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Osteria La Bottega ai Promessi Sposi

#53 of 1,199 Restaurants in Venice
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Calle de l'Oca 4367 | Cannaregio, 30121 Venice, Italy
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tucked away in a little italian cobblestone laneway is a fine place to wine and dine (if you can find it that is). The waitress was great as she can translate the menu into english and willingly too. We started off with the beef carpaccio, didn't look like much on the plate. However, the understated simplicity had a great impact... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this little restaurant in Cannaregio on TripAdvisor after searching for a place to eat near our hotel. We had dinner here on our first night in Venice and were glad to get a good dinner so close by, after a full day walking all around the city. All food was well prepared from high-quality ingredients. The portions we... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this restaurant through trip advisor. It was an absolute delight. Small menu with all the pasta made on the premises. The menu whilst all in Italian was quickly translated by our waitress. The food was divine and cost €180 for 4 of us including, beer, wine 3 entrees and 4 mains. It is off the tourist thoroughfare but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent meal here, the quality was fabulous and the service was wonderful. This is a very small restaurant in a neighborhood tucked into an alley, so it's hard to find, but worth it.

Thank Hope M
Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there based on the reviews from TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed. Everything we ate was excellent and tasty, in particular their smoked salmon. Service was also very good and our waiters answered our questions about the menu which was in Italian only. A true local restaurant, not one of those tourist traps. Really enjoyed our dinner, glad... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small restaurant was recommended by my local airbnb host. It turned out to be one of our best pasta experience in Italy so far - the scampi spaghetti is so al dente and tasty with the right balance of tomato sweetness and chilli spiciness, and the sea bass orecchiette is just perfect (another local sitting behind our desk also... More 

Thank Brian C
Winter Park, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited 20 min for someone to take care of us , but they had no interest since we had children with us. I was so looking forward to eating here but they just didn't care.

Thank Keith P
Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by the desk clerk at our hotel and we were glad that he did. The food was delicious, the service great, and the price very reasonable. Reservations are recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This gem is hidden on a back street and doesn't have outside tables so as a tourist it's easy to miss. However, this usually means it has to be good. When we arrived it was full (of locals) - we had to book a table and come back in an hour. The food and wine were magnificent. Service was genuinely... More 

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Conifer, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Such warm kind people work here. Ate spaghetti with local mini lobster which was ok but not special. Bucatini was yummy. People were far more memorable than the food. Even when some folks arrived and sat themselves, the smiles never faded.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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: 0412412747

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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.