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“The Best!”
Review of Pontini

Pontini
Ranked #21 of 1,435 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Cannaregio
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“The Best!”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

We were so lucky as Trattoria Bar Pontini was just outside our walkway into our hotel. Its small and we didnt even notice it the first night but tried it the next. Wow! It was so good we went back the third and last night. Its a very buzzy bar/restaurant with locals meeting and drinking inside and standing outside. Had a wonderful waiter who was very quick, efficient and friendly, who hardly spoke english, so we had some fun with that! The most amazingly gnocchi I have ever tasted, but all dishes were to die for, including dessert. Would recommend that you book to guarantee a table, and as you sit there with amazing food and wine you are able to watch the sun set over the water at the end of the canal. Just perfect.

  • Visited August 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovley locals restaurant”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

The recent reviews tempted us to visit Pontini as we stayed nearby (Nov 23-26 2013) . We were not disappointed.
We had to use our best Italian whilst there which was great fun but I think we understood each other! The food was delicious, it really was service with a smile and without doubt we would return. €60 meal for 2 courses and side dishes and that included a €20 bottle of wine which I don't think was bad at all.
There are not many tables so in peak holiday season it might be a struggle to get in but we were in early so no problems!

  • Visited November 2013
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Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Couldn't fault!”
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Decided to go here after reading reviews on TA, really glad we did! It's a tiny restaurant with a small bar area to wait for a table. We squeezed in and asked the barmaid for a table for 2. We have no idea what she replied but she understood the word wine so we happily drank a glass each and waited hoping she said a table would be available. We didn't wait long and we were seated. We ordered a shrimp cocktail each, myself a salmon pasta and my partner the bacon and onion pasta. The food was fantastic, basic and delicious. Again, we couldn't understand the waiter but it wasn't a problem and was really rather comical.
Was very surprised when we got the bill, would have paid double for the quality of the food! Highly recommend!

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Vienna, Austria
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Authentic, Friendly, and Good”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We read the restaurant reviews on Trip Adviser and noted that this restaurant, not too far from our hotel, had gotten good ratings. We asked the hotel to make a reservation for us (needed because good and relatively small). The pasta with scallops and mushrooms tasted great but was a bit disappointing because there were only three scallops in it. Nevertheless the flavors were excellent. The mixed seafood plate was basically shrimp and calamari with a very light batter covering them. It was superb. The house white wine was light but ok and went well with the food. The quality of the food and the price is to be highly recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
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Vienna, Virginia
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“great view, good food, excellent service”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

we were hungry and just arrived at the hotel; the restaurant is across the canal from our hotel with great review from trip advisor; the waitress is really friendly and patient with us as we clearly do not speak Italian and new to the city. She specially set a table up for us on the street when all the table was taken already. The food is delicious and view is wonderful.

  • Visited October 2013
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