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Hostaria Galileo

San Marco 3593 | 30124 Venezia (VE) - Italy, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 296 0406
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Ranked #640 of 1,208 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $26 - $59
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Bistro
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The recently renovated Hostaria Galileo in the picturesque Campo Sant'Angelo welcomes guests for informal al fresco lunches or romantic candle-lit dinners. It offers a selection of "a la carte" dishes lovingly prepared by the chef using all fresh, natural ingredients from the area around Venice and the Lagoon, accompanied by wines from the well-stocked cellar. Hostaria Galileo also has two cosy indoor rooms available that are suitable for business lunches and dinners.
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62% Recommend
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English first
Viareggio, Italy
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This restaurant, amongst many of the same in Venice, offers the same menu as everyone else, so in short "bland, uninspiring and tasteless". However, this one manage to surpass the other infamous restaurants by making some of the food actually inedible. Fritto Di pesce, which doesn't require a science, extremely salty and possibly made from frozen fishes. Antipasto Di pesce... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We should have left when we noticed the sugar paper squares covering the tablecloth. The food was more expensive here than other places we ate, yet nothing special. The pizza was the worst we had in Italy, flat and lifeless. The lasagne included small bits of bone. The 75cl bottles of water charged for are actually 70cl. The bread basket... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Cheap for Venice, but the service and food was poor. The only positive thing was that the food came quite quickly. Seemed like a regular frozen pizza thrown in a regular oven.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We ordered pizza, and both of us were really satisfied with the food! The prices were around 10-14 euros for pizza.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Waitreses not friendly and they charge 2euro for asking for another plate and dont warn you about it. Decent food but I wouldn't go back. Nothing with pasta on the menu less than 16euro.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We ate in this restaurant a couple of times, once as a couple for a late lunch (4pm) and once in a group of eight people for dinner (9pm) and every meal was faultless. We overheard other couples and groups at other tables saying the same thing. The staff speak a variety of languages and can switch between them with... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place was in a lovely square not far from our rental apartment. We were a party of eight and had wonderful dining experiences in Venice until this. Wish I had checked the reviews before sitting down, but the setting was so sweet and the menu was appealing. First the good - we did all enjoy our various meals and... More

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Have been coming here for several years and were always happy with the food. Now the service is definitely not friendly any more and a plate of spaghetti is the same price as the menu used to be. Pity, the setting is still nice, outside in a relatively quiet square, and the quality of the food is still OK. On... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Me and my parents had dinner here. You can sit outside on the campo, but you can also sit inside (a room on the 1st floor, not very interesting I must say). We had standard Italian food which was very good but not refined enough to warrant the high price. I had ravioli filled with fish, which was nice, I... More

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New Brunswick, Canada
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We were strolling along on New Years eve afternoon and stumbled upon this great place. It is located in a large square and there is a huge, leaning bell tower visible. Great photo ops! We sat outside and had magnificent afternoon sun and people watching. The pizza was to die for - try the Diavola! Delicious enough to get my... More

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