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Osteria al Pozzo Roverso

#157 of 1,224 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Castello
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Castello 4829 - Ruga Giuffa - Corte del Pozzo Roverso 4814, Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 2759
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Rome, Italy
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Scandalous "tourist" prices - 17 Euros for an appetizer consisting of 5 small bites and 15 Euros for a litre of house wine. Double what you would pay in a place where locals go. On top of it the waitress that served us was very rude. My friend had to ask for cheese for her pasta three times as the... More 

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Cape Town
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Were recommended by local from magna bevitasi (great for before dinner aperol)Excellent service and excellent food. Complimentary aperol on arrival and attentive service.

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Thank CapeTownDebbie
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306 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Venice for the new year and stayed for three nights. Two of those three nights, we ate here! Gluten free options were very good, including pasta and pizza, and the staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Good value for money and stylish decor.

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Thank SarahNRaJ
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We sat outside in the evening and wow the food was lovely! We had the Venetian starter to share and I had sea food spaghetti and hubby had crab ravioli. Wow absolutely lovely! Good service and good food.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We really enjoyed our meal here. The service was fantastic with friendly and attentive staff. The food was great and we believe good value for money too. The restaurant has an authentic feel to it, the atmosphere was nice and warming. Definitely recommend!

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canada
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Good tourist restaurant. Owner outside explains the menu. I went for it since he made a case for being a local. Good spaghetti al nero. We did not have the free spritz, since likely we said we did not want alcohol, but being offered this would still have been a nice touch since now I know reading the other reviews.

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Mosman, Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We dined here a number of times during our recent stay in Venice. The food and service was always brilliant. The menu is diverse and the meals we enjoyed had that traditional home cooked taste. Highly recommend!

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Pornic, France
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is one of those restaurants with the man (owner?) out front shouting the odds. We went there because they were offering a special deal, which turned out to be good value for money. We were inside and because we were there early we had a choice of seats. We were offered a free cocktail on arrival and the food... More 

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Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This Osteria must be one of the best in Venice. We were seated at the back of the restaurant overlooking the courtyard. Andrea handed a menu but we asked him to recommend the chefs choice. We were not disappointed. To go with our wine and water we were given a complimentary starter of white polenta and salt cod. Absolutely delicious.... More 

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Aberdeen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

After a long day wandering around Venice, we needed to find somewhere to eat that was welcoming (not too fancy). After viewing the menu by the door and a pleasant conversation with the owner, we opted to go in, and were so pleased we did. We started with Aperol while we were deciding what to order. We opted for Gnocchi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello 4829 - Ruga Giuffa - Corte del Pozzo Roverso 4814, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 2759

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Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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