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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, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Local trattoria back streets

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What a gem of a restaurant. Hungry and tired from a long day of travel we happened upon Dona Onesta. Our server was Madonna, the opener's daughter visiting from Egypt. The house wine was wonderful but the mushroom risotto was devine. We felt like family by the end of the meal. The complimentary Limoncello had us all feeling very happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Whilst on a cruise we visited our favourite venice. We came across this restaurant by chance and what a find. The location is very romantic, the restaurant is well set out and very appealing. We started with apperitif and they were superb. The starters wonderful and the main simply delicious. On top of this the service was first class and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

As per the previous reviewer, this restaurant is very reasonably priced for Venice. It's by the side of a lovely small canal near the St Toma stop on the Grand Canal. (Left-right-left & your there). The food was excellent along with the service. It's an indoor restaurant and very clean. Many of the restaurants on the San Marco side of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A small restaurant a short walk from our hotel. Service was excellent even though there was just one waitress. The food was Second to none and the prices extremely reasonable. A shame we only went for the first time on our last night!! Will definitely be back again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My little. daughter had a Schnitzel which was the best. My wife had a starter which was average. I had grilled scampi which were grilled to death. The bill showed 4.5 Euro for the bread and 5 Euro for the service. I complained and the owner gave me the money back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Egypian owner of this restaurant charged us for a bottle of wine that cost 3 times the bottle we had requested in fluent Italian from the menu. When we contested he actually became violent! A real tourist trap of the old kind. Best to stay well away.

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Additional Information about Dona Onesta

Address: Dorsoduro, 30123 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041 710586
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
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
Cuisine: Italian

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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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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.