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“Rudest Restaurant Ever” 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 #149 of 1,137 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
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“Rudest Restaurant Ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It was Saturday night three minutes before their time to open. The place was empty. We came in, and ask for a menu. It was all in Italian, we asked for an English menu, and the owner became belligerent. He proceeded to tell us what we should have. He got verbally aggressive, and so we decided to leave. At the point he got even more rude. He was shouting at us as we left the restaurant. I have eaten in restaurants all over the world. I usually give even poor restaurants a fair review if they have any kind of redeeming service, but this restaurant is one I cannot give any kind of positive review to. They were rude, and socially inappropriate.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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“Bad service and inhospitable”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We wanted to have a proper Italian dinner with four people and ended up at Osteria Ai Do Farai. There were only 2-3 staff in the restaurant that did not have any time for anything. One big chaos. After ordering a pasta we asked for some cheese. It never arrived. Nor did the salads that we ordered. We left without secundi. Very disappointing.

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“Give this a try - you won't be disappointed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This restaurant was recommended so we turned up on a busy Friday night and Stefano was initially a little stand-offish, no doubt all part of his show. He allocated a table and gave us the menu, which is only in Italian. There were no other tourists which we took as a good sign. On seeing our difficulty in ordering, Stefano came over and proposed that we follow his recommendations involving antipasto then pasta, two portions of each for our party of four, followed by fish. We knew that this could be a way of trapping tourists but we had confidence in Stefano and it was not misplaced. We had the most delicious meal served with inexpensive and good house wine, all served with humour and efficiency by Stefano. We were wary of the size of the bill, with no cause. We ate in a tourist restaurant at Rialto the next night and paid 25 euros less for a meal which was so, so inferior in every aspect and which left us nostalgic for good Venetian cuisine.

Visited May 2014
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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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“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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