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Osteria Antico Giardinetto

#36 of 1,205 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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San Croce
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Calle dei Morti 2253, 30135 Venice, Italy
041-722882
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Osteria Antico Giardinetto is a cosy, charming family-run restaurant near...
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 61
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  • 23
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice little restaurant

Found this little gem while returning to our hotel. Did not expect it to be that popular as hidden away in a narrow alley. On entry found it very busy, although it has only 1 room the owner fitted us in. Although busy we had a nice table in the corner, service was quick and the food great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
John G
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Found this little gem while returning to our hotel. Did not expect it to be that popular as hidden away in a narrow alley. On entry found it very busy, although it has only 1 room the owner fitted us in. Although busy we had a nice table in the corner, service was quick and the food great. Customers varied... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was lucky enough to have this restaurant around the corner from our hotel but would happily of walk across Venice to eat here we actually ate here on both our nights in Venice something we wouldn't usually do firstly it is run by a husband and wife team he the chef she is front of house and runs the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed in Venice in late January 2015 and ate here on a Friday evening. It was fun to find the place and my success at navigating the canals and alleyways impressed my partner. Super starters of sea food platters followed by a wonderful chickpea based soup and a delciate pasta dish with artichokes. I had cuttle fish as a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Two of us got in without reservation.first we tried Venetian style seafood platter, comes with seabass, scallops, white tuna, pickled anchovies, shrimp and calamari. Lightly seasoned with herb, salt and olive oil and lemon. Ingredient seems fresh and delicious. My hubby ordered black ink pasta and he really enjoyed it. He said that was the best pasta he tried in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Small, tasteful Osteria a little off the beaten path in San Paolo/Santa Croce area. Particularly enjoyed the pumpkin gnocci and scampi, and pleasant house white. Good service.

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Naples, Italy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

By walking by, you would never have guessed this door led to such a good meal! To start, we ordered an assortment of grilled veggies and a salad of rocket and parmesan cheese. My wife ordered Gnocchetti di Zucca con Scampi e Radicchio Tardivo and recounted that the flavors were very well balanced. I ordered Fillet of Beef with Pepper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Thanks Tripadvisor, what a great recommendation! Beautiful simply presented FRESH food! Salad greens don't taste this good in the USA. Tasty fish dishes in a cosy family run restaurant, very friendly service, especially for us non-Italian speakers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

If you want a small, unpretentious eatery with a brief but truly fresh menu this is for you. No pizza or chaps trying to entice you in, it is in a quiet lane and you find it by finding the lantern and some shrubs! It can seat few, and locals come to eat fish. The house wine is cool Soave... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Stumbled on this place as it was near where we were staying and had an amazing seafood risotto. The restaurant was great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If u are in Venice and loking for a place to have a dinner, I am defenetly recomend u to to try this place even if probably u can spend some minutes to find it :) One of the best fish I have ever tried and believe me, Ihave some experience, my favourites are: apertizer - is a raw fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle dei Morti 2253, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Croce
  • Neighborhood: San Croce
  • Phone Number: 041-722882

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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