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Trattoria da GiGio

#53 of 1,210 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Cannaregio
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Cannaregio - Campo S. Leonardo 1594, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 041 717574
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11:55 am - 2:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:55 am - 2:45 pm
Tue - Sat 11:55 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Not far from the train station in Venice. Very close to the Grand Canal....
Not far from the train station in Venice. Very close to the Grand Canal. Excellent dinner here in June 2010.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great food and lovely service. Good value for money, specially in Venice! Definitely book ahead and come when you are in Venice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and lovely service. Good value for money, specially in Venice! Definitely book ahead and come when you are in Venice.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our first dinner in Venice, but didn't love it. Hit all the notes but didn't hold them. And what was up with the bread??? Again, not bad, but not great either. Not a waste of time but not seizing the culinary opportunity either.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I both ordered pasta dishes, and unsurprisingly the portions were absolutely huge. The food was presented well and the staff were helpful with our questions on the menu. Although, the restaurant is very cramped. We felt that we were basically eating with the couple on the table next to us, I appreciate that many restaurants are tight... More 

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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We tried to visit this on our first night in Venice, however, it was full, so a reservation is highly recommended. We managed to visit for lunch on our last day before heading to the airport and out of the 4 meals we had in Venice, this was by far the best by a large margin. Prices were comparable to... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is an excellent local restaurant in the Cannaregio sestiere of Venice, easily accessible, but away from heavily touristed areas. Most of the people around us were locals. Although you may not need to do so, call and make a reservation. If possible, speak in Italian. We were served very good local cuisine at reasonable prices. On our way out,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Coordination between staff should be improved re table responsibilities, ordered well done and medium well beef fillet, which had to be cooked a second time, in order to be as per our order, sometimes we felt 'abandoned' as it took ages to be attended to. House wine was pretty good and seemed to soothe our dissatisfaction. Dessert was very good... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We dropped in here on a Monday night and they were pretty busy but able to find us a table, as long as we vacated by 9pm which was fine. We both had a pasta dish and my ravioli was lovely, but my boyfriend's spaghetti bolognese was probably the best pasta either of us have ever eaten! Lovely little busy... More 

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Thank Charlp88
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

we had a bongole and ribiola for lunch and they were not saulty at all as said for italian food.. it was just good for meal for everyone bongole spagetti was esppecially nice though icture was not added. I would love to have the bongole once again.

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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The place was always packed so we decided to try it as well. We sat in the front part of the restaurant which unfortunately had a faint sewage smell. The food was ok except the lasagna and gniocchi which were fantastic. Prices were pretty much as everywhere else in Venice. Would try it again but would not take the tourist... More 

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Umbria, Italy
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

After walking around through Venice this November in bright sunshine and having had a drink at a nearby bar, we asked the barista where we should eat nearby, asking especially for genuine food - nothing fancy. He sent us to Gigio stating that mainly the locals went there for their lunch. And right he was. All tables were booked, mainly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cannaregio - Campo S. Leonardo 1594, 30121 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighborhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: +39 041 717574

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Not far from the train station in Venice. Very close to the Grand Canal. Excellent dinner here in June 2010.
Open Hours
Monday
11:55 am - 2:45 pm
Tuesday
11:55 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:55 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:55 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:55 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:55 am - 10:30 pm

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Staying in Cannaregio

Neighborhood Profile
Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.