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“Too many experiments!”
Review of Hostaria Galileo

Hostaria Galileo
Ranked #1,180 of 1,472 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $24 - $55
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: San Marco
Description: The recently renovated Hostaria Galileo in the picturesque Campo Sant'Angelo welcomes guests for informal al fresco lunches or romantic candle-lit dinners. It offers a selection of "a la carte" dishes lovingly prepared by the chef using all fresh, natural ingredients from the area around Venice and the Lagoon, accompanied by wines from the well-stocked cellar. Hostaria Galileo also has two cosy indoor rooms available that are suitable for business lunches and dinners.
Reviewed November 30, 2012

At 9pm on the Saturday we were looking for a dinner venue. Crossing Campo San Angelo we noticed some diners at the open air tables of this Hosteria so we decided to try it. It was an interesting experience.

For starters my wife had gnocci in a heavy meat sauce. The texture was too soggy. I had the local pasta spaghetti, which was quite good. For mains I had the shellfish choice and what arrived consisted of 2 scallops accompanied by 2 large prawns, with some accompaniments. The other main was chicken with a rich sauce. We had ordered a side dish of potato wedges but these didn’t arrive until the end of the main course. They were very good but came too late. They had obviously been forgotten about by the staff.

For dessert we had the ravioli fruit which was tasty. The waiter said the tiramisu was experimental so decided to experience it. I think it was one experiment too far, being like no tiramisu I have ever seen. It arrived in 2 separate old style jars, the liquid topping in one with a straw and dry biscuit type crumble in the second, accompanied with a mini magnum ice cream.

We were presented with a complementary liqueur at the end. It was herbal in taste and contained in a bulbous glass bottle with a wedge seal. The cylindrical half frosted glasses reminded us of the lamp shades on some of our lights at home.

Even though we would not return for the food, I have to say that throughout the young staff were very friendly and effusive in their enthusiasms for their offerings. But the offerings were not quite what we like foodwise.

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Thank permia
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

With the hundreds of restaurant choices in Venice, we were tickled to find this gem using our Tripadvisor City Guide to Venice. Hosteria Galieo is highly rated with good reason- creative, delicious food, friendly, warm service (Diego took good care of us), a great location on a quaint campo, all at a reasonable cost. Definitely not one to miss.

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Thank nammmom
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

We had lunch here on a lovely sunny day and the ambiance was very pleasant. The menu had very different choices compared to a typical Venetian restaurant. When our food arrived it was well presented and delicious. Our only observation was that it was even more expensive than is usual which as one knows if you have been to Venice recently, food can be heart stopping. So if value is a concern, this may not be the place for you. However, if you cannot eat another dish of pasta or another slice of pizza, you will not be disappointed in the quality of the food. And you may have room for gelato after.

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Thank Polarbearmaine
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

the meal was average the service generally poor.
the tables were much too close together,Restaurant lacks atmosphere.One could do much better in the many restaurants of Venice.Not recommended

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Thank marcelfro
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Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

The only gourmet meal I managed In a four day stay in Venice. Creative and well executed. Superb pineapple ravioli desert

Thank Helcio T
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