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Ostaria dai Zemei

#33 of 1,211 Restaurants in Venice
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San Polo
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Sestiere San Polo 1045, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 0415208596
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8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Easy bite away from the crowds

Stop by this place for lunch seems pretty stock standard. Ordered some drinks which were cold and a tomato salad which tasted fine and then a pizza which did the job.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Stop by this place for lunch seems pretty stock standard. Ordered some drinks which were cold and a tomato salad which tasted fine and then a pizza which did the job.

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a really nice Italian eatery amongst so many others trying to stick it to tourist. Very fairly priced, authentic regional food, good service and nice street cafe style dining away from the big $ canal eateries. They offer a wide variety of tappis as well as well as main dishes. All I can say is glad we ate... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a gem of a place! The cicchetti selection is very broad, the taste was just amazing, and the staff was awesome! We did not eat seated, but just stayed inside at the bar... the staff was very friendly and welcoming. We had a bunch of cicchetti and some wines for drinks for a very reasonable price. Would go... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A beautiful family-run restaurant! I would visit Venice again just to eat here. Food was very well priced and massive servings - faultless!!! Loved the touch of all the family photos.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My wife and I were in Venice for four days and we went here 7 times. On our morning visits we'd grab coffee and a pastry, then swing by in the afternoon for some cicchetti and an Aperol spritz. The staff are helpful and incredibly friendly and the clientele is a mix of visitors and locals. The quality and variety... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It was a busy evening, but we got really nice service and loved the cicheti. We asked for the waitress to bring us a selection, and it was a very good decision, as we got to taste a very nice spread of different snacks. Nice outdoor seating as well on the street corner. The pizza we ordered for our kid... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Don't see how this place rates as well as it does. Very ordinary "cicheti. Tried four different types. Very underwhelmed. Didn't try anything else. Had better free tapas in a cheap bar. Realise everything in Venice is overpriced but how about a little effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

After much walking needed coffe & snack & discovered this gem of a place. Such tasty & reasonably priced cicchetti (Italian tapas) & great coffee. Definitely on our list if visiting Venice again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

On our four day stay, we were on the mission to hunt down a few bacari or cicheti bars in St. Polo neighborhood. After visited a few, it is our opinion that Ostaria Dai Zemei was the overall best bacari. The combination of delicious cicheties and spritz, friendly (twin) owners, attractive overall bar atmosphere and nice out door sitting area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Excellent Italian tapas type of food. We were passing by the street and noticed that place with locals having appetitive. This was a good sign. We decided to have lunch in this small ostaria and that was the best choice we made in our trip. There are two types of food you can get: sandwiches and small pinchos with different... More 

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Additional Information about Ostaria dai Zemei

Address: Sestiere San Polo 1045, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0415208596
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 8:30 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sestiere San Polo 1045, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 0415208596
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 8:30 pm

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.