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Osteria La Bottega ai Promessi Sposi

#61 of 1,216 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Cannaregio
Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Soups
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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
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 60
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  • 17
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  • 15
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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
Friendly, Fun Place with Great Simple Food

Even those this place is on a lot "Best of" lists for Venice restaurants, it really feels like a place where locals go for good, honest food. The food is unfussy and the exemplar of what Italian food should be: quality ingredients with simple preparation. The staff was very accommodating and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Los Angeles
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Even those this place is on a lot "Best of" lists for Venice restaurants, it really feels like a place where locals go for good, honest food. The food is unfussy and the exemplar of what Italian food should be: quality ingredients with simple preparation. The staff was very accommodating and friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had to walk up and down some streets to find this pearl. Unfortunately we came in-between lunch and dinner, so we couldn't order from the menu. However, the waitress served us different tasteful cicchetti (Venetian tapas) and prosecco. Would like to come back for dinner some time.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Really great food with an ever-changing menu. The menu only comes in Italian but the tall waiter was very helpful in explaining the choices and recommending wine. Great food for sharing a few dishes.

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Bruxelles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A really pleasant osteria in a hidden calle! If you are looking for standard pizzas, dont go there! But if you are looking for genuine italian food with great service, then this is the place to go! We had great fritto misto and tagliatelle al ragu. I highly recommend the white malvasia whine. Recommended to reserve before going

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great little bar, still used by Italians, and tourists who have read the rave reviews. Went there twice and enjoyed every visit. Tagliatelli with veal mince and good salad with rocket and grated carrot, house red, amaretti ice cream.....29Euro. New menu of the day is handwritten.

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Palo Alto, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Close to my hotel but still difficult to find. The food is good but did not have English menu although they will explain to you in detail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Awesome food, friendly staff. We had a great freshly caught Orata, well prepared at a very reasonable price. The wine selection is brief but offers great bottles at great prices. But please fix your A/C. It's a very casual place and not touristy at all - liked it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Directly across the alley from Hotel Bernardi. Lovely little place with a steady stream of locals. The house white and house prosecco were phenomenal! Friendly bartender Luigi made us a big mixed plate of cicchetti for our lunch. Octopus and white fish spread were especially delicious but everything was very good.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We found our way to this little restaurant through the maze of Venetian streets and were given a nice table inside. They do have outdoor seating, but given the warm evening we opted for inside. Our waitress was helpful with the all Italian menu and after some concern we were able to find dishes that our 10 year old granddaughters... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a fantastic traditional venetian meal here on our last night in town. We shared the appetizer with a variety of pickled fish and shellfish and I had one of the best squid ink pasta's ever and my wife had the shellfish stew that I forget the name of. The service here is warm and typical and the prices... More 

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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, Chowder, Pizza, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene
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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Staying in Cannaregio

Neighborhood Profile
Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.