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Al Covo

Campiello della Pescaria, Castello 3968, Venezia, Italy, 30122
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Pranzo 12:45 - 14:00
Cena 19:30 - 22:00
Chiuso il Mercoledì e il Giovedì

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  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
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About Al Covo

Dal 1987 la nostra cucina è espressione di un territorio unico al mondo: la Laguna di Venezia e il suo entroterra. Ricercare, valorizzare e proporre i prodotti e le varietà locali: da qui nascono i piatti creati dallo chef e patron Cesare Benelli e da Paolo Semeraro. Pesce freschissimo pescato tra le barene o nel vicino Mare Adriatico; verdura e frutta dal sapore unico, cresciute sulla terra salmastra del Cavallino, di Treporti e delle isole di Sant’Erasmo e delle Vignole, da sempre gli orti di Venezia. Pasta fresca, prodotti sott’olio e sott’aceto, gelatine di frutta e marmellate sono tutti fatti in casa, così come i dessert, specialità di Diane Benelli.
Tradizione e territorio, passione e freschezza della materia prima, nella costante ricerca della qualità assoluta. Selezioniamo con cura i migliori oli extravergini d’oliva per i nostri piatti, mentre la carta dei vini annovera circa 240 etichette dai migliori terroir nazionali ed esteri, con particolare enfasi sulle produzioni naturali e biodinamiche.
Il ristorante Al Covo fa parte dell’Alleanza Cuochi e Presidi Slow Food, e dell’Associazione Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza Venezia.


Since 1987 our cuisine is the expression of a territory which is unique in the world: the Venetian lagoon, her islands and her surrounding mainland. The dishes created by Chef and owner Cesare Benelli together with Paolo Semeraro come from our mission to research, appreciate, defend and propose the local products and varietals.
Tradition and territory, passion and freshness of locally-sourced ingredients, in a constant quest for the utmost quality. We carefully select the best extra-virgin olive oils for our dishes, while our wine list numbers 240 labels from the best national and foreign terroirs, with particular emphasis on natural and biodynamic producers.
Ristorante Al Covo belongs to the Alliance of Chefs and Slow Food Presidiaand to the Association Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza di Venezia.





Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

great food, great service. must come next time

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Visited On Monday, 15 October 2018

Leider waren ein Wein und drei Gerichte nicht mehr verfügbar. Es unser angemessene Alternativen angeboten.

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Visited On Monday, 15 October 2018

In the past this was a fabulous restaurant, the previous service phenomenal during our visits. This time, our server was indifferent, did not tell us the specials (we heard him telling the table next to us), he was non-proactive on the wine (hard to get his attention to order a bottle, did not pour it (just a tiny amount and un-cerminoisly plonked the bottle(s) down on the table for us to pour... He brought a bottle of water and poured a tiny amount in each glass and never offered another (had to get his attention again...) The food was no where near as good as in the past - less fish (more meat), cheaper fish, cooking preparations not the same. Al Covo used to set the standard in Venice when the city did not have many other good restaurants. There are plenty more out there now and this one seems to be coasting on its reputation.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Wonderful meal with Al Covo. The food was terrific, but even more important the people were delightful, from the owners to the wait staff. Very interesting selection of wines and spirits from the region as well.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

My family of 5 was lucky enough to have dined at Al Covo our second night in Italy. We had an outstanding meal with impeccable service. The gentleman who served us was outstanding and I wish I could remember his name. Everything we ate was delicious - the squash blossoms, spider crab, duck, veal scallopini, vongole, aged Parmesan tasting. Our wonderful server recommended the Semifreddo alla Grappa as his favorite and it was spectacular! Thank you, Al Covo, for a cena that we will remember forever! The Williams family from Colorado

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Amazing food and wine, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

A memorable, beautiful, and delicious night!

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Merci a Lorenzo pour l'excellent service. Special thanks to Lorenzo and his team for the great a carte Blanche lunch for our 25th wedding anniversary. We will be back and send our friends your way. The service and the food was excellent and situated in a very nice quiet part of the city.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Just an excellent and consistent restaurant. Have been coming back for years and will continue into the future.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Nice and friendly

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

We had a very nice lunch with family served by an attentive, courteous and accommodating staff.

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Visited On Monday, 08 October 2018

A perfect meal! A perfect evening! Al Covo is now the restaurant in Venice that we measure every other place against. Our charming waiter, Lorenzo guided us to the most delightful meal but the real surprise was the remarkable wines that we experienced. Memorable.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 October 2018

I’lol be back!

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Visited On Monday, 10 September 2018

Staff is excellent. The food is superb, blends classics with a little personal style. Very very interesting wine list, really really unique selections.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Delicious and service was fantastic!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

We had a lovely evening, the food was beautiful. A special night on our recent visit to Venice.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

I was very excited about trying this restaurant. However, it did not meet my expectations. The service was very slow, and inattentive. The food was mediocre and bland. We had the prawns, the Mediterranean pasta, and the lamb. The prawns were not cooked thoroughly with pink uncooked areas. They were also very bland. The lamb was just chunks or tough and chewy meat. The pasta was as expected and satisfactory. Unfortunately we did not enjoy dining at Al Covo.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Simply Outstanding in every way...food, service, ambiance.... wonderful!! Can’t wait to go back.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

The food, service and overall experience was magnificent. Would highly recommend !

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Absolutely loved the oysters, the squash blossoms, the tagliata, and the service. Bravo

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

The staff are professional and charming. Very knowledgeable about the dishes and wine. The food is both traditional and refined, and delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

A fantastic experience of local cuisine.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Fantastic food and service! We can’t wait to dine at Al Covo again when we return to Venice in a few months!

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Visited On Monday, 01 October 2018

Did not disappoint. Great experience with the chef's menu, trying a host of different flavors. Diane and Lorenzo charming as ever, as were Ricardo and Lorenzo. Will ALWAYS return when visiting Venice. Thank you

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 October 2018

Excellent food and service. Good value for money too.

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