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Osteria Alla Botte

San Marco
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San Marco, 5482, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 04 15209775
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Venecian Cuisine

Hidden in a narrow side street, this osteria made a very tasty starters and main courses of typical Venecian cuisine.Very good wine selection, friendly staff.Not easy to find free place without reservation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Jiri L
Prague, Czech Republic
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Bethesda, Maryland
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on the advice of our B&B owner and are glad we did. The spaghetti al vongole was fantastic, probably the best and biggest serving I've ever had. The grilled branzino was well excellent as well. House wine is a good deal. Service is top-notch. Definitely worth a visit, but make reservations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This restaurant was highly rated in the guide book Italy Gourmet Traveler, one of two restaurants recommended in San Marco. Confusingly the restaurant renamed to ANTICO CALICE (Sign is AL CALICE). Google maps won't recognize it, trip advisor has it under Ossetia all botte, but rest assured it's the same as we made reservations under the phone number and restaurant... More 

Thank Derek K
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Just happened upon this place, which was very busy and offered a typical Ventian menu. No table immediately available, but staff very efficient and found us one quite soon. We only had one course, both pasta dishes my partners was monk fish, mine scallops he had plenty of fish mine was a little more dificult to find, but the sauce... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Hidden in a narrow side street, this osteria made a very tasty starters and main courses of typical Venecian cuisine.Very good wine selection, friendly staff.Not easy to find free place without reservation.

Thank Jiri L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We searched and searched on Calle de la Bissa for Osteria Alla Botte, which had been highly recommended by friends, and when we had about given up, we stopped in a small hotel to see if they could help. Sure enough, the restaurant had moved. It's now called Trattoria Antico Calice and is on Clle degli Stagneri 5228 telephone 041-5209775.... More 

8 Thank berwind
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123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Osteria Alla Botte is a great place to go for Italian food while in Venice. The service is excellent and so are the food and wines. I'm vegetarian and they prepared special meal for me and for some other people in my group. Would definitely go back.

1 Thank mdp14
San Francisco
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The food was OK, seafood was fresh, but the waiter needed a few reminders and came around slowly. The lag between our first course and the second course was almost an hour - which was hard to excuse as tourist time is too valuable. Asked for the bill many times and finally had to walk out to the counter to... More 

1 Thank sfdoggie
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The reviews confused us - we think it is now Osteria Alla Botte, but the sign outside says Trattoria Antico Calice. Everything inside brands it as Osteria Alla Botte so it's very confusing. We got there at 7.30pm and it was about a third full - it filled up within minutes so I would advise booking. The food was good.... More 

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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Wonderful seafood, great service (early arrival), and filled up fast with locals and tourists in equal parts. Great soup warmed us on a rainy night.

Thank Pavane
Bend, Oregon
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304 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Osteria alla Botte has changed locations, name, and has lost its appeal. The new name is Trattoria Antico Calice and is located a block away from the Disney store. I had fond memories of the small Osteria in the funky location near the public restrooms with fresh local food with a handwritten menu. This is now a place for tourists... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Marco, 5482, 30124 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighborhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 04 15209775

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine


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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.