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Osteria alla Bifora

#259 of 1,204 Restaurants in Venice
#297 of 1,294 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
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, Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 131
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  • 154
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
authentic osteria

Great food in a local hangout with very friendly staff. Square is a bit tired, but actually it feels real compared with other places in Venice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
loslynch
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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Venice, Italy
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been here many times while living in Venice. Their selection of food is delicious! I always have a selection of cold cuts and some sarde in saor.

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Westminster, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very pricy restaurant with good food. The view is remarkable and you can watch people passing by as you sit and eat your meal. There is a restroom that you can use if you are a customer.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great food in a local hangout with very friendly staff. Square is a bit tired, but actually it feels real compared with other places in Venice.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We arrived late into Venice and found the Campo Margherita a great lively square. A number of places to drink and eat, but we chose the Osteria alla Bifora which as soon as you walk in you can see what a unique restaurant this is. We were warmly greeted and found a table for two. Reading the menu we ordered... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Located in the Campo Santa Margherita in Dorsoduro, it's a nice place to sit and have a meal while enjoying the bustling action of the campo. Not a place to come if you're looking for a sit down restaurant that serves pasta and entrees. They serve a selection of foods but mostly large trays of sliced meat and cheese or... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My daughter and I had just one meal at this restaurant. We have the impression the fantastic swordfish carpaccio will be remembered as a highlight of our 2-day trip to Venice. Grilled vegetables and portion of cheese both tasted delicious, but the carpaccio was definitely the star.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We found our way here after visiting the Ca Rezziconico. We saw locals outside at the tables and went inside for lunch. We had an assorted cicchetti platter and found new items we'd not had anywhere else, such as the marinated garlic cloves that were not at all like eating a raw garlic clove. And they were not vinegary as... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Terrific hearty platters of wonderful local produce set in a low lit cosy but lively restaurant. Lovely period features, strewn with carefully chosen ephemera. Worth taking a trip to this slightly out of the way authentic local cichetti bar. Out best meal in Venice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had dinner here wit ha small groop with my mother, who just turned 80. Of course we had the assorted meats dish, which was ample for 5, with some bread and good wines. The people around started singing in Italian and Swiss when they heard my mother of 80 just had her birthday.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is away from the tourists in a lovely Campo. We shared a simply platter of fishes (Pictures included). Candles on every table. No reservations. The place is packed. Shared tables. Not expensive.

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Additional Information about Osteria alla Bifora

Address: Campo Santa Margherita 2930, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 0415236119
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, 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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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.