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“Excellent service, very good food ”
Review of Osteria Ae Cravate

Osteria Ae Cravate
Ranked #333 of 1,519 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 28 - USD 40
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We went on a Tuesday night. We were trying to find another restaurant, but directions and map was confusing. So we went in by default. House white wine was very good. My wife asked for a martini but got instead Martini on ice. She liked it. I had the octopus salad and she got the tuna tartare. They were both good. We got the lobster linguini for our main course. It was very good and included half a one pound lobster.

Thank Jeff49085
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely fresh pasta and drinks here! Highly recommend to anyone visiting Venice. Staff very attentive and friendly.

Thank kimberly_sharp
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Accidentally entered this restaurant because our Italian is non-existent and misunderstood the restaurant's name.

Regardless, we were treated well and though we ended up paying more planned, the overall cost is still reasonable for the ambience and quality of food.

Main courses will set you back about €18-25. Non-alcoholic drinks will cost you about €3-5. Do note that there is a service cover charge of €2.50 per person.

Thank Loh T
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Paying customer with family of five. One is craving pizza and the rest (4) ordered pasta and drinks here. This waiter approach us and told us we cant have 1 of our family member in our table because he bought a pizza elsewhere? I understand restaurant policy but come on... why would you kick out a family member trying to eat dinner together? Like seriously? What kind of customer service is that. Funny is they don’t even serve pizza in this place. He could have approach and maybe talk nicely in a way that the other person is not embarrassed. He lost his appetite and didn’t eat dinner at all. No wonder the seats are empty when we arrive. Don’t come to this restaurant. Food is like garbage. Im not saying this because of what happen, but it really has no taste at all. They still charged us €12.50 (€2.50each) cover charge for seating in one table even though the other one didn’t eat with us at all.

Thank Carson B
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is just around the corner from our apartment and we were recommended it by the letting company. We usually check reviews but unfortunately on this occasion went with the recommendation without checking. The atmosphere was not great with extremely bright lights. We are a young family with one young child and a baby. We ordered the antipasti starter, two pasta starters and a sea bass main course to share. When placing our order the waiter suggested that instead of having the sea bass main course for one we upgrade to the catch of the day sea bass. He said this was only a bit more but you get two fillets of sea bass. I said I thought this was too much food but he went on to say it was only a little more and the pasta starters were quite small. I hesitatingly agreed but then upon seeing the pasta starters at the next table arrive, within two minutes of placing our order we called the waiter back and changed our order back to the one person seabass on the menu for €18. The waiter confirmed this was no problem. After we had our first and second course, the same waiter then showed us a giant cooked seabass and rushed off before we could question it any further. We immediately called the waitress over and double checked that we had ordered the small one person seabass and NOT the giant catch of the day. The waiter who had taken our order and showed us the fish overheard and confirmed yes it is just the small fish you have ordered. Two large plates of seabass were then served up which we barely touched as we could not manage the quantity of food. Unsurprisingly when we asked for the bill, we had been charged €60 for the catch of the day. I immediately disputed this with the same waiter who then played the innocent and proclaimed that we had ordered the catch of the day and only mentioned that we wished to change our order just before he was about to serve it which was too late. After I disputed his version of events he got annoyed and got his manager over. We ended up negotiating a final seabass payment of €30 with him after refusing to pay for the catch of the day which we had not ordered. To the managers credit he was very apologetic and gave us some biscuits for the children and a grass of grappa each. Unfortunately, despite the managers apologies the waiter who had taken our order was then hostile and rude to us when taking payment. The whole setup unfortunately came across as a tourist scam. Hugely disappointed that a restaurant would sink to scamming anyone let alone a family with two young children. Food was good but would suggest extreme caution when dealing with waiters.

Thank Donnayi9
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