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Osteria Antico Giardinetto

#29 of 1,224 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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San Polo
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Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 722882
18:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 18:30 - 21:30
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredible restaurant. Food is so good. Try the raw fish: it is superbe!!! The risotto is one of the Best I have ever tasted. Wine was perfect and both the chef and the waitress were extremely welcoming.

Thank whabre2017
Lucerne, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant looks quite nice and charming. Due to the high ratings on TripAdvisor we also had high expectations, wich the restaurant could not full fill at all. Sadly my girlfriend felt sick after a few hours and we didn't had any other dishes in between. Honestly she hasn't the strongest stomach, but from my point of view this is... More 

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Recife, PE
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

During the afternoon, we called several times to make a reservation, but had no answer. After a long day of tourism, we arrived at The restaurant five minutes After 18:30, The openning time.However, as we were a family of six, she said that could not accept us, besides the available place. It was very disrespectaful frontal her part.Not mentioning that... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our last night in Venice my husband and I and another couple went to Osteria Antico Giardinetto for a seafood feast. Situated off the tourist track this small family run restaurant is a little difficult to find, being located on a small alley. However, the food and wine definitely made the small effort to find Osteria Antico Giardinetto worthwhile... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Very small ugly room. -not "quaint small". The main dining room feels like a basement. Small windows, no views, and wall paneling. Service was nice. Food was average. Frito misto tasted like over-fried donuts. You do get lots of seafood and veggies. But donut oily taste.

Thank Doby47
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Had a appetiser with a variety seafood including salted cod, scallops, pickled sardine, calamari, prawns and etc. Great to explore the different flavour. Squid ink spaghetti and scallop & small artichoke spaghetti for main. Squid ink spaghetti is enjoyable but the scallop and artichoke spaghetti has a unpleasent slightly bitter taste to it. End up with €56 without drinks

Thank Terry C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The one of greatest italian restaurants in Venetia...especially for sea foods...pasta with sea fish...grilled sea fish....fried fish...You can enjoy the fantastic sea food in this restaurant...

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This is a small restaurant which is family run. We did not have a reservation in December 2016 and it was not a problem. Although the restaurant easily filled and re-filled tables as the night went on. This restaurant offers mainly seafood but there is also meat dishes on the menu too. I thoroughly enjoyed my seafood dishes and desert.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We returned to this little restaurant a week after our first visit for another serve of the delicious seafood risotto which we are still savouring in our minds. However, every seafood dish that we tasted or observed being eaten here brought smiles of joy to the diner. This unassuming but professionally run restaurant opened for dinner on 6 days when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here for a very, very special dinner. And it was everything we had hoped for. Getting there through some small alleys might make you wonder whether there is this great restaurant that only insiders know about. But keep on going. It's a small place with a few tables. The husband cooks what he has found... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 60
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 722882
Osteria Antico Giardinetto is a cosy, charming family-run restaurant near Campo San Cassiano offering typical Venetian and creative fish, meat and vegetarian dishes freshly prepared to order.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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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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