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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 Saturday, 11 August 2018

Wonderful to be back at Al Covo once again - happy to include the restaurant when visiting Venice. Food is always A1 and the selection of wines is impressive - impressed by the knowledge and recommendation - not always the most expensive either. We'll be back next year in August staying at Londra Palace and will dine with you once more. Thank you. Paul & Hazel Farrell Manchester.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

I'd appreciate to have organic / biodynamic origin of products and wines mentioned in the menu cards. I clearly prefer such organic products and respective labels on the menu would help me to choose those products.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Service at the beginning of the night was fantastic however, as the restaurant got busier we did wait quite a long time for the cheque. Food and atmosphere is fantastic. The Panna Cotta was one of the best I’ve ever had and it was great to have the staff provide such detailed suggestions.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

I visited this nice cozy restaurant for lunch with my friend. The atmosphere is very classic with touch of modern. The owner welcomed us kindly and the waiter is very sophisticated. We took the lunch course and all dishes are very delicious. I really would like to go back here difinitely when I come back to Venice.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The spider crab salad and cuttle fish (fried in ink) were the specials and they did not disappoint. The staff were extremely helpful in making food and beverage recommendations. All in all, a perfect night. I look forward to a return visit.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Best meal in Venice. The service was impeccable and the food and wine were superb. Highly recommended!

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Very good service

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Visited On Monday, 30 July 2018

Excellent food. Very friendly atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

I had a perfect night! My husband and I were really pleased. The food was perfect, the service was friendly and helpful. We had a beautiful experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Wonderful evening. Service was fantastico! Food, delectable. Diane and her husband make the atmosphere very special. A must while in Venice.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Was taken to table asked for another was told table for 3 then seated at 2 top and no server or greeting had to get up ask for menus and water. Horrible service thus having a very bad effect on meal and whole experience. I would suggest adding another waiter...further NO ONE asked how our app was or second course or our last course..I was a return customer never again

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Wonderful meal. Beautiful presentation and excellent, interesting wine pairings. Service was warm and unpretentious. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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Visited On Monday, 23 July 2018

wonderful place, great food

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Visited On Monday, 23 July 2018

Davvero ottime le materie prime, le proposte e la cucina. Servizio buono, efficiente, a tratti un po’ troppo...confidenziale, quando non richiesto. Peraltro un’ottima esperienza, non economica ma commisurata alla qualità degli ingredienti e della cucina. Consigliato e da ripetere

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Visited On Monday, 23 July 2018

Wonderful food, ambiance and amazing service. Our waiter was a delight. And we will dream of diane’s Desserts!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

The service wa sjust perfect and the atmosphere is great!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Ottima cucina con materie prime di eccellenza lavorate con semplicità, sapori intensi.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

What a wonderful experience! Gracia!!

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Visited On Monday, 16 July 2018

Very pleasant place to enjoy your Venice experience..

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

Great atmosphere. Food was delicious.

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Visited On Friday, 13 July 2018

Al Covo is an absolutely wonderful foodie experience. My husband and I had The Tasting Menu which consisted of seven perfect sized courses of three appetizers, one pasta, two mains and a choice of dessert or cheese (we chose cheese of course, since everyone knows you go out for gelato after your meal). Each course was beautifully presented and the combination of flavors just danced in your mouth. Be sure to book ahead.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Andrew Zimmern listed this as his #1 thing to do in Venice. I would heartily agree! We ate our scrumptious dinners at an outside table, which was lovely (it began to rain suddenly and I was dazzled by the speed at which the staff lowered the awning and got everyone moved under it, without disrupting the dining experience!), but I look forward to returning to dine in the cozy and inviting interior!

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Visited On Monday, 09 July 2018

Dear Al Covo My wife and I just wanted to say thank you for a most delightful evening at your restaurant. We had the most wonderful time. The food was outstanding and your wait staff had such a pleasant manner we truly felt like we were at your home. Your restaurant was the highlight of our trip to Venice. Your are not only serving good food; you and your staff are creating memories for a lifetime. Grazie Ray & Kathleen Gonsalves Norwalk CT

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Visited On Monday, 09 July 2018

Delightful!! Service and food are impeccable!

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

We first visited your lovely restaurant in 2004, followed by three more lovely meals over the years. How lucky are WE? The minute we walk in we feel immediately comfortable and welcomed. Your food is divine. Chef Cesare Benelli and his fabulous wife, Diane (from Texas!) are a team extraordinaire. We've been able to bring and recommend friends. Thank you so very much for the experiences.

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