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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Fondamenta Santa Caterina Mazzorbo 3 | Isola di Mazzorbo, 30142 Mazzorbo, Italy
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner visited Venissa in october 2018, we expected a special dinner and.... we got a night out well beyond our expectations. Venissa is in the small island of Mazzorbo (we went there walking from Burano), in a beautiful scenery, surrounded by the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mattia G
Matteo B, Proprietario at Venissa il Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Dear Mattia, Thank you very much for your kind review. I’m very proud of all the hard work that all the Venissa staff made, but your words made me feel honored of all the guys and I will send to them all the compliments you...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
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Matteo B, Proprietario at Venissa il Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Dear guest, I would thank you for the time you took to write this review. I’m happy you loved the setup and the wine selection. Our restaurant is actually known mostly for its cuisine, our Chef Chiara Pavan just won the prize as the best...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Despina-Kleanthi
Matteo B, Proprietario at Venissa il Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Davyjones2015
Matteo B, Proprietario at Venissa il Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank 57clemensv
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

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Jean Pierre P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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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
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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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