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
  • Outdoor Seating
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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 Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Dining at Al Covo was the highlight of our stay in Venice. The cuisine and service were excellent and it was a warm, intimate dining experience. The food was creative and delicious. We highly recommend this wonderful restaurant!

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Always a marvelous experience! A perfect arrangement of food, wine, and atmosphere! And the owners and staff are delightful. The desserts are perfection!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

My husband and I LOVED our visit and meal at Al Covo. We had the tasting menu with wines and it was a meal that was so delicious-we will never forget---and we've had meals all over the U.S. and world. The service made the food even more special because we were told many details about the local ingredients of the dishes we had and about the wines.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Taste of the food was very 'pure'. Loved it very much!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

In meiner Kindheit aus dem Dorf gab es Butter von der einzigen Kuh des Nachbarn, die auf der Wiese am Bach stand, Gemüse aus dem eigenen, liebevoll gepflegten Garten etc. - daran erinnert diese Küche, erinnern diese Weine. Dieses Essen macht fast traurig, weil es spüren lässt, was verloren ging, verschüttet wurde. Aber mehr noch macht es glücklich, weil es auch Hoffnung gibt. Alles ist wunderbar auf den Punkt in jeglicher Hinsicht, ohne Chichi, und eigentlich sollte dieses Essen in Schulen angeboten werden, zwecks Schulung des Respekts vor den Gaben der Natur. Man zahlt nicht wenig, und akzeptiert es als eine Art Buß- und Schulgeld. Wem das zu dramatisch klingt hier die Kurzfassung: Es ist großartig lecker und das Team ist entzückend,

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Grande cuisine Magnifique service

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Food, wine and ambience was good. However the service was horrendous. Our cutleries were not changed with each course. We were left with using the same set of fork and knife throughout our meal. Any attempt to get the unhappy staffs' attention were to no avail, we were instead spoke to curtly. Dish or specials of the day were not mentioned to us. In contrast, we saw how the table next to ours were treated with top notch service - bread was refilled, cutleries were changed. Perhaps it was due to the fact we were Asian looking. Guess we forget to take this into account when we saw that the place was recommended by both Bourdain and Phil. Just a shame as the seafood was fresh and the food was good. Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone who is looking for an overall good dining experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

questo è il 4° anno che ho il piacere di mangiare "Al covo"Per molti anni ho frequentato l'Accademia Italiana della Cucina e credo di poter affermare che si tratti di un ottimo ristorante, che ho visto rinnovarsi continuamente nei menù, ma senza mai perdere la qualità del cibo che rispetta sempre le tradizioni veneziane, e nei vini abbinati.Attenti alle necessità degli ospiti, ed avendo con me un figlio disabile, ci siamo sentiti anche "coccolati".....e poi che dire della "panna cotta con crema di cachi!!!!!" ultima novità. Buon appetito a tutti!...ho già prenotato un'altra vacanza a Venezia per Maggio 2020 e quanto prima mi organizzerò per prenotare l'appuntamento del "Covo"

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Had a lively dinner, food was wonderful and the atmosphere was very cozy. Staff were very attentive, professional and the same time friendly

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

very cosy atmosphere. excellent food and very friendly service. highly recommendable for a perfect venetian experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Al Covo is a really excellent little restaurant and we will be sure to return on any future visit to Venice. Thanks for a lovely evening.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Been going there for 15 YEARS. GREAT.

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Al Covo is one of my favorite spots in all of Venice.

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Excellent value for some really top-class food and service.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Really excellent service and lovely, fresh Venetian food.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Everything was perfect. A must in Venice.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Senza dubbio uno dei migliori (se non il migliore) ristoranti a Venezia, cibo , atmosfera , servizio , vini. Nulla da dire , solo complimenti e continuate cosi.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

In my top 3 restaurants in Venice 🏆

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Ottimo servizio, cortesia del personale e soprattutto ottimo il cibo.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Accogliente, personale gentile e piatti ottimi

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Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 October 2019

We had such a delightful experience here - we were warmly greeted at the door and we loved each touch that the team put into the meal. Given such a high level of service, we were a bit disappointed that the note about choosing to celebrate our anniversary at Al Covo went unnoticed. Other than that, we would highly recommend Al Covo to others visiting Venice.

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Visited On Monday, 28 October 2019

The “Terroir” lunch was wonderful. The service and atmosphere were as well. Al Covo gives the lie to the sentiment that you can’t get a good meal in Venice. You can at Al Covo. And not just good, but creative and thoughtful as well. Five stars

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

I had heard so many good things about this restaurant but must admit I was very underwhelmed. They were out of several entrees... what I did finally receive was ok...not great. Sorry Al Covo... I wish I could have written a more positive review.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Warm and congenial hosts and staff, coupled with great food in a wonderful place! The tasting menu is over the top!

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