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Ostaria Simson

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Dei Fondamenta Felzi, 6316 | Castello 6316, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 328 474 2597
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Tipical local osteria run by young minded guys. Turists can find a place...
Tipical local osteria run by young minded guys. Turists can find a place where to chill out close to the locals or have a meeting or a romantic place for eating close to the channel and having a good glass of wine. Local cusine and good wines, tasty home made cakes, fish and sea food, cheeses and hams selection, nice mix salads and more! Buon appetito!!!
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I recommend to everyone this place!! Authentic!

This is a really nice place, local people, beautiful view over a canal. A lot of cichetti (tapas), various types, and a good wine list. I recommend it for a lunch or a dinner, simple but Venetian... Excellent 'baccalà mantecato' and prosciutto. Mimmo, the owner, is very nice. thank you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Michael J
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a really nice place, local people, beautiful view over a canal. A lot of cichetti (tapas), various types, and a good wine list. I recommend it for a lunch or a dinner, simple but Venetian... Excellent 'baccalà mantecato' and prosciutto. Mimmo, the owner, is very nice. thank you!

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3 Thank Michael J
Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

This bar was right by our hotel. Every night locals spilled out into the street drinking and chatting. A really lovely atmosphere. Live music one night- wished I lived near there as I'd be a regular. ....

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1 Thank tania d
London
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We suddenly came across this place just in the nick of time, tucked away just by a bridge. We were hot and needed the loo, he had just opened the doors and welcomed us in. Great friendly place, very clean and beautiful A/C just when it was needed. It was so early the food had not been prepared so we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very good food in a relaxed atmosphere, secluded place where you can relax and drink a perfect spritz.

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Paris, France
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We come to Venice twice a year. This is our latest find. Fantastic, happy, small place. Right off a small bridge and by a canal so there is great Venice life with fewer tourists. Between the Osspedale ans Santa Maria Formosa, a great quite area near everything and away from the tourists!

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2 Thank RobertoOpera
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Love the owner and the wine. Perfect spot to get away from the crowds and watch the boats go by. The cicchetti were great and be sure to try the amarone wine. It's expensive but for a reason - it's delicious!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This place was right outside our hotel, so we went there a few times for aperitivi. The cicchetti (Venetian tapas basically) were excellent and they had a great range. The drinks were great - the spritzers were perfect, and they also had local prosecco which was a treat. Everything was so well priced too. And you could sit outside on... More 

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Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Came across this 'Ostaria' by chance as we weaved our way through the streets trying to find the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Just local people drinking and snacking, overlooking a narrow canal. We had delicious octopus and a freshly made mozzarella and tomato salad, Quiet and relaxed.

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1 Thank MartinJ56
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Good place for a drink an a snack in a relaxed atmosphere. Friendly people, and a place where locals meet.

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1 Thank Kees B
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

So you're out visiting the Zanipolo and the equally magnificent equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni when your stomach calls. You can go to either of the two trattoria/bars right behind you b ut for something a little less touristy, try Da Simson. It's nearby by obscurely located down narrow, darkish, utterly unprepossessing alle Bressana. It fronts on the calle and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dei Fondamenta Felzi, 6316 | Castello 6316, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 328 474 2597

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish, Delicatessen, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Tipical local osteria run by young minded guys. Turists can find a place where to chill out close to the locals or have a meeting or a romantic place for eating close to the channel and having a good glass of wine. Local cusine and good wines, tasty home made cakes, fish and sea food, cheeses and hams selection, nice mix salads and more! Buon appetito!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.