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“Authentic venetian osteria”

Osteria La Bottega ai Promessi Sposi
Ranked #65 of 1,426 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Cannaregio
Stafford, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Authentic venetian osteria”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

This was our fourth visit to spossi and did not disappoint. It is always packed with locals drinking outside in the street (probably as the house wine is good and is only 80 cents)and at the bar eating chiccetti. The menu is hand written in italian only as they change the menu to whatever is in season and avaiable at the rialto market, but we love this as the waiters will happily translate it for you and tell you exactly what is in each dish and make recomendations. We had three courses with a bottle of water and half a litre of wine for 90 euro's which for the quality of the food and Venice prices is good value. The staff are always friendly, efficient and very welcoming. To find them take Calle del Oca from Santi Apostoli square and they are on the left about 2/3rd's down.

  • Visited January 2014
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Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

It is ok, but nothing extraordinary. It is our first evening here and we wanted to test something typical. Really tasty and fresh! But White sparkling house wine is great!!!

Thank Stefka S
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Calgary, Canada
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“venetian foodie heaven”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

it's well tucked away so we had a lot of trouble finding this place - even with a map. but boy am i glad we persevered. truly exceptional foodie experience. where else can a person enjoy fresh squid ink pasta?

great service and the food was outstanding.

visited in may 2012

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank tinderhouse
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Amazing Steak!”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We were recommended to try this place for food by the Irish Bar, so glad we did - It was excellent. Very much a local place more than a tourist place, we appreciated that though! Menu was a bit tricky because there wasn't any safe/standard options other than the steak but that's what we went for and it was great. Wine was good, felt this was good value for Venice and service was smily and helpful.

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good time”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We went for dinner and trully enjoyed the meal. Good good, wine, service and ambiance. It was a better value for money as the food is authentic and better priced than restaurants targeted to tourists with the "tourist menu". This Osteria was very good and it is worth to visit.

1 Thank Jukia
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