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“Authentic Venetian” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria ai Carmini

Osteria ai Carmini
Calle delle Pazienze 2894/a, 30100 Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro / Accademia)
041 2413612
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Ranked #187 of 1,211 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder, Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Helsinki, Finland
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Authentic Venetian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had a lunch with my Family in Osteria ai Carmini in July 2014. The food is authentic Venetian, prices are reasonable and the service was friendly and professional. Nothing to complain. Would refommend for a less touristic experience in Venice.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The worst dining experience we've had”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We'd made the mistake of booking an opera package at the Carmini Scuola that included a meal at this restaurant. The experience was simply dire.We were told to arrive at 7.00 and found that we were the only diners. No one else came into the restaurant during our whole meal which tells you a lot. Other restaurants in nearby Campo de Santa Margherita were full! Our package gave us a very restricted menu. We had a very thick pasta and fagioli soup that was quite unappetising and which repeated on us for the rest of the day. For the other course there were just three choices. I chose sardines which came cold but smothered in cold cooked onions. I couldn't finish it. AVOID!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Great food, service and company!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had booked our Saturday evening a few days earlier. We had a bottle of merlot and sparkling water. For starters John had scallops and salad which was really good, lots of scallops including the coral. I had the mussels and clams in a tomato sauce with toasted bread which was really good. Both starters were substantial portions. Then John had the tuna which has been photographed for this site by other reviewers, which was really good and nicely cooked so that it was very pink in the middle. I had the tagliolini with prawns which was also very good.

We sat at a table very near to the next table and found ourselves in good conversation with fellow visitors to Venice. So much so that I failed to finish my main course, no fault of the food! Suffice to say we had a really enjoyable evening of which the great food was central.

John had a grappa and the bill was a very reasonable 87 Euros. We then caught the vaporetta to St Mark's for music at the Florian. What a good life, eh!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Torino
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“How many Excelllent from new comers??”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I trust in Tripadvisor and I had a dinner at Oosteria dei Carmini for its high rate, but I was not satisfied at all: poor food, nothing special and the restaurant smells so much that you'll smell for half a day!

Then I came back to read the other opinions: is it not strange for you that a lot of new comers on tripadvisor write their first opinion for Osteria dei Carmini and that it's always Excellent!?!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Frozen Sea Food - Don't Waste Your Money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is a complete tourist trap. The Trip Advisor rating does not reflect the reality. The menu was in English with a small font Italian saying that most of the dished could be prepared using frozen products. Guess what, every single dish we ordered tasted like it was made out of frozen sea food. The place was full of Americans and other tourists; no locals. We spent 60E and it was a complete waste of money. We went to another restaurant the next night and the difference was night and day.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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