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Anima Bella

calle Fiubera-S.Marco 956, 0000 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
041 5227486
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Ranked #600 of 1,197 restaurants in Venice
Price range: $15 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: San Marco
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135 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stumbled upon this place whilst looking for somewhere to eat before going to a show. We only started looking at reviews after we had sat down and were a little dubious, given that the reviews were very mixed. We were very impressed. Yes the prices for the portion size are a little high, but the quality of food is... More

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UK
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The menu looked good value, so I went in hoping for a quick meal (I had just arrived in Venice). I ordered a pasta dish for 10.95, some water and a side salad. I was amazed when the bill came to over 30 Euro. The side salad alone was 10.95! In addition they had charged tax (no other restaurant did... More

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We ordered a creamy pasta with nothing in it (€12.50) and seemed more like entree size. A squid ink pasta (€16.50) with 6 tiny pieces of squid in it. Each piece about the size of your pinky fingernail bar one. An equally small portion of salad that had 6 slices of tomato and 6 slices of buffalo cheese and 10... More

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Manila, Philippines
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Small restaurant with reasonable but not outstanding food. Service was pleasant. Prices similar to rest of Venice although service charge added which puts it close to the high end. Tables very close to each other to the point of being uncomfortable even with low volume conversations. With the prices you would expect a bit more space. If you crowd, prices... More

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Slidell, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

It's a little on the pricey side, but the food was good and we enjoyed it. Friendly staff and great location.

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Moray
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Unfortunately the worst place we visited the entire 6 days we spent in Venice! This small restaurant has only five tables and the staff are so lovely they sell your table while you are still finishing dessert and drinks to someone who then stands outside and watches you eat waiting for you to leave, also brought the bill without being... More

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Perth
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I don't know where the negative reviews are coming from on this amazing little gem? We were the only customers and the lovely owner stayed open late for us on Xmas evening. The minestrone was the best I had ever had and left me wanting more! My husband had the squid ink pasta which was to die for and I... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The experience could not be worse! There were very limited choices of dishes (don't trust the menu displayed in the window cos that's not what you'll get!) and the price was stiff. For 3 of us, we ordered 3 pasta dishes, 1 vegetable salad, 2 bottles of water (50cl each) and it cost over 80 euros (15% service charge and... More

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Had lunch here based on Tripadvisor reviews. It is very small and was busy, so waited outside for a table to be available. The menu is limited to the "specials" of the day, so do not plan your meal based on the posted menu. Food was fresh, delicious and served quickly. The waitress was friendly.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

had a lovely dinner here! yes the menu was a little limited but the pasta was fresh, simple and delicious. shared a salad to start and was a little surprised to have a "sharing charge" on the bill but maybe this is done in other restaurants too? would still recommend it for dinner the food was very good!

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