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Ristorante La Bitta

Calle Lunga San Barnaba | Dorsoduro 2753a, Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
041 523 05 31
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Ranked #138 of 1,209 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
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285 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When you get a little tired of the same menus at so many of the osterias in Venice this place offers something authentic, different and of good quality. It is a small eating area so you have to be prepared to tolerate your fellow diners but the ambiance is warm and the waiters very helpful, fun and friendly. Perhaps uniquely... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1,159 reviews 1,159 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
1,113 helpful votes 1,113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our hotel made the reservations while we walked and ambled around finding the address. Distraction are what Venice is famous for. The owners couldn't have been friendlier and the tucker better. Sliced ham and horseradish sauce was a good start but my tagliatelle with red pepper sauce and sausage may be a contender for the best pasta we had in... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We booked for dinner at this place on our first night in Venice due to the rave reviews given to it on TA. We were truly disappointed by the end of our meal. The menu was very limited, the portion was small and the food was only average. The restaurant has very tight dining space and tables were placed very... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We really liked the food at this traditional Venetian restaurant. It is a charming place with authentic dishes. There appear to be two dinner settings at 7 and 9. We made a reservation for 7 and were promptly seated. I had the Venetian liver and onions and my wife had the Guinea fowl which were both delicious. We only saw... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were very happy with our dinner here. The food was excellent and the prices were quite fair for Venice. They had a handwritten menu in Italian and English. We ordered a half-liter of the house wine and they brought us a bottle and said we would be changed for what we drank, which I thought was a perfect way... More

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Mantsala, Finland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The very romantic La Bitta is worth making a reservation to. Excellent food, excellent service, good decently priced wines too. Just when you think all of venice is out to get you, you find that the restaurant is trying to positively surprise you, even though you are a foreign tourist. Try the pannacotta, you'll love it.

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Branford, CT
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We didn't expect to be able to get in with a party of six, but we arrived early in the evening without a reservation. As usual in Italian restaurants, our grandchildren were treated like royalty. The special menu dujour had a variety of selections, all out of the ordinary. Two of us had veal with polenta that was excellent. Two... More

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Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We ate at this restaurant on two occasions during the week spent in a Venice and I was impressed on both occasions with all aspects of the restaurant. I typically eat fish but fish preparations are not on the menu at this restaurant but the meat and vegetarian meals were all memorable and extremely well prepared. The wait staff are... More

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West Midlands, UK
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

They say you can't eat well in Venice. This place proves them wrong. It is absolutely charming with a wonderful atmosphere. I thought the service was excellent and the cooking spot on. The menu changes regularly and is typically Venetian. The wines are interesting and fairly priced.My only reservation is that it would have been nice to have some vegetable... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

I've seen this described as the best non-fish restaurant in Venice by other reviews, but I have to say this is one of the worst restaurants I've been too for value, breadth of menu, atmosphere and slow service. For two main meals, two deserts, bread and tap water the meal cost us 95€. The portions were small, the food not... More

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