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“Good but certainly not the best”

Osteria Antico Giardinetto
Ranked #39 of 1,426 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: San Polo
Description: Osteria Antico Giardinetto is a cosy, charming family-run restaurant near Campo San Cassiano offering typical Venetian and creative fish, meat and vegetarian dishes freshly prepared to order.
Nice, France
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good but certainly not the best”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

V small osteria serving typical Venetian food which I find bland and boring after 2 days! The food here is very fresh and served with care. Desserts very limited and no cheese available. The beef taglonini was dull and only served with potatoes, which is one of my pet hates about Venetian cuisine.. Hardly any vegetables ever served.

  • Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting & meal in Venice”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Dined 10/7/12 - Antico Giardinetto was a solid meal and worth the visit. Love the courtyard and would recommend getting a table within. This place books up very quickly. I wrote them a month before our trip and it was already booked solid. We were lucky to get in at 7pm on our second night for a "walk-in".

The husband/wife combo was well executed. Friendly service. I had the Tagliolini with Scallops and Artichokes. Scallops perfectly prepared. My fiancee had the Pumpkin Gnocchi with Scampi and Red Chicory. Both incredibly tasty and fresh. I lean towards the seafood dishes being that it's Venice. If I had to be picky, the bread was disappointing. But that's definitely not the reason for the visit.

  • Visited October 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Woooooow!!!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Woow! another stage in Italy The cozy, welcoming place very nice specimen from furniture to customers! and after the bad experience on Friday, I must say, you! It is the best in the area, first fish, meat and good wine I recommend it is not a place for tourists, but a real restaurant Italano! I will hope :-) :-)!

  • Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Sublime Restaurant”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

This was the best restaurant we went to on our short stay (5 days) in Venice. Larisa & the chefs are very friendly and accomodating; with absolutely no rush or pressure to finish your meal. The food was out of this world - we went twice and each dish was delicious. Although difficult to find (probabley best to ask for directions) it is well worth it. The restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner and VERY intimate. Simply the best. Our advice is do not miss.

  • Visited November 2012
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Hartland
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“Worth the search”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We ventured out to find this restaurant based on TA's stellar reviews, and while it did take a bit of a search to find it, we're so glad we did. The husband-wife team that run this cosy, out of the way place, have wonderful food and service to offer their guests. Our meals were fantastic, especially the pane cotta with fresh strawberries. In a touristy city like Venice, it was nice to enjoy such a great meal at a reasonable price.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank nammmom
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