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“Bad service and inhospitable” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Osteria Ai Do Farai

Osteria Ai Do Farai
Ranked #257 of 1,394 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Bad service and inhospitable”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to have a proper Italian dinner with four people and ended up at Osteria Ai Do Farai. There were only 2-3 staff in the restaurant that did not have any time for anything. One big chaos. After ordering a pasta we asked for some cheese. It never arrived. Nor did the salads that we ordered. We left without secundi. Very disappointing.

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Paris, France
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Give this a try - you won't be disappointed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

This restaurant was recommended so we turned up on a busy Friday night and Stefano was initially a little stand-offish, no doubt all part of his show. He allocated a table and gave us the menu, which is only in Italian. There were no other tourists which we took as a good sign. On seeing our difficulty in ordering, Stefano came over and proposed that we follow his recommendations involving antipasto then pasta, two portions of each for our party of four, followed by fish. We knew that this could be a way of trapping tourists but we had confidence in Stefano and it was not misplaced. We had the most delicious meal served with inexpensive and good house wine, all served with humour and efficiency by Stefano. We were wary of the size of the bill, with no cause. We ate in a tourist restaurant at Rialto the next night and paid 25 euros less for a meal which was so, so inferior in every aspect and which left us nostalgic for good Venetian cuisine.

Visited May 2014
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best carpaccio ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Show that has been shown by Stefano when he was preparing the carpaccio di branzino is amazing.
The taste of this was incredible.
This restaurant is probably not so famous among the tourists, but most likely is very popular among the locals.

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Christchurch
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Well worth finding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

Recommended by our hotel as a good local place to eat. We checked it out during the day but it was completely shuttered so weren't sure if we even had the right location. But at night, open and alive. Stefano very friendly, spoke good English, and a great showman! We asked his recommendations on the menu and wine and were very happy. Interesting to try cuttlefish in its own ink. Saw several guests having sea bass (Branzino) carpaccio, which is prepared with a great flourish at the table. Neighbouring table gave us a taste, delicious. Yes, we would recommend eating here.

  • Visited May 2014
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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice seafood ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited for business dinner, nice food with traditional Hall and service. Very polite and friendly staff. Try the fish carpaccio. Seafood spaghetti is good, also the grilled prawns were excellent. Nice deserts as well. Not a touristic place.

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