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Osteria Bancogiro

#191 of 1,209 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
San Polo
Italian, Wine Bar
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Campo San Giacometto, 122, I-30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 5232061
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 254
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  • 204
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 25
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  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Romantic evening

Location was very beautiful, the place is not very big, terrace overlooking the canal. We had a little hard time to find it. Good Italian food with a nice wine list . Price a bit high but it was worth it. We really enjoyed the experience. It is a must.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Anasan88
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Alicante, Spain
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We celebrated my daughter's birthday with a group of 6. We reserved the table the day before to make sure we had a spot in their small, but charming 2nd floor dining area with view of the canal (only a couple tables by the windows). Wine selection is extensive, service was fine and the food was excellent. Prices are expensive,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Good atmosphere at the grand canal, in an old warehouse. Close to Rialtobridge. Need to book a table in advance. The beef tartar was served with endive and sundries tomato cream. Interesting rather than revolutionary. The meet were tender and seasoned with just right amount of mustard. Really good. For mains we had the salmon and tuna. Both cooked to... More 

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Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Location was very beautiful, the place is not very big, terrace overlooking the canal. We had a little hard time to find it. Good Italian food with a nice wine list . Price a bit high but it was worth it. We really enjoyed the experience. It is a must.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had lunch here several times during our trip and enjoyed it each time. The sidewalk café sits along the Grand Canal and watching the activity adds to the lunchtime pleasure. The wait staff was always attentive and the food delicious. We cant wait to return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It was difficult to tell if the patrons who cut in front of of me or the bar staff were more rude. Anyways--prepare for some discrimination. Don't order cappuccino if you don't want to burn your tongue. Mine was boiling hot. Cappuccino in Italy is made at prrf ct drinking temperature -- just as the milk is supposed to be... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

OK, it's getting dark in Venice. All tourist groups are going back to their hotels or the next cheap pizzeria. You are lucky to have a reservation (MUST) at the Osteria Bancogiro. It is just 50 meters away from the Rialto bridge, hidden in a small side street. Start outside and downstairs with a glass of wine and some finger... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had seen some good reviews about this restaurant and decided to try it for ourselves on our visit to Venice. Booking a table was easy and we returned the same evening at the specified time. They host led us upstairs to the vaulted second floor dining room. Very cozy layout and nice lightning. The tables are spread out in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The cicheti here are amazing! Black polenta topped with curried squid, perfectly smoked salmon, whipped cod, a combo of eggplant, ricotta and anchovy--all were so fresh and delicious. They also make a perfect spritz and feature a nice selection of local wines by the glass-- we tried a sauvignon blanc and a soave. The place has a nice, relaxed vibe,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

So many Italian restaurants just churn out a long list of standard fare they have been making for generations. This place does a few dishes cooked with passion and imagination. An excellent experience at a very reasonable price. The Americans describing it as expensive must be thinking of McD's not real restaurants where they cook real food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a luvly meal in the upstairs restaurant. The restaurant has an vaulted ceiling and a cosy atmosphere. It is just by the fish market and the Rialto bridge. The food was really good - good selection of fish dishes. Somewhere I would go back to.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Campo San Giacometto, 122, I-30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 5232061

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 82
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.