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“A real find!”

Ristorante Da Bruno
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Ranked #280 of 1,435 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: US$23 - US$58
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Castello
Description: The Ristorante da Bruno is located in a peaceful corner of Venice, called Calle Paradiso. It is about 300 meters from Piazza San Marco and 400 from the Rialto Bridge. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and is the perfect place to stop after a day spent in the lovely Venice's alleys and discover the authentic flavor of this land. Da Bruno you will find traditional dishes, but also a fine selection of Mediterranean food, with a menu of meat and fish. Our staff, day after day, works hard in order to satisfy the palate of a group of clients that is increasing more and more: that is why you can opt for the a la carte menu or the tourist one, depending on your needs. When you come inside this lovely little world, you will be overwhelmed by the warm and cozy atmosphere that characterizes the restaurant. Let yourself be pampered by our team of professionals, who is looking forward to offer you the best of our tradition and leave you exquisitely speechless.
Venice, Italy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A real find!”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Imagine all the other restaurants in the area with waiters outside tempting / hassling you to enter and then finding a quiet restaurant to relax and enjoy good food in. This is that restaurant. Perfectly placed between Rialto Bridge and St Mark's Square, it is easily reachable from any area in Venice. The decor inside is light and bright and you'll find helpful staff available to help you with almost anything. The co owner Domenico is a lovely man who will take the time to chat with you and help you choose the right meal for you. The food is delicious and is set at a reasonable price, with a short waiting time when we were served. Definitely a hidden gem of Venice!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Jade S
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Romina M, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Da Bruno, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
We were so happy to read your kind words following your stay with us at the Restaurant da Bruno. We were so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and the service your received and we are so proud to know that we are for you a "hidden gem of Venice"! I have passed on your kind words to Domenico and to our brilliant team and we hope you will come back to stay with us soon.
Best wishes!
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Hanover, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A wonderful evening at Da Bruno's”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

We visited Ristorante da Bruno on Saturday, March 15, 2014. We were a group of 30 (20 students and 10 adults) from Canada. We were warmly welcomed and provided a room that suited our needs and gave us some privacy from other guests. Youth ordered from a selection of pizzas and adults ordered from a more diverse menu. All the food was excellent. Service staff provided timely and proper responses to all our requests. Our host (I believe Domenico) met all our needs. He had hired a saxophonist to come in to entertain our group. A great touch. His house wine (the white) was very tasty.

Hearty recommendations to visit this restaurant.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank alex c
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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Da Bruno, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Dearest Friends from Canada,
it has been a big pleasure hosting all of you in our Restaurant Da Bruno and taking care about your dinner.
We are very happy to know that everything was good and that you enjoyed your night here with us.

Thanks again and hope to see you soon.
Kindest Regards
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Warwickshire ,england
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Yes Yes yes”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This restaurant changed our views of venice!
On our first day in Venice we naturally got a bit tired and fed up with beggars/ illegal street sellers etc ....and then to cap it all we had our worst restaurant experience ever at the "Osteria Simson" (see separate review).
On our second day the Da Bruno renewed our faith in what good service us all about.
Although the restaurant looks a bit "spartan", from the outside and would not be described as romantic,it is very clean........and probably has the best toilets in Venice!

The waiter's attitude was superb.Courteous, attentive and very friendly without being over bearing.

We and several locals we were the only guests during our lunch, but when we walked past the restaurant the previous night (and foolishly chose a different restaurant!) it was very busy.

Althought the food was not "superb" it was good value and we had no complaints about its quality.
We would certainly eat there again and agree with all the earlier positive reviews......only wished we had read them before we went to venice.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank kalives
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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Da Bruno, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Thanks, thanks , thanks!
We really appreciate your kind review about our Restaurant Da Bruno and we are very happy to know that it satisfied your expectations.

We look forward from seeing you soon in the magic Venice and extend our best regards.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Venice's hidden gem!”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Ristorante de Bruno is tucked away in a side street in Venice and really is a hidden gem. Under the new ownership of Enzo and Domenico what this place lacks in curb appeal certainly makes up for it in terms of service and of course food! If we hadn’t have been enticed in by the friendly staff we would have walked on by as we didn’t even realise it was there. I thought the offer of 3 course meal for a set price of €14 was too good to be true but it wasn’t. The evening meal there was tasty, portions very generous and the staff brilliant. We enjoyed it so much that we went back the next day. Our only regret was that we didn’t discover it earlier in our stay; else we could have happily eaten there every night!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Wendy M
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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Da Bruno, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
We really thank you for your kind review and for all the compliments addressed to our Restaurant Da Bruno.
We are more than happy to know that you enjoyed your meal and also the kindness of the staff.
We do our best to let our guests feel like at home!
Please come back and visit us as soon as possible.

Greatings from Venice!
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Street, United Kingdom
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“excellent service”
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

On entering restaurant seemed a little deviod of character but this was quickly dispelled by the warm welcome. Service was very good especially from Walter, with free aperitifs and a liqueur to finish. The food was good, tasty and very well presented. Highly reccomended.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank topcat1515
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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Ristorante Da Bruno, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
Dearest Friends,
we warmly thank you for your kind review about your visit at Ristorante Da Bruno and we are very happy to know that you appreciated the service, the kindess of the staff and the food prepared.
We realy hope to see you soon for a new holiday in the beautiful Venice and take the occasion to extend our best regards.
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