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Osteria al Portego

Calle Della Malvasia Castello 6014, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 9038
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (23 reviews)
“finger food” (5 reviews)
“cod” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Della Malvasia Castello 6014, 30122 Venice, Italy
Neighborhood: Castello
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is hard to get a good meal in this area near the Rialto. Most of the restaurants have low quality food designed for tourists. Not here. This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend who grew up in Venice and considers it one...More

Thank hanalei2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended as a local spot, we went here and were disappointed. The tapas in the cabinet looked like they'd been there for awhile and were cold (the staff reheat it in a microwave before your very eyes). My suggestion would be to book...More

Thank ypup
Reviewed 1 week ago

This fun bar is full of locals spilling outside and eating excellent cicchetti. It also has a small sit down restaurant with a chalkboard menu. We found all of the food fresh and excellent. The servers were very busy but took the time to smile...More

Thank SFbySail
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waitress gave good advise and was very friendly. The cocktail was very nicely done- def try the classic Italian spritz with Aperol or Campari here! The food's very nice too. Fresh, well-seasoned and the portion satisfying. Def come here in stead of the overpriced...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant/bar was busy on both nights and is clearly a popular venue. We had a sit down meal and then returned a couple of evenings later for some wine and chicettis at the bar. I would recommend the latter as my preferred option. Whilst...More

Thank 3PW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is our last day in Italy! Our Airbnb host recommended this place and what a find!!! If you go at 13:00 you won't get in the door but we waited till 13:30 and got a table. Delicious food!! Staff were really friendly and explained...More

1  Thank tamaryne2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was wondering whether I should share our "secret find" - because next time we go there I would still want to enjoy the quaint setting and not be blown away with too many tourists. But here you go - they just deserve a stellar...More

1  Thank CMB2002
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Be warned Google maps will map you to a different location, make sure you reverify your search. The place is tiny and seats less than 20 reservation is a must especially for dinner. My wife and I lucked out with lunch because as we walked...More

1  Thank John J
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Small place that had a mix of some tourists and locals. Definitely make a reservation because there aren't a lot of tables. The menu is on a blackboard and it's only in Italian so that probably limits the number of tourists. Service great especially in...More

1  Thank NaplesVisitor
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We loved this place! Great house wine, antipasti and cozy setting. Small local place where you just show up and hope for a table, and if nothing available just eat ciccheti outside while enjoying more of that house wine I mentioned.

1  Thank Paul N
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri
(districts), and the only one not facing onto the
Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated
within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over
one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime
neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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How do you make a reservation
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Shannon M | Reviewed this property |
You can call too. The person answering the phone will speak enough English to handle the reservation.
Muy buena pinta ¿se puede reservar?
December 3, 2016|
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Response from Javier844 | Reviewed this property |
Es un local muy pequeño. Creo que nos dijeron que no hacían reservas, pero yo llamaría por si acaso.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $45
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Della Malvasia Castello 6014, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 9038
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