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Olandese volante

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castello 5658, Venice, Italy
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Tourist Trap

This is a tourist trap beyond what one would expect in Venice. When we tried to order a pizza, the waiter said they only served that at lunch. Nothing on the menu suggested this. After ordering two courses of mediocre food, they promptly presented the bill, which contained both the cover charge... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is a tourist trap beyond what one would expect in Venice. When we tried to order a pizza, the waiter said they only served that at lunch. Nothing on the menu suggested this. After ordering two courses of mediocre food, they promptly presented the bill, which contained both the cover charge (normal) and a service charge (which was not... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

menu outside looked affordable BUT price on menu DID NOT MATCH price on final bill. service was mediocore at best. agree with others that house wine was triple the price and was uncalled for. husband's steak was overcooked. RIDICULOUS SERVICE CHARGE with no indication. AVOID PLEASE!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

During our first day in Venice, we stumbled upon this osteria which had a very nice waiter. However, the prices of the day's special turned out to be a lot more than was expected and it certainly was not worth €60. The service was nice, and the food was decent (maybe a bit heavily salted) but too expensive for what... More 

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Newburgh, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

After a long day walking round Venice and getting lost we decided to eat here as it was close to our apartment. The menu seemed reasonably priced and we decided we'd have the mixed fish dish. Our waiter suggested their special despite our request. In the end we went for it which was a very well cooked and delicious turbot.... More 

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Metz, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Very nice terrace for lunch. Very tasty pizzas in the average price (10€). We were hungry and this one worked well.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Food and service were OK, but price was way too high. A small bottle of average wine (375ml) is 15 Euros. The bread, though served without been asked for was added to the bill. The tip ("service charge") is 12% and was included automatically to the bill.

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Midlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Confused by the fact TA suggests this is a Chinese restaurant? Definitely Italian - food was good at an average cost compared with others

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Mexico City, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Besides beeing expensive they show decals of Visa and Amex on their Windows but when you try to pay with a card they tell you a long story that the card reader is working wrong and you have to pay with cash. The waiters are not gentle. A bottle of wáter is 15 E and they also charge a fee... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We did not have the same experience as the other reviews mentioned. Service was fine. My experience in larger cities is you're not going to get a warm and fuzzy waiter. However we thought he did fine job. We had the dried meat appetizer which all enjoyed. I had the pasta alla Carbonara for lunch which was very good. Son... More 

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Mandurah, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We came across this place while wandering around Venice. The setting is nice and it is quite appealing from the front and we were hungry. The first problem is the rude waiters! To be honest we found most waiters in Venice to be rather rude...but this lot took the cake. Couldn't get the order quick enough and then completely ignored... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: castello 5658, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.