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“Outstanding lunch, and an adventure”

Locanda Cipriani Restaurant
Ranked #46 of 1,493 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Simple, elegant furnishings combined with polite, attentive service and culinary delights based on reinterpretations of typical Venetian dishes which created the "Cipriani style" are the ingredients that have gone into the success of each and every one of Giuseppe Cipriani's restaurants. Still today, they make the Locanda Cipriani in Torcello a cut above the rest. Unlike the surrounding triumphant landscapes with the churches and the blooms in the garden, the Locanda Cipriani, designed as a rustic maison d'hôte, receives its guests in a simple, almost austere environment dominated by wooden ceilings, terracotta bricks covering the walls decorated in Venetian bas-reliefs, and old copper pots and pitchers hanging here and there. he restaurant has two large rooms, both with large windows overlooking the garden. Diners can sit on the outdoor terrace in summer. The garden, is open from the beginning of spring right through to autumn. The blooming daisies, tulips, roses and dahlias, the golden pomegranate trees and the fiery red of the Virginia creeper vines combine to provide beautiful surroundings for the restaurant.. Every day, the "maitre pâtissier" creates a vast assortment of sweet snacks, bavarois, cream cakes, meringues, sorbets, biscuits and chocolates. Our maître carefully selects a range of Italian wines - with an emphasis on those from Friuli and Veneto regions - to provide the perfect accompaniment to the food. The kitchen, headed up by chef Cristian Angiolin, not only serves dishes invented by the Cipriani family and now considered classics - such as 'carpaccio' of raw meat and John Dory 'alla Carlina' - but also offers a whole range of dishes featuring fish, vegetables, home-made pasta and rice.
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We have visited Venice numerous times, and when we can afford it and it's open, we visit Locanda Cipriani for a long, and sumptuous lunch. The restaurant is located on the island of Torcello, and takes about 45-60 minutes to reach by water bus--and sometimes a bit longer! It's wonderful all-day adventure, and the boat trip takes you past the islands of Murano and Burano. Besides the Locanda, there are two fine early medieval churches on the island, and not much else.

Lunch will include an impeccable presentation of traditional Venetian dishes served in a lovely dinning room overlooking the churches. In the summer, you can dine outdoors in their large rose garden. In the winter, when we were there, we dined in the small, cozy, white-tablecloth dining room; tended to by a fine, professional wait staff. You can order a la carte or from several set menus. The food was delicious, as always. For starters we enjoyed tagliarini with shrimp and cherry tomatoes, and a vegetable risotto. Our mains were a selection of grilled local fish and scampi, and a pan roasted Branzino covered in pistachios. For dessert we had an orange tart with chocolate sauce, and a delicious cream filled crepe, flamed with Cointreau. We drank a very good wine bottled for the Locanda by a local producer.

We highly recommend this culinary adventure. Be sure to book in advance on their website to avoid disappointment.

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1  Thank esandespdx
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and elegant setting, subtly opulent.

Lovely views of Santa Maria Assunta & Santa Fosca.

Wonderful service, attentive but unobtrusive.

Fresh fish: San pietro (John Dory) ‘alla Carlina’, and Branzino. Delicious pancakes filled with custard, flamed with Cointreau!

Thank alkk1225
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Our annual trip to Torcello, the mosaics and this restaurant are always a real highlight and I never get bored. The food is unpretentious and generous, the atmosphere warm, comfortable and surprisingly un-stuffy. The staff change seldom which suggests that they are happy working there which helps. We usually come in December so have to sit inside but the views outside are beautiful. There is a set menu with three courses or à la carte. We usually have the set menu. Today I had tagliolini gratin for starter, calves’ liver, onions and polenta and pancakes filled with custard flabéed at the table with Cointreau. I like the staff, service is quiet and competent. I love the setting. It is expensive not least because everything including the staff has to be schlepped out to this fantastic isolated place, If you book, and you should, bear that it mind if it feels expensive. I say it’s not flawless, one year my mum had a pudding that was supposed to be a mille- feuille but it was a bit dry.

4  Thank Caro B
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Save your money and go to this restaurant the next time you are in Venice. Take the vaporetto from the Fondamenta Nova and the time is about an hour. Or take a private water taxi. Food is excellent and the wine list great. The setting is in a tranquil garden on one of the small island is Venice - Torcello. After lunch enjoy a pleasant stroll in the area around the restaurant. There are also rooms here so you could stay for dinner. I plan to do this my next time in Venice.

Thank Doug D
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

The lobby has a framed letter from Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (president of France 1974-81) describing how he wistfully remembers the good times at Locanda Cipriani. There are also letters from both QE2 and the late Queen Mother as well as photographs of Charles and Diana (who apparently were not inclined to write).

Well, we are not at all a royal couple and we've had meals in Venice that were at once better and 30% cheaper.

Our usual lunch consists of two glasses of wine, a shared appetizer, two mains, a shared dessert and a bottle of water. It came to €116, including a cover of €9/person. The waiters wore white jackets and it was all very elaborate but not tremendously tasty (except for the wine). My partner couldn't finish her fish because of small sharp bones.

There is a lovely garden with a view of the church and overall the experience was rather interesting but not nearly the culinary delight we'd been expecting.

Thank bdima
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