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Osteria La Bottega ai Promessi Sposi

#52 of 1,206 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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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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.

Thank VicandPer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by the owner of a nearby wine bar and he was right very good authentic food served with gusto and no English menu in sight Spaghetti and clans very good as well as the gambos maybe a little salty but I think that's local taste overall a great experience but expect 50 euros each with... More 

Thank Stewart H
Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to try original venetian cuisine and found this one on TripAdvisor. The dishes are very tasty. I had pasta in salsa (ground anchovis in vinegar with sweet Tropea onions - delicious) and a very good smoked salmon. My girlfriend had pasta with a capers-nut-pesto (very good too) and squid in tomato sauce (i'd only recommend that one to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food served well and good staff to look after you. I had a seat where I could see into the kitchen which was spotless and the food being cooked.

Thank Mike7037
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't hesitate! Easily accessed from the Main Street running through Canareggio, this gem of a place is a must-see. A genuine, unaffected and relaxed atmosphere in which beautiful food is served by equally lovely people. Cichetti excellent too. All keenly priced. Just do it! ❤️

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner with a group of 9. The service was perfect, the food excellent. The part where people were taking an aperitivo also seemed very nice, with good appetizers. We would definitely go again!

Thank Astrid A
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We (son 13 and I) dropped in on a recommendation from a friend. We were lucky and early, so they had a table for us. Our choice was simple: Caprese, tuna tartare, manza with little chunks of potato, a salad and a thick pasta with a sausage based sauce. I had a very nice smooth white house wine. We very... 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 of 5 bubbles
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, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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