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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
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Calle del Paradiso Castello 5746, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited this restaurant early evening and found a table for 2 without a problem. The host Paul was great and made us feel most welcome, with complimentary prosecco! I chose the fixed menu - fish soup, scallapine and tirasimu, whilst sharing a starter of sardines...More

Thank Neville C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good welcoming with a Prosseco. The kitchen was great, also they offer vegetarian options. Very cosy and away from the many tourists. I can only recommend this restaurant! Good kitchen! Very friendly hostess!!

Thank Juul R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our apartment was above this Resturant, so a very convenient ‘walk’ home, up stairs to bed. Ambience was quiet formal, a bit romantic, served by an all girl crew, some of whom found it painful to smile. But the food was excellent, really recommend the...More

Thank Clive Frederick C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, rustig interior but very fitting and cosy. Great risotto, deliscious fried sea food. Basket of biscotti with coffee aftersales. Very friendly service! Worth their prices! Defenite go to place and recommended.

Thank Wesley V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in advance. Staff friendly and reasonably priced food and drink. Atmosphere good. Had the calamari salad which was unfortunately over cooked and rubbery but the spaghetti ragu was nice. Good dessert - tiramisu and affogato good A little disappointed after reading reviews but...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and value for money.The Spaghetti with the cuttlefish ink is probably the 'must' choice. They offered us their traditional peach pie which is the best i pie i ever ate in my life.

Thank skywriter55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first review was in 2012, since when we have now chalked up three more visits and without exception this place continues to set a very high standard in cuisine. There is always a good selection of foods available, all at reasonable prices and the...More

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good place for nice dinner. Food was amazing, the environment too and of course the services. We enjoyed the perfect evening for reasonable price.

Thank Agne G
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

With my wife we had a very nice dinner at Ai barbacani. It’s not a cooncidence you must book in advance and it’s full every day. Salads and pasta are great. The environment very charming and the staff friendly. We also had a bottle of...More

Thank Cesar A
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The food was good but not outstanding We've had better. The service however was bad. Waitress took our plates away the second we took the last bite. We were still munching our food in fact. Staff did not make feel welcome either. Left a bad...More

Thank debduca000
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
neighborhood 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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Luka M
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On New Year's Eve at Ristorante ai Barbacani is served only a set menu, € 120,00 per person.
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22 October 2016|
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Response from Roger T | Reviewed this property |
Can't tell you - try phoning or emailing the ristorante. Cannot imagine Sunday is different - unless it is closed, of course!
9 September 2016|
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You can call, visit or email to book.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Kids
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
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 521 0234
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