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Osteria alla Bifora

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Campo Santa Margherita 2930, Venice, Italy
0415236119
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming spot in Dorsoduro

We went on a chilly winter night & felt thoroughly warmed & welcomed by the candlelight and mix of ancient & modern furniture & decor. Smaller menu than we were expecting, being more elaborate cichetti than full meal. But we enjoyed our polenta with several sorts of bacalá very much

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
HenleyJulie
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Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North of San Francisco
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We stumbled into this Osteria on advice from our hotel after the trudge from the train station to the hotel. We were treated to a real Italian Osteria where we were served delicious local seafood including three types of Bacalla. We also has a superb antipasti all complete with a typical Italian restaurant scene complete with ancient columns, arches and... More 

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North Berwick
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This a real find in a city which has more restaurants, cafes and snack bars than any other per square mile. La Bifora goes in for slow food and not fast food, so the experience is relaxing, enjoyable and truly Venetian. Be prepared to savour the atmosphere with candles, wooden tables and the ancient building - the sound of local... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I've been here on the 4th of April 2015 with my girlfriend. It was great: the lunch was awesome with two "taglieri": one with typical Italian "affettati" and the other with fish.. it was perfect to try some differents flavours typical of Venice, in this way we could try many different dishes in one; so that if someone of us... More 

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Malta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Felt welcomed immediately as soon as we stepped into the Osteria - everyone is treated like a regular! There is no discrimination between locals and tourists in any way - everyone gets the same menu, same bill and same fantastic friendly service. One of the very few places were bread and service charge are on the house and where the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have been staying in the vicinity of Campo Margherita for close to 20 years. Enjoyable dining is not a strength of the wonderful campo..... but the relatively new Bifora breaks the mold. Start with the lovely atmosphere. Candlelit room named after the bifora (a two light window) found during renovation on the back wall - it dates to 1350!... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

With great delight, I rediscovered Osteria alla Bifora on this year's trip to Venice. We started going to Bifora for our before-dinner-drink, always a spritz. Many restaurants around the world look similar, but Bifora looks different and therefore feels different. You feel transported. The spritzes were among the best we found, with big fat olives and a slice of blood... More 

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NC, USA
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This charming restaurant boasts a full bar and wine menu, and a limited food menu of typical Venetian fare. That means no pasta, but rather polenta with seafood, cheese and meats, baccala served several ways (cold), etc, etc. It was well-executed; food was delicious, wine good, service excellent. This is on the Campo Santa Margarita, and so is a wonderful... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went on a chilly winter night & felt thoroughly warmed & welcomed by the candlelight and mix of ancient & modern furniture & decor. Smaller menu than we were expecting, being more elaborate cichetti than full meal. But we enjoyed our polenta with several sorts of bacalá very much

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Came here for an evening of indulgence, with first class red wine, cold meat and cheese platter for just under €20 each. Fantastic service, setting and ambience and the staff were very friendly. Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While everything is so overpriced in Venice, we found this lovely wine bar recommended by locals. They have a good selection of wines with €4/glass, and a huge platter of charcuterie and olive at €22. It was 5 of us and this platter is definitely enough! Friendly service, beautiful dining room. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Campo Santa Margherita 2930, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: 0415236119

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Dorsoduro / Accademia

Neighborhood Profile
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.