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Ristorante La Bitta

#111 of 1,213 Restaurants 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
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We booked ahead for our first night as it was close to our hotel and were so pleased we returned two nights later and had another great experience. La Bitta offers something different in Venice - no fish. Easy for tourists as a variety of languages spoken but definitely not 'touristy'. The menu is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Ann C
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We booked ahead for our first night as it was close to our hotel and were so pleased we returned two nights later and had another great experience. La Bitta offers something different in Venice - no fish. Easy for tourists as a variety of languages spoken but definitely not 'touristy'. The menu is fairly restricted but this means you... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was our favorite restaurant in Venice 3 years ago, when we ate here twice! We were not disappointed when we returned last night. For appetizers we had the smoked carpaccio on a bed of baby greens and the asparagus salad with quail eggs. Both dishes were delicious. The asparagus came with a wonderful mustardy mayonnaise. For main dishes we... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel as we could not get in to La Zucca. It is tiny so we were really glad the hotel booked a table for us. They effectively have two sittings as do most restaurants in Venice - either a 7.30 or 9.00pm booking. We went for the early one. I had an artichoke... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Unusual - that's La Bitta. Two fairly regimented sittings. Disciplined but thought out menu. Having said disciplined, options to vary were available. Mash instead of polenta for example. Good flavours, ample portion size, brisk but efficient service, good atmosphere, simple wine list. I can see why some are disappointed. We weren't.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited at end of March with husband and 2 teens. The restaurant is cozy and inviting - nice smiles from the staff as soon as we opened the door. The menu is handwritten and clipped on a board at your table, with a few selections under each category. Their motto is "no fish" but there were a few vegetarian choices... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I have passed by this restaurant numerous times but it was always closed and empty or active and full. This time I passed at 6 pm when they were getting ready for dinner and asked if I could come back. They have two seatings: one at 7 pm and one at 9 pm. So if you come at 7 you... More 

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Darwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Small bistro specializing in meat dishes as opposed to the usual fish/ seafood in venice. The food choice was limited, 5 starters and 5 mains but the lack of choice was more than compensated by the care and attention to detail which resulted in a delicious meal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were expecting to be overwhelmed by this restaurant because of its excellent reviews. We were underwhelmed! This is strictly a meat restaurant (no fish on the menu) which is what my husband wanted. The owner and staff were very pleasant. We were disappointed in the food. We started with an assortment of bread and bread sticks that were tasteless.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Not being a massive fish fan this restaurant was a haven for me in Venice. Lovely ambience although the tables are very close together to the point that we were very aware of the couple next to us! We both had the fillet steak which was lovely, followed by cheese and panna cotta. Also lovely option of having a bottle... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

no fish which is great in venice but this is my favourite hotel in venice great servic , great food and atmosphere.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, 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.