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Osteria alla Bifora

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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
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 113
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  • 137
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 13
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  • 14
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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
Most recent review
For those seeking Venice

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great find filled with locals. Had a delicious plate of salami, char grilled vegetables and a nicely chilled bottle of prosecco. All food was fresh, tasty and filling (complimentary bread and NO service charge). The place has a great atmosphere with down to earth staff who make you feel welcome from the moment you step into the place. Whilst we... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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160 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

After having strolled around Campo Santa Margherita it was lunchtime, and we went to the Osteria alla Bifora, situated in the center of the square. We certainly did not regret this. The food is wellprepared and welltasting made by fresh and local ingredients. Wine good and served by glass. Prices affordable. The owner and his wife are helpful, smilling and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I love coming back to Bifora, it's like coming home, a glass of red in your hand before you even think about ordering a bite to eat. Lovely owner and staff. Perfect for snacking or blowout, and all in a fabulous environment!

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

On the Campo you will find this small Osteria. We went there for lunch and we had a delicious meal here. One had a selection of seafood (a seafood platter) and the other meat cuts and cheese. Huge portions and everything very tasty and fresh. The ham and sausages are cut on a shiny cutting maschine on the bar. A... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stumbled across this beautiful bar/restaurant late Sunday evening after spotting it in our "rough guides" book, and I have to say it didn't disappoint. The place has a realyl authentic feel to it, beautiful interior and a great seating area outside looking into the square. Delicious wine + the cheese/meat platter was to die for - but too much... 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
  • Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?