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IL Nuovo Galeon

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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi | Sestiere Castello, 1308, Venice, Italy
Wed - Mon 09:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually good at avoiding traps like this but on this occasion we were tired after travelling and it looked the busiest restaurant on the street at that time. It seems there are two separate restaurants running from the same place - the locals get one menu and tourists the other. They know every trick in the book. You will get... More 

Thank dusuz
Amman, Jordan
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this place and it did not disappoint. We loved the frittis and enjoyed the main dishes as well. It was an enjoyable meal in a cozy atmosphere.

Thank Mayse87
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Based on one dinner for 3 people [pasta, fish and chicken as main courses], this place proved to be mediocre at best. Overcooked, along with stale bread, at a high price. Venice offers far better elsewhere!

Thank MeropsOrnatus
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We have been going to this place for the last past 10 years. It's just absolutely gorgeous Everytime. Ask them what they have off the menu.

Thank Vincent L
Milford, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Unlike all the bad reviewers we had a great experience! Sergio our waiter was a hoot! He was playing with us with his recommendations, by the end of the meal he was singing to us, I can see why others could think he was rude but it's just an act.the calamari was the best ever! As was all our meals!

Thank barbarabrad
South Orange, New Jersey
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A long standing and reliable venue for couples or family dinning. Typical menu of pasta, seafood and other local dishes and the waiters are not shy and certainly have lots of experience with tourists. Nevertheless its a character place and I recommend a visit.

Thank Brian142
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

My favorite dish was the squid ink pasta. My hubby liked the cream baccalà with polenta. I thought the staff were friendly. I don't know why some people are complaining so much on TripAdvisor about their service. It was 90% Italians when we dined, and that's always a good and comforting sign for me;)

Thank Miwa N
Geneva, Switzerland
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104 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

A place worth eating and recommending. Il N G is patronised by both locals and also tourists for its very good cooking such as grilled scampis and fried sea food. The wine list is attractive too. The people is of good advice re the catch of the day.

Thank Bernard A
Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This was easily the worst meal we had in Italy. The food was cold, their service appalling. We were serially ignored while locals were served. I asked a question about a bottle of wine and was told "I speak English, tell me what you want." Terrible experience avoid at all costs!

Thank Frank S
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I have attempted to obtain a place on the forward terrasse on two separate evening and, although enough tables were free, I was answered that everything was fully booked. Yet obviously not for couples.

Thank Martin G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
09:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
09:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
09:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
09:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
09:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi | Sestiere Castello, 1308, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
Google maps show it in two places: part way down Calle San Domenego (wrong) and - if you do a search for the restaurant by name - Via Giuseppe Garibaldi (correct).

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castello

Neighbourhood Profile
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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