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Anima Bella

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San Marco
Pasta
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calle Fiubera-S.Marco 956, 0000 Venice, Italy
041 5227486
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
One person place

A very small tourists free place with only few tables. Run by a sinle guy. Great salads and pastas. Definitely worth a try for a casual dinner

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Serguei P
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  • Local cuisine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

A very small tourists free place with only few tables. Run by a sinle guy. Great salads and pastas. Definitely worth a try for a casual dinner

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Wonderful little place right on the canal. You can hire a gondola right outside the door! Intimate is not quite a strong enough word for this place; it's tiny, only about a half dozen tables. The kitchen is minuscule too but they're somehow able to produce an amazing variety of absolutely delicious pasta & meat dishes. Feels like you're in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The menu looked cheap from the outside and the decor looked cheap from the inside but cheap it isn't. We had a couple of caprese salads and some cannelloni which, by the sound of it, were cooked in a microwave a few feet away. Add in a beer, a small bottle of wine (as they don't serve by the glass),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Found this charming little restaurant by chance near to St Mark's Square. Great Service , lovely food and good value for money given the location. Cooked and served by same cheerful welcoming man . Definetly worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

There maybe no cover charge but the service charge was 15%. We both had pasta but it was cooked in the microwave. Would not recommend, there are better options in the same area.

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Willesborough, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We found this restaurant whilst walking around behind San Marco square. It is a small restaurant with only a couple of tables but the waiter was friendly. The menu although not extensive has pasta and pizza dishes and satisfied us. We ordered pizza and spaghetti. A note that the pizza are small ( approx 5 inch) overall very nice and... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner in Anima Bella with my husband the other night, it was absolutely delicious! It is a tiny place near the Piazza San Marco, with different pasta dishes, salads and entrees. You have to try the Arrabiata pasta, we actually ordered it twice that night!!

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San Leandro, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was not my first visit to this great little place. We discovered it in 2004 and I could not wait to go back. It's a little different now - fewer tables (it was pretty crowded before) but the food was still very enjoyable. This is such a great find in the neighborhood near San Marcos - everything else is... More 

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Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Carlo was a one man show! Took our order, cooked our food, cleaned our table, did the dishes! He was incredible. Really really good lasagna and tortellini. Suggested to us from our hotel as a nice quiet place for lunch and it definitely was. Delicious! Great service!

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited on our honeymoon. We were looking for a more "quaint" type of restaurant away from the "sit em down, feed em and chuck em out" style that seems to be the norm around St Marks Square these days. We looked at lots of restaurants but found them all to be pizza and fast food type that was open... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: calle Fiubera-S.Marco 956, 0000 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighborhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: 041 5227486

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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Staying in San Marco

Neighborhood Profile
San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.