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Osteria Antico Giardinetto

#25 of 1,220 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
San Polo
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Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 722882
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cannes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a small restaurant so you want to make a reservation, which is worth doing. A "mom and pop" (husband and wife) place with very good food from a small menu and even with only the wife serving, it was efficient. We prefer the small menu as it usually means good things to come. They did not disappoint us.... More 

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North Lincs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Not easy to find, just a doorway off a very narrow street, a little off the 'beaten track'. Antico is a small restaurant with a small outside 'courtyard'. On a wet October evening we had made a reservation and it was just as well as it seats a maximum of 16 diners inside, and the courtyard was not appealing. It... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Lovely food In a small but welcoming environment. Really enjoyed our evening and the excellent service provided by this husband and wife team. We managed to book earlier in the day, but worth planning ahead for.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This restaurant is run by an outstanding chef and his hard-working, charming, and efficient wife who manages the front of the house. It was tricky to find but we are glad that we did. We arrived without reservations and had a bit of a wait, but to a person as people left they offered unsolicited opinions that it was worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

This tiny restaurant - in the center not far from Rialto but far from touristic routes - had a little and nice courtyard, quiet and repaired, and a small hall. We had dinner in the courtyard. They serve only typical Venetian dishes and have a good selection of wine. A great discover, also for the price (40 € pp for... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

This restaurant is so unusual it must be experienced. It's homely, friendly but so efficient. There is only one lady taking orders and waiting tables and her husband is the chef. The food is not only the best we had eaten in four days in Venice, but the most beautifully presented and perfectly cooked. The chocolate mousse was to die... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The couple who own and operate this wonderful osteria prepare fresh ingredients in a deliciously unfussy way. The seafood appetizer was wonderful, the pasta perfect, as was the tiramisu. Don't miss the house made limoncello cream. The chefs father grows the lemons in the Marche and delivers them to this hard to find, but worth the effort restaurant. Very near... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We didn't book but found our way here after sitting in a wine bar nursing an Aperol and scanning TripAdvisor. It was full but the lady said she could fit us in 20 minutes, we had a seat in 10. There was just 1 waitress and maybe 10 covers but she managed the restaurant efficiently and gave a great customer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Having spent a busy day around Venice we were looking for good food in a quieter nook of this bustling city. We chose this place based on reviews. Both the seafood and the grilled fish were delicious. The wine list provided a perfect accompaniment. Although the restaurant was full and only one server was present, service was excellent. We chose... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This family-run restaurant is located near the fish market of Rialto, so we decided to try the seafood dishes exclusively but there are also dishes for meat lovers. The mixed raw fish appetizers was a delicious mix of octopus, scallops, prawns, home-made seafood spread, and some other fresh fishes. All the ingredients were fresh and of good quality, it appeared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $60
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 722882
Osteria Antico Giardinetto is a cosy, charming family-run restaurant near Campo San Cassiano offering typical Venetian and creative fish, meat and vegetarian dishes freshly prepared to order.

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Staying in San Polo

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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