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Antico Forno

#18 of 1,200 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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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this place, great pizza and beer for small bucks, free wifi. A hidden gem tucked away in the back street close to Rialto bridge

Thank Ceri K
Novi, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I wandered to this little gem and we're not disappointed. Very delicious and cheap. Would recommend if you don't want pizza.

Thank cicrush13
Knoxville, Tn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had read about Antico Forno here on TA and were not disappointed. The slices were huge and at a very fair price, especially considering where you are at. The taste was as good as the price; we will definitely return here on our next visit.

Thank vol27970
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although our hotel concierge told us this place was "too touristy" we gave it a try and so were pleasantly surprised by our lovely meal. Service was excellent and we had a great time watching the characters of Venice walk by. Looking back on our mini-tour of Italy, I can honestly say that it was the best carbonara of our... More 

Thank Jonnie A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The thin crust pizza is like any other good pizza-by-the-slice place, but the thick crust is exceptional! Don't be deceived by it looking too heavy or bready; the thick crust is light and fluffy and perfectly toasted. Delicious! The guy serving all the pizza was very nice, and although there are no seats inside, it's still a pleasant place to... More 

Thank Melissa K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pizza slices here were huge but didn't compromise on flavour! We visited three times during our stay, thanks to the great price point and delicious options available!

Thank misiae
England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the pizza here - not the best pizza I've ever eaten but for the price (especially in Venice) I definitely recommend it. For 2-3 EUR you get a very generously sized slice and the location is very charismatic.

Thank Elly H
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You need to work that much harder to be a good pizza place in any part of Italy, moreso Venice. And this one is great. Lovely little place. You can't sit and eat though. Order a slice or two from the choices in front of you, pick up a beer and soak in the buzz of the place. We paid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard of pizza is the food we must try in Italy. So I decided to google and found this restaurant. Ordered both thin and thick pizza. It was pretty much unique pizza from the rest of the world (in term of recipe). The think pizza was much thicker than normal think pizza we have seen. It turn out to be... More 

1 Thank Yap H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Antico Forno should be a perennial TOP 10 Venezia stop on anyone's gastronomical tour! You're in Italy, and you have to work to find a bad meal, right? Good food is everywhere, but the AF Pizza is simply great! Comes in two styles: thin crust with toppings and a light and airy thick crusted version of the thin kind. You... More 

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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, Fast Food, Pizza
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.