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Ai Barbacani

Calle del Paradiso Castello 5746, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 0234
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle del Paradiso Castello 5746, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really nice experience with nice friendly flourishes such as the glass of Prosecco at the start. A menu with variety is matched by the quality. The lamb cutlets and rosemary potatoes were a hit.

Thank JPJN68
Reviewed 5 days ago

Finally located this restaurant, and was amazed that it was located so close to the hotel. We did not have reservations but promised we would eat quickly, and they kindly accomodated us. The restaurant was full of tourists. Many had reservations but many also were...More

Thank surreygrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

So tucked away in the web of Venice walkways, but a perfect gem. Located on a small canal, with one perfect table at waterside. Food is outstanding, as is the service. Prices are good for Venice! Hard to find, but worth the search. Make a...More

Thank C3831BLrichardc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Ai Barbacani on the recommendation of our daughter who'd visited earlier in the summer, tried it once and went back for a second visit. Such a lovely atmosphere, unpretentious, great food, lovely staff - and for some reason we met lovely fellow diners on...More

Thank Ardara1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading all the excellent reviews, we had high expectations for this restaurant on our final night in Venice. Sadly it was easily the worst meal we had in our 4 days here. I had the sea bream - portion size was small and as...More

Thank PaddyMacdaddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely delightful. Our original lunch plans fell thru because we were too big of a party. But we found this gem and they welcomed our party of 8 happily and served the most delicious meal we had in Venice. Great pastas, risotto, seafood, and lamb...More

Thank Rosanne C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a difference! Just when we thought most eateries in Venice were not only overpriced but nothing special, we discovered this little gem. There was beautifully fresh seafood throughout and all the food was filled with flavour. The pasta with pesto was amazing, as was...More

Thank Glenn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been recommend this by friends. First, if you use google maps you will never find it - we ended up going around in circles. Luckily we had booked a late table so that wasn't a problem. Lovely to be greeted with a complimentary...More

Thank Kathryn E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we were in Venice recently, we ate in this restaurant every night. It was so good. The food is delicious. The staff are very helpful, speaking good English. It is necessary to book as it is very popular. There was always a glass of...More

Thank AwayWendy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great spot, great food and outstanding staff. We were a party of 6, looking for a cozy little restaurant away from the huge tourist crowd, we walk a little and found this outstanding place. I would recommend this place to everyone.

Thank Ron92649
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
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11 October 2018|
Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t speak to the restaurant but got my hotel to make all the arrangements fo4 me, they were reall6 good
10 October 2018|
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Response from CountessChloe | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Neville, particularly if you wish to have the table right on the canal, which is the most romantic.
Luka M
21 December 2016|
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Response from annapinta |
On New Year's Eve at Ristorante ai Barbacani is served only a set menu, € 120,00 per person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle del Paradiso Castello 5746, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 521 0234
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