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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 97
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  • 164
    Very good
  • 47
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  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely little lunch spot

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Cowplain, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Tubingen, Germany
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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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our group of6 including two teenaggers loved this meal. Then food, service, and atmosphere re were excellent.

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Prince George, BC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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17 helpful votes 17 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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23 helpful votes 23 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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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.