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L'Osteria San Barnaba Ristorante

#385 of 1,223 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Calle Lunga S. Barnaba | Dorsoduro 2736, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 2754
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had risotto and it was just OK. The first wine we had was so bad we had to send it back. The panna cotta was so set it was inedible. Don't bother.

Thank Sarah F
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Our family had a very delicious, well priced and generous portion dinner on 31 December. We were accommodated for a later sitting and the service and atmosphere in the osteria were excellent. We were very happy with everything especially as this evening can be problematic in major tourist destinations. We were staying in the San Barnaba vicinity and it looked... More 

Thank 850nicolas
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Brusque unfriendly service and salty, overcooked pasta swimming in mediocre sauce - 66 euros for four plates of pasta and a glass of wine - not worth the money.

Thank GRG020
Christiansted, St. Croix
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103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The appetizer and desserts were fine. The entrees were mediocre. the appetizer was ravioli stuffed with sea bream, shrimp, and asparagus, with tomato sauce. Very good. I had lamb chops and potatoes; my wife had salamon with grilled zucchini. For desserts we had a delicious creme brulee and apricot tart. Maybe other entrees might be better. These were not as... More 

Thank edraupp
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My friend and I stumbled upon this restaurant as we were walking back home from a tour so we were starving! This is a very cosy corner restaurant which is typical of Venice however I would say that unlike alot of the other so-called italian / venetian restaurants the food was very good. Typical Venetian food, is seafood (not Pizza... More 

Thank roman2410
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We came here twice. The first time was good & we had the set menu. Actually there are two -- one meat-based, the other fish-based (18 euros for two courses). The food was straightforward but good -- nothing fancy -- and the house wine was delicious. The waitress who served us was absolutely lovely. Several nights later we went back... More 

Thank AngusMark
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Two of the front of house staff were genuinely nice but the third,(the big guy) was rather brusque with us and other tables. My lobster fettucine was very good and my son and husband said their squid ink pasta was good but my daughter's pesto was *swimming* in oil (clear oil, so not olive - vegetable?). The house wine (merlot)... More 

Thank Allison H
Leeds, England
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great, friendly, no frills restaurant. Food was delicious and service timely. The wine wasnt bad either! Would recommend to friends. Great if you're into seafood.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I was hopeful (due to the reviews). My husband and I ordered the lasagna, the lobster fettuccine, and the sea bass ravioli. The food was uninspiring. :-( None of the dishes had any real flavor and I would NOT eat here again.

Thank ChatfestRG
Glasgow, Scotland
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had been looking at restaurants in this area for dinner but none of the menus we saw excited us until we came across this one ! The food was excellent and we loved the atmosphere. The service from the tall gentleman who served us was first class and his English was perfect ! Will definitely go back the next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Lunga S. Barnaba | Dorsoduro 2736, 30123 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 521 2754

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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