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“Charming”
Review of Anima Bella

Anima Bella
Ranked #1,174 of 1,462 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: $15 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: San Marco
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Had lunch here based on Tripadvisor reviews. It is very small and was busy, so waited outside for a table to be available. The menu is limited to the "specials" of the day, so do not plan your meal based on the posted menu. Food was fresh, delicious and served quickly. The waitress was friendly.

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Thank CST747
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

had a lovely dinner here! yes the menu was a little limited but the pasta was fresh, simple and delicious. shared a salad to start and was a little surprised to have a "sharing charge" on the bill but maybe this is done in other restaurants too? would still recommend it for dinner the food was very good!

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Thank Caroline H
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

This place was recommended by a friend who had a great experience there. Sorry friend!
The waitress rudely told us what we could eat, refused to give us tap water and presented 2 pre-opened 50cl bottles. We requested the risotto, listed on the menu but not mentioned by the woman who insisted that 2 people needed to order it (a reasonable request, so we naturally thought it would be genuine risotto). It came out in less than 10 mins, so not properly made, and had the taste and consistency of hot runny vomit.
The bill was huge. 3.50 Euros per water plus inflated service and cover charges. Do not go!!!

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1  Thank morepillowsplease
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

My fiance had heard of this restaurant and we spent ages finding it, but it was so worthwhile! It has a beautiful setting, right next to the canal and a pretty bridge. There are only a few meals to chose from and they are cooked from fresh while you wait - it doesn't take long. The food was so, so delicious! We had a lovely relaxing lunch with beers and coffee. In fact, the meal was so wonderful that we came back the bnext day to try something else off the menu - it didn't disappoint. The lady who served us was so elegant and sang while she cooked. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough! Perfect!

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Thank RC1333
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Taking a break from the San Marco crowd we wandered down a few streets and stumbled on to this place. Five tables, all empty made me a little reluctant. No menu but the lady told us all the plates avail. I had the lasagne with meat....the best I've ever had, nice and cheesy and plenty of meat and sauce. The tortellini was also excellent. We talked with the lady and found out it was her birthday from the gondoliers singing her happy birthday and presenting her with flowers. Great service better food and nice homey atmosphere. Can't beat it.

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Thank Huduguru
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