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Ristorante La Bitta

#86 of 1,217 Restaurants in Venice
#104 of 1,306 Places to Eat in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Calle Lunga San Barnaba | Dorsoduro 2753a, Venice, Italy
041 523 05 31
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gem of Venice

We visited La Bitta on our last night in Venice, and it proved to be our saviour from the mediocre to poor food and disgruntled locals we found throughout the rest of Venice. We arrived early (7ish - we had later plans) not having booked, to be promptly seated in the small yet peaceful garden with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited La Bitta on our last night in Venice, and it proved to be our saviour from the mediocre to poor food and disgruntled locals we found throughout the rest of Venice. We arrived early (7ish - we had later plans) not having booked, to be promptly seated in the small yet peaceful garden with it's ambient atmosphere. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went here during our stay in Venice and had an excellent dinner. The place was a great mix of locals with some tourists and they staff took their time with anyone who didn't speak Italian. The food and service was wonderful and everything was very reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

In a city full of tourists and places to eat, do yourself a favor and make a reservation here. Cash only. Ask for a wine recommendation to accompany your meal. Get dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went without a reservation and we're lucky to have a table for two. The menu is limited (no fish - only meat and pasta) but the food is excellent. Service is very friendly. A place to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I and another couple ate at this restaurant. My husband and the other lady had steakis and he is very particular about his steak, it was excellent he said. The other fellow had gnocchi and was very well pleased. I had beef carpaccio and was impressed. The highlight was the panna cotta which was amazing. We are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our hotel recommended this restaurant for a smaller Venetian feel for dinner. I'd recommend making reservations since I noticed they had a "full" sign posted inside and were turning away people. Tables are small and atmosphere is quiet/romantic. We had our 10-month-old with us and felt a bit out of place (no high-chairs!). But staff were very friendly. Ham/melon starter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice restaurant, quite small. Good quality food. I found the portions quite small. Reasonably priced for Venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Our party of 8 had dinner at La Bitta. The serving staff was very friendly and did their best to explain items in english. We had a later sitting (9:30pm) so one of the dishes was sold out, but I don't think this is a bad thing, its because many of the items are bought fresh daily and when they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

One of the best meals we had during our 3 week Italy trip. So happy to have found it. As you may know, Venice is very fish centric in their offerings. Alas, I am not a fish eater, so finding La Bitta was a great treat. The fresh pasta is outstanding, and the braised meats are truly wonderful. As mentioned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Superb food, menu changes every night and despite the name (The Cleat), no fish. Everything is sourced fresh to the restaurant every day and that's why the menu changes every day: they cook what they get in the market during the day. No antibiotics, no growth hormones. Cash only but prices are very reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Lunga San Barnaba | Dorsoduro 2753a, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: 041 523 05 31

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions

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Staying in Dorsoduro / Accademia

Neighborhood Profile
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood 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 neighborhood 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. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.