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Ostaria Antico Dolo

££ - £££
San Polo
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Ruga Rialto, 778, Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 6546
11:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw reviews for this restaurant so thought it would be amazing...sadly not.. we arrived around 10pm, took ages to take our order,I asked for the gluten free menu to be told only the lasagne was gluten free. But I'm vegetarian so couldn't have this, no offer of any other ideas. Then I found alternative things I could put together to... More 

Thank Michelle W
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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161 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yesterday I stopped into this restaurant for a spritz and some cicchetti. The cicchetti were very good. My favorite was the sardine saor, a typical Venetian dish. It was not served on bread. Polenta maybe? When I started to write the review last night, I was looking at some other reviews and someone mentioned fish soup. I love fish soup,... More 

Thank BeverlyZ1008
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for variety with gluten free requirements can be a challenge. This restaurant had a dedicated gluten free menu with great dessert options. Its a cute little restaurant with a very passionate waiter was amazingly attentive to our needs.

Thank Glenn F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this little Osteria after crossing the Rialto Bridge and escaping the tourist traps on the waters edge. It has only 10 tables and small menu but the food is ridiculous! This was by far the best seafood risotto I've ever had. Perfectly al dente rice, amazing buttery deliciousness and fresh seafood flavours. Do not miss this little... More 

Thank Prej
Scandia, Minnesota
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

One of the things we really wanted to do in Venice was have a sampler cicchetti and an Ombra (shade) of wine. This place fit the bill! It was amazing. Good service and a very interesting plate was provide. It was mainly seafood, which was a bonus. Small and not touristy; we really liked it!

Thank MNJeanne
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I never thought I would use the word 'quaint' for anything near the Rialto Bridge but this was an oasis among the bustle of the rude tourists outside. It was quiet, interesting, lovely staff and great food. I loved my fresh grilled squid and vegetables although I found the polenta very bland but then again I am not a polenta... More 

Thank ScottBallam
Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This was the very first restaurant I visited in Venice. Had been walking around, getting lots in the alleys and streets of Venice, then found this for dinner at around 8ish pm. A small place and not very touristy. Ordered the Chef's special - fish soup. It was beautiful. And I thought the service was quite friendly as well.

Thank JoyceNguyen
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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493 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I come here everytime I am in Venice. It is a small place so I always make a reservation. The easiest way to describe the menu: No Pizza, No Carne (meat), No Tourist Menu. The Bruschetta mix was very good and shared. We each ordered the ink fish risotto (risotto nero sepia) is a favorite. It is perfectly prepared and... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The concierge at the Hotel Al Ponte Antico (another fabulous place) recommended this quaint restaurant to us. He called ahead to see if they had tables available, which thankfully, they did. Though we struggled to find it at night--it in fact was not far at all--we just got turned around--which of course just added to the fun--it was the perfect... More 

Thank mauibound9902
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

At this point we've been in Italy 10 days, and the gluten free linguini with swordfish, tomatoes and kalamata olives was the best meal we have had, including Rome and Florence. The balance of flavors was gourmet. They made the dish without garlic and onion (my wife has an allergy), and it was fresh and amazing. I've loved olives forever,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ruga Rialto, 778, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 6546

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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