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Ai Barbacani

Calle del Paradiso Castello 5746, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 0234
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle del Paradiso Castello 5746, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite accidentally being sat in the 'wrong' part of the restaurant we had a lovely time. Very friendly and attentive service, including plenty of free limoncello + grapa :) For food we had just two pasta dishes as we were not very hungry, but both...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank A5965AMmikee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good ambience relaxing, clean, nice staff average food, average prices Nothing special perfect and nothing bad about it, over all nice resturant

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Saudinavigator
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Venice for 4 days, and ate at 6 different restaurants while there. Ai Barbacani was by far our favorite. Everything about this restaurant was wonderful, the food, the staff, the location, & the ambiance (including a romantic fire in the fireplace). Highly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

This snug little place is great in the wintertime, and its little fireplace is especially unusual for Venice. Complimentary prosecco at the start, then complimentary grappa or limoncello at the end with your check. We had seafood risotto for two, then baked bream and grilled...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 352JimF
Reviewed 4 December 2018

We went there without reading reviews, we just passed by and peeked in after looking at the menu. We started with spaghetti with clams and it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. We then had the seafood risotto which was absolutely delicious. The service was great,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank fatenhbu
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere. The open fire on a winter’s evening was very romantic. The food was lovely without being especially memorable. A small menu but something for everyone and more interesting than most places in Venice. The service was excellent and very friendly without being over...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank seahors
Reviewed 17 November 2018 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.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JPJN68
Reviewed 14 November 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank surreygrl
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank C3831BLrichardc
Reviewed 3 November 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ardara1
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 markbX1034VE | 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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 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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