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Ostaria Da Rioba

#66 of 1,207 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Cannaregio
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Fondamenta de la Misericordia Cannaregio 2553, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 041 524 4379
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surely, the food here is nice i had a great meal. However the service is formal and can therefore come off as cold. I didn't feel welcomed in the restaurant. No sooner had we sat down with menus we were bugged by a different waiter for our orders. Everything was very quick and this had the effect of making us... More 

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Merseyside
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was excellent beautifully flavoured and although portions not huge we were very well satisfied. It was a little overpriced for the food we had but don't let that distract you from trying this place as it was very good. Overall we have found most places to be more expensive this time but that is the fault of the... More 

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Thank LMM307
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not recommend this restaurant as it is very expensive for very average food. Female staff member very friendly and helpful. Male aloof and unhelpful.

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Dunbar, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really shocked at the treatment from staff after spending €600 in this restaurant. A query of a small overcharge resulted in verbal abuse from the staff. Won't be back 😠

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great restaurant away from the main tourist haunts offering very good local food and wines. Nice atmosphere and surroundings in a quieter part of town. If it seems a distance from where you are staying its worth the walk on a pleasant evening to see more of the less busy areas of Venice, or jump on a vaparetto to... More 

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Thank John1805x
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant as a place of last resort as other places nearby were full...the food is overpriced, we were visited by two separate flower sellers (who were unimpeded by staff) and descriptions of the food was poor, the food quality was average. Would not return nor recommend.

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wales
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94 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very light fresh and full of flavour. An innovative menu with emphasis on beautifully prepared fish. Great friendly service, booking advisable. Highly recommended

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most travellers probably don't venture into Cannaregio but we did and we found this wonderful restaurant. It is small and they pack you in, but that just adds to the atmosphere. Great food, great wine and wonderful friendly helpful staff.

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Thank AdelaideMike
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Da Rioba was recommended to us and didn't disappoint, good attentive service, great food and good atmosphere. It's away from the main hustle and bustle of Strada Nova is a lovely spot in Cannaregio, with a couple of excellent bars close by for pre and post dinner drinks.

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New Jersey
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107 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Wonderful restaurant away from the crowds. While there was some initial confusion regarding our reservation, we were quickly shown to a canal-side table fro what would be a terrific meal. Service was just right - attentive and informative, without any rush or pressure. We started with two orders of Risotto, which was more than we could handle - should have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$43 - US$64
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fondamenta de la Misericordia Cannaregio 2553, 30121 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighbourhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: +39 041 524 4379

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Cannaregio

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Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighbourhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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