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Ostaria al Vecio Pozzo

#197 of 1,223 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Santa Croce
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Santa Croce, 656, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 524 2760
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sun - Sat 18:30 - 01:00
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Vienna, Austria
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended by the receptionist of our hotel. It has a cozy and rustic atmosphere and an unvelievable choice of pizza! We tried the carpaccio and the tagliata - both nicely presented and delicious. We had no space left for dessert but we'll surely come back!

Thank alexaustria21
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326 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped off at this restaurant after recommendation by staff at our Hotel. We went for dinner and the restaurant had not long opened, but seemed to fill up with a mixture of locals and tourists. Staff were very friendly, especially the female waitress who served us. Great selection of various Italian food, fish dishes, pasta etc Also great Italian beers.... More 

London, Canada
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244 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't let the bright lights and busy atmosphere scare you. The table side prepared Steak tartar rates in my top 3 worldwide ! My wife's pizza was thin crust and excellent. Steaks and other dishes served near by looked fantastic. Good choice of beverages. Terrific service Our trip was too short or we would definitely been back Highly recommended........although a... More 

Thank Paul P
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

First night in venice, and our hotel recommended this restaurant - as soon as you walk in, you just know from the smell it's going to be great. We both ordered pizza because of the smell and we weren't disappointed. Service was great, and the tiramisu a delight. Out of the way, but if you are in the area its... More 

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Paris, France
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is exactly the restaurant we were looking for. A real italian non touristic restaurant in Venice which is not easy to find close to the city center. Great food, fair prices, great service, fantastic owners truly dedicated to the restaurant. Traditional fantastic food. Ideal for dinner in the terrace.

Thank mike_ix
City of Venice, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

On November 20, 2016 some friends and I had a most enjoyable dinner at this restaurant. Making the reservation some days before was simple and easy; staff was very welcoming on our arrival and the various meal segments were served by a very courteous gentleman named Roberto. All in all the experience was very pleasing and enjoyable. And, lest I... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

My Wife & I arrived at 20:00 on Tuesday 25th , we had not booked. We were shown to our table, the restaurant was quite busy. there is a €2.50 cover charge per person, but no service charge is added on top. We were given menus, our drinks orders were taken, I had 0.5L Vino Rosso €8 and my wife... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service. Very good pizzas. Our neighbor went for the tartare which looked excellent (prepared in situ). Finished with a real creme brûlée (warm and grilled). Very satisfied

Thank Babas50
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

In which country is it normal not to greet the guests? I had book a table by phone and when I arrived and I told that to a waiter...no one said anything to us during 10 minutes. Waiters not looking at us while throwing menus on the table, didn't suggest anything when the dish I ordered was not in the... More 

Thank Eloy O
York, England, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was the first restaurant we visited in Venice this year. We were tired from the trip and a little emotional from the Prosecco. We both ate Pizza which was thin and crispy and very tasty, a simple meal with a glass of wine to send us off to sleep at the end of a day of travelling to one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$65
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Croce, 656, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 041 524 2760

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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 universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighbourhood identity.
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