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“Glad we found this restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Osteria del Cason

Osteria del Cason
Ranked #405 of 1,416 Restaurants in Venice
Price range: US$20 - US$93
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: San Polo
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Glad we found this restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

We hadn't booked dinner for our Saturday night in Venice and found Osteria del Cason by pure chance. The staff were really friendly and the food was really good. Most of the staff also speak English. The food seems to be locally sourced so the menu does change. When we went it wasn't that busy but it didn't spoil our meal. Please try and visit this little treat of a place.

  • Visited March 2014
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Venice, Italy
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164 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“GO AND GET IT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

after 40 years experience in the nearby mainland restaurant; the family finally decided during 2013 to get in action also in the historical downtown. Of course, this will help lots of new tourist to get more familiar with the real local fish food, as the decision of opening this tiny and rustic place, it has been made always following the most important rules: part of the family managing the place, the historical chef on the backstage and the same "rivers" of amazing bio Prosecco. Exactly if you were enjoying the same scenario in the mainland original restaurant.
If you are really new and you wish to be educated, please just follow my instructions because i'm sure what i'm talking about: scampi in soar, baccala mantecato, granola, row tuna, row scampi are just few small examples to start with. Something you(stranger) would wrongly called "tapas"; but we (locals) we use to called "cicheti". Something to get closer with the real city tasting.
One time probably won't be enough to get familiar with all the different dishes.
Finally the location which will be loved by locals and not....out of the crowded areas, good for romance, outside, friends and family.....
So, go and get it!!!!

  • Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“warmly welcomed by Riccardo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Just wanted to thank Riccardo for the great evening we had at al Cason! The dinner was gorgeous, we have never had such good and fresh fish. Scampi and Bacala were terrific. It was our wedding anniversary and Riccardo made it special.it is very well located, just behind the Frari Church, right on a canal. Very romantic :)

  • Visited March 2014
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mexico city
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Yes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

We were booked by the BnB we were staying while in Venice. No bad surprises. Excellent food and funny people. Ricardo is very nice...you feel very welcomed. We loved the Baccala' and Scampi. Very good white wine. Also a nice spot of Venice, just in front of a Canal. This is a real terrific italian/venetian restaurant. We will be back!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Ventura, California
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“wonderful people and wonderful fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

Just came back form my dinnner at Osteria del Cason; as usual, it was a big success; Simone and Riccardo are always happy to let you have a special time here. Great fresh fish, amazing wine, terrific cicchetti. I loved the Scampi Al Rosmarino and my husband enjoyed the Frittura Mista and the prosecco :); It is well situated, just in front of a smal canal, with gondolas and singers passing by; It is a small restaurant with a very relaxed atmosphere; Price is really reasonable compared to the Venice's standars and the quality and freshness of fish is at a very high level. It is my third time here and I can't wait to come back! I sadly read the previous reviews by some italian people and cannot believe how people don't mind about damaging a place without a concrete reason; The owners and waiters are VERY NICE PEOPLE and this place deserve to be at the top list of Tripadvisor ranking list.Ciao Riccardo and Simone, ci rivedremo prestissimo!

  • Visited October 2013
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