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Osteria Antico Giardinetto

Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
041-722882
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Ranked #33 of 1,178 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $40 - $60
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: San Marco
Description: Osteria Antico Giardinetto is a cosy, charming family-run restaurant near Campo San Cassiano offering typical Venetian and creative fish, meat and vegetarian dishes freshly prepared to order.
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The food here is wonderful and my girls aged 15 and 10 loved it too. You go there for the food and quaintness, not the décor as it is rather scruffy and small. Almost like a back room, but makes it fun. The service and attention to detail from the owners that take such pride in their business is a... More

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My wife and I had the recent pleasure of dining at this small (8 table) establishment run by a husband (chef) and wife team. We found this to be the best of the 5 restaurants we tried in Venice proper.There are places with more ambience, better decor, a deeper wine list and all, but not with better food. If you... More

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London where the Queen lives
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A tiny restaurant in San Polo. Very near the San Cassiano Hotel where we stayed ( also recommnended!). We had the deep fried seafood for two which was really fantastic. Run by a husband and wife team, he does the cooking and she does the waiting. Lovely service with great local wine at a reasonable price. We went the following... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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75 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Friendly place. Had dinner there. The restaurant is quite hard to find and very small but pleasant enough inside. The food was good, especially the seafood risotto but really quite expensive for what it is. You are looking at Michelin star prices for fairly simple dishes. There is a limited but adequate wine list and the wines are well priced... More

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Cody, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Fabulous! I had the cuttlefish ink pasta (don't be surprised, it is black), and my daughter had ravioli with squash and squash blossom flowers. It was so delicious!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The food was a little disappointing given read past reviews. Service was good but i found that out of 4 courses the beat was the fish ink pasta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My girlfriend and I came in Venice for the third time and it is always difficult to find a good place to eat, also because we are Italian and therefore a bit pretentious on food. We relied on trip advisor and decided to try this place, and the positive reviews are indeed deserved. This tiny little place is managed by... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I would never forget my trip to Venice because my tongue couldn’t speak proper English when I got to talk to Americans when I got home. My mouth wanted to speak Italian and my stomach was overdosed with pasta, but my brain wasn’t ready to be Italian yet. I love the restaurant and their pasta assortment. I went there twice... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

The dining room is sad, small, nothing to see with a romantic and elegant atmosphere; maybe in spring and summer the dinner served in the garden should be better.The ingredient are suspiciously unhealthy as for the consequences after dinner. The price is absolutely not adequate; too expensive. The personnel and the chef are very kind and polite but is not... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

What to say after all the positive reviews? They are ALL absolutely deserved and the couple that runs the restaurant is genuine nice and professional. From the starters to the dessert EVERYTHING was just perfect. Speaking about dessert, it was the best Tiramisu that I had in my life (and just for the records: I am a foodie and had... More

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