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Ristorante Pizzeria Ai Sportivi

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Campo Santa Margherita Dorsoduro 3052, 30123 Venice, Italy
041 521 1598
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy restaurant that had a real authentic Italian feel. Pizza and wine for dinner was very reasonably priced and good value for money. Order your wine by the 1/4 carafe and not buy the glass is a great deal. Service was good in a place crowded with options.

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Thank Ian P
Heidelberg, Germany
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142 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the place by wandering around Campo Santa Margherita while looking for a place to eat. The food was delicious, the service good and the meal wasn't too expensive. Perhaps we'll go there again while we are in the city.

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Thank narcanti
Tel Aviv, Israel
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241 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a cold night in February 2017 and we had a luck to find here a table while other tables were already occupied. Most of the eaters were local Italians and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. I ate one of most delicious pizzas. The others enjoyed as well the food. I recommend this restaurant. I am sorry for... More 

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Thank mendi62
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on our first night in Venice. The food was lovely, and even got 0.5l of white wine at a very reasonable price. All in all would recommend if you are in the area.

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Thank Mia B
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant for dinner whilst visiting Venice. We are sometimes cautious about restaurants on large squares as they can be a bit 'touristy' and not good value. No problems here though! Big portions, good house wine, no cover charge. What's not to like!! In a city packed with similar looking restaurants, you won't go far wrong this one!

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Thank Neil B
Harrogate
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We visited Ai Sportivi on the basis of a guide book stating they served the best pizza in Venice. We ordered three different pizzas all of which were very good but not outstanding. From the outside the restaurant looked packed so we didn't think we'd get a table, however we were shown to a back room which isn't visible from... More 

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Thank Iggymarble
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

It was very nice. Very good staff, and also the food was excellent. I can really prefer this restaurant in Venice.

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Thank Sándor S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Not sure why this place is getting a few bad reviews. We visited twice during our stay in Venice. 1 starter bruschetta delicious 1 pizza 1 pasta , 1 bottle of house wine & 2 beers 52 euros. Food was all really tasty staff all friendly place had a nice little buzz about it. Compared to eating in the more... More 

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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Ate a meal here which was similar to previous reviews. The set menu looks good, then you can expect awful food, tiny portions and trying every trip to charge more money. Don't eat the bread. They refuse to supple tap water. This is a tourist trap as the tap water is from the mountains in Venice and should be drank... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

After seeing the restaurant full the previous night, me and my girlfriend had extremely high hopes. We arrived at 5 and were intrigued and both selected the set menu. Pasta, meat and side. Promising but from this point the night deteriorated. As the only ones in the restaurant we expected a positive experience. After taking our order and refusing us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campo Santa Margherita Dorsoduro 3052, 30123 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: 041 521 1598

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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