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Osteria La Bottega ai Promessi Sposi

#44 of 1,220 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calle de l'Oca 4367 | Cannaregio, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 041 241 2747
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 2:15 pm
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Amman, Jordan
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant came recommended by a friend along with a long list of others, but this one was my favorite. We had a mixed clams and mussels starter as well as the burrata and fantastic house wine. My main dish was the salmon which was fresh, tender, and with a tinge of brine. We ordered all of the desserts and... More 

Thank Rory S
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a lovely evening in this restaurant, the food was gorgeous and the service was fantastic, highly recommend it.

Thank joannabegins
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first evening meal during our trip to Venice over Christmas, and it did not disappoint. Friends had highly recommended it, so we were first in the door when they opened for the evening -- and good thing, because it filled up very quickly. The house wine was fantastic, the service excellent -- and the seafood fresh and... More 

Thank Janella S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ai Promessi Sposi is one of those delightful restaurants in the little lanes of Venice that you need to find. Though it is only a few steps away from the Strada Nova you will only find it if you are lucky and enjoy exploring. It is well worth looking though as the food is excellent and reasonably priced. When we... More 

Thank PMHgte
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. This restaurant is located at a back alley near the tourist route and not so easy to find. 2. However, this restaurant is popular and fills up very quickly so it is best to make reservation or be there when they open business. 3. Cuisine offered is more regional Venetian dishes and the waiter patiently translated the entire menu... More 

Thank Duke_Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Since we started visiting Promessi Sposi many years ago it has become more popular with visitors and now it is a must to book for dinner. We love the Osteria both as a bacaro to pop into for a small glass of wine and some cicchetti, particulalrly the meatballs, and as a restaurant for a full meal. This time we... More 

Thank TravelmadEdinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Been twice and both times excellent food. Very good fish dishes. Extremely friendly service and good reasonable price. Highly recommend but need to book.

Thank Annabel R
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

We came here on a fresh night in November. As soon as we got inside we were welcomed; the staff were so friendly and the restaurant itself was warm. We had an antipasto, primi, secondi and a dessert and each of the meals was great food. I'd go back here again.

Thank DaveMelb94
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Found this wonderful restaurant 10 mins away from our hotel in Cannaregio and absolutely loved it. We walked in and got a booking for the same evening which given the popularity we were very lucky. All three courses were fabulous, great choice (although slightly heavy on the fishy side, there were some good meat options too). We probably overdid it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

if you persist you can find excellent places to eat in Venice. Osteria La Bottega ai Promessi Sposi is one of them. Located in a tiny alleyway away from the tourist crowds. Excellent service and delicious local food. Well worth the trip there. Closest stop is Ca'D'Oro on the Grand Canal Line Number 1 waterbus.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle de l'Oca 4367 | Cannaregio, 30121 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighborhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: +39 041 241 2747

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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.
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