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Dona Onesta

Dorsoduro, 3922, 30123 Venice, Italy (San Polo)
041 710586
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Ranked #353 of 1,197 restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: San Polo
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: San Polo
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stumbled into this place to get out of the rain and liked the look and feel of the place. It has a cozy authentic feel and felt like very local. I saw the Octopus salad and had to try it. It was mostly octopus with a light lemon sauce. The octopus was light and tender not chewy at all.... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Pleasant ambiance, friendly staff, but very slow service! No Table d'Hote menu, so final bill not particularly cheap by the time that side dishes and wine added.

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Reading, PA
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296 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We walked by this restaurant as we were looking for a nearby church. It just looked appealing and homey. We came back the next day for lunch. We asked if they could make something which was not on the menu - risotto di nero di seppia - squid ink risotto. They graciously agreed to make it for us and it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant on our last trip to Venice(2 years ago) we made a point of going there again on this trip and once again it was excellent. The food we had was as follows: Veal Chop, Veal Scallopino, Pasta with onions and Sardines and mixed grilled fish the entire meal was outstanding and we would highly recommend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We stumbled upon this charming restaurant and really enjoyed the setting and the food! Our waiter Irina was very pleasant and personable. The dishes she suggested made it one of the more memorable dinners of our three-week long Mediterranean trip!

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Fantastic food, price, and ambiance, and least touristy. We ordered squid ink pasta, shrimp with lemon and olive oil, fried seafood and the porkchop, all of course with wine and San Pellegrino. Lacking was the warm service from the male heavyset waiter. Seemed he had a chip on the shoulder and wasn't warm to us. He was great with other... More

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A very friendly place with good variety of food, excellent veal and Frito misto. Our kids liked is so much we went back a second time in the week we were in Venice for Easter

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Had a great lunch at Donna Onesta. The staff was very friendly, gave us a lot of great advices both about food and neighbourhood sights. Sepia with ink sauce was delicious and gnocchi with 4-cheese sauce were fabulous as well. We didn't have any space left for the desserts unfortunately. Prices are very reasonable for such a central location.

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San Francisco, California
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

First off let me start by saying, I use Trip Advisor for everything when I travel (especially food). It was my first night in Venice, just coming from Como and some amazing meals- I was ready to seek out more amazing Italian restaurants. While my mother and I are taking a break from walking at a very cute wine bar... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stopped by Dona Onesta for dinner one evening...the food was good but definitely not exceptional. This would be a good place to take a family if you are traveling with kids.

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