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Osteria Da Fiore

#278 of 1,137 Restaurants in Venice
#316 of 1,226 Places to Eat in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Santa Croce
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Sestiere San Polo. 2202, 30125 Venice, Italy
041-721-308
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Today
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 195
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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As a complete aside from the restaurant, but critical if you decide to walk the lovely city of Venice, I hope to pass on a few "FYIs" we wish someone had shared with us. First, there are multiple restaurants called "da Fiore" as an abbreviation with more to the name (e.g. osteria, trattoria... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
wendy S
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Nebraska City, Nebraska
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This place came recommended by a friend and also by our hotel concierge, so we booked a reservation (pretty much required). Wonderful & intimate place right on a canal. We were a few minutes early, so they offered us complimentary prosecco at the bar while we waited for our table. The food was excellent, and as this was our

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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I rarely write bad reviews, but I feel I have an obligation to let future guests know our experience and how bitterly it contrasts with any other michelin starred restaurant we've dined at. As another reviewer has pointed out, beware google & apple maps which send you to different locations both false, whether you use the name of the restaurant... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We asked for a Valpolicella Ripasso and we ended up getting a non-Valpolicella wine, which had to have cost a lot less than the one we asked for, yet he charged us a lot more. The owner is also pushy - I wanted an item on the menu and he said no - you want something fish instead (you're in... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This restaurant has many rave reviews and having tried two other Michelin restaurants this by way of comparison was a huge disappointment. It is a tiny low ceiling restaurant in the middle of nowhere special with cramped tables which some might call charming but wait an hour and it becomes unbelievably hot and sticky. The staff are mainly dressed formally... More 

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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

As a complete aside from the restaurant, but critical if you decide to walk the lovely city of Venice, I hope to pass on a few "FYIs" we wish someone had shared with us. First, there are multiple restaurants called "da Fiore" as an abbreviation with more to the name (e.g. osteria, trattoria, etc.). So, it is important to know... More 

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164 reviews 164 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A little hard to find,....the first time....but off of a large square which is rady to find. Gourmet all the way....simple decor...great device...picture perfect food presentation. A little pricey, but worth it. Have your hotel make a reservation for you. Difficult to get in....but a must do in Venice.

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Los Angeles
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81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

When we ate here several years ago, I was disappointed, but I reminded myself then that I had never eaten in Venice before, so maybe I had expectations that were unreasonable. This time, there is no mistake. Bad food is bad food, and surly, unpleasant service is just that, no matter where in the world you're dining. I was the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had the experience that this is a restaurant about to loose a star. While some of the appetizers we shared were what one might expect from so highly rated a restaurant, the meal went downhill from then on. As disappointing as the food was the advice from the wine steward, who acted as if we were bothering him. One... More 

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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Osteria da fiore is the only restaurant with one star in the Michelin guide which is not situated in a hotel. The place is comfortable and the staff very friendly. At lunch, the menu costs 50 euros: you get three courses, one glass of excellent wine, mineral water and coffee. I think it is well worth going there at this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had lunch over holiday weekend and was concerned that it would be very busy and service would be below par. We were also concerned with some negative reviews. However the historical reputation of this place was our main motivation to try it out. Food was excellent. Typical dishes from the venetian tradition( "sarde in saor", "moeche" ) and some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sestiere San Polo. 2202, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: 041-721-308

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Staying in Santa Croce

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighborhood identity.