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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 Sunday, 20 May 2018

My wife, Betsy, and I -- and our little pooch, Poppy -- spent one evening of our belated honeymoon dining at Al Covo, and it turned out to be the most pleasurable of experiences during our stay in Venice. To begin with, the ambience was cozy and inviting, and the service, from beginning to end, was superb. Our meal itself was a wonder of locally-produced ingredients, ranging from deep-fried, delicate zucchini blossoms stuffed with ricotta and mint, through the perfectly-sautéed and breaded John Dory main course, to the suprisingly different and very delicious hazlenut gelato dessert. But perhaps even more important that the superior fare was the human touch evident at every turn. They simply made us feel like royalty. We will be celebrating our anniversary in Venice in October, and, of course, on the big day we plan to be at Al Covo.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 May 2018

A really fantastic evening with my wife. The atmosphere, staff, and quality of the food was exceptional. I have recommended this already to my Italian friends, and we hope to return one day. Thank you very much, it is refreshing to experience a restaurant with such a personal touch with obvious passion for every detail.

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

It was a very pleasant experience in general!!!

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

This was the best meal we had during our week in Northern Italy. The service was very professional and enthusiastic. What to say about the food? Exceptional. So fresh and fantastic. We were not familiar with the extensive wine list so we asked Lorenzo to choose for us. It was perfect. Our only regret is that we don’ Live in Venice so we could dine here frequently.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Wonderful location & atmosphere, perhaps a little pricey but great quality. Owner Diane is an expat gem.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 May 2018

It was a great dinner and the food was really good.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Excellente maison familiale,service absolument parfait et parlant anglais et français.Salleconfortable . Très bon accueil

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

It was a beautiful night. Its in the tourist zone but not tourists at all!! Great service, exquisite food and even though we were a little fussy with the wine, they helped us finding what we wanted.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

An absolute gem - excellent food and excellent service. One of the best bits of our visit to Venice.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

This was the most lovely meal I've ever had. I ordered the tasting menu and wine pairings. I would recommend it to anyone. It was a wonderful experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Al Covo has long been on our list of Venice’s very best restaurants. Thank you for yet another delicious and quite special meal!

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Clearly the top choice for a date night in Venice. I wish I could spend the rest of my life tasting, drinking and experiencing that dinner over and over again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Très bon moment passé au restaurant qui propose des plats délicieux. Le carpaccio d'artichauts était excellent et le cheesecake à la ricotta di buffala exceptionnel. Seul point moins agréable, les sardines et gambas du plat principal manquaient un peu de travail, il y avait des arêtes dans les sardines et encore un peu de 'carapace' sur les gambas.... mauvaise sensation en bouche qui gâche un peu le plat pourtant très bon en goût. Très bon moment dans l'ensemble, service agréable et disponible. Je le conseille.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 May 2018

One of the best experiences. Food magnificent, desserts a dream, Diane adds warmth and charm to an already perfect dining experience. I would like this restaurant to have a sister restaurant in NYC, then life would be perfect.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Host was too busy chatting with old friends to attend to us upon arrival. Food was not exceptional as the pricing would indicate. For example, the fried artichokes (carciofi) were greasy and not appealing. Bread at beginning of meal was ordinary. Disappointing dinner.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 April 2018

We had the best experience at Al Covo! Perfect atmosphere and wonderful service. The softshell crab dish is one of the best meals we have ever experienced.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Warm and welcoming, beautifully presented,tasty food

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

The main dishes came quite late

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

We loved out lunch here. It was on the expensive side, but worth the money for the quality and service.

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Visited On Monday, 23 April 2018

Vielen Dank für den wunderschönen Abend! Grazie!

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Visited On Monday, 23 April 2018

Una cena Al Covo è sempre un'esperienza che resta nel ricordo: ottima l'ideazione ed esecuzione dei piatti, la bontà delle materie prime, la cantina, la competenza, professionalità e simpatia dell'oste, Cesare Benelli, e del figlio bravissimo sommelier, dai gusti anche inusuali e sofisticati.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 April 2018

E statto ottimo !! Grazie per tutto, era il notre primo ristorante arrivando a Venezia e eravamo lieti di aver mangiato dal ristorante Al Covo.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 April 2018

An excellent restaurant in Venice. The food was creative and seasonal. Hard to beat and strongly recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 20 April 2018

Wonderful in every way: brilliant food and wine, warm service, and in a city with confounding twists and turns, easy to find! Not to be missed.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 April 2018

People and ambience were fantastic. Linguine with clams soooo delicious!

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