Caffè Saraceno / Venezia

Riva del Vin Venezia 30100
Opening Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 14:00 - 20:00
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Charlie reed en
Food was served so fast that it was suspect. Being on holiday you let things slide a little more to ensure a good time. Unfortunately for me I was ill for the remainder of the evening (vomiting) My partners food was a vile rendition of a carbonara, not fresh pasta or a fresh sauce. What a pity that any Italian in city government would allow a business like this to operate in such a beautiful part of there city. Shame on you. GooglePlace - December 2017
John Pugh en
I would select zero stars for this place if I could. It is the absolutely worst restaurant we visited during our visit to Italy. The waiters were all business to the point of rudeness. They do not care about their customers. They shuffled people in and out as fast as they could. Nice location but somewhat smelly because of a sewerage-like smell coming from somewhere. They pack people in and figure they will never see you again anyway so why be hospitable? The food is absolutely the worst food we tasted in Italy. We ordered Branzino (Sea Bass) which we have tried before. It usually comes in a very tasty subtle sauce which is to die for. The fish is tender and white and flaky. It usually comes as a thick filet or two. In this restaurant the sauce was very bland, the fish was overcooked and came in thin filets. It was not tasty at all. The meal came with sliced carrots which were shriveled up and inedible. The meal appeared to have been on a shelf, waiting to be microwaved. We also had a glass of wine each. This awful meal cost us 71.10 Euros. We could not get out of there fast enough. We were spotted as tourists and taken for a ride. No other restaurant anywhere in Italy took advantage of us in this way over our week-long stay. Later that week we had a three course absolutely delicious meal with wine that cost us 26.00 Euros. Stay away from this tourist trap and enjoy plain good food that is available everywhere. Check the prices on the menu before committing. GooglePlace - November 2017
S S en
I usually only give a review when I like the place but this place in Venice holds the honor of compelling me to write a factual negative review. If you read the other reviews on Google or anywhere else on this place, you'll realize that their shameful service is in fact their modus operandi (their targets are tourists and since they don't have to rely on repeat business, they just want to squeeze the most out of you). My wife and I already had dinner somewhere else and thought we should just enjoy a bottle of wine at this place before we strolled back to our hotel. Apparently a bottle of their more expensive wine and a dessert are not good enough for the rude service staff in this joint. They kept insisting that we order more stuffs and when we don't, one of their most rude waiters decided to print our check and put it on our table as if to tell us we're not welcome there. We still spent about 70 Euro for the wine and the dessert but apparently that's not good enough for them. We've had a relatively great time in Italy prior to this place. The fact that they are still in business is a crime. I've attached the pictures of their rude employees as well. Everyone should avoid this place at all cost. GooglePlace - November 2017
Bac Ha Le en
Excellent food, professional, caring staffs, great service and location. Worth for money. Wonderful experience in Venise. Thank you! GooglePlace - November 2017
Stuart Crouch en
Negative one star! Avoid at all cost!!!!!! We asked to move tables for a better view of the Rialto bridge when a table became available and were flatly refused. Then the head waiter said he was asked that all the time (if you have a view looking at a bridge why would you not want to see it?) We then said don’t worry about the food we’ll pay for drinks and leave (feeling unwelcome) he said ‘no you leave now!’ Don’t fall into the trap walk past them. GooglePlace - November 2017