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Osteria Antico Giardinetto

#25 of 1,222 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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...

Thank Young K
Port Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

Thank Sarah P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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 

Thank P B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Venice is rather notorious for overpriced food. We were staying for the 3rd time in the same hotel (Ca' Favretto) and, prior to our most recent trip, I did some hasty research and thought that based on many reviews here that it might be good. I was delighted to discover that it is EXCELLENT. Although it is a dark alley... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Small restaurant in a very quiet side street with a nice courtyard where we had dinner. Family-run business with excellent food and service. We had mixed seafood as starter and grilled fish and fried seafood as main course. Everything was delicious. For dessert tiramisu and a superb chocolate mousse. Good selection of wines. Fantastic service. Recommended.

1 Thank Pedro C
Ludwigsburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Cute and small restaurant in a very quiet side street. Family-run with the chef's wife running the service. All dishes where home-made, very good and nicely presented. We had Mixed seafood and salad as starters, pasta And gnocci with seafoods as mains, tiramisu and panna cotta. All very good. Recommended. Prices appropriate for what is served.

Thank Marco S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I had a fantastic meal with my wife, amazingly friendly service and the food was absolutely incredible. Very traditional Venetian food, well worth a visit!

Thank Robert J

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