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Trattoria da GiGio

#87 of 1,206 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Rio Tera San Leonardo Cannaregio 1594, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 041 717574
11:55 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon 11:55 - 14:45
Tue - Sat 11:55 - 22:30
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We stayed close to this restaurant and really wanted to try it, but the first few nights it had a 'fully reserved' sign on the door. So on our last day I went to the restaurant and the friendly staff were happy to take a reservation for that evening...and lucky I did as it was their last table. The menu... More 

Thank Gary M
San Carlos, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of locals. Fills up quickly after 9:00 p.m. Excellent value and great service. Squid ink pasta had that wonderful fresh taste of the sea. The spaghetti with mussels was excellent. A one liter carafe of good wine was only 9 euro. Huge salads for 3 euro. We will be back later this week. Do not confuse with Trattoria Ai... More 

Thank George G
Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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188 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was literally across the street from our hotel, and we were not disappointed! First of all the waitress was very welcoming and quick to explain the menu to us and made excellent recommendations. We had the antipasto platter which had four different Venetian appetizers - pickled sardine with onions, shrimp polenta, octopus salad, and baked scallop. All were... More 

Thank Phoenix C
Huntsville, Alabama
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229 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing home made pasta, cooked to perfection. One of the best meals ive had, and at such a busy location! Not a tourist trap at all! Go early as they fill up quick!!! We will be back!!!

2 Thank PinkPanda1812
Milan, Italy
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy restaurant run very efficiently by a friendly staff. Food is served in generous portions, well presented and made of good ingredients. The sarde in saor are definitively unforgettable. Would highly recommend the place!

1 Thank silsil17
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in off street as hoc no idea if was good or not but compared to others in street these were only ones not trying to lure you in usually good sign. This was reinforced when realised most of restaurant was full of locals. Decided to go for it with one of their tasting menu, wow a treat indeed ,... More 

1 Thank penguinmum
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were made very welcome and received excellent service throughout the evening. The menu was extensive and detailed and the food exactly as described - very tasty, interesting and typical of the region. We were able to enjoy a leisurely meal at a very reasonable price. Although on the busy main street it was certainly not a 'tourist trap' like... More 

1 Thank Ken G
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

the portions are large so don't over order. The mushroom and scallop spaghetti I had for first course was a lovely delicate mix. We had the mixed grilled fish for our main course. The waitress brought it to our table and then filleted and divided it out for us. It was excellent. The house wine was very cheap and as... More 

1 Thank suetighe
Chatham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

To my judgement one of the best fish restaurants in Venice, family run, friendly and excellent value for money.

2 Thank Sandro V
Istanbul, Turkey
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We have been to this cosy restaurant for dinner. I had fettucine with lobster and my mum had beef with grilled vegetables. We both were happy with our meals. They serve a good prosecco. The only downside is, the number of their outside table is very limited. We would prefer to have a table outside, as it was a hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 48
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:55 - 14:45
11:55 - 22:30
11:55 - 22:30
11:55 - 22:30
11:55 - 22:30
11:55 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rio Tera San Leonardo Cannaregio 1594, 30121 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighbourhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: +39 041 717574
Not far from the train station in Venice. Very close to the Grand Canal. Excellent dinner here in June 2010.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Cannaregio

Neighbourhood Profile
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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