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Ristorante La Bitta

#87 of 1,228 Restaurants in Venice
#103 of 1,313 Places to Eat in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Calle Lunga San Barnaba | Dorsoduro 2753a, Venice, Italy
041 523 05 31
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6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Real Venetian style food

A great place to go for some authentic Venetian food. The menu changes daily so although small it is all lovely quality. I had gnocchi with pumpkin for starter and it was great, big enough for a main! They also had a good selection of wines. Really recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sam T
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place to go for some authentic Venetian food. The menu changes daily so although small it is all lovely quality. I had gnocchi with pumpkin for starter and it was great, big enough for a main! They also had a good selection of wines. Really recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for dinner and had a very nice meal. The staff were 5* and we asked for them to choose the wine for us. Excellent wine for excellent food. Polenta and veal with mushrooms is a must and the gnocchi melt in the mouth. The pumpkin pie is the desert of the house. I had the tiramisu and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the restaurant we chose for our last night in Venice. It was a meat lovers dream. The carpaccio of beef were thin slivers of heaven and the fillet steaks wrapped in bacon were cooked to perfection. The tiramisu was creamy and indulgent. Looking round all the dishes looked great. The lighting and ambience in the restaurant are intimate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had no plans for dinner and read about this restaurant and decided to go, we were not disappointed. Atmosphere was excellent and food was amazing. We even had dessert which we don't normally. Probably one of the best places we have eaten on our 4 month trip

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were encouraged by the largely positive Tripadvisor reviews and perhaps our expectations had been set rather too highly. Our reservation was for 9.00 pm on a Saturday evening and we arrived to a fairly full restaurant - quite a small place and tables pretty close together but none-the-less a pleasant environment. Service was a little slow but the pace... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In October, 2015, I visited five restaurants in Venice based on some good advice from our fellow travelers and my B&B host, four of them were pretty good. La Bitta was very good, not the best. It was perhaps a bit over-priced, but not too badly. I paid 58 euro for dinner for one including a 16 euro half-bottle of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being only in Venice for 24 hours, had high requirements for food :). Did not disappoint. We snuck in here early without a reservation, grabbing the only table available until late that night and then sat back to watch the place come alive. Incredibly warm servers who weren't snooty at all about our minimal Italian. Heartily enjoyed the cockerel ragout... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awful food: 'Roast duck with chicken liver ragout' looked disgusting when it arrived and tasted worse.' Braised beef in red wine sauce' was tasteless meat in an undistinguished dark liquid. The wine ( we'd asked for a recommendation ) was rough and poor. And, to add insult to injury, we both had dodgy tummies that night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We consider ourselves food snobs, so in planning brief visit to Venice wanted to find just the right place for our one dinner there. When I read the positive reviews on TripAdvisor and saw this was also recommended in Fodor's, we made reservations. The setting is not that special, however the food quality outstanding and at very affordable prices. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We dropped by unannounced our first night in Venice but I can see why people recommend making a reservation first. Fantastic food and friendly staff. The main meals (veal and beef) were delicious but their gnocchi (potato dumplings) was to die for! The desserts also got a big thumbs up from the kiddos (big and small). The only disappointment was... More 

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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, Special occasions, Romantic


Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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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.