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Antica Besseta

Salizada Zusto Santa Croce 1395 | Salizzada de Ca' Zusto, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 041 721687
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“celery sorbet” (17 reviews)
“pasta” (29 reviews)
“scallops” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Salizada Zusto Santa Croce 1395 | Salizzada de Ca' Zusto, 30121 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We enjoyed a great dinner at this wonderful restaurant, traditional venetian dishes and a fulfilling wine list. The place is cozy and the staff is well trained to make you feel special. I highly recommend this hidden gem!

Thank Cepe L
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Many thanks to the chef and the restaurant staff . It was a very important dinner for me and they do everything perfect!! All my guests from different continents they been very empress about this location , atmosphere and high quality food! What can I...More

Thank Trixera96
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Small restaurant with friendly staff and nice atmosphere. We had the tasting menu (the chef selects Venetian dishes), which was good.

Thank TinaK_1976
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel with advantage of being nearby. What a great choice. We were welcomed, seated immediately. We got the pasta with squid ink, which was exquisite. The sea bass was excellent. The stuffed cuttlefish was good if you like tomato...More

Thank 596sridhard
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We went to this restaurant on a quiet December evening and were treated to a classic selection of Italian dishes, wine and cheese. It is a little way off the main tourist routes, but well worth a visit. The advice regarding menu choices was excellent,...More

Thank Guy S
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We almost missed this restaurant - our phones died earlier in the day and navigating the city after dark can be a challenge. However we pressed on, and after a few U turns and dark alleys found this charming restaurant. Its a slice out of...More

Thank Blue_No2
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We had lunch here in passing and it was so good we booked to come back to dinner. The food is traditional and carefully cooked. The service is stately - you aren't rushed, but they keep an eye on you in case you need things....More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I was a member of a small group tour, and this charming trattoria was selected by our tour leader for one of our included meals. Our leader had pre-selected our food and wine options, and everything was delicious and exquisitely presented. Our antipasti included a...More

Thank Jill J
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Chose this restaurant for the last night of our wonderful stay. Slightly concerned by the recent reviews but went based on a recommendation. Staff were courteous and attentive. Decided to go with the chef’s set menu although should have been warned when I asked the...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We were very disappointed at our meal at Antica Besseta. The restaurant was recommended by our hotel and the review on TA looked good. We found the food to be at best average, but the prices were in the high side and our service was...More

Thank Leza W
Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district)
when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring
cars and buses close to the center of Venice.
Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking
Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes
with energy from travelers and students. Historic
palaces and former industrial buildings house some
departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
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18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salizada Zusto Santa Croce 1395 | Salizzada de Ca' Zusto, 30121 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 041 721687
  • E-mail
The restaurant is located in Salizzada Ca’ Zusto, between Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio and Campo Nazario Sauro in a very privileged position in the hidden Venice, away from the throngs of tourists yet conveniently close to the centre.The outside seating area is characterized by a plant of vines which embraces the entire facade, creating a pergola which provides welcome shade during the summer heat spells. On the side of the restaurant is one of the narrowest calli (Venetian street or alley) in Venice: two persons cannot walk in it side by side! The trattoria’s inside decor is warm and inviting: two inside rooms, for a total of 50 seats, with furnishings from the late 19th century, including marble tables, graceful sideboards and glass cases, original thonet chairs, and a collection of paintings by well-known artists which embellish the walls. That alone would be enough to attract connoisseurs in search of a special place to have a meal! But, most importantly, the Antica Besseta provides an excellent cuisine which is halfway between the discovery of traditions and the search of new sensations.
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