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Osteria alla Bifora

#140 of 1,208 Restaurants in Venice
#153 of 1,315 Places to Eat in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Campo Santa Margherita 2930, Venice, Italy
0415236119
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 169
    Excellent
  • 187
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 18
    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
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Mostly Italians in this informal and authentic Osteria, great food, great wine, great service at a great price. 3rd day of 5 in Venice and I can't understand why this great city is renowned for overpriced places to eat, stupid tourists :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
trailfinder1
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Mostly Italians in this informal and authentic Osteria, great food, great wine, great service at a great price. 3rd day of 5 in Venice and I can't understand why this great city is renowned for overpriced places to eat, stupid tourists :)

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Fortaleza
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

great food, nice people, to be reconmended to anybody willing to taste local culinary culture! Try the cheese & ham plate. Nero D'Avola snd Tiramisu

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Birmingham, UK
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132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I've eaten here twice now - both times late night in October, sitting outside. I really love this place. The food is fantastic and the wine is great. Meat and cheese platter for E22 was plenty big enough for three of us who'd been travelling all day. Really outstanding. It's in/near the student quarter in a glorious square, but not... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

What a great find on the Campo Santa Margherita which is always bustling with life but has a fair few mediocre restaurants if you're not careful where you go. This place on the other hand was bustling with local life, friendly, inexpensive and delicious. We had an enormous platter of beef carpaccio, one of swordfish carpaccio, and another of roast... More 

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Bodø, Norway
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102 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Good food, good service although packed with people. Negative: not many choices on the menu and no receipt, so probably "tax free" ...

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Lymington
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Really loved this very friendly and lively restaurant. Went there a couple of times and had great food each time. Would always come back here.

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Well looked after in a full venue with a space made for the 4 of us and plenty on attention given with food and drinks. We returned the next night and experienced the same warm welcome. Platters to share were delicious.

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Starnberg, Germany
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

An excellent familyservice, very private and romantik atmosphäre like an old castle, mixed peoples young and old, closed to the famous place campo margeritha an original studentarea. I love it

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great atmosphere but do not over order their portions of ham,salami, pork etc are huge. We ordered anchovies and prawns to start and then a platter. Thankfully they were out of prawns. If you are into charcuterie you will love it, for me I felt a bit over faced. The Puglian wine at €4 a glass was excellent.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

First the place is very cute and obviously frequented by locals. The decor is very very old rustic with the requiste murano chandeliers. I ordered the ciccochetti which was a plate full of different dishes; all seafood; most of which I didn't recognize or know how to eat. It was all good but over-whelmingly different. I also ordered a local... More 

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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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic
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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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.