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#133 of 1,062 Italian in Venice
#104 of 1,107 Restaurants in Venice
Travellers' Choice2023
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£21 - £60
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

This remains a very special place in Venice. In the beautiful Cannaregio, they present an amazing variety of food. My favourite pasta with squid ink and the fritto misto were simply outstanding. Returning to Venice after the covid hiatus was scary. I feared everything would...be different, but one can always count on the very best Venetian places to hold the fort (despite noticing how one of my favourite places on Strada Nova has changed hands and now sadly serving spritz!). This restaurant is always making sure the experience is near to perfect. Thank you.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here and made in a very traditional venetian style. Fresh seafood and wonderful pasta. The service was great very personable. Easy to find and a great quiet location. If you want to sit outside you do need to made reservations....We were able to walk in right when they opened but had to sit inside but it was quite lovely. We ordered the octopus grilled which was amazing for an appetizer and the crunchy egg highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 August 2023 via mobile

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amazing food with a great view! Delicious seafood (octopus was the best I’ve ever tasted!) lovely staff and a great atmosphere. Loved it!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 May 2023

This restaurant has great reviews, so we had high expectations. The location is off the beaten path, and we had reservations. The lovely, rustic interior and gracious service were appreciated. Our scallops appetizer was fabulous. My husband ate an uninspired but edible beef entre. But...my fish entree with eggplants was horrible. The fish was not fresh, and had been grilled to within an inch of its life. It was inedible, and the eggplants/sauce with it were odd. This was the worst meal we ate on a two-week trip that included Rome, Taormina, and Venice. I would advise avoiding it.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 4 April 2023

We enjoyed our meal here - found the food delicious and the lady owner Lucia? Was very hospitable and welcoming. Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant too. Our favourite dishes were the soft and crunchy egg ( very,very good) and the sirloin, which was heavenly! Would...definitely go again anytime we’re in VeniceMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023

This place looked great, and the reviews were all fantastic (as one can see below) so I thought this would be a great place to take my mother for her 60th birthday. One of the starters we ordered -- the fish carpaccio with the raspberry...was inventive, beautifully plated and really very delicious, so we were excited for things to come. The other starter was a meat carpaccio, which wasn't bad, but not worth discussing, either. Then came the disappointments, one after the other: the ravioli that seemed like those out of the bag left in the cooking water for 4 minutes too long, topped with a spoonful of watery broth and some cubes of zucchini boiled in it. There was another pasta dish topped with beef tartar, which was interesting enough, but also far too soft. The eel was muddy tasting, unappetizing and frankly, just terrible. Definitely don't get the eel. But the crowning glory of this otherwise only 'pretty bad' meal was the apparently famous double-cooked octopus: it was so very, very dry that you couldn't cut it with the knife provided; it had to be shred like overcooked brisket. Terrible, terrible, and an offense to the poor octopus. Going by all the stellar reviews, I can only assume we went on the wrong day (even though I saw the chef there, so it wasn't his day off), but I would most certainly not try again or recommend it to anyone. We have had such fantastic meals during our stay in Venice, it was a massive bummer, to say the least, that my mother's milestone birthday had to be the one terrible experience.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 27 February 2023 via mobile

Family friendly, kids friendly, delicious local food, serene atmosphere. Deserts to be improved ... probably not made in-house

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2022 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner! Staff is friendly, menu is very interesting, the daily proposal fantastic as well. Prices are absolutely fine, a great wine choice. We really loved every single moment there. Can’t wait to be back, thanks a lot for such a nice...evening!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2022 via mobile

An intimate restaurant tucked away alongside a small canal away from the hustle and bustle. A menu with a nice selection of food leaning more towards fish enthusiasts.attentive service and a wine list that offered good choices. Both outdoor and indoor seating availability to diners

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022 via mobile

Lovely cozy place with amazing food. Octopus and tiramisu were the highlights of my dinner and are worth coming back to Venice. Great wine selection. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022 via mobile

Excellent food, service and location loved it. Away from tourist crowds. The scallops and the octopus were excellent as was the spaghetti Nero.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

Great atmosphere and food in this hidden gem. Booking strongly recommended to enjoy great Italian food. We went for tartare, spaghetti cacio pepe, tagliatelle with housemade ragout, polpo and all was delicious. Lovely service.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022 via mobile

We had tasting menu 75€ per person. All the dishes were very good but nothing special. It didn’t feel a tasting menu and for that I was very disappointed. Food seemed to be put on the dish without a logic and the quantity of the...entries was poor.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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OsteriaAlCantinon, Proprietario at Osteria Al Cantinon, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2022
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Buongiorno Francesco, la scelta di un menù degustazione in un ristorante è innanzitutto fiducia e interesse per la professionalità dello...More

Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

The food is on the pricey side for what you get. The terrace is cute because it is next to the canal, but the seats were uncomfortable since you’ll sit on a wooden unstable folding chair. I think there are nicer places in Venice to...have dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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OsteriaAlCantinon, Proprietario at Osteria Al Cantinon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2022

Dear Rgadv, As in all restaurants, Osteria Al Cantinon has a menu which is displayed and can be consulted outside the restaurant. The same menu can be consulted on the web and the prices are indicated with the utmost transparency. With regard to the size...More

Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

After several disappointing experiences around the centre of Venice we finally were lucky to find this hidden gem. The service is very good and caring, the location is beautiful and quiet and the food is the best we had in Venice. Amazing liver with polenta...and great pasta. A must.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Hi - lucky you! I have just checked and I used my Revolut card to pay, which carries the MasterCard symbol so you should be fine.
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Good idea to book because in Italy restaurants like people to book beforehand. You will need to contact the restaurant direct to make a booking..
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Turn left when you're just out of the train station. Take the main road (lista di spagna - strada nova) and keep going for around 12 minutes. Turn right just before the third bridge you encounter. That's campo della maddalena
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Osteria Al Cantinon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4