The Gritti Terrace

4.4
77 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Romance
FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER Take pleasure in a unique Grand Canal experience with delicious al-fresco daytime dining from noon until 6pm on The Gritti Terrace. Stretching along the waterfront, this popular place offers one of the most spectacular views in town over Punta della Dogana and the Santa Maria della Salute Basilica.
To book a table for dinner, please visit the separate listing under Restaurant Club del Doge
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great ! Great view !

SL
Miami
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is absolutely perfect and the service is wonderful, the view is amazing

SK
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Despite having mentioned in my reservation and in person that my son has a nut allergy the waiter recommended a dish with pesto for him that is always made with nuts.
The service was extremely lacking and they charged us 9 euro per person for the bread and olive oil, even though most entrees are priced at 50 euro and above.
The portion sizes are tiny - a pasta dish is about the size of the palm of my hand (I'm 5ft 1")
Very disappointing. Even the view cannot make up for the terrible experience all around.

SC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely staff and food! Great chilled atmosphere! View is outstanding!

AC
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting on the canal. Perfect cocktails, and great service

AK
Italy
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful views, great tasting food and service was fantastic! Thanks for having us!

JL
Minneapolis
109 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Look, the Griti Terrace is probably worth a visit just for the view. I went there on my first Friday evening in Venice. It is right along the water, and part of an upscale Marriott property. I had a pricey (nothing is inexpensive in Venice) glass of champagne, and they brought over sone olives (good), corn nuts (not bad) and potato chips (don’t eat them). I sipped and snacked, then switched to a pricey Chardonnay and the risotto of the day.

I enjoyed, snapped photos and made my friends jealous by posting the waterway scenes and blue summer skies on line.

Then, the bill came 110 Euros - over $120!!! And oh, did they forget to mention that there was a charge for the half-eaten appetizers they put in front of me.

As I left, I passed couple who were sitting ten feet away on a curb just outside the Gritti Terrace. They were enjoying a pizza and a bottle of Prosecco they’d bought down the street for 25 Euros. Their view? At least as good as mine.

RY
Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The view of the Grand Canal was wort every penny. Food was good and service was great. Try the Bellini

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We indirectly complained about the pasta portion size and the really nice waiter mentioned it to the chef who surprisingly made another portion.
Fantastic service with genuine friendliness

Most likely visit again when next in Venice.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great celebration for birthday! The restaurant kindly provided my daughter very memorable birthday celebration. The view from the restaurant was incredible. Highly recommended.

M
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Sobrevalorado
El lugar es espectacular pero la comida y bebidas muy caras. Nada del otro mundo.
Lo recomendaría para ir a echar dos drinks y ya

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PR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely sitting on the terrazza and enjoying the view of the canal and the Santa Maria della Salute church. The food and service were wonderful too! It was pricey, yes, but worth it for such a memorable experience.

SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous canal side restaurant with beautiful views and superb service

HH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This is the place to come if you want to feel like a 1960s movie star for a few hours. It’s extremely expensive, the food/drinks are good, but not great. The ambience and are view are incredible though...a unique and special experience. If that’s not enough to balance the hefty price tag for you, you may want to choose another restaurant. But we had our first lunch here upon arriving, and it absolutely put us in the Venice mindset.
❤️🇮🇹💚

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Breakfast with a view!

NG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Very very very slow service with no apologies! Great views of the canal.

MS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Spendy but a fun treat while on vacation. This was our first stop after getting off the water bus our first hour in Venice. I had seen the place in the movie '15:17 to Paris' while on our plane ride LAX-Rome and thought it looked neat. Made us a reservation and we went in for a cocktail in the late afternoon and enjoyed the view of the all the hustle and bustle on the grand canal. The drinks are VERY expensive but we had a beer and the free cocktail munchie tray they bring you. It's a nice high end hotel right on grand canal, their cocktail terrace on the canal is very small & quaint.

KO
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, lovely wait staff . Food very good.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

We arrived for a 4.45 table. We felt quite uncomfortable as the the tables on the terrace were being removed while we were eating leaving us as the only table on the terrace. It was clearly the end of service before the dinner service inside. Felt quite neglected. The tuna and salmon starter were however great as was the view. All spoilt by the service!!

GE
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Absolutely lovely view - not worth the price for any of the menu items. Most disappointing meal during entire Italy trip.

OT
Italy
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tutto ottimo. Personale, cibo. Un po’ caro ma in linea con i prezzi in base alla location. Consigliato

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic attentive staff, simple food done perfectly, and brilliant views.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect lunch with the family in the sunshine. Delicious food

S
Italy
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

I booked this through open table 2 months ago for a surprise trip for my boyfriends birthday. I had a confirmation email the day before asking if I could still make it. When I got to the restaurant on his birthday id booked months ago & had a reminder sent to me yesterday.. again didn’t offer to help the situation. I had to say I want to still be sat outside. After all the rudeness and unwillingness to help I decided to only stay for one drink. I would have happily spent money on food & a few cocktails but the service I received was shocking.

SW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Proportions are small and there is a cover charge for dining there

NM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting, on the Canal Grande! View over the magnificent church and the gondolas. Peaceful, upscale with a surprisingly good risotto.

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The pasta vongole wasn’t the best. Everything else was excellent. The sommelier was amazing and the highlight of the dining experience. Best

IF
Italy
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Marvelous customer service level from the waiters. Scenic view and quality wine. Perfect lunch!

A
Italy
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Wonderful place. Good food. Short Menu. Too high price even considering and balancing quality, food, service, place, etc.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The terrace is lovely but food isn’t spectacular at all.
I asked the waiter to check with kitchen if mozzarella was pasteurised and he refused telling me to simply remove it from the dish.
Quite surprising and disappointing attitude.

S
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey but excellent service, food and view!

MF
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Octopus and Lamb chops my wife beef carpachio and clam sphagetti lovely. Special spot on the grand canal best lunch ever.

JM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! The food and views were top!

LD
Miami
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place! Very classy! Amazing location! Love it!!!

VB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was a bit slow and they took a while to get us seated. However, it didn't bother us too much as the view was sunning and the food was lovely and also served very quickly. Make sure you book though as they couldn't squeeze us in on the Saturday so we booked for the Sunday :)

DS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We were out of our comfort zone here. The stunning, picture perfect views may well be worth the cost of the very expensive but not particularly memorable food. All in all, it was a perfectly lovely meal, but the steep cover charge felt excessive, and altered how we felt about our experience.

MO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gritti Terrace is wonderful. It probably is a little pricey but then on a a sunny day, the ambiance and the service was terrific and the food was lovely.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We managed to secure a table for two right at the front of the terrace with the best view. Service was attentive and the food delicious.

Overal, We loved the experience and would probably return. However, one had to be prepated that the terrace sits at one of the busiest corners of the grand canal, and noise from passing boats and gondolas can be intrusive. On the other hand ot os a good spot for people watching.

Obviously the restaurant is very expensive; this is to be expected given it is a 5 star hotel in a prime position.

I felt the need to deduct a point for a very bitter ( and overpriced) coffee with no petit fours offered.

DA
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing dining experience in an iconic location with such professional attentive staff. It was such a memorable afternoon. Thanks to all staff in particular our waiter Gianluca.

K
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are in Venice, Italy visiting Gritti Terrace is a must! Everything about this restaurant - location (sitting on the Grand Canal), food, desserts, wine list, service, and ambiance is beyond wonderful. Highly recommend booking in advance to ensure you do not miss the opportunity to have a dining experience you will never forget.

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