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“Best carpaccio ever” 5 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 #156 of 1,207 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Best carpaccio ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Show that has been shown by Stefano when he was preparing the carpaccio di branzino is amazing.
The taste of this was incredible.
This restaurant is probably not so famous among the tourists, but most likely is very popular among the locals.

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Christchurch
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Well worth finding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Recommended by our hotel as a good local place to eat. We checked it out during the day but it was completely shuttered so weren't sure if we even had the right location. But at night, open and alive. Stefano very friendly, spoke good English, and a great showman! We asked his recommendations on the menu and wine and were very happy. Interesting to try cuttlefish in its own ink. Saw several guests having sea bass (Branzino) carpaccio, which is prepared with a great flourish at the table. Neighbouring table gave us a taste, delicious. Yes, we would recommend eating here.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice seafood ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Visited for business dinner, nice food with traditional Hall and service. Very polite and friendly staff. Try the fish carpaccio. Seafood spaghetti is good, also the grilled prawns were excellent. Nice deserts as well. Not a touristic place.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“An absolute must!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I just spent two relaxing and wonderful months in Venice and happened upon this restaurant by recommendation from a friend who owns another local restaurant. IT WAS AMAZING!!!! Table side presentation far exceeded my expectations. I had more friends visiting for New Years and took 10 people and all agreed it was one of the best meals ever! Very local place with an outstanding staff.

  • Visited December 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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Redwood City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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