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Osteria La Bottega ai Promessi Sposi

#66 of 1,211 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
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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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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
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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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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 26 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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Homer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The food was great, however, we had scallops for the appetizer and tasted sand....which I forgave but when my orecchiette arrived, and their was sand in the sauce I got concerned. My guess is that they failed to rinse the scallops and vegetables in my meal. The food was great, but their cleaning of food definitely is a concern! Unfortunately,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant was absolutely amazing. The menu was in all Italian but the waiter was gracious enough to go through the menu in English! The waiter also suggest some mussels for us. These mussels looked totally different than the mussels i order in the states but I was sooo not disappointed. I ordered the salmon and it was so good... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have a fish market close to home where we can buy incredibly fresh sea bass, but it is nothing like the fish that my wife and I shared. Andrea, our host, recommended this as a great local restaurant, and we could not have had a better meal. There was nothing fancy about the recipe, although the presentation was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Reasonable prices for Venice standards. It is not cheap, but in the same range as the tourist traps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Our hotel recommended this restaurant when we asked for something non-touristy. We stood at the bar and ate couchette (think Italian tapas) and loved it! The staff was very nice and the food was great. The whole restaurant was packed...we were lucky to get the space at the bar!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

One of the best seafood restaurants in Venice, located away from the highly commercial districts. Try the grill whole fish and mixed seafood, just yummy! Not many tables available, so book before going.

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Additional Information about Osteria La Bottega ai Promessi Sposi

Address: Calle dell'Oca | Cannaregio, 4367 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 0412412747
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
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
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Soups

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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: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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.