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Osteria Antico Giardinetto

Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
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Ranked #44 of 1,210 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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88% Recommend
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This place was just around the corner from our hotel and was an absolute gem! It only had 7 tables or so and was set in a lovely little courtyard garden. The food was delicious: home made pastas and delicious and perfectly cooked beef tagliata. Not super cheap but worth it! It is run by a husband and wife team... More

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Munich, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went for our first anniversary dinner... after asking in the hotel for a nice place to go... the place itself its nice.. a bit hide in the city... the service was also ok, same as the food overall.. the wine selection is quite small..

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Venice, Veneto, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was a nice and cozy restaurant, hidden in a quiet small road in Venice. Actually it is just downstairs of our home. It only open for dinner. The osteria is run by a family. One male cook and one female lady, I suppose they were a couple. Foods are good, delicous, and quite unique dishes. Not like other restaurants... More

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Hong Kong
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We followed the tripadvisor review to come here. Very nice food and service. We reserve table via email and get quick response. Every dishes taste very good. It is more causal unlike other restaurants in town. Price very reasonable. Around 15euro for most dishes. Lets come

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I first visited this restaurant after a friend recommended it and have since been back twice and recommended to lots of friends. Each time the food and service have been fantastic and on each occasion it's been the best meal we've had in the city. If you want to try real Venetian food and wine then this is the restaurant... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife and I pre booked this restaurant as advised for a Friday evening, there were only a few other tables occupied in the very pleasant court yard. This restaurant is hidden away in the back streets not far from the Rialto market and close to the San Cassiano Residenza d’Epoca Ca’ Favretto hotel which we would highly recommend. The... More

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We enjoyed dinner there so much that we went back the next night. The seats are in a garden on a quiet lane. (there may be indoor seating, but the weather was lovely and the location inviting.) They don't have a huge menu, which I really like because it means they focus on doing things well.

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Gates Mills, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Came to Venice two years ago and dined here at TripAdvisor's recommendation. Enjoyed best meal of two-week trip with many outstanding restaurants. Insisted that we start here when we came back with family and reinforced opinion. Exquisitely prepared meal with outstanding service in charming, husband and wife setting. Tremendous generous appetizers of mussels and clams & dried beef with arugula... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Went here for my birthday, what a fabulous restaurant, extremely friendly and professional. The food is fantastic, very fresh, cooked and presented beautifully. Nice house wines. On my Dolce was a lit candle and the other guests in the room clapped, very humbling. The restaurant wasn't far from our hotel (Al Ponte Mocenigo, see my review) so was easy to... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Quiet local restaurant with great seafood. Couple that runs it speaks english and are friendly. I was in Europe with my wife for 2 weeks and this was our favorite meal. Had pickled sardines, sautéed mussels & clams, and mixed fried seafood platter. Everything was delicious and the ambiance was perfect. Limited seating outside so eat early or make reservations.

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