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Bacaro Osteria Barababao

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Cannaregio 5837-5838, 30131 Venice, Italy
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing too fancy about this place. Food is decent. Service is average. Prices are alright. Fine for a quick dinner.

Thank Kirsten Z
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beef tartare was below average and was 26€ which wasn't worth it. My partner had a pizza which he said was good. Devoid of atmosphere, no frills restaurant and service without a smile. With so many choices in this city I wouldn't recommend Barabao.

Thank Rebecca C
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good pizza, reasonably priced and good location. Waiter service was ok and food arrived in ok time - but nothing special... House red was very cold but it was well priced!

Thank James Y
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located a few steps from the Ferrovia Train Station - St. Mark's Square route. Thanks to that it's quiet and very welcoming. We ordered a Prosciutto pizza which was of very good quality. We took the Campari Spritz along with the main dish - no complaints here as well. The restaurant specializes in seafood (it's an Osteria),... More 

Thank NaRowerzeSamochodem
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After paying our check the waiter said "service is not included." As this was not our first day or trip to Italy we knew this to be untrue. Clearly a ploy to exploit tourist, which was surprising considering outlet waiter was Russian. It is a shame because the food was not bad.

Thank Daniel G
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This is just off the main tourist route but it lacks in personality and charm. The drinks were fine and the menu has an adequate coverage. The servings were small and the service was not the best. Pasta dishes were served with a minimum of sauce but were adequate

Thank Robert H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We ordered mix seafood pasta (favorite in italy and cant have enough of it) and it turned out to be great. We ended up finishing it up completely. The service was good too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We stumbled across this place over a busy Easter weekend. The food was hearty and delicious, very traditional and we thought the service was adequate. We were looking for somewhere to fill our bellies and not break the bank and this place delivered.

Thank Ms_ShuttergirlfromOz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We were looking at our map for another restaurant when the owner invited us in. He actually came out and tried to help us with our map. We decided to eat there and were very pleased. Everyone was very friendly, the service was excellent. We all had delicious meals and desserts. We were treated to a drink on the house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Great food, service and value. We will return. The seafood is delicious and fresh. Very generous portion sizes. There is a 2€ service fee (standard in Venice) but they kindly waved it for us just because (maybe because we tried to talk in Italian during the meal hehe)

Thank Holly S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $28
Italian, Soups, Seafood, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cannaregio 5837-5838, 30131 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighborhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: +39/0415221061

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Cannaregio

Neighborhood Profile
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.