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Ostaria Al Ponte

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Cannaregio 6378 | Calle Larga G Gallina, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 348 764 3274
08:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Loved this Osteria. It's a true Italian place. Great food at a great price full of local people. Definitely one of the best options of Venice if you wanna try true local places. Loved it!

Thank Santiago P
Port Macquarie, Australia
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

So many locals can't be wrong. This little bar is a hidden treasure full of locals and a few tourists. The tapas is fresh and tasty, the apperol spritz's are delicious and the wines are just as good from all regions of Italy. The service is good too.

Thank SuiteAsOuzo
St Andrews
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Had read about this in a book written by a London restaurateur and so decided to search it out and was glad that I did. This is a great local experience to be had and somewhere that is clearly still used by locals as well as visitors. Staff were excellent, as was the food that they served, all washed down... More 

Thank StephenOwen
Budapest, Hungary
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a very buzzy, rustic, great place for a lunch, hanging precariously off the corner of one of the canal bridges. I think they were playing good waiter/bad waiter when we visited with one being amazing and the other being terrible. We got the terrible one. It's not a problem trying to upsell, but at least take a hint... More 

Thank Adam W
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a small wine bar on the bridge leading to the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo. The also serve wonderful cicchetti which are small snacks or side dishes, typically served in traditional "bàcari" ( cicchetti bars or osterie) in Venice, Italy. A fantastic choice of wines are available along with either platters of cicchetti or just point to... More 

Thank anniewphoto
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Visited several times. Great friendly atmosphere, good cicchetti and wine. Platters available at reasonable prices. (10 eu)

Thank Eleri S
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Been there already 3 times this week I can only recommend this small gem for it's honest approach / good quality ingredients and some wonderfull local wines. This little cantina is a welcome alternative towards 3-course restaurants when u want to eat small plates of e.g. local cheese and cut meat. They have lovely small portions of local dishes as... More 

Thank Marko B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Very small place with only two tables and a couple of perches. This bar/snack bar/restaurant can be best described as a Venetian tapas bar having a huge selection of delectable mini bites to pick and choose from. Atmosphere is friendly and dominated by locals which is a good sign. Dont expect pizza or generic Italian pasta dishes.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Ignore any reports telling you this place is closed it's very much alive! They serve wine and traditional cicchetti at a reasonable price. Top tip: ask for the house wine, cheap as chips and really good, highly recommended.

Thank James_W_Bell
Berlin, Germany
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Very small and cute place with lots of charms, fantastic Aperol Sprizz (2.50 Euro), super friendly staff, lots of Italian authenticity. Go have your drink outside on the steps with a view! Unique experience. (They also have tapas and an amazing cheese selection.) Unfortunately, I can't upload the photo I took - so you will have to take a look... More 

Thank pehchen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 32
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cannaregio 6378 | Calle Larga G Gallina, 30121 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighbourhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: +39 348 764 3274
Born in the late nineteenth century, initially as a "workshop broth"Osteria al Ponte became, about half of the 900, in a typical Venetian tavern, asserting itself with time as one of the most characteristic of the city.Located just over the bridge Cavallo, opposite the church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo, has the distinction of scoring the geographical boundary between the districts of Cannaregio and Castello.Among his specialties wide variety of snacks (defined in Venetian dialect "Cicchetti") and cold dishes of the ancient tradition of Venice together with a wide selection of local, regional and national wine. Come here if you want to taste the magic of Venice with some delicious dishes and a glass of wine in your hand!

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Staying in Cannaregio

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Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighbourhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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