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Trattoria da GiGio

#86 of 1,207 Restaurants in Venice
#104 of 1,297 Places to Eat in Venice
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$$$
Neighborhood:
Cannaregio
Italian, Chowder, Pizza
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First night in Venice

There are many places to eat in Venice and the challenge is choosing one. After a lengthy walk we chose Trattoria da GiGio as looking good and not too busy - we were not disappointed. We were promptly seated and our choices made. The food was prompt and good. Our meals ranged from pasta to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My wife and i came for a late dinner. Reading the reviews i was expecting a good experience. Service was quite good. The server suggested the seafood tasting menu which we agreed to. It was €34 per person. The first plate was octopus salad, sardines, bacala, baby shrimp over polenta. The octopus was overcooked and lacking flavor, sardines were way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

There are many places to eat in Venice and the challenge is choosing one. After a lengthy walk we chose Trattoria da GiGio as looking good and not too busy - we were not disappointed. We were promptly seated and our choices made. The food was prompt and good. Our meals ranged from pasta to seafood. Getting the bill took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

stopped by here after a recommendation from the fabulous coffee shop Torrefazione Marchi -- this is the place they frequent for lunch -- we had a simple ravioli dish with meat sauce -- everything about it was excellent, including the outdoor seating in the garden -- enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We went for dinner without a reservation around 7:30 and got a nice table inside without a wait. By 8:00 people were being turned away. We had the mixed seafood spaghetti for 12 euros each and appetizers, all of which was excellent. The service was great and staff very friendly to English speakers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This little Cannaregio gem had the best pasta ive tried so far. I took the squid ink pasta, along with cod and their house wine and i was not dissapointed. The total was €20 for all of this, which is a great price. I would definitely recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We opted to eat here because it was so close to our hotel on a very rainy and blustery evening. Our meal was very good.. Restaurant was busy but we were seated about 5 minutes after arriving. Good varied menu.. I had ravioli with spinach and ricotta .. It was good and portion was large.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I walked pass this place and saw it was packed with people - many were Italians. I had the set menu for which I chose the spaghetti with squid ink and venetian style fried livers. The service was good even though you can tell they are extremely busy and the staff to customer ratio is a bit thin, but overall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

My mom and I had dinner, and in a week in Venice, this was our favorite. We had crab antipasti (huge plate of crab claws), and I had gnocchi with shrimp and she had grilled sole. It was absolutely delicious. We found gigio by asking a local fish vendor where to eat, and she told us that this was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Top notch. We ordered from the $15 per person menu. Great value for the money. Our dishes were tasty and filling. Nicoletta, our singing waitress was delightful and efficient.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Seeing the good reviews and wanting to eat somewhere close to our accommodation we chose to eat here at 7pm mid week. When we arrived we were the only ones there and we were quickly seated and given a menu. We ordered spaghetti carbonara and bolognese for starters and fillet steak for main ( we were not asked how we... More 

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Additional Information about Trattoria da GiGio

Address: Cannaregio - Campo S. Leonardo 1594, 30121 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 717574
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
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
Average Prices: USD 28 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pizza

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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, Chowder, Pizza

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.