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Osteria Antico Giardinetto

#30 of 1,232 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was good, but the desserts, omg, absolutely divine and decadent! It is a family run, small restaurant with a warm atmosphere and attentive service. You got to try it, just for the dessert.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice local food . Pleasant helpful staff . Fascinating to see the fish presented from cooking to serving. We hadn't booked but went early and were quite lucky. Veal escalope excellent. Well worth a return visit.

Thank Mansel_11
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over a small bridge and down a passageway you'll find this out of the way restaurant with a small but excellent menu. Arranged with a selection of traditional Italian courses we chose items from the Antipasta and Primo Platte sections, starting with the mixed Venetian Seafood and following that up with Seafood Rissotto. Both were delicious but if you go... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful little family run restaurant in a quiet corner of Venice. Worth seeking out. The food was up there with the best we've eaten. The desserts were top drawers. Small and cosy place with a very personal feel. Nice service and a genuinely lovely dining experience. Prices were reasonable too, especially as the food quality was so high! We would... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

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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322 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 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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