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Osteria La Bottega ai Promessi Sposi

#85 of 1,206 Restaurants in Venice
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Cannaregio
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Calle dell'Oca | Cannaregio, 4367 Venice, Italy
0412412747
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6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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  • 384
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  • 273
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 12
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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 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Classic small italian restaurant

This was a very good experience, kind staff and warm atmosphere. Had dinner with a party of 4, and if I visit here again I would go for any of the pasta dishes before the beef that was a bit poor. Great appetizer and "goodbye" drink on the house btw!

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Christopher W
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was a very good experience, kind staff and warm atmosphere. Had dinner with a party of 4, and if I visit here again I would go for any of the pasta dishes before the beef that was a bit poor. Great appetizer and "goodbye" drink on the house btw!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Food was great, staff fabulous in this tiny place that had its fair share of tourists but also locals, particularly at the bar. Think of your comfy neighborhood place at home and translate that into Venetian.

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Washington, DC
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife and I had a memorable meal during our short stay in Venice. You can tell from the location and the locals who eat there that this place doesn't try to cater too hard to tourists. The food is very good and authentic and the servers are friendly if you treat them right. I started out with the scampi... More 

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Stockport
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We spent a bit of time searching for this osteria because the sign is no longer there and it was closed when we went at lunchtime. We popped in at 7pm to a very busy, bustling place but they managed to squeeze us in with a table for two hours. The waitress was very knowledgable and explained the Italian-only hand... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Hard to find as they have taken down the sign and wording over the door. Look for the sign for the Hotel Bernadi in the narrow alley and it is more or less opposite. Well worth the effort. Lovely atmosphere, excellent and genuinely helpful service without any condescension. I'm old enough now to accept that I struggle with a handwritten... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a lovely bacaro/osteria serving authentic food to appreciative locals, We had excellent cicheti at the bar including the best octopus salad with very good local wines and also dinner in the restaurant section. Everything was freshly cooked with the best ingredients (seafood, fish). Desserts including the Amaretto semifreddo are scrumptious. The place has lots of atmosphere and is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Went there after reading reviews in Trip Advisor and I was not disappointed. Hidden place (they didn't have the sign outside anymore) but well worth looking for. I went there for lunch - around 1pm- and it was full. They only have 5 tables. We waited for about 15min at the bar, and had delicious appetizers and red wine. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant may not have the best spot or most sophisticated service but it does offer good local food made from fresh ingredients, decent wine and friendly service. All good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Ate here last night. An excellent starter of pasta each followed by a massive plate of fried fish and some good Venetian liver. Definitely recommended although towards the top end of my price comfort zone.

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Paris, France
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Welcome excellent, cicchetti excellent, antipasto excellent, pasta excellent, fish & seafood excellent, desert excellent, local Wine excellent & guess what? it's all home made &/or direct from the local Farmers, Butchers, Fishermen's & Wine-Makers !!! This was our dally treat, for lunch or diner, once a day keep the doctor away!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle dell'Oca | Cannaregio, 4367 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighborhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: 0412412747

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm

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