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Osteria Bancogiro

#232 of 1,228 Restaurants in Venice
#268 of 1,313 Places to Eat in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
San Polo
Italian, Spanish, 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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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Nice lunch location

We had the Venetian special, Bigoli in salsa. The pasta was a bit too al dente which was a shame. The sauce was nice. The location is very nice , right at the Canal grande seeing boats passing by and gondola docking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bart M
Middelburg, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Average food for very high prices. Very unfriendly staff. It was mentioned in a brochure as one of the best restaurants in Venice - definitely not.

Thank M H
Middelburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the Venetian special, Bigoli in salsa. The pasta was a bit too al dente which was a shame. The sauce was nice. The location is very nice , right at the Canal grande seeing boats passing by and gondola docking.

Thank Bart M
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Bancogiro recently in Venice and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. We hadn’t booked, yet they fit us in their beautiful upstairs dining room, all brick arched and atmosphere lighting! We had the mixed seafood chicchetti for starters, the crab gnocchi for main and a couple of puds. The food is really delicious. A cut above in terms of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bar is a poor advertisement for Venice. The barman was not only rude, he was offensive and displayed a level of contempt for tourists, the like of which these brown eyes have never witnessed.

Thank David P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to get the attention of the waiter, but no success. After three attempts we left. There was little business but he seemed very disinterested

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This osteria has two entrances one on a busy square which opens out to the Rialto market, the other straight out on to one of the best views of the Grand Canal. In warm weather seats here are at a premium, but it doesn't really matter where you sit because the service and food are so good, they soon take... More 

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Zollikon, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were there for dinner to celebrate the birthday of my mother-in-law, in total 7 persons with two kids (11 and 9). We ate very well: first antipasti (we shared some big plates with several local specialities), then manly fish dishes and we fiished with tiramisù. The food was good and the service very nice. We had a table on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

First time to Venice and spending only a few days, wanted to enjoy dinner along the water after walking across the Rialto Bridge. There were six of us and we did not have reservations. After being told it would be 45 minutes, we were seated in less than 10! Despite it being terribly busy, the waiter kept his cool even... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

What a wonderful waterfront treat. The location is fantastic just on the main canal. The food is delicious. Great Prosecco and even better dessert - try the tiramisu! You can't go wrong at this Venice charmer.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited Bancorigo a couple times during our week in Venice. Skip dinner and opt for reasonably priced drinks and very good cicchetti and sit directly along the Grand Canal with a few dozen like-minded night owls. The view is wonderful and the atmosphere is priceless.

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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, Spanish, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic


Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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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.