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Bacaro Osteria Barababao

#345 of 1,207 Restaurants in Venice
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Cannaregio 5837-5838, 30131 Venice, Italy
+39/0415221061
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 39
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant little Osteria with good food

We wandered into this Osteria without having read any reviews. Service was friendly and adequate The food was excellent, and plentiful. The main attraction, of course, was the pasta with cuttlefish Venetian style (in ink) -- Spaghetti Nero on then menu. It was excellent; not better than others... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Really a high quality food in Venice. Nice atmosphere, polite stuff that can speak also English. I did not have better spaghetti with shrimps for 15 eur... Really worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

After all the good reviews I was expecting better. We walked specifically to this area for the restaurant. The waiter said our meal came with tiramisu but brought pannacotta instead. Wish we woulda kept wandering !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We set out to find another restaurant but on arriving found it too pricey and this was nearby. It was nothing special but equally there was nothing wrong with for the price. The waiter was efficient and friendly. You get what you pay for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We have just finiashed dinner at the Barababao Restaurant. It's a tiny place, lost somewhere on the streets of Venice. We were elegantly and cheerfully greeted as soon as we reached and escorted to our table. Rock music from the 80s and 90s took us out of the Italian mood and into a concert. The food and the setting grabbed... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I had put this place on my shortlist of places to visit after reading all the good reviews. It was packed when we walked past one evening to eat at a restaurant around the corner (Il Milion) so we thought it would be good. Oh I was wrong. Margherita pizza which was worse than an own brand cheapo frozen pizza... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Venice is full of overpriced restaurants and this is not one of them. I had pasta in cuttlefish ink which was excellent, followed by beef on a bed of potatoes which was perfectly done. My wife had seafood soup - we cook many versions of this at home - and we agreed that it was spot on. She then ate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We wandered into this Osteria without having read any reviews. Service was friendly and adequate The food was excellent, and plentiful. The main attraction, of course, was the pasta with cuttlefish Venetian style (in ink) -- Spaghetti Nero on then menu. It was excellent; not better than others in Venice, but just as good. I wouldn't walk an EXTRA mile... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

After reading the positive reviews here my wife and I gave it a try. The waiter was friendly and his English was very good (not expected or required in a foreign country). But the food, well that was where the issue arose. We both ordered pasta dishes, I had the €15 rigatoni quadro and my wife had the €12 tagliatelle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We dined here on our second night of a three night trip, hoping for some yummy, Italian pasta. We were not disappointed. I initially went for the salmon pasta, but the waiter recommended some fresh lobster they had in that day. It was absolutely delicious. My boyfriend had the squid ink pasta - I was too scared to try, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

We came across barababao by chance The restaurant as very quite which made for a lack of service, however we had the fish platter for two and it was superb. The staff were really friendly. Would recommend for food at an ok price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cannaregio 5837-5838, 30131 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +39/0415221061

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 28

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine

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