Since 1987 our cuisine is the expression of a territory which is unique in the world: the Venetian lagoon, her islands and her surrounding mainland.  The dishes created by Chef and owner Cesare Benelli

together with Paolo Semeraro come from our mission to research, appreciate, defend and  propose the local products and varietals.


Tradition and territory, passion and freshness of locally-sourced ingredients, in a constant quest for the utmost quality. We carefully select the best extra-virgin olive oils for our dishes, while our wine list numbers 240 labels from the best national and foreign terroirs, with particular emphasis on natural and biodynamic producers.

Ristorante Al Covo belongs to the Alliance of Chefs and Slow Food Presidiaand to the Association Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza di Venezia.


The atmosphere and the ambiance are semi-formal. There is no dress code at lunch, but in the evening, sleeveless t-shirts and short pants might make you feel uncomfortable. Children are welcome but they must adapt to our menu which doesn’t

have any specifically designed dishes for them. The ambience is not suited for very small children and, due to limited space, for strollers and buggies. Smoking is allowed only outside but, please, no cigars.