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Osteria al Pozzo Roverso

#178 of 1,204 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Castello 4829 - Ruga Giuffa - Corte del Pozzo Roverso 4814, Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 2759
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meal here. The service was fantastic with friendly and attentive staff. The food was great and we believe good value for money too. The restaurant has an authentic feel to it, the atmosphere was nice and warming. Definitely recommend!

Thank BagTeaBag
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good tourist restaurant. Owner outside explains the menu. I went for it since he made a case for being a local. Good spaghetti al nero. We did not have the free spritz, since likely we said we did not want alcohol, but being offered this would still have been a nice touch since now I know reading the other reviews.

Thank surreygrl
Mosman, Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here a number of times during our recent stay in Venice. The food and service was always brilliant. The menu is diverse and the meals we enjoyed had that traditional home cooked taste. Highly recommend!

Thank MikeThomas_275
Pornic, France
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those restaurants with the man (owner?) out front shouting the odds. We went there because they were offering a special deal, which turned out to be good value for money. We were inside and because we were there early we had a choice of seats. We were offered a free cocktail on arrival and the food... More 

Thank Jim C
Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Osteria must be one of the best in Venice. We were seated at the back of the restaurant overlooking the courtyard. Andrea handed a menu but we asked him to recommend the chefs choice. We were not disappointed. To go with our wine and water we were given a complimentary starter of white polenta and salt cod. Absolutely delicious.... More 

Thank Danny B
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a long day wandering around Venice, we needed to find somewhere to eat that was welcoming (not too fancy). After viewing the menu by the door and a pleasant conversation with the owner, we opted to go in, and were so pleased we did. We started with Aperol while we were deciding what to order. We opted for Gnocchi... More 

Thank The_4Ns
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Typical Venetian Osteria with a varied selection of dishes many typical of Venice. On arrival we had to wait 10mins for a table as the place was packed. We waited at the bar where the waitress served us drinks and couldn't do enough to make us welcome We tried the Panzerrotti and mussels as starters with Seafood pasta and Monkfish... More 

Thank Calum M
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We came across this resturant by accident, we were so pleased that we decided to stop for a meal. The service was good likewise the food was very nice, with plently of choice from the menu.

Thank lorrainelewis891
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were a group of 8 adults. After 17 years and for our 60th anniversary our kids were with us as we revisited this little spot. The service was amazing and all the food ordered was delicious, well prepared and beautifully presented. A very casual spot but somehow elegance shows through. We are Canadians and right across the street is... More 

Thank CHUB22
manchester, england
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant on. Sunday as most others were closed. What a find. The food was amazing. We decided to return on our last night in Venuce and proceeded to get lost. We eventually found it and received a great welcome in the form of several free apperativ. The fish dishes were extremely fresh and delicious. I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello 4829 - Ruga Giuffa - Corte del Pozzo Roverso 4814, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighborhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 2759

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Staying in Castello

Neighborhood Profile
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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