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“Lively and Friendly Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria alla Bifora

Osteria alla Bifora
Campo Santa Margherita 2930, Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
0415236119
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Ranked #294 of 1,197 restaurants in Venice
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Lively and Friendly Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The hostess couldn't have been more wonderful; the design was both rustic and stylish; and crowd was having a wonderful time eating, drinking, and kibbitzing. A regular was having a birthday, and the management offered everyone a big slice of cake and a grappa.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
oklahoma city
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280 reviews 280 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 72 cities Reviews in 72 cities
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Candle light dinner of a different kind (cold dishes only)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is mainly a bar that serves only cold dishes.

I had the beef carpaccio. It was very good. I think it was smoked. It was served on a bed of salad. On top were a few tiny strawberries and a small amount of shredded cheese, and 2 wedges of lemon. With a big basket of bread, olive oil, and fresh ground pepper, It was very tasty.

There's very little outdoor seating, which is disappointing because it's in a large square.

They did not charge a service fee.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pozarevac
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Intimate atmosphere with delicious and genuine food!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

You can find here great atmosphere, soft music and the best of the Venetian specialities served in a couple of minutes! I enjoyed everything from the raw ham (delicious) to some typically Venetian appetizers! We didn't have much time to sit there, but I would definitely stay there a little longer just to enjoy the place.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Warm and Inviting Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We have visited Bifora once a year for the four years - it's always a wonderful time. Cozy and atmospheric, owners and patrons are friendly. One of our favorite places to go after dinner or for a light bite. We go for a wine and some small plates and to enjoy the scenery. Try the Grappa!
Check out the back wall -original part of the building amazing Middle Eastern influences. LOVE this charming place : )

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Perfect for a light time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Just perfect for a non fuss lunch or dinner, fresh products, great wines, and service, easy going staff, Franco and his staff are great, Jannie and Lola are fun too, Situated in Campo San Margaretta a lively and fun place to be mix with the young local guys and girls.
I have eaten drunk and had so much fun here I will always go back.
Thank you Franco and staff for always treating me as part of the family.
Robert x

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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