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Antico Forno

#13 of 1,216 Restaurants in Venice
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Ruga Vecchia San Giovanni (Ruga Rialto) -970 | Between the Rialto Bridge and Campo San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 4110
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wine and Beer
Description: The place offers Free WiFi Air-conditioning is always on: fresh air to...
The place offers Free WiFi Air-conditioning is always on: fresh air to fight the hot Venetian Summer days and a nice heat in Winter All the mixtures rise naturally, in a time lapse from 72 (3 days) to 96 (4 days) hours. Thanks to that, all pizzas and flat breads are light and crunchy
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best pizza hands down

Hole in the wall, borderline unfriendly service but fantastic pizza. There's a place to stand and enjoy the pizza inside if there's not too much of a crowd

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Sam J
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San Francisco, California
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Hole in the wall, borderline unfriendly service but fantastic pizza. There's a place to stand and enjoy the pizza inside if there's not too much of a crowd

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The person serving me was insulting me and was in a grumpy mood the whole time. He was obviously not Italian. Not sure if he was just a worker there. I've never been treated so insolently in my life. Pizza was so-so. He had to heat up the cold pizza so not that popular of a place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

TRY IT ! All the rest is blabla... Very reasonable prices, excellent service and minimal waiting time (despite crowd and success). The pizzas in themselves are perfect. One of the bests I ate lifetime!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

popped in here because I was starving a wish I had tasted all of the pizzas instead of just one, but the one I had was up there with the best. So for a slice and a beer wasn't any more then 7€ very good I thought. It's not a restaurant so don't go here if you want to sit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The best pizza I have eaten! A must must try when in Venice. I would go back to Venice just to have their pizza :D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great pizza, nice atmosphere, perfect for a quick bite. Service was friendly too. Prices were in line with what we saw at other pizza slice places.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Hot, tasty, cheap. Not the wife but the pizza! All in all good (albeit loud music) But it's a takeaway and not restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The pizza here is great. The place is not so big. They don't have tables, just some places at the counter. Even so, you should definitely try it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We wonder why so many people recommend this "restaurant" where you just can take away pizza... Maybe the pizza is nice, but it should be good to know it's no restaurant where you can sit and enjoy a dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

For 3€ you can get a huge piece of pizza - either with a normal thin crust or with a very thick one. It can get very crowded and busy in there but if you walk towards the river you can sit down there. Great valie for money!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ruga Vecchia San Giovanni (Ruga Rialto) -970 | Between the Rialto Bridge and Campo San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 4110

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

The place offers Free WiFi Air-conditioning is always on: fresh air to fight the hot Venetian Summer days and a nice heat in Winter All the mixtures rise naturally, in a time lapse from 72 (3 days) to 96 (4 days) hours. Thanks to that, all pizzas and flat breads are light and crunchy
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Staying in San Polo

Neighborhood Profile
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.