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Osteria 1518

#176 of 1,228 Restaurants in Venice
#201 of 1,313 Places to Eat in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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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
London, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Small restaurant away from the crowds, with a trip advisor award I expected better. I'm fortunate enough to come to Venice on a yearly basis. I'm American and my companion is Italian from nearby Venezia Julia. We stumbled on this little place after visiting the Peggy Guggenheim collection. Actually we were looking for another restaurant we couldn't Locate and decided... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

From the moment we stepped inside this establishment we knew it was going to be a good experience. Although very laid back as far as the owner's behaviour was concerned the waiter (on his own) did a great job looking after every table.We thoroughly enjoyed our seafood dishes and grilled vegetables and the house wine was a very acceptable Pinot... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Visited the other week. Food was ok but nothing special, can't see why it's rated so highly in an area out of the tourist area.

Thank jw2102
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A night we won’t forget for the rest of our lives! No really, it is not a joke! Fresh and delicious food, great wine recommendation from the owner of the restaurant and unprecedented levels of warmth in the hosting from Alessio (star waiter) and Kliff (genius cook). After a lovely meal of fresh fish of all kinds from the lagoon,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Since this restaurant is only steps from the San Basilio vaporetto stop, we had walked by it several times without considering to stop and eat there. Also, it is on a small street, with people walking by as they come and go to the vaporetto. It looked rustic, a basic trattoria. The surprise is that the food is much better... More 

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Northern NJ
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325 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is not along the beaten path but I suggest you beat a path to it. Walk straight back from the S. Basilio vaporetti stop. One of the best meals we had in Venice! The food is outstanding and the wait staff and owner treated us like we were there regular customers. I wish we could have gone twice!

Thank RoyLScam
New Hope, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 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!!!!

Thank J9k901
Prague, Czech Republic
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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

Thank David B
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

Thank Anthony B
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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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.