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“Great host, great food.” 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 #215 of 1,317 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great host, great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The service was excellent, the food even better. Cuttlefish ink pasta, grilled seafood, nice wine, and a fabulous, engaging host. Have a go, you won't be disappointed.

Visited May 2014
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Provo, Utah
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231 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“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
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Bad service and inhospitable”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

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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Paris, France
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“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 via mobile

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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