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Antico Forno

#10 of 1,137 Restaurants in Venice
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San Polo
Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
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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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Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, 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
Good pizza, try the deep/thick pizza

Small placed and packed when we were there but worth it, the thick crust was especially good, it looks dense but it's actually very airy and light.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Small placed and packed when we were there but worth it, the thick crust was especially good, it looks dense but it's actually very airy and light.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

One of the best pizza by the slice place in Venice. We had a variety of pizzas - the crust, sauce etc is fantastic.

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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

To describe their pizzas as good is an understatement - they are truly yummy! No fuss- you choose the pizza flavor, he cuts it and warms it up. You then eat it from a piece of paper and wash down with a can of lemon soda. Pizza never tasted so good. And a good option for lunch as each slice... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Ate here several times during our recent trip to Venice. Food is excellent and prosecco only 8 euro a bottle! Giacomo was always friendly, smiling and happy to help. Worth going just for that. So many types of pizza, something for everyone. Standing up eating pizza with your fingers and drinking prosecco from plastic cups was a real experience. Everyone... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate here pretty much every day during our recent trip to Venice. It was excellent - the taste, the quality, the price. We didn't try the thick pizza, just the thin ones but my favourite was the quattro formaggio - a cheese lover's heaven! Yeah, there is standing room only, but why not go and sit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The pizzas are half prepared, you got there choose the flavour, he hears it and you eat, standing up as there is no table. Still a good pizza, and you can choose also thick or thin.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Not sure if I went on a bad day but the pizza was very mediocre. Overall the pizza tasted like it was made hours ago, not impressed. It wasn't bad pizza, just not as amazing as the reviews suggest. I wouldn't go back again. In addition one of the guys behind the counter seemed a little rude.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Great pizza. Big slices. Good music. Cool guy serving. Excellent value. Free wifi. Great location. It's definitely worth walking to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We ended up stopping here twice in our 3 day stay. The pizzas are fresh & homemade. You just stop, pick the pizza, they warm it up & you can either stand up and enjoy or take away. Worth finding it on the map

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My wife dragged me here. As in most things, she was right! Great, great pizza. Melts in your mouth. Could do without the loud 80s rock music though....

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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, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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

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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.