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Osteria Alla Ciurma

#14 of 1,232 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
San Polo
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Calle Galeazza 406, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 340 686 3561
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09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simple traditional Italian mini osteria. Few tables and a lot of people tend to stand outside. The drinks are cheaper than to be expected so close to the Rialto Bridge. The appetisers are brilliant. Freshly cooked prawns in batter, rice balls in a crispy bread crumb coat, cod in batter and meat balls to a traditional Venitian recipe. Nothing to... More 

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1 Thank HeatherKeeling
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like a boat, good place for have a good glass of Valpolicella wine, a typical Veneto red wine. They serve some "cicchetti" that is like tapas in Spain. Small quantity of several food and you can choise meat fish or vegetable cicchetti. I recommend for an aperitif and to drink some wine (I suggest Valpolicella DOC or Valpolicella Ripasso)

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Swansea
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Osteria Alla Ciurma everyday of our holiday. It gets very busy for the few hours that it is open and at first, it can be quite daunting trying to fit in amongst the locals. Just walk up to the counter when a space becomes available and order a drink and point to what cicchetti you fancy. Our favourites... More 

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1 Thank Lloyd M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here from breakfast. The Cichetti is amazing and really well priced, especially considering the area and its popularity. The lady that served us was super friendly and helpful. I couldn't recommend this place enough, especially if you wanted to try Cichetti! P.s Prosecco is only €2.50 a glass!

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1 Thank GedCarey
Kusadasi, Turkey
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

a glass of vine and some pieces of cicchetti.mostly fried sea food on pieces of bread or like meatballs .something like tapas in spain.The restaurant is very small .most of the time you can not find a seat but the place is cosy and they are very friendly.check when open -close before you go .they have a break in the... More 

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2 Thank özlem y
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Visited this backstreet bar today having ventured down a number of streets looking for it. Expectations (as hunger) were quite high given the reviews. Wandering in, the bar is barely big enough to swing a cat. A couple of locals chatted with one of the staff. The other stood on watching, neither acknowledged us which was a shame. We took... More 

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Newcastle
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Loved this place, friendly staff, cheerful locals, gorgeous food and the perfect pit stop! Definitely worth hunting out!

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Melbourne, Australia
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208 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Serious delicious cicchetti, the polpette di carne and di tono where so good had to go back for seconds. Battered cod gorgeous, the marinated tuna lovely.. the list goes on. A must try, staff where super friendly and helpful. Very nice house red. Was a joyful tasting/grazing meal

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We found this place friendly and very affordable. Home made typical venetian food is accompanied by a nice selection of local wine. Staff is very friendly. Perfect for an evening bite.

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Wallkill, NY
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this place twice. Very friendly. Most were locals. It was hilarious to hear other tourist spending $80-$100 for lunch and we spent $20 for the two of us. Food was excellent. Staff very friendly. Wine was great. Many different selections. Loved it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 22
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Street Food, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Cash Only, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
Thursday
09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
Friday
09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
Saturday
09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Galeazza 406, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 340 686 3561

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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