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Osteria 1518

#111 of 1,204 Restaurants in Venice
#131 of 1,294 Places to Eat in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Dorsoduro, 1518/A, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 5205799
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, quiet location

This restaurant is just off the Dorsoduro zattere waterfront so there are no views, although we ate outside on a warm, sunny aftternoon. However we enjoyed excellent seafood and friendly, non obsequious service from our host. Food is good value. Would definuitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Anthony B
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London, United Kingdom
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this amazing gem and it was one of the best meals I've ever had! From the excellent service from Alex and his wife Sophia to the phenomenal chef, Cliff, we had the foodie's dream. Shrimp scampi (raw), oysters, Ombrina (bronzino cousin) perfectly baked in sea salt, strawberry Tiramisu to chocolate mousse...spectacular!!!!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This Restaurant was a medicine for my Soul - cozy ambiente, kind staff, superb food (seafood, salads) and wine... Only one minus - no desserts... We found it accidently, but after a hard day in Venice (20km walk) was this relaxing cozy restaurant really a gift :-) Definitely a must for my next Venice - trip

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This restaurant is just off the Dorsoduro zattere waterfront so there are no views, although we ate outside on a warm, sunny aftternoon. However we enjoyed excellent seafood and friendly, non obsequious service from our host. Food is good value. Would definuitely return.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Situated close to the San Basilio vaporetto stop on Dorsoduro, down small lane just off the waterfront - half a dozen no frills outdoor pavement tables but no views. Very local and unassuming, easy to mistake just for a bar. Excellent menu - mostly fish/seafood and proprietor very happy to make suggestions and describe dishes. Friendly, attentive service but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had the best pasta we've ever eaten here. It is freshly homemade, with beautiful presentation and friendly staff. I had the squid ink pasta with fresh vegetables and I have never tested a more delectable sauce! The prices are extremely reasonable and the best you'll find near the waterfront, with far superior atmosphere and food to the other larger... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Sitting outside in this quiet spot with the breeze coming off the water and the simple but very well prepared food. I ordered pasta with scallops which was tasty but ended up coveting my husband's dish, a whole branzino stuffed with seafood and cooked in a paper pouch. The proprietor was very friendly and welcoming to us, and we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I can definitely recommend this place. Staff is extraordinary friendly, food is very good for reasonable prices. This is also a gay friendly place. I think this is one of the places where the owners know how important it is to welcome your customers. If you are on holiday come here to feel welcome in Italy and have a nice... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Excellent little gem! One of my favorite meals in Venice and all of Italy. Black noodle pasta dish with scallops. Yum! Husbands flank steak so tasty too. Don't miss this place.

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California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The clerk at our hotel recommended this place to us. I had been disappointed in our previous meals in Venice and was looking for some place to eat dinner that was not "tourist-y" but had good food at reasonable prices. Osteria 1518 was the perfect recommendation. The waiter explained the dishes well and was attentive and friendly. The food all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Fabulous out of the way Osteria with great atmosphere and excellent food. Well worth making the effort to find it. Very friendly staff.

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Additional Information about Osteria 1518

Address: Dorsoduro, 1518/A, 30123 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 5205799
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dorsoduro, 1518/A, 30123 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 5205799

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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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.