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“A warm welcome and great fish in Chioggia” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Osteria Penzo

Osteria Penzo
Ranked #2 of 213 Restaurants in Chioggia
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
columbus, ohio
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A warm welcome and great fish in Chioggia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

We discovered Chioggia because it was a stop on our bike tour in the Po Valley, ending in Venice. From our brief experience, Chioggia is a small version of Venice, complete with canals, but without the hordes of tourists and inflated prices--a Venice of 100 years ago, but with modern conveniences! The main street is lined with churches, bars, and a fish market, all happily coexisting, but most of the restaurants are on the side streets, with signs on the main street pointing the way.
We were pointed to Osteria Penzo, and we weren’t disappointed. Though we did not have a reservation, the owners welcomed us graciously. The single dining room was simple and cozy and almost full on a Thursday night. Our orders ranged from mussels to fettucine with scallops to fish soup to broiled fish, and we were all happy with our choices. Everything was simply prepared and very fresh. At the end of the meal, we ordered grappa. After one round, the waiter (who was also the owner) offered us a second round on the house. I declined, but the men were happy to accept!
Over all, we were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed a memorable dinner in an authentic setting in the charming town of Chioggia.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Authentic !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

We were happy to get a table here. The wine and food was very good. It is specialized in seafood and all is served by a friendly couple.

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Surrey, UK
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“Excellent Seafood Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2010

Had a splendid lunch at Osteria Penzo recently. The owner really knows how to cook seafood "just so" (not under or over-cooked, with just the right amount of seasoning to let the flavour of the fish shine through).
The bill for 2 (starters, mains, coffees, a bottle of wine and a bottle of water) came to 85 euros (service included).
The restaurant is smallish, cosy atmosphere, if we'd been having an evening meal it would have been very hard to leave !

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