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Ostaria Antico Dolo

$$ - $$$
San Polo
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Ruga Rialto, 778, Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 6546
11:00 - 23:00
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the very first restaurant I visited in Venice. Had been walking around, getting lots in the alleys and streets of Venice, then found this for dinner at around 8ish pm. A small place and not very touristy. Ordered the Chef's special - fish soup. It was beautiful. And I thought the service was quite friendly as well.

Thank JoyceNguyen
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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455 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I come here everytime I am in Venice. It is a small place so I always make a reservation. The easiest way to describe the menu: No Pizza, No Carne (meat), No Tourist Menu. The Bruschetta mix was very good and shared. We each ordered the ink fish risotto (risotto nero sepia) is a favorite. It is perfectly prepared and... More 

Thank Paul L
Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The concierge at the Hotel Al Ponte Antico (another fabulous place) recommended this quaint restaurant to us. He called ahead to see if they had tables available, which thankfully, they did. Though we struggled to find it at night--it in fact was not far at all--we just got turned around--which of course just added to the fun--it was the perfect... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

At this point we've been in Italy 10 days, and the gluten free linguini with swordfish, tomatoes and kalamata olives was the best meal we have had, including Rome and Florence. The balance of flavors was gourmet. They made the dish without garlic and onion (my wife has an allergy), and it was fresh and amazing. I've loved olives forever,... More 

Thank dmmmit
Basildon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The Ostaria is small and very welcoming and busy! We luckily managed to find a corner table where we settled in for the evening. They advertise as gluten friendly, and they really are, a separate apertising menu was presented to my husband, who happily picked his options. Tasty and authentic cuisine, what more can you ask for.

Thank Bella1089
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We booked for our Christmas evening meal at the restaurant and were met with a lovely intimate dining experience. The menu was a little limited but it did offer local dishes that were very tasty. Service was warm and welcoming - a really special ending to a very special day.

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Vienna, Austria
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We only found this place coincidentally - just saw a small sign saying they have glutenfree desserts inside. A thing i can´t resist. I´m happy I didn t cause his little cute place is just awesome. Yes, it´s a bit more expensive but definitely worth it. The atmosphere is just fabulous. I really want to go back just to try... More 

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Brescia, Italy
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40 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I'm Italian and a frequent visitor in Venice. I visited this restaurant for dinner because the selection of cicchetti looked delicious (but it was eventually not). First, if you are looking for typical dining, don't trust those who claim "English Breakfast" ar the front door - it's not a positive sign (and I saw it just leaving the place). Second,... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great couple of hours in this lovely, compact Venetian bar which you can easily miss if you walk past the door. House wine was lovely as were the cicchetti and pasta dishes we tried. Staff were very welcoming and we will definitely be returning next time we are in Venice

Thank Iain H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We came across this tiny little place while trying to escape from the crowds and high prices of the Rialto area, and what a little gem it is! We enjoyed our first cichetti, which was utterly delicious, very cheap, with a wide range of seafood or other options, and we would highly recommend this is how you eat here. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruga Rialto, 778, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 6546

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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