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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%
Travellers talk about
“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 21 October 2017

We have been eating in this nice remote restaurant for many years and have loved to location, the food and the service. But on this recent visit we were amazed at the change in service and the food was more expensive than it should be....and...More

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Although it was an awkward start; we were told our reservation had to be cancelled. They were then able to fit us in and it was worth the wait! Everything was delicious and authentic. Highlight was celery sorbet with tequila. Sorry it was our last...More

Thank Joy D
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant for dinner by our hotel. Food was good but I feel that it was quite expensive for what it was compared to other restaurants we went to during our stay. One starter, two mains, a water and a coke came...More

Thank Mashi86
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Very good Italian with their own touches. The antipasti salami with pickles was sliced to order. Plentiful, fresh and a good assortment. Very good wine list. We tried a red suggested by our waiter and it was a good choice. The bream fish dish was...More

Thank Rosedr25
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and booked it several days before our arrival and we are glad they did. Although a little hard to find in the darkness of early evening, it was worth the effort. The food was excellent. I particularly enjoyed the Mediterranean...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We have dined at this restaurant on many occasions during our annual holiday to Venice and we have never been disappointed. Every course of each meal has never been a disappointment, food is excellent, the staff are exceptional, very helpful and if requested will explain...More

Thank georgengh
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We ate here on our second night in Venice, and it was so wonderful that we returned for dinner the next night! The food was hands down the best we had while in Venice. I had excellent beef and gnocchi, and my husband loved the...More

Thank Heidi C
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The initial impression was good, with a friendly waiter we dubbed Big Boss welcoming us. The other waiters fell short. The location and ambiance was great, but the food was really not much of anything. Very bland, and it's by far the worst meal we've...More

Thank Nath S
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We tried this restaurant 2 years ago and when we arrived in Venice for a 1 day trip, this was the only restaurant we had to go to for dinner again. We were not disappointed. The food was still incredibly prepared with fresh ingredients and...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This restaurant is sided by the narrowest street in Venice and I highly recommend to see it. I was invited to this restaurant by Venetian friends during my last trip to Italy. The food and presentation was incredible and the hospitality shown by the owner...More

Thank OlenaKen
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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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