Corte Sconta

Price guide: Expensive

Calle del Pestrin, Castello 3886, Venice

Price guide: Expensive

Corte Sconta - courtyard

By Anne Hanley, your Venice expert

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#4 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Venice
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Celebrity spotting, Special occasions

Expert review of Corte Sconta

Excellent seafood in this Venetian restaurant classic.

The seafood-only Corte Sconta has become a bit of a Venetian classic, with well-informed visitors dropping by on every trip. But though the standard of cooking remains generally high and the fish exceptionally fresh, the owners – the Proietti family – seem to be resting a little on their laurels. Just as well, then, that the pretty leafy courtyard remains a very pleasant place to eat.

Food and drink: 

Unless you insist, you won’t be offered a menu – something I find annoying – and you will be actively encouraged to begin your meal with Corte Sconta’s trademark procession of seafood antipasti, including wonderful clams in ginger. They are, it has to be said, generally excellent (and, for the record, cost 27 euros per person). But be warned: the quantities are large and you may not require much afterwards… so unless you’re a big eater, don’t order your pasta and main course until you’ve seen what’s coming. The pasta is all home-made; the fish is as fresh as can be. The creamy zabaione is justly famous.

Ambience: 

You’ll mostly find tourists in this well-known restaurant which priced itself out of the trattoria-for-locals market some time ago.

Service: 

Whether you’re treated with courtesy or not can depend on whether you agree to allow the restaurant to serve you what they think you should have.

Location: 

Not easy to find, Corte Sconta is between the lagoon-side Riva degli Schiavoni and the Arsenale.

Price advice: 

For a full meal without wine, expect to pay about 60 euros a head.

More information on Corte Sconta:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian, Seafood
Address:
Calle del Pestrin, Castello 3886, Venice
Telephone:
041 5227024
Website:
http://www.veneziaristoranti.it
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
12.30pm-2.30pm, 7pm-10pm. Closed Mon. Closed Jan; mid Jul-mid Aug.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco

Have you been to Corte Sconta? Would you recommended it?