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Dona Onesta

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Dorsoduro, 30123 Venice, Italy
041 710586
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 155
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Okay, Nothing special

My first couple of restaurants were closed, so knowing this was open from a review I had read, we stopped in for dinner. January seems to be the offseason. They were open before 7, which was a delight for us, and we ordered the risotto, and my husband had the pork (allergic to shell fish... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
BBelle26
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Prince George, BC
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Prince George, BC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

My first couple of restaurants were closed, so knowing this was open from a review I had read, we stopped in for dinner. January seems to be the offseason. They were open before 7, which was a delight for us, and we ordered the risotto, and my husband had the pork (allergic to shell fish) The service was good, and... More 

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Oxford
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27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This restaurant ticked the box of being full of locals! The staff were friendly and jovial and spoke a smattering of English. The food was really good for the price, given this is in Venice, and after the meal the waitress brought us some free grappa and limoncello.

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

After a horrible tourist menu lunch (due to the place i wanted to go to being closed for vacation and a choice of tourist traps abounding and nothing else when we were starving), we ended up here for dinner based on good reviews. It is nothing Michelin-star-worthy, but it's honest, the prices are decent, the staff is friendly and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My daughter, her partner and I had been walking around Venice all day; we had had a terrible 'tourist' lunch and were exhausted - we needed a good meal, and we found one. The wine was superb and our food was all way above average. Cover charge and service charge (normal in Italy) were reasonable and we left feeling very... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

we've been in this restaurant yesterday for a dinner... The food was really good! Rissoto,pasta... (we are pasta lovers) ... I've ate as a second pork ribs... in my opinion the meat wasn't fresh... It was a little hard too. the price is reasonable :) the service not bad :) so to be honest, one of the best places we've... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Our guidebook recommended this place, where we had mixed fish simply grilled or baked as main course. The flavours of the obviously fresh fish spoke for themselves. Salmon was a little overcooked. The Baccala starter with polenta was excellent. The restaurant is not pretentious but the formula works well.

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Valletta, Malta
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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

They advertise menu prices but they don't put the cover charge, the service charge and the side dishes for the main course. I believe that for Venice it's not expensive but the food was really average. I had scallopine and the sauce was the cheap packet type

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Trinidad
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56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for lunch by chance, ( on one of the main tourist trails)mix of tourist and local clientele, food was good- octopus salad, sole, tenderloin in pepper sauce( the latter changed quickly and without question when wife complained that it was overdone), extensive wine list, Service quite good although surprised when bill included a 10% service charge which is not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Found this place by accident, looked busy with locals so we decided to give it a try. Staff were friendly and accepted that we were English peasants with no Italian between us. The food was good and the service was fantastic. The atmosphere was old Italian. I had clams followed by the Tortellini and the fillet steak in green pepper... More 

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hemel
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146 reviews 146 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Found this purely by chance How lucky was that Four of use had a variety of top class food in our 3 course lunch The seafood was just perfect Do finish with the lemon sorbet

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dorsoduro, 30123 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: 041 710586

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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