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Bacaro Osteria Barababao

Cannaregio 5837-5838, 30131 Venice, Italy
+39/0415221061
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Ranked #253 of 1,203 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $28
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

After a 3 week trip starting in London, Paris, Rome, Napoli & Florence we can really & truely recommend this restaurant. We end up having 3 meals with them. the fish shop absolutely brilliant and to big for an average person in my opinion. The 4 of us did not had one bad meal. They were also one of the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We liked the place so decided to stay there. In the menu we found our favourite dish - grilled fish for 2. The waitress discribed it as a big pan and lots of fish types out there. What a big surprise was when waitress brought us a plate of risotto with seafood. We thought maybe this is just a first... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were looking for a place not located on one of the main streets if Venice as we wanted something a little quieter. We were greeted by a friendly waiter on the street and decided to stay without even looking at the menu. We were so pleasantly surprised at this decision, it was the best food we had during our... More

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Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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345 reviews 345 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was recommended to us by our concierge at Al Ponte Antico and we were very impressed. I've subsequently seen some mixed reviews but we had a great experience, the staff were great, and willing to stop by for a laugh (there are caricatures of each staff member which are pretty funny). I recommend it, although I do rate it... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This used to be our favourite place in Venice when we always ha wonderful imaginative food with charming Luca in attendance. Alas that has changed and instead there is the standard touristy type menu in different languages. We had the fried aubergine balls as a starter which were quite nice but my husbands gnocchi was not fresh or well cooked... More

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Seattle, WA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Rustic tavern atmosphere. Dined outside, tables close together, off a very busy street. Smoking allowed unpleasant if a non smoker. Sample prices: Baccola 12 E Antiposto Misto di Pesce 22 E Ravioli di Pesce 14 E Zuppa di Pesce 16 E Cover 2.5 E

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Wonderful simple clean flavors, great service and a lovely ambiance. A really nice little find that we stumbled upon. The octopus salad was superb.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My partner and I found this place purely by accident its located very close to Rialto pier, the food I have to say was the best italian food since arriving here in Italy one week ago we ordered the squid salad to share .... wow who ever the chef is keep him or her it was so fresh simple but... More

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Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I ate here on our last night in Venice. It was recommended by our hotel and it did not disappoint. Our starters were very delicious and fresh. We both ordered pastas for our first course and were really happy with the quality of the food. Service was decent, but the price was right! Atmosphere was very laid... More

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New York City, New York
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208 reviews 208 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

As you can see from so many of the reviews, it can be hard to find. Street signs would help. But it's worth the hunt. You can't miss the Realto bridge, and Barababao is nearby. We had a wonderful mixed grilled fish for two. Quite a selection and the freshest of fish. Decor is a bit bizarre.

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