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“Didn't live up to other peoples comments”
Review of Dona Onesta

Dona Onesta
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Ranked #215 of 1,425 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $28 - $39
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
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119 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Didn't live up to other peoples comments”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We decided to visit this restaurant following comments on trip adviser. An attractive restaurant by one of the canals with window boxes and a pleasant atmosphere. Could be difficult to find. I had shrimps with lemon on a bed of lettuce and my husband had bruschette neither were very exciting, for main we had john dory (fish) cooked in breadcrumbs, it was very bland, my husband had spaghetti with seafood which was nice together with dessert and a bottle of wine and limoncello it came to 88 euros ( this included 10% service charge and a cover charge) which we thought was expensive and not good value for money. We accept we were in Venice and Venice can be expensive. So be prepared

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank tillytheminx
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Phoenix, Arizona
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Superb Local/Out of the Way Restaurant and an Adventure!”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We found this unique restaurant by accident, then discovered it was TA-rated! (how fun!) It just looked like a great restaurant on a small canal, with flower boxes along the windows.

We were starving, so stopped in and asked for a table. We were a bit concerned because the restaurant was empty, but the manager (owner?) seated us. They were scurrying around, setting up for a large party. Two parties actually!

Turns out we were in Venice for the graduation of a local university. The locals have a unique way to celebrate graduation with family and friends... The graduates dress in unusual character costumes (pirates, scholars, animals, etc) and all seem to wear garlands of laurel leaves in their hair and have a big dinner parties!

We had the most amazing local food, and were vastly entertained by the party of 20+ family and friends who arrived to congratulate the recent graduates.

We highly recommend this excellent restaurant for its great service and superb food (all sorts of local dishes, including seafood, pasta, etc, plus great desserts), and sometimes great entertainment!

Our motto of "if the locals go there often, ifs probably good!" continues to prove successful--especially if there's a TA sticker on the door with a good rating!!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Dave G
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great meal”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great little restaurant in the Dorsoduro, serving generous portions of classic Italian dishes and an excellent Valpolicella - recommended.

Visited May 2013
Thank Chris R
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best value place we went to in Venice”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

It was really good value, all the food we had was lovely. tried to book by email but they didn't seem to have a booking. That said we arrived at 7pm by 8pm they were turning people away. Only one negative, one poor girl serving. She did a really good job considering the place was full. a gentleman did come out of the kitchen to give her a hand (the owner possibly) so that was the only downside, the time it took between each course.

Visited April 2013
Thank elizabethmcLeeds
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Ames, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to find while getting lost!”
Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

This place took some work to get to but it was well worth it! Far from the thundering herds of pizza scarfing tourists.

The food was great local cuisine so clearly seafood oriented.

The service was magnificent! One server for the entire restaurant and she didn't miss a beat!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Chef_Gorman
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