Ca' D'Oro (Alla Vedova)

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Ca' D'Oro (Alla Vedova) review 3 Users say 2/5 Rate it

Officially Ca' d'Oro, this place is known by locals as Alla Vedova - the Widow's Place. The widow has joined her marito, but her family still runs the show. And the traditional brass-pan and wooden-table decor and the warm, intimate atmosphere remain. Tourists head for the tables (it's best to book), where tasty pasta dishes (like spaghetti in cuttlefish ink) and secondi are served, while locals stay at the bar snacking on classic cicheti, including the best polpette (meatballs) in Venice.

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Ca' D'Oro (Alla Vedova) details

Cannaregio 3912,
ramo Ca' d'Oro

Area Venice

Transport Vaporetto Ca' d'Oro

Telephone 041 528 5324

Meals served 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm Mon-Wed, Fri, Sat; 6.30-11pm Sun. Closed Aug.

Average €35.

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Comments & ratings 2/5 (Average of 3 ratings)

By Ben - Aug 6 2015

Shut for renovation until 28/8/15, I was gutted after a long walk for the famous meatballs!

By Matt U - May 19 2015

We listened to our tour guide as she recommend this place. It's close to the fish market and seafood is what she beat into our heads is what we should be eating in Venice. The meatballs were amazing and both of our pasta dishes were top 3 we had in Italy while we were traveling between Sorrento, Capri, Naples, Rome, and Venice.

By Debbie Yant - Mar 21 2014

Rude staff. Don't waste your time!

By Marina Jackson - Sep 11 2010

We had dinner there a few nights ago. We arrived before the doors opened at 18:30 and managed to get a table for 19:00. Whilst we waited we had there famous polpette. Which were o.k., a little salty, and lacking in depth of flavour. Than our pastas arrived, and I have to say, I was not blown away. My pasta a la vongole, was beautifully al dente, but swimming in oil, and ho hum, whilst my partners typical Venitian pasta with anchovies, was very strong in the onion, and 'gluggy'. Stick to a little glass of wine and polpette, and than move on!