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Trattoria da GiGio

#102 of 1,219 Restaurants in Venice
#121 of 1,308 Places to Eat in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Cannaregio
Italian, Chowder, Pizza, Soups
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Cannaregio - Campo S. Leonardo 1594, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 041 717574
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11:55 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:55 am - 2:45 pm
Tue - Sat 11:55 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value for money. If you are very hungry, you must try this place.

i read about this restaurant on the web, so we decided to try . It was very big meal. I ordered lobster pasta and grilled crab. Both were so big potion, I did not eat all of them. The taste was rather simple not very special, , but compare to other restaurants in Venice, amount is big enough for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

First, they took a long time to take our order. Then, they served my boyfriend a dish he didn't order and served the two remaing portions of the dish he did order to another couple. He ate what was served. Then they tried to over charge US for the wine...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The visit at the Gigio was nice as the food - mostly fish dishes - was good and not that pricy. Even I prefer haute cuisine with small portions, I enjoyed my black Pasta with Mascarpone and Calamari. The restaurant has a good location and the service was ok. I just missed a "wow" and it was a pitty, that... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

i read about this restaurant on the web, so we decided to try . It was very big meal. I ordered lobster pasta and grilled crab. Both were so big potion, I did not eat all of them. The taste was rather simple not very special, , but compare to other restaurants in Venice, amount is big enough for very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

After 3 days of 'hit and miss' dining we found this hidden gem! Best meal we had all trip and great value for money (not to mention portion size). Fantastic staff, sincere and genuine couldn't fault a thing. Definitely my go to restaurant next time I'm in town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Although we were staying near St. Mark's Square we decided against paying the high prices of nearby restaurants and found the Trattoria Gigio on a street near the Casino vaporetto stop about half an hour away. There was a good choice €16 set menu of pasta/risotto/ravioli followed by a choice of meat or fish main courses. Decent local red or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I found this place via TripAdvisor and due to the high ratings and good comments we decided to visit. Although it was hot we preferred to have dinner in the garden which is very nice. You don't know that there's a garden behind so avoid sitting in front and go inside and ask to be taken in the garden. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Average food, high prices. Payed 90 euros for 2 persons tasting menu and wine. All the food was brought to the table at the same time so some of it got really cold while we were eating. Not very tasty food, this was our first night in Venice and all the other places we went on following days were better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife and I ate here in June. Excellent food, great friendly service and super value. Bottle of good quality wine, two mains and desert all for €46. Recommended.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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

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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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, Chowder, Pizza, Soups

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.