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Antica Osteria Ruga Rialto

Centro Storico calle del Sturion No. 692, Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 1243
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good52%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (5 reviews)
“bigoli” (2 reviews)
“sardines” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Centro Storico calle del Sturion No. 692, Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Focusing on finding and trying local dishes, and this being one of the first dinners we sat down for on our trip to Venice, Antica Osteria Ruga Rialto provided exactly what we were looking for. Our server handled our lack of Italian well (as much...More

Thank robnjess
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The place we wanted to eat closed at 10 We ate here but felt a bit rushed. Food was ok not great bit decent. Staff was friendly and accomodated us for a fast quick meal our first night in Venice.

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 28 April 2017

This is a favorite place of mine to stop for a great glass of wine and wonderful people watching. The perfect location brings in both locals and tourists, college students and old-timers. The owner Giorgio treats everyone like a long lost friend.

1  Thank zannadog
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We came across this place looking for another one. The food is really venician, testy and well made every dish that we ordered. I recommend this place to anyone who wanna experience a simple and original restaurant in Venice without being 'treated as tourists'.

1  Thank Luisa A
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Some of us prefer to avoid the most touristy of places of Venice, in the search for genuine food in a natural atmosphere. So we detoured off the main pathway along the river and found a small place in the end of an alley. Did...More

Thank Jonas M
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Small and crowded but filled with regulars, it provides almost a family atmosphere. Solid bar food and good drinks.

1  Thank dven8
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Easily missed as the entrance is not in your face. Looks small from the outside but when you enter, it has few different rooms. The food was simple, typically Italian but delicious. We had local sardine and onion spaghetti, maybe it doesn't sound appealing but...More

Thank goran z
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Ate there with a group of people. Food was reasonably good, but not special. Fried prawns and small shrimp were quite good, but other items were fair. Good atmosphere and well located in an alley near Rialto. Atmosphere was good, and it was reasonably good...More

Thank Robby71
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The food is ordinary the service non existent the furniture unattractive expensive You are better off not eating Schifoso should be closed down DO NOT GO THERE E una schifosa trattoria ! Sono ladri It has no idea of what Venetian cuisine should be

Thank vrsoli
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I can only say good things about Antica Osteria Ruga Rialto: Great service, best food and tasty prosecco!

Thank 944annakaisav
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Storico calle del Sturion No. 692, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 521 1243
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