setting for those travelers looking for an authentic dining experience removed from the tourist masses.
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