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Osteria alla Bifora

Campo Santa Margherita 2930, Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
0415236119
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Ranked #256 of 1,215 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

No coffee, no tea, no credit cards, just excellent food & service. Everything fresh and what is more plenty of it, so much so that the owner/waiter/everything else recommended that we only needed the small plate as there was more than enough for 2 - how right he was! Yes it is rustic and so much the better for it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lovely Osteria in Campo Santa Margherita. Small menu serving meat and cheese platters and traditional Venetian bites such as Saor and Baccala. The restaurant is rustic looking inside with wooden tables and chairs with a very trendy feel. There is great outside seating and it appears to be very popular. Service was good. Food is excellent.

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Paris, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

No deception,I came here for a good plate it was simple yet but delicious. The tray of delicatessen was freshly sliced and the wine was good and all at a reasonable price. For me it is a good address I will return if I visit Venice again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Quite possibly best meal we had in Italy. (Seafood lover) Refreshing, tasty and filling appetizers type meal. Must take seafood or charcuterie plates which are easy to share. Prices are very reasonable for quality food. Service was on point. Loved it!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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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254 reviews 254 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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