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Ostaria dai Zemei

#23 of 1,218 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
San Polo
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Sestiere San Polo 1045, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 8596
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Bryan, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We went to Osaria dai Zemei for cicchetti and wine because of the good reviews on TripAdvisor. We arrived at about 6:30 pm and were very disappointed to find the selections were at a minimum and the ones we had were not very tasty. One would think that at that time of the evening there would be a greater selection.

Thank Kaliepal
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Really good for breakfasts or snacks - they have small snacks all day which is nice. Meal is so lovely, lots of variations.

Thank SandraPetrasova
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous little spot. We stopped here on two occasions during our Venice city break. Lovely little ham rolls and homemade snacks with a glass of wine and lager. Very well priced for Venice. Would recommend highly.

Thank Zoe K
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Loved this little place near the Rialto markets - fantastic choice of freshly made cichetti and arancini - cheap but good prosecco - really good value if you stand at the bar & soak up the atmosphere. Friendly service. Would definitely recommend!

Thank operagav
Baltimore, Maryland
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

To be fair we arrived at 7pm and many of the choices in the ciccthetti case had already disappeared. From the choices that remained my wife and I made a selection of 6 different ciccthetti to have with our wine. While most of the choices looked good, none was particularly interesting or even tasty. Zemei is a very small Ostaria... More 

Thank Copperman1
Treviso, Italy
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Venice is the typical place where you can easily fall into a botch restaurant where you eat horrible food as tourists are always there ready to get into the trap. That's why whenever you find a good authentic place like this where you can taste original cicchetti freshly made in front of you and drink a decent wine you should... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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576 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We were looking for this place based on previous TA reviews, and although I thought we were off-course, we turned around at the right time and there it was! It has a locals vibe and it wasn't too crowded when we were there for lunch in July. Inside, the place is puny and rather dark. Obviously it’s the type of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Great place, nice wine, nice tapas, not expensive good service, what more would you eant 😀 would recommend

Thank Andrew M
Albizzate, Lombardia, Italy
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We stopped to this place by chance and were delighted by there cicchetti (like tapas)! Little slices of bread with many different ingredients on top, the price of each vary from 1 to 2 € depending on the topping. The perfect place to stop by for a quick snack during the day. Service is very good, the staff is friendly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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150 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Dinner here last month and luckily got the last table. Service was a bit slow as only one person serving. Panini were OK and really enjoyed meat and eggplant balls. Wine was good by the glass and especially enjoyed the coffee.

Thank GastroGaz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sestiere San Polo 1045, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighborhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 8596

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Staying in San Polo

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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.
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