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“Too salty” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Ai Do Farai

Osteria Ai Do Farai
Sestiere Dorsoduro 3278, 30123 Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro / Accademia)
041 277 03 69
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Ranked #140 of 1,137 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Redwood City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Too salty”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We ordered the razor clams and scallops, which were good. The soup and seafood pasta were WAY TOO SALTY. 1 star.

The squid ink pasta was okay.

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City of Venice, Italy
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Outstanding fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This one of the best restaurants in Venice. Pasta and fish dishes cooked to perfection. Excellent value.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Plana nad Luznici, Czech Republic
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Frantisek from Plana , Czech Rep.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

It is not so easy to find so excellent Venetian restaurant between so many tourist orientated restaurants, mainly witn Chinese cooks.. We have found very good fish and seefoods menu with fantastic home feeling staff. Stephano was really excellent preparing food a front of us and on the end typical Italian "sorbet". We can only recommend it to whom they are looking to find good atmosphere and excellent food. Francesco and friends

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Catskill, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We wanted so much to love this place. It's tucked away on a side street in Dorsoduro, with football pennants and other sports memorabilia on the walls, and no menu or barker out on the sidewalk, the kind of place that looks like a fun neighborhood hangout. It might very well have been a hangout, but not at night, when the clientele was all tourists, and the owner pushed a single dish - the sea bass carpaccio, prepared tableside with much noise and flashing of knives - on every single table. The sea bass was fine, and would have been fine without all the gab and showmanship times however many tables were occupied, but we found the other dishes mediocre. Overall, a disappointment.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Charming dining al fresco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Do Farai is a very nice restaurant located in the Dorsoduro neighborhood. By the standards of mid priced Venetian restaurants, the food is very nicely prepared and the service is quite good. But the otherwise unoccupied outdoor square in which the restaurant maintains a few tables is one of the most charming places that I've ever dined.

Visited August 2013
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