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 Sunday, 14 July 2019

Starter never arrived same with amuse waited 1 hour for starter which did not arrive then primo pasta arrived not to bad but only like warm after that Appetizer good but extremely overpriced main fish cold

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Splendid meal, warm welcome, perfect moment.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

great food and service

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

...is there a better restaurant in Venice? I don’t think so.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 July 2019

Wonderful, memorable meal

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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

Wonderful evening, fantastic food and service.

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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

When we arrived we were seated and really forgotten about for 20-25 mins with nothing .. only to have a the sommelier take the order and serve us after .. felt like he didn’t want too .. the food was delicious clams vongile and swordfish with olive paste !! Chocolate cake was delicious!! Highlight!! The wine was excellent choice brunello 2013 !! Served a little cool .. but perfect for the meal ..

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

Great wine selection, amazing service, and the best food we had in Venice. Thank you.

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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

We went to Al Covo after reading great review in Condé Nast - it was TRUE - We went back the next day ❤️

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

Excellent traditional Venetian food. Fresh produce. Friendly and efficient service. Would highly recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Absolutely wonderful and delicious tasting menu enjoyed by both my husband and I. Each course left us satisfied and impressed. Paired with the wine it was a fantastic, filling end to a last night in Venice. Diane and her husband could not have been more warm and welcoming

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Just wonderful.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

We love your food but more importantly your family’s passion & enthusiasm for creating a culinary adventure each time we visit. Thanks so much! Susan&Mike Donlon

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Our dinner at Al Covo was excellent. From the moment we walked in, I felt welcome and relaxed. The food was of impeccable quality, executed perfectly, beautiful and most importantly, delicious. Our dinner was an exceptional tour of Venetian cuisine and one of the highlights of our trip to Venice. I walked into the service expecting great things due to the high reputation of Al Covo and it did not disappoint. We genuinely appreciate the hospitality and wonderful experience.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Lovely ambience, great service, very fresh and flavorful food!

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Great food. Great service. Really enjoyed our first trip Al Covo.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Escaping the heat in this beautiful, cool restaurant for three hours was one of the highlights of my recent trip to Italy. The wait staff was excellent. I was a bit disappointed in the food. The lightly battered local fish and vegetables was comparable to the tempura at my local sushi restaurant. The burger with egg was tasty, but $12 more than burgers I have had at other fine dining restaurants in New York. The mullet with butter was good, but they were out of the famous pumpkin bread that was supposed to be part of this appetizer. We didn’t try the desserts because $12 was a bit expensive for vanilla gelato. I enjoyed my lunch and hope that the kitchen can make some slight improvements so that it is as excellent as the front of the house.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

Absolutely wonderful. Best food I had in Italy.

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

We had a lovely meal in Al Covo. The service is polite and friendly, the food great, it is unpretentious, I would definitely recommend this place.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

We come back here every time we are in Venice

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Visited On Monday, 24 June 2019

Stunningly delicious and memorable!! We will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

Wonderful meal and service! My favorite in Venice. Bravissimo!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

We had an amazing meal at al Covo. Diane was an excellent host and our waiter Richard was very good. I would have to say is was our best meal experience during our 2 week Italy trip.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

One of the best restaurants we know. We’ve eaten here four times. Always perfect to excellent (tuna millefeuille a bit tasteless & dry) & perfect wine. It’s a shame there’s no dress/ social media code (last visit US folk in shorts at dinner, earlier visit kid playing computer games). But you don’t get everything. Al Covo is a beacon of excellence.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 June 2019

We were greeted like family and were made to feel very welcomed and special! The BEST food and service we had while in Italy. Desserts were DELICIOUS as well and are a must!! Much love from Austin, TX!!

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