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Vini da Gigio

#167 of 1,200 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Cannaregio
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Cannaregio 3628A, Fondamenta San Felice, Venice, Italy
041 528 5140
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dublin
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is not opened Monday's or Tuesdays, like a lot of the better restaurants in Venice, but if you are here on those other days and like the authentic touch and a great wine selection then pop by, highly recommended, interesting menu, super pasta, Yum!

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

We tried to book this place via email but got no reply. We then just walked in and managed to get a table quite easily although it did get busy later on. Our starter of mixed seafood was good but quite expensive. However, the main courses were good. My wife ordered the special (black seafood pasta) and I had a... More 

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Melbourne
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten well in Rome Milan Modena and Venice( 3 days in Venice) we were disappointed by this restaurant.. The food was ok but nothing to write about, No half bottles of wine were offered.. Only cheap carafes at a higher price than was warranted..so I personally wouldn't go there again if good exciting food was my quest. I read... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All 4 of us had a great meal. Some of group only had one course, one had 2 of the same since it was so good, Very friendly, casual attire. Accept US credit cards.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited based on a review in the Telegraph. Arrived at 12:30, it was quiet and away from the busy Nuova Strada along a side canal. Did not have a booking but were first customers. Had the fresh mixed fish antipasti, octopus salad,beef carpaccio and buffalo caprese . All very tasty ( mozzarella perhaps a bit on the older side). Had... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner at this restaurant on our long weekend in Venice. Although I can't say it was bad, I can say it was a bit disappointing. The food was very simple, nothing special and all dishes seemed to be of the same standard. A shame as you can have simple food but tasteful and well presented,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here a few times over the last few years, but we were disappointed this time with the unfriendly service. The food was ok, but not exceptional and expensive as others have noted. Not great value experience overall this time. Same staff as previously, but will not return again after this experience.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Just off Strade Nova, Vini da G is easy to find and walk to. The food, both meat and fish, is excellent as are the wines. The atmosphere is intimate with a series of separate rooms and the service is friendly. Prices are reasonable for Venice. Should be on the list to visit. Only downside is that it has no... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is like a cantine - you have to hurry up to leave the restaurant as soon as possible for a second service Service very unfriendly and slow Motto of this restaurant Eat quikly- pay a lot- and leave- Tourists are not welcome I will not recommand

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Neumunster, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

On our real first evening in venice we went here. We made a Reservation before which was a good idea. It was quite busy. THe Service is professional but somehome friendly. Unfortunately we didn`t get the recommendations of the house. We recognized them because the waiter has such an impressive voice and we got when the waiter told it to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cannaregio 3628A, Fondamenta San Felice, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighborhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: 041 528 5140

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Staying in Cannaregio

Neighborhood Profile
Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.