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“Interesting menu, excellent service but not for kids”
Review of Osteria al Portego

Osteria al Portego
Ranked #100 of 1,494 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$53
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Castello
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Our family of 2 adults and 3 children between 8-13 visited in August 2014. We found the restaurant easily and the single server was very helpful in finding us a table even though most of the tables were already reserved.
The service was friendly and quick and the menu had many interesting items on it, however the food fell flat for all 5 of us. No one enjoyed their meals and the plates went back more than half empty.
I think this restaurant is more appropriate for an adults only experience as the kids turned up their noses to everything that was offered to them.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Another winner from TripAdvisor. Saw this place reviewed and had dinner there with my family recently. It's a small and cosy place tucked down an alley (no surprise there). We ordered two appetizers and four entrees -caprese salad, Gazpacho con cozze (mussels) cuttlefish with black ink and polenta, tagliatelle with crab and gamberoni alla griglia (grilled jumbo shrimp) and a frittura mista di pesce. Plus a couple of glasses of the local Veneto red and white. The food was all superb, and the service fast and friendly, even though the one waitress was stretched a little thin. Bill was just under 100 Euro. Only downside is that the place is hard to find. Other than that - brilliant!

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Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon this cozy Osteria and not sure we'd be able to find it again. It's tucked away, but what a gem! Not at all touristy. We had a delicious mix of small plates and wines late in the afternoon. Reasonably priced and perfect.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed in an apartment through Airbnb in the Calle Martinengo.
After an afternoon strolling around the different hoods, we were glad to have such a good and cozy osteria around the corner. Good food, good service, good prices.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

If you can find it, this is the best restaurant in Venice. Our waitstaff, Federica (Kikka) helped us choose great ciccete and entrees. She was particularly helpful with one of our group who was allergic to seafood. We liked this place so much, we returned on our last nigh in Venice for dinner. In particular, folks loved the pasta and seafood. I enjoyed my pasta with truffles. Desserts were fabulous, enjoyed our wine and spritz cocktails. All was great.

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Thank Ddd751
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