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Review of Osteria Oliva Nera

Osteria Oliva Nera
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Ranked #127 of 1,494 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $59 - $94
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Castello
Description: WAVINGas we passed oliva neraour neighborhood ristorantedino waved at us passinghe was serving on the patioisabella waved through the windowwith a bottle of her winethey are like magiciansthey wave their handsand food appears on your tablePatrick Smith
Reviewed October 19, 2012

After reading that this was a good restaurant in the area, we hoped to visit it one night. We have six children, but our baby does not stay with the babysitter, so we had him in a stroller. He was fast asleep for the night. We approached the restaurant midway through the night, but were turned away. The hostess took one look at our baby asleep in the stroller and told us the restaurant was full with reservations. The evening was almost over and half of the tables were empty! I was very insulted and offended by the treatment we received. Our sleeping baby would have disturbed no one. I guess we'll never know. Skip it if you want to be treated well.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We were recommended this restaurant by the concierge at our hotel and what a good recommendation.The restaurant is easy to find and is cosy and intimate. The owners / staff are very friendly and helpful with menu and wine choice. We chose what the owner suggested we try and were not disappointed. Absolutely delicious food and presented beautifully. We enjoyed tasty entrees of the day and main dishes of sea bass and fegato...beautifully cooked and mouth watering...we could not fit dolce...despite the fact that they all looked amazing..We really enjoyed the food and the evening..well worth the visit..

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

The food was a bit different when I looked at the menu, but the service was PERFECT and the food was great!

Thank CrystalThomas75
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

This was our first meal in Italy, and what a great way to start. The restaurant was intimate and the hosts were delightful. We had the mussels appetizer and couldn't stop soaking our bread in the garlic and marinara juices. If we didn't have 13 more days in Italy, I'd still probably be there. Yes, it's THAT good. And don't forget to order the cheesecake. It is perfect. Buon Appetito!!!!

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Thank Brian L
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Probably the best meal I've ever had....four couples...we had it all...we had most of the menu between us and everything was to die for...my favorite was the antipasto with Parmigiano cheese dripped with 3 diffent aged balsamic vinegars 10, 20, and 40 yrs...it was to die for... We had the rack of lamb, veal chops, cuddlefish, seabass and ossa buco...wide variety of the pasta's. Read now Prosciutto and melon...six diffrent dessert... everything was excellent...Dino and Isabella were so gracious and helpful in choosing a great meal for all of us...

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Thank rick b
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