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#490 of 996 Italian in Venice
#510 of 1,126 Restaurants in Venice
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Cannaregio
0.1 miles from Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro
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Reviewed 11 May 2024

This place is brilliant. We had a lovely meal. Amazing food. The staff were super friendly and so passionate about what they do. Great ingredients, cooked brilliantly. Recommended.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 15 November 2023

This place is well hidden and not a tourist trap like many. We were suprised to experience bad and unfriendly service matched by a sub standard meal. In fact, the ravioli was so bad we left most of it on the plate. The fish dish...was average and the wine expensive. Not a repeat!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

The dining room is depressingly grim, took ages to get some water for the table. Two of our meal choices weren’t available and the recommended substitutes were unsatisfactorily bland and overcooked. When we complained the waitress just shrugged and took no accountability for the poor...service we had received. Our bill was 120 euros and they begrudgingly offered us 6 euros discount. Our last evening in Venice was spoilt. I can’t think of one good reason to recommend this restaurant. Location is poor, service extreme bad and the food terrible. Avoid at all costs.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 June 2023

If you are not in hurry - so basically if you are not a tourist with the need of consume faster everything - and you are looking for a quite and peaceful local dinner with a great Oste and a superb staff this the place....You will find traditional dishes with some adjustment coming from the world, italian local wine high quality and right price. This the place to go - or not to go if you are looking mainstream osteria!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 May 2022

I went to Antica Adelaide on several occasions, it’s a great place to bring visiting Venice friends. The menu includes many local dishes, seasonal ingredients and fresh fish. The staff are very friendly. The location is central and easy to reach from train station, Rialto,...San MarcoMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 May 2022

I like Antica Adelaide. I've been their customer for about 6 years and I've never beer disappointed! Once again we had a great evening with friends from Taiwan The staff is really nice and friendly. The food is always the one of the season, dishes...are well presented and delicious. Portions size is generous, we went for 3 starters and 2 main dishes. Looking forward to have dinner here again!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022 via mobile

Where to start… The house wine tasted like it was crafted from the kiddie pool of a preschool (apple juice and all). Muscles were bland, salty, average. There were however served in a cool muscle shaped bowl (highlight of my night). Mozzarella di bufala was...good but why was it served with corn? Get ready, it’s all downhill from here. Each meal was served with white polenta; unbearably bland and the texture was most unfavorable. Maybe that’s just a personal preference. The goat had more cartilage than meat and the sauce was nothing to write home about. Moving on to the cuttlefish with ink sauce. Was it fished out of the canal outside? I don’t know, maybe. Not my thing but apparently if you like cuttlefish in the first place, this dish also probably won’t be your thing. I ordered the salmon crusted in sesame and hemp seeds. Very little flavor, quite possible undercooked, and the restaurant refuses to serve lemon with their fish, despite its disappointing flavor. A lemon could have been a saving grace for this salmon. The polenta was the highlight of this dish (see my previous comment for clarification). Service was not great, waiter was nice, but hardly stopped walking when checking in on our table and asked why our plate wasn’t finished. Hope this clarifies things. Paid the bill, pulled an Irish exit, and when to find gelato to cleanse our pallet.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022

If you eat here choose pasta or gnocchi. I had potato and pumpkin gnocchi and enjoyed it. That was the only enjoyable thing about the evening. The local wine we asked for wasn't even chilled properly and we felt we had been fobbed off with...some cheap cooking wine. Every other restaurant I eat in I always ask for wine produced locally and this is the only time I have been left disappointed. I chose fritto misto (fish) it was dry tasteless and overcooked. I left most of it.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 3 January 2022

I'm italian, but I'm writing this review in english because, after coming back from abroad, I feel italian hospitality as important as never before (and it should be more than tourist traps in venice) and there were a lot of french people in the restaurant....I don't even know where to start from because I think I never saw such a terrible service even when I was backpacking around the USA. This place was suggested by some venetian people we met, so looking here I guess there are two menus (quite a sad thing) and unfortunately my venetian accent became very weak during the last years. What really made me go berserk was an appetizer, for which we even invented a name I cannot report here. If you are inventive enough, you can probably guess from its appearance: it was five slices of salame, topped with a brown cream and with a side of white polenta, which was as watery as I never saw in my life... a polenta that is definitely going to degenerate in a punch up if served to people from veneto. The cream was actually vinegar (not balsamic from modena, just a terrible mix of ingredients) and the salame was clearly the lowest quality possible. Use you imagination: everything resembled human body parts and secretions. I wanted to puke when I tasted it. Everything else was disappointing as well: the waitress knew nothing about what she was serving, plus she was terribly rude when she spoke or she was asked normal questions by us or other customers. The other dishes were at least edible, but also cardbord is... not so different from a school canteen. The price was high for both the amount and quality of food and they even struggled to find a very simple change. At the end, the waitress asked us if anything went wrong (they might have noticed we were annoyed), which I felt as a way to find a point to argue on a bad review. I thought it was pointless to say anything, because in italy one simply doesn't offer such a bad service unconsciously (or at least they try to apologize with a discount). In summary, it is difficult to tell whether these people have no clue of how to run a restaurant or they are professionists of tourist traps - posh ones though, since I usually don't fall so easily.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 1 November 2021

Proper authentic Venetian restaurant. Worth the visit! Excellent homemade bigoli with mussels and crayfish!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

In case you are a GREAT fan of whole wheat pasta ( Vollkornnudeln) - go there. If not, avoid the place under all circumstances. But even if, our food didn’t really taste well. The good thing to say is that the seafood is really fresh....And they serve unusual things like sea lemon. So if you are adventurous and not worried about fails, maybe…More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

We had the sea urchin pasta. The pasta was gluten free, made of kamut and something else. I realise it’s not fair to compare it to regular pasta, but I’ll do it anyway; it’s terrible. That aside, the sauce was bland and didn’t do the...sea urchin any honor whatsoever. Our party also had the salmon, which the kitchen had completely butchered. The best way to describe the experience is, that the chef just can’t cook.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

Two of our four person group tried the chef's attempt to make crusted salmon. It was bland, dry and overcooked. Crusted salmon is supposed to be crispy - unfortunately the crust was soggy and wet. If I had made salmon this bad at home, I...would have thrown it in the bin. Was served with some bland "polenta", which did not look like polenta at all more like a white vomit. Didn't finish the dish, sent it back. The waiter insisted it was "very good" and "cooked correct". I feel sorry for him, that he thinks overcooked salmon is good - what an experience he'll have, when he tries a perfectly cooked one. The other dishes were equally terrible. Avoid this place. The service is garbage and the food even worse.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 18 August 2020

We really did want to be wowed by this restaurant as the setting is great. Little back street, very nice bar and to be honest we had a good time. It started off well, particularly when our waitress, who was lovely and really did look...after us, explained that the guy in the kitchen that dressed our crab for the pasta couldn't see very well and there was likely to be lots of shell in there. Once we stopped laughing with her we got started and indeed crunched our way through it!!! You might want to avoid anything with shells unless he has had his eyes sorted. The other disappointment was the Pasta with clams had nearly all the clams tight shut. That really should never happen and points to a lack of care and pride in their food. To be honest, the location and very friendly service saved the day as the food was ok, but nothing to rave about. On this occasion not a place we would head back to again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 October 2019 via mobile

We so enjoyed our dinner at Osteria Antica Adelaide. We were welcomed around 7:00 p.m. by the bar man and offered a seat in the bar and a drink while we waited for service to begin. We were tired from miles of walking around Venice...all day and so happy to sit and watch as other patrons arrived to begin their evenings. We looked at the menu, pleased to see that it included a vegetarian tasting menu. We were seated in the smaller of the two dining rooms. We were soon joined by a group of four women, another couple, a group of three, and an older gentleman, in a starched, white shirt and jacket, dining alone. Handsome Companion and I ordered the vegetarian tasting menu. Our first course was a mixed, vegetable plate, drizzled with fresh olive oil from central Italy. The vegetables were perfectly-cooked and the oil was divine. Our second course was a pumpkin gnocchi with Amaretti cookie crumbs. The sweetness of the cookie crumbs contrasted beautifully with the savoriness of the gnocchi. I seriously need to make this dish. For our third course, we had eggplant Parmesan with white polenta. I adore polenta and this iteration was worth adoring. As we sat and enjoyed the delicious offerings, the chef came out from the kitchen to visit with the four women, one of whom was a dear friend. The elderly gentleman enjoyed a plate of spaghetti and meatballs - not on the menu. He is, apparently, a neighborhood regular and a famous throat doctor to the opera singers. It’s all in a day at Osteria Antica Adelaide. I think what Handsome Companion and I enjoyed most about our evening was that there was no pretense about the place, just lots of pride in what they do and so well.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5