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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, 14 December 2018

The service we received was completely accommodating! Even after opening our wine our server said that if we really didn’t like it he would bring us a different wine. Venetian specialties cooked to perfection!

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

Best dinner we had in Italy. Wonderful experience!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

This continues to be my favourite restaurant in Venice. I only wish we were going to be back again sooner!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

The crudo meat appetizer was very good. The pumpkin gnochi with lamb ragu was outstanding! The beef was too rare, even though we asked for it to be cooked to “pink” The rack of lamb was ok but a bit boring. The service was world-class! Atmosphere was excellent, except you have fruit flies that were annoying at dinner

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

ein wirklich sehr tolles Restaurant haben uns extrem wohl gefühlt tolles Service sensationelles Essen sehr schöne Weinkarte wir kommen sicher wieder

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

Great place. Go there.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

excellent food & service, a really memorable evening we spent in venice

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Visited On Friday, 16 November 2018

When we come to Venice we always look forward to eating at Al Covo. The food is delicious. This year the meal was up to the usual standard and was the best meal we had in Venice. Make sure you have the chocolate cake or apple sorbet for dessert. The staff are welcoming and helpful.

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Visited On Monday, 12 November 2018

En helt igenom fantastisk upplevelse, fem stjärnor!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Not sure why but Al Covo always falls short of amazing. The food is good, in fact very good. The service is good, I cannot complain but I cannot say more than it does the job. I also think the place banks on American tourists as half the ownership is Texan, where my daughter was born. Perhaps when I come to Italy I expect a homey place with passion and warmth and here, the American entrepreneurial spirit may just have pushed into being just that bit too commercialised. The ingredient are like most good restaurants in Venice, either fresh or they drop it and change the menu which is great and sustainable. I found my deep fried soft shell crabs just a bit oily in the finish, the creamed cod just that bit too creamy and the grilled white polenta just that bit not warm enough, my sea bass carpaccio just shy of being diced the right size. Egg salad with anchovies I must say is quite divine. I personally prefer my other restaurant which I won’t reveal as it is too crowded already. Grilled sole was ordered by someone sitting next to me, looks done, clean and no light dusting of flour which is too French for Italian refined minimalism which prides itself on simply optimising seafood procured at its peak without exception or don’t serve it mentality. The guest asked for salt for his sole, they seem to be regulars, I almost cried. In restaurants like this, one never adds or subtracts, how rude! Too bad but remember, this is a hyper critical review for someone who after 17 years only believes there is 1.5 places worth rating in Venice.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

We loved it. We booked top restaurants and honestly Al Covo was my winner. Stunning atmosphere,music,great and very professional service. Staff knew really well menu and could recommend and explain everything to us and they were also very friendly and funny.Food and wine absolutely wonderful. Only one thing I would change-a bit warmer main dish. Lovely experience and we will definitely come back again. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

Wonderful service! We had the bacala, raw fish, bigoli and linguine vongole. All excellent!

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Could be the best restaurant in Venice. It is as if you are dining at your best friend's house. Very personal service and you are treated as a member of their family. Their Chef's tasting menu is a recommend and the best way to taste everything about their food. Just spectacular!

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

One of the best meals we have ever had in Venice!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 November 2018

Menu degustacyjne smaczne, poprawne. Zabrakło zaskoczenia.

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Visited On Friday, 26 October 2018

Cadre agreable. Belles portions servies. Restaurant à recommender!

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Très bon accueil comme toujours, excellents plats et très belle carte des vins ! ... Diane, Cesare et toute la brigade nous font le bonheur de nous sentir à Venise comme chez nous !!

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 October 2018

My experience at Al Covo was remarkable — I felt extremely taken care of, the service was just as fantastic as the meal. I loved the chef's selections, each dish was a true reflection of the people who make Al Covo such a special place. I hope to return! Thank you for everything. —christina

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 October 2018

While all the food was cooked wonderfully the dishes where a bit bland. Wines where lovely.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

excellent service and a great atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 28 October 2018

A wonderful welcome and the tasting menu was fabulous.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Tipico rivisitato Accogliente Piatti ineccepibili Detto da una cliente molto esigente

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Perfetto!

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 October 2018

we came from California where we have excellent fish and service. Our experience here was excellent. The food was way above par and the service was excellent as well. We will be back our next time in Venice.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

We chose Al Covo in order to enjoy the seafood that Venice is known for. We were not disappointed. We ordered the tasting menu, and each course was delicious and delightful. Our waiter was informative and very engaging. It was a nicely paced meal, and it was a highlight of our trip to Venice.

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