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Osteria alla Bifora

#109 of 1,196 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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Northwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

my wife and I discovered this Osteria during our week's stay in Venice and enjoyed it so much, we finished off our evening there, three nights in a row ! The girls ( ladies) behind the bar were totally friendly and welcoming. As well as enjoying our limoncellos and wine, we did eat there a couple of nights.. It's hard... More 

Thank grahamthemagseller
Pudsey, United Kingdom
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356 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here as part of a night out in this area of the Dorsoduro. The winery the glass was superb, high quality for low prices. We also decided to eat here, and shared a plate of meat and cheese between the two of us. The plate of food was massive, and a great selection, the staff hand carve the... More 

Thank kingduncan81
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in a busy but attractive square this is clearly very popular with locals. We had an excellent cicetti type meal - a seafood salad and tuna carpaccio together with a couple of excellent glasses of pinot grigio. Unusually, no service charge was added to our bill despite the fact that the service was probably the best we received in... More 

Thank geesefeet
Brighton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visited Bifora nearly ten years ago, it was good then and it is still good now. The Owners, brother and sister are still working hands on. That says it all. You will get great atmospheric surroundings, delicious food - cold cuts, cheese, assorted traditional fish dishes and wonderful wine. It gets crowded, go early.

Thank Jean J
Nice, France
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice during my stay in Venice. The food was delicious the service can be a touch slow at busy times but not a problem. The excellent food makes up for it, and the wines are reasonably priced. When visiting Venice don't leave without visiting Bifora.

Thank Groover25
Ballina, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Service and really tasty food. Recommend by a Venetian, it's where he and his family choose to eat. We had a platter of antipasti of meats salad and cheese and some squid ink cuttlefish and polenta. Highly recommend it.

Thank HamishMorui
Los Angeles, CA
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant location that we stumbled upon. I had the smoked tuna carpaccio - unbelievably delicious. My guy had the squid and polenta the first time we ate there and the prosciutto and melon the second. Can't say enough about this place. It'll be the first place I visit next time I go to Venice.

Thank cakenbk
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by Fred from the free walking tour trip. We came for lunch so ordered the large charcuterie board with grilled veggies. It was amazing. Piles of delicious meat and cheese. At only €22 we thought it was excellent value as most places charge around €15 for a much smaller portion. The waiter was nice and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 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
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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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.
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