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Calle Dei Stagneri, 5242 | San Marco, Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 5147
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12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:30
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Salta, Argentina
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pasta and fish were good, well prepared and nice flavor, however, the service wasn't that great and the waiter brought the bill before we requested it. It's an ok place, we've tried better ones in the city

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to eat here after reading some of the reviews and were not disappointed! We ordered the caprese, which we shared, and two entrees, the squid for me and the fusilloni for my husband. Both were delicious, although if you are very hungry, you will need to order a side dish or get a pasta dish in addition to... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad we stopped here. Excellent service, the food was absolutely amazing and the prices are correct. Highly recommended

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Dear Giusy, thank you for reviewing our restaurant, best regards! More 

Bend, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

After stumbling upon Da Mario Alla Fava for a memorable lunch service, we had to return for an amazing dinner. Both visits were equally remarkable! With only 5 nights in Venice, we could of easily dined solely at this restaurant! Georgio is awesome! Each of his recommendations were outstanding - the swordfish ravioli was one of the best bites of... More 

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MarioallaFava, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Da Mario Alla Fava, responded to this review

Dear Dorian, we are really thankful for this wonderful review and that you appreciated both our cuisine and winery. We are waiting for you back in Venice, still thank you. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Separate vegan menu! Including dessert!!!!!!!! Everything was super yum and there were lots of options!

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Dear Jspizz, thank you very much for appreciating our vegan choices! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

In my opinion this must be one of the best restaurants in Venice. It is quite expensive, but it is really worth it. The food is simply amazing. And the desserts are to die for. Whether you are local or a tourist, you must go for a meal there.

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Florence, Italy
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Having already walked out of another nearby restaurant we entered this one (it was also highly recommended). We were greeted with a fantastic smile and shown to a lovely lovely table. The atmosphere was fantastic - the interior is really interesting and comfortable. My food was great - the service impeccable. Massimiliano our waiter was simply delightful. They offer a... More 

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Dear Paul, thank you so much for reviewing and recommending our restaurant. More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I don't think I've ever been so disappointed with a restaurant. Very high prices and very poor food!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Gem of a place! The staff were fantastic and the food was incredible! I would highly recommend the seabass and the banana cream pastry desert. Just fabulous!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Went along after being recommended by our hotel and made a booking. My husband and I do not usually eat in such fancy places or get 3 course meals. But as there was a vegan menu it was great for me! The aubergine Starter was beautiful , the pesto fettuccini was also nice if not a little too rich for... More 

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Dear Hattie, thank you for reviewing our restaurant and enjoying vegan options. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$52 - US$91
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Dei Stagneri, 5242 | San Marco, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighbourhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 5147
Description
In the heart of Venice, close to Rialto Bridge and ten minutes from S.Marco Square, you will find the restaurant Da Mario alla Fava opened since 1960. The menu is based on recipes from traditional Venetian cuisine, recipes reworked and lightened for today's preferred tastes, with the interjection of creative reinterpretation, fresh seafood dishes as well as a tasty vegan menu. Fine desserts are home made, created with special attention at the moment. In summer the restaurant has a beautiful terrace beside a typical Venice Canal, ideal for a candle light dinner. One wall of the restaurant is lined with hundreds of photographs of famous celebrites who have enjoyed Da Mario alla Fava. Recalling Mario alla Fava motto: "If you are sad and bored with life, you will rediscover joy at Da Mario alla Fava". Nel cuore di Venezia, a soli due minuti dal Ponte di Rialto e meno di dieci dalla Piazza S. Marco, si trova il Ristorante da Mario alla fava. Il ristorante aprì le sue porte nel lontano 1960. La cucina alterna piatti della tradizione classica veneziana opportunamente rivisitati e resi più leggeri, secondo il gusto attuale, a preparazione più creative, principalmente specialità di pesce e una ricca alternativa vegan. I dessert sono tutti fatti in casa e particolarmente curati. In estate è possibile cenare al lume di candela in una terrazza adiacente un tipico canale veneziano. Una delle pareti del ristorante è ricoperta da centinaia di foto che ritraggono personaggi famosi passati da Mario alla Fava. Il nostro motto è: "Se sei triste e della vita hai noia, da Mario alla Fava troverai la gioia"

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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