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Dona Onesta

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 48
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  • 22
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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By chance find as you do in Venice and what a find indeed! Great chat from the guy, prompt, friendly service from him and the team and the food, best we've found in 5 nights. The oven-roasted chicken and potatoes are perfect, pasta is pitch perfect and the lasagne just like Mama makes it...

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I was only visiting Venice for 2 nights, and I had dinner here both times because my boyfriend and I really enjoyed our first meal here. He had the penne arrabiata (spicy tomato sauce, great for vegetarians) and I had the scampi noodles. He loved the penne arrabiata so much we got it again the next night (as takeout, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

By chance find as you do in Venice and what a find indeed! Great chat from the guy, prompt, friendly service from him and the team and the food, best we've found in 5 nights. The oven-roasted chicken and potatoes are perfect, pasta is pitch perfect and the lasagne just like Mama makes it...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There's not much to say about Dona onesta..Stale bread.. Tasteless food. I wouldn't waste your money. This is a typical tourist trap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We came across Dona Honesta restarurant as we were looking for some gnocchi with mushrooms. Some of the friendly staff are kindly waiting ouside as they usually do in Venice but without loudly offering their service. As we were looking for a specofic dish which was not on the menu we were politely told that we would have the dish... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Takes a bit of finding, but is worthwhile. In the final analysis, the food is probably better than some of the other meals that we've had in Venice, but what really makes this place stand out is the welcoming and friendly attitude of the owners and staff. It's in quite a lovely out of the way spot and is good... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We visited this restaurant after being told by a local it was a great place to eat. After taking a while to find it due to the narrow alley ways and passages in Venice we got there to be greated by a friendly man on the door. The restaurant was quite empty so there was plenty of choice for tables... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very nice guy, great snitzchel amazing water this place i give 5 stars. The Bruschetta was magnificent and i dont like vedgtables alot. Leo was a great server leo is pronounced lao. My name is holly 10 year old review.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We found this place after a little wandering. The Spritz was nice and the octopus salad a plus (tender, not rubbery and celery was a surprisingly good pairing). Everything else was lacking, especially compared to the prices. The risotto was nice, but not worth the up charge (the listed price is per plate, but they have to make 2, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Yummy calamari just felt like it and was very good, 11 euro. Also we had tortellini with ham and cream sauce it was very tasty, 9 euro. Reasonable priced, cool air con. Friendly staff, right by a small bridge, not sure where we walked for an hour and just stumbled upon it, if yr passing I recommend you pop in.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The staff members were extremely pleasant and helpful with our menu choices. I had the lemone veal scallopini and a side of grilled vegetables, one had lasagna, another seafood pasta and one a fish dish. We all agreed it was the best meal we had enjoyed while 3 weeks in Italy. The prices were moderate and we felt overall this... More 

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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>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • 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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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.