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Osteria alla Bifora

#116 of 1,193 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Campo Santa Margherita 2930, Venice, Italy
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very disappointed after we found out that our starter was actually our dinner. AWe have paid 30€ for 4 Shrimps and warmed up can fish (see pictures).

Thank Tomek K
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose to have our last dinner here before we left Venice. It's a shame we hadn't visited this restaurant earlier since the food and ambiance were very good. Excellent all round.

Thank Trish K
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We stopped here for lunch and had a charcuterie board between us, which was fantastic and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was lovely, the wine beautiful, the service perfect and the toilets extremely well decorated and clean. I'd highly recommend dining here.

Thank Jill S
Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We came across this osteria our first half day in Venice. The food here is delicious and in very large portions, it is a tapas(appetizer) style dining more than a full entree spot. We had the "portion of mixed salamis" and the "melon and prosciutto". The waiter was extremely helpful with ordering our drinks, recommending our wines based on our... More 

Thank Jasmine H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This place was recommend to us through the free walking tour. We had a plate of cold meats and cheese with a bottle of wine 37 euros so filling this was our dinner. Well worth the money and great atmosphere too.

Thank Tamaramrs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We ate our first meal in Venice and very much enjoyed the experience. I would not say the food was exceptional but it was nice, local, interesting and plentiful. We had a couple of different platter style dishes with a mix of local cured fish delicacies and mixed meat and vegetables. All of the flavours where interesting to experiment with... More 

Thank flan_1969
Heraklion, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This small and beautiful restaurant is located in the Sant Margarita plaza, in Venice. The menu is short but real Italian tastes, mainly about fish. The most famous dish is about cod or bakaliaros or merluzzo.

Thank GEA333
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Fresh and great food. Great sea food and tapas. Good service. Typical local italian where local and students go. Love the place

Thank Luis V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We had drinks and dinner outside. Great service! They are known for their Tray of Meats. OMG, so good! We also got got the grilled vegetables, which were perfectly cooked.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Great food and wine:) The sardines are delicious, so is the melon with ham and the bacalao. Great atmosphere outside when nice weather.

Thank Geir B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campo Santa Margherita 2930, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: 0415236119

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Staying in Dorsoduro / Accademia

Neighborhood Profile
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.