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Osteria La Bottega ai Promessi Sposi

Calle dell'Oca | Cannaregio, 4367 Venice, Italy (Cannaregio)
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Ranked #60 of 1,173 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Cannaregio
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510 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It seemed we were the only tourists dining with them yet the restaurant was packed. Menu is hand written based on what ingredients are in season and available. Our waitress seemed genuinely pleased to practice her English by helping us to decode the menu and suggested dishes that were favorites among the local clientele - helping us to experience eating... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We booked for an evening meal , which we needed to..it was full with a mixture of guests ( some tourists , some locals). The staff were excellent and assisted with the menu. I had the vegetarian option which was lovely. The cost was very reasonable and the ambience was good. It is quite hard to find , so leave... More

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Wells, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Good spot for lunch, off the busy Strada Nuova, with a simple and delicious menu and warm welcome from the staff. Delicious spaghetti al nero, spaghetti alla vongole and a mixed fish antipasti. Good value house red and white wine. Lucky to get a seat without reservation on a busy Sunday.

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72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Had been recommended to come here by some Italian friends. Booked a table for Friday night, and very glad we did. Waiter gave us the all Italian menu and left us to play in translating it from our guidebook. Then when we ordered be corrected our choices and provided a superb meal. 4 great starters including steak tartar and queen... More

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City of Venice, Italy
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Awful pasta, so salty. Just as we were about to leave a more assertive customer insisted on returning back the dish. Definitely not for vegetarian.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Turned up at opening time without a reservation, but they managed to find us a table. Extremely helpful guidance on menu choices. We had lamb pasta to begin with followed by shared sea bass. Finished off with chocolate fondant -delicious - and cheese selection for my husband. Half a carafe of house red -very good- and bottle of water, came... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Lovely out-of-the way, tiny place obviously frequented by many locals. Very friendly staff (who were more than happy to translate the entire menu for us - which incidentally was handwritten and changes weekly), delicious fresh food and a very reasonable price.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We had a dinner in this restaurant just a month ago. I read about the place that the authentic Venetian food was served there, that the place was visited mainly by locals and that it was very pleasant in general. About the locals I would agree, but not about the restaurant, but about the bar. We found a crowd of... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My wife and I stopped in based on the recommendation of some friends and we were not disappointed. It's a great little establishment and it seems quite popular with the locals, especially for a quick class of wine. We ordered the beef tartare, which was wonderful (admittedly, I love capers and they did not skimp on capers) and two pasta... More

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34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had to book on a midweek day in March, and even so couldn't get in the night we wanted to. We were glad we did, though. Slightly hard to find, as the little street (more like an alley) Calle dell'Oca is in two sections not quite adjoining each other. The wine bar was very crowded and we squeezed through... More

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