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Osteria alla Bifora

Campo Santa Margherita 2930, Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
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Ranked #310 of 1,203 restaurants in Venice
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
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210 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Chose to eat here yesterday because of the great reviews over a myriad of other options in the piazza. The location is fantastic, the staff were nice enough but the food was terrible unfortunately. The sea bass (branzina) and prawns that we ordered appeared to have been dried, there was hardly anything left of them, and the lasagne was burnt.... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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250 reviews 250 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Service is very rough and ready and as the restaurant is very popular you will almost certainly be obliged to share with others. Did not feel particularly welcomed. The menu is very local but somewhat limited. A choice of seafood/meat carpaccio, plates of locally cured meats and fish salads Reasonable prices and a local atmosphere. The evening Passeggiata provides 100%... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The food was good and the atmosphere was perfect for a warm summer night. You can sit outside and enjoy watching people taking your time to eat and drink, or you can sit inside where it's lovely. The food is very tasty with a rather small menu from which to choose but enough variety to find something you'd enjoy. I... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

On 16th June, our favourite food and drink in our week in the city. More of a tavern than a full on restraunt but all the better for it. Relaxed, full of locals and students, what you imagine before you go to Venice. Perfect.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

... traditional food, fresh and genuine ingredients, typycal atmosphere, friendly and passionate owner, frequented also by local clientele, value for money....For sure we will be back!!!

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West Midlands, UK
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Heaving with people inside and out on a spring evening at 7pm. Warm and welcoming with lovely wood panelling and chandeliers. We had a very helpful waitress who explained the relative sizes of the various plates. We had tremendous carpaccio of beef, roasted vegetables and cheeses. Would be better still to go in a large group and try a range... More

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Pordenone, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This Osteria is in a great position and the interior is absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately the service is TERRIBLE!! The waitress was unfriendly, unhelpful and sooooo incredibly slow!!! Despite the beautiful setting, I have to rate this place negatively because of the way they treat their customers.

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Woerden, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had a great salami platter with pinot grigio wine. Nice place, need some time but waiting is worth a visit! Staff ok, food 10!

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Epsom, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place is an absolute gem. Wandering the streets of Venice trying to find somewhere that is purse friendly and also serves good food can get pretty tiring at times. After a promising review in a Lonely Planet book and on the guardian website my partner and I decided to head to Campo Santa Margherita for what we hoped to... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Fantastic and very reasonable tapas style food. Lots of meats, cheese, , fish grilled vegetables etc. Friendly and bustling atmosphere - we went on a Monday night and the restaurant was very busy and was full of locals. Incredibly good value especially when compared to more central locations.

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