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Cannaregio
0.2 miles from Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)
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All reviews seafood grilled octopus tiramisu sea bass sardines quiet courtyard small square off the beaten track small menu small restaurant tourist crowds friendly service delicious meal osteria chef murano freshness
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Reviewed September 28, 2020 via mobile

What a hidden gem! Well worth the trek off the beaten track. Food was fabulous and very good value. The seafood pasta and gnocchi dishes were beautiful. Tiramisu was “knock out”.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

We were much too time limited as we needed to catch the last Alilaguna to the airport. But even in one glorious hour, Mateo was wonderful in guiding us. Very small restaurant but outstanding seafood beautifully prepared. Certainly the best octopus we have ever had....1 of 3 outstanding meals we had in Venice.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

It is potentially the smallest restaurant I have ever seen - in the summer the little square outside the Osteria offers some more space. At the same time it is one of the best and most authentic places I have been to in Venice. A...great lunch.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 1, 2020 via mobile

Great Location of the beaten Tracks! Worth a detour!! The Food is just amazing... I especially loved the anti pasta and the deserts... very creative and simple at the same time. We spend a great evening in a very cozy atmosphere!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 27, 2020

Friendly service. Beautiful unpretentious food in an incredibly quiet courtyard. Well away from the tourist routes this is a cracker. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 8, 2020

This was the worst meal we had in Venice, after a whole week in the city. We wanted a special Friday as our last night on the island, however we had the opposite. For a limited menu as it was, you would expect amazing &...prestine flavours, but the strozzapreti was under cooked inside (white & dry). The duck sauce was minimal and tasteless, not to mention the sloppy presentation. We feel sorry cuz the atmosphere had potential.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 18, 2020 via mobile

New boss, lovely food as always. We use to go to Alla Frasca every July for Redeemer’s lunch. The little restaurant has just changed chef and staff. Luckily, we remained as satisfied as during our former visits (review available on TripAdvisor). The new menu is...nice, both meat and fish. Nice wines, attentive staff, fair prices. A place to go to. Remember to Book, as tables are few and go sold fast.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

This restaurant is tiny and cozy (only about seven tables) and tucked in a quiet campo in the north of the city. If you're not looking for it, you're unlikely to stumble on it. We were there during the last weekend of Carnival, and it...was lovely to have a quiet, delicious meal far from the crowds of St. Mark's. They have a small menu, all seafood, all excellently prepared. We started with the Baccalá mantecato con polenta croccante, which was absolutely delicious. My husband had the grilled tuna steak, I had grilled branzino, and my daughter had seafood gnocchi. Everything was perfectly prepared and delicious. The host/ owner was friendly and lovely to chat with. He helped us pick out an excellent bottle of white wine. Definitely seek this place out if you're looking for a quiet, lovely meal far from the tourist crowds.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 6, 2019

I've eaten here twice, 9 months apart. Both times, it was terrific. In my most recent trip I ordered the antipasto misto - basically a plate of diverse grilled seafood. It was stunning - substantial, fresh, utterly delicious. €24 well spent. The proprietor was charming,...and the place is teeny-tiny, but charming because of that. I now look forward to visiting each time I am in Venice.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

All my family love Frasca. It’s now on our “not to miss” list when we are in Venice. This trip I was on my own but I would not miss eating here. Why? Beautiful Venetian food superbly cooked with just the right wines. Great service....In fact, just about perfect. How good is Frasca? If you are Italian or know Italy you will know that Bologna considers itself the food capital of the world. Last night there was a table of six or so who come from Bologna to Venice just to eat at Frasca. It’s that good. If you want tourist “spaghetti bolognese” don’t come here. But if you want superb fish - this is the place for you. Very convenient if, like us, you stay on Murano. But it is tiny, especially in winter with no outside tables possible. So being small and excellent you really do need to book. Grazie Bruno and the team for a wonder evening, JohnMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Response from lcprieto | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes, we ate there 3 times over the summer and I'm celiac. Every time they had gluten free options.
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I would expect so, we emailed to book a table, suggest you email to ask.
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