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Antico Giardinetto di Virgilio e Larisa is a small, cosy family-run restaurant behind Campo San Cassiano offering typical Venetian and creative fish and meat dishes freshly prepared to order.
$40 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed December 12, 2020 via mobile

Starter of tomatoes, mozzarella and grilled courgette. Main of Squid ink pasta and... that tiramisu. THAT TIRAMISU. Light but creamy, the right amount of coffee and cocoa powder. Perfect. I would return to Venice for this place alone. Set in a lovely garden with friendly...staff. It was one of my most special meals with friends. We still talk about how good that tiramisu was.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 10, 2020 via mobile

Amazing place ! The restaurant is really lovely with an outside cute little patio and inside room equally as lovely. The food was amazing ! I came two nights in a row, the first time I had seafood pasta and it was delicious and cook...to perfection. The second time had sardines Venetian style, pasta with ragú and pana cotta and again amazing ! The pasta is home made and makes such a difference compared to places that use dry pasta. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 8, 2020 via mobile

Down a small alley in a Road called the Road of the Dead, there is this small restaurant which is well worth finding. We were charmed how beautiful the owners have turned their little corner of Venice into an oasis. I can recommend their version...of Aperol Spritz to start you off. The food, we went twice as it was so good, was superb. We had the tuna (rare), absolutely delicious and the sea bream cooked with oranges, wonderful. We are not big eaters so didn’t sample the starters or puddings. The service was excellent and we couldn’t recommend this restaurant more highly.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 4, 2020

Lovely little courtyard restaurant run by husband and wife. He’s the chef and she is front of house and everything else. Absolutely the freshest fish, and well presented unpretentious delicious food. Reasonable prices. We loved it and highly recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 22, 2020 via mobile

We came here for dinner. There is an excellent selection of seafood, portions were good and the service was discreet and unhurried. Recommended.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 11, 2020 via mobile

Fabulous dinner, mixed fried fish fresh and succulent. The service is careful and filled with kindness. Not enough words to praise them! Thank you and we’ll be back!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed June 29, 2020 via mobile

Very nice evening close to our hotel in San Croce. We booked a table and had the chance to be in the beautiful courtyard. We tried the plate with raw fish. It was fresh and delicious! Then we had very good pasta plates. Food there...is simple but fresh and nice. The service is just perfect thanks to the waitress, she was lovely as the place itself! We recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 25, 2020 via mobile

We loved this restaurant! Everything was amazing , small beautiful place with good atmosphere and service

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

A warm and cosy restaurant with delicious seafood and excellent wine. Service was above and beyond. Would definitely visit again!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and find this place! Wonderful food, wonderful service, wonderful atmosphere. Wine is great as well!

Date of visit: November 2019
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February 23, 2020|
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Response from Footprints949801 | Reviewed this property |
We were there in September and I do not recall any service charge. Prices were as per the menu and worth every cent! Can”t say enough good things about our meal. The food was excellent, every bite was delicious. Service was... More
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July 14, 2017|
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Response from OneBlondie | Reviewed this property |
yes they do take reservations; probably advised to make one especially for Sunday lunch and/or if you want to be in the garden. regards, OneBlondie
January 11, 2017|
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Response from L L | Reviewed this property |
bit late, sorry, but yes, we paid by card...
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  • Osteria Antico Giardinetto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5