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Antico Forno

#20 of 1,197 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
San Polo
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Rughetta del Ravano, 973 | Between the Rialto Bridge and Campo San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 4110
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is small, you will eat while standing (Italian classic pizzeria ) service is fast food service but the pizza was very good and it is worth trying

1 Thank travel1976_10
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You have bragging rights for having eaten the best pizza in the world after you've had pizza at Antico Forno. The shop feels like a hole in the wall, even hard to spot, but has the best pizza I've ever had by a wide margin! A must eat in Venice.

2 Thank Anshul D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hype is a bit crazy for this place. I did very much enjoy it. The thick crust focaccia style pizza was quite good, more classic was alright.

Thank macthere
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by today to grab a quick snack after reading all the rave reviews of the place. We ordered two slices of the thick crust Margherita and one prosciutto, mozzarella, and peppers panini. Total came out to 16€ including 2 drinks. Granted we're spoiled with New York pizza, but we thought the food was simply "good", but nothing to... More 

1 Thank Helen R
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small place with no sitting room, but you can just grab a tasty pizza from here for a good price and go sit by a canal and enjoy the pizza.

Thank Peteyh
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From deep pan (Venetian Style) to thin and crispy they have it all. Lots of different toppings can eat on by standing in or have it take away. Even have wifi and serve beer too.

Thank Mojoso
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The nicest pizza slice I've ever had in my life, so good we had to come back today, I'm standing in here now contemplating whether to have a 2nd slice or not. The pizzas are fresh, brilliantly covered and cooked to perfection!

Thank Holly F
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good pizza by the slice. They have thin crust and thick crust. Don't use the red pepper seasoning unless you really want spicy food. Free wifi. If you eat inside you will be standing at a bar.

1 Thank Brett8711
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tempted by the good reviews on tripadvisor, we visited Antico Forno and the varietes of pizzas left us speechless. Super thin, normal thickness, super thick, literally all shapes and colours I would imagine. And new hot were coming out of the oven all the time. Pieces are around 3.5-4€/pc. We tried classic pepperoni, hawaiian, and one more, all different thickness,... More 

Thank Kam S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was the most delicious pizza me and my husband ever ate... We enjoyed every bite of it and we are surely returning tonight for some more

Thank Rinal A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $13
Italian, Pizza, Fast Food
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rughetta del Ravano, 973 | Between the Rialto Bridge and Campo San Polo, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 4110
The place offers Free WiFi

Air-conditioning is always on: fresh air to fight the hot Venetian Summer days and a nice heat in Winter

All the mixtures rise naturally, in a time lapse from 72 (3 days) to 96 (4 days) hours. Thanks to that, all pizzas and flat breads are light and crunchy

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Staying in San Polo

Neighborhood Profile
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.