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 Sunday, 20 September 2020

To be honest I had expected so much, given the reviews and recommendations but sadly the food did not live up to your reputation. The amuse boy he was delicious, with a beautifully reduced tomato juice and basil reduction on mozzarella. The Bacala was not good. The addition of sage was overpowering and the almond sauce was like wall paper paste. The mousse was lately tasteless and overall the dish was disappointing. The zucchini flowers were however delicious. Just the right balance if mint and burrata nicely executed. It did not need the matchstick fries which were bland and uninteresting. The paper doily did not help. The pasta was good. Light with a delicious mushroom sauce. The flaked almonds were ok but a bit 1980s. Onto the main corses. The tuna and aubergine combo was unimaginative and bland. It was lazy to reuse the same tomato and basil sauces from the amuse Bouche, not what I would have expected from a restaurant of your reputation. The tapenade skid mark in the side of the plate was also a mistake. Bitter and unappetising it did little to compliment the dish in both appearance and taste. Given the cumulative experience so far we did not risk the dessert. The ambiance and service were faultless. How can the good have been such a let down. Resting on your previous laurels is unlikely to be enough going forward, especially in such. Competitive market. The next table has to send their dish back because it was cold. It does not auger well. You need a dramatic change in your kitchen staff if you are to have a hope of surviving. On the whole a pleasant evening but I would not recommend it to others. You asked for feed back and I’m sorry to be blunt but there is not point me telling you it was good when it was not. Kind regards

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Abbiamo preso solo antipasti perché non riuscivamo a sceglierne solo due ed abbiamo fatto benissimo: erano tutti ottimi. La prossima volta proviamo il resto. Carta dei vini molto intelligente, staff attento e gentilissimo, non vediamo l’ora di tornare.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Thought starters such as the mussels and the scallops were great. The Fennel salami was not strongly flavoured. Figs were good, but the Marsala reduction could have been more reduced- possibly Saba would have worked better. Neither of us finished our main courses and were both a little disappointed by them and didn’t finish them - the fritto misto a d the vongole.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Delicious cuisine in a convivial atmosphere

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Al Covo was absolutely excellent from start to finish. The food was delicious, service outstanding, and in a beautiful quiet setting. It was our favourite restaurant in Venice!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

perfect food, perfect wine, perfect service.

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Visited On Monday, 14 September 2020

Excellent meal. Current circumstances can’t help but affect atmosphere but overall a highly enjoyable experience. Would readily recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Wonderful spot with outstanding service and delicious cuisine! Will definitely be returning

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Personale di sala gentilissimo, qualità eccellente. Uno dei migliori ristoranti dove cenare a Venezia.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Romantic, charming setting with very friendly professional waiting staff. We dined outside and were well looked after by the waiters who seemed very happy to serve 2 non Italian speaking tourists. We were delighted by the delicious food & enjoyed all 3 courses. The atmosphere is beautiful: dress up & enjoy as a special treat.

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Visited On Monday, 07 September 2020

We had a wonderful dinner on our last evening in Venice - thanks to the amazing staff and food at al covo.

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Visited On Monday, 07 September 2020

Absolutely fantastic service. Favourite restaurant in Venice!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

That was my second time at Covo. The first time i liked the atmosphere and the very good services. The second time the food stand out along with the rest. The dinner has been a real pleasure and one of the best one of the year. Definitely not to be missed when in town and an additional reason very compelling reason to go an visit Venice once more.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

Tutto veramente ottimo, apprezzato in particolare il millefoglia di tonno. Personale gentile e preparato. Bella la zona, a due passi da S.Marco ma angolo tranquillo e rilassante. Bravi

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

Always our venetian favorite! So very pleasing in all ways!

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Visited On Thursday, 03 September 2020

One of the best restaurants in Venice. Quality of Food and Service are exceptional.

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

Sempre una bella esperienza. Cibo qualità e servizio. Voglia di tornare presto

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

Best pasta in Venice

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Visited On Thursday, 03 September 2020

Moment inoubliable, gastronomie au top. C était vraiment parfait.

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

Some friends recommended Al Covo and we loved it.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 August 2020

Just a wonderful restaurant, attentive staff and fabulous food. It's a staple for every Venice trip.

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

Top! We’ll be back! :)

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Visited On Thursday, 20 August 2020

It was our last dinner in Venice and we could not have choosen a better restaurant. Thanks for the memories we will always treasure!

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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

Perfect

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