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Osteria 1518

Dorsoduro, 1518/A, 30123 Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
+39 041 5205799
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Ranked #263 of 1,197 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Sadly Venice is full of these places with managers making an effort to rip off tourists knowing that most will never return. As a non-Italian speaking business traveller often going to Venice sadly this also hits me on occasions. Even as the food is quite ok, the osteria will go to great lengths to squeeze every last euro penny out... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Osteria 1518 is what makes Venice truly Italian - delicious food, intimate setting, and genuinely familial. My wife and I didn't have plans for New Years in Venice and stopped by this restaurant as it was opening at 7pm. The owner Lolo said his restaurant was completely booked for the night but that he could fit us in. The restaurant... More

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Maryland, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We went to Osteria 1518 in September, based on a recommendation from our hotel. The food was fantastic! Lolo is very warm, friendly, and funny. If you can't decide, let him pick a dish for you. He'll choose a good wine, too. He's so good at what he does, he'll guarantee that you like what you get. How can you... More

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TXAggieLady
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114 reviews 114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

A person at the Hilton recommended this place. I asked the waitress if the shrimp were fresh and the next thing I knew the chef came out and asked me if I would like to clean my own, which I replied Yes ( since I worked on a shrimp boat during my youth)! He then took me back to the... More

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stumbled upon the Osteria 1518 while strolling around before our cruise was set to sail. A bit off the beaten path but well worth finding. We only had a light snack but it was very good and presentation was lovely. The service excellent and hospitable and when you toss in the historical factors it was an excellent last meal... More

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Juneau, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Osteria 1518 offers excellent, food and an incredibly warm and inviting atmosphere at a reasonable price. The proprietor, Lolo is charming and friendly and genuinely interested in seeing that his customers enjoy their meals. Marco, the chef makes tiramisu that is out of this world and should not be missed! We found this to be a refreshing change from the... More

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Rome, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Under new management the restaurant is a very warm and cute space. There are a few outdoor spaces where you can eat but we preferred the indoor space. The seafood is excellent and many different varieties were on offer. We ate many courses and everything from the beginning to the end was excellent. The wines we tried were also wonderful... More

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Rome, Italy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Open for 4 months under its new management this small but charming restaurant near the San Basilio vaporetto stop is run by Lolo who is part of the event: he fills a room with chram and wit, and great suggestions. He formerly ran a competitor restaurant which was excellent, a member of a local chain of Venetian restaurants that are... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We were recommended to try 1518 by a local which to me is very high praise. We wanted to try real Venetian sea food and we certainly wasn't disappointed. True it isn't in the tourist areas but this is a massive plus as you do get value for money, 5 of us with desert for a very reasonable price. We... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stumbled upon Osteria 1518 while walking the back streets of Venice. There is not much of a view but the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcomed. Even made the kids specials meals upon request. Remember to tip even if there is a service charge, it was explained that the service charge goes to the... More

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