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Osteria al Cantinon

#81 of 1,237 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Venice
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Campo Della Maddalena, 2152, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 041 524 3801
Thu - Tue 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and it was fantastic. Great food and great service in the Cannaregio district. It is a little off the path but a great place to have dinner and the staff is exceptional.

Thank Jason R
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place offers sumptuous food but is hidden in one of the narrow streets in Venice. The wine options are very good as well. Food is expensive but its worth if you want to escape the crowded restaurants in tourist areas and have good Italian food in a nice atmosphere. The black spaghetti with prawns looked delicious (ordered by one... More 

Thank Vrinda k
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really nice,the spot on the canal also.but it is quite expensive and we hadn't even served a grappa or a liquer.not sure if my thumb is up or down about it..

Thank Manos M
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came on our first evening in Venice having booked based on TripAdvisor reviews. Glad we booked as very busy. Nice position just away from the main thoroughfare. Very friendly and quick service with enthusiastic and helpful information about the menu. They were happy for us to share a starter which meant we had room for pudding. 3 courses cost... More 

Thank Margaret H
Palm Coast, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place in the heart of Venice, but away from the larger crowds. Not a tourist trap. Great food, and great atmosphere. Make sure you make a reservation ahead of time. We ate here on our last night in Venice. Food is great, and the prices are reasonable.

Thank deaugustinop
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We found this lovely little spot by chance on our first of three nights in Venice. The waiter was friendly and had a great sense of humour, especially at our poor attempt at bad Italian. We were recommended a thoroughly good local red wine and then proceeded to eat our way through four fabulous courses. The Burrata was beautifully creamy... More 

Thank Sarah H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Had a really great meal here on out first evening in Venice. Place was recommended by friends and is tucked away in a quiet part of Cannaregio. Menu was interesting with 6-7 starters and first courses to choose from and around 10 main courses. Not huge but quite enough choice. We went for the Slow cooked warm octopus salad and... More 

Thank Alasdair E
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

There are so few restaurants in Venice that cater to locals (because there are so few locals these days). Al Cantinon feels like one that does, or at least one that has stayed true to Venetian methods. In a word, it feels authentic. And it's down a side street away from the river of people. If you're just two people,... More 

Thank Anthony E
Mentor, Ohio
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Our hotel recommended this small, very worthwile Osteria. It is in a quiet part of Cannaregio right beside a small canal. It has perhaps 10-12 tables so we suggest your hotel help make reservations. I believe the restaurant is family owned. We could glimpse the kitchen from our table and it was immaculate. I was dying to watch them prepare... More 

Thank Mentor_Mom77
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I wandered in late one evening and was able to snare a table. I enjoyed everything about this place. The food and service were both first rate. If you are planning a nice night out in Venice, make this the spot.

Thank gbrew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 43
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campo Della Maddalena, 2152, 30121 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighbourhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: +39 041 524 3801

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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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