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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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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 169
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 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 restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Neila-Marple
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Marple, United Kingdom
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Chestnut Hill
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32 reviews
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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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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Marple, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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Cowplain, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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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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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
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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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New Jersey
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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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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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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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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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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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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.