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Osteria Antico Giardinetto

Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 722882
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to find. Take bridge to right of San Cassion square from Rialto. Down alley (calle) on left. Pleasant, traditional and relaxed. Smallish, about 10 tables. Family run restaurant. Terrific service, attentive and helpful. We pushed the boat out and everything ace. Clams and mussels...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is charming. As with most restaurants in Venice, make a reservation. To start, the Venetian seafood platter was underwhelming. The pickled items were good, the majority was bland. The cuttlefish pasta with ink was delicious. The scallops and asparagus pasta was fine, nothing...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend had given us the name of this restaurant when we asked for a recommendation. It was our last night of a 5 day visit to Venice and we hadn’t spent too much time in this area. It wasn’t easy to find but once...More

Thank diBiella51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is tucked away on the corner of a small side street and easily missed. The food was of a very high quality. The antipasto was Mixed Seafood Appetizers, which was delightful. Our main course was the house specialty of Mixed Fried Seafood Virgilio,...More

Thank Tamutoscana
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic dinner here, one of the best meals we have had in Italy. The service was friendly and the food was amazing. The pick of the meals was the grilled seafood... perfectly cooked. The restaurant is very small but we booked in only...More

Thank SarahKate_73
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Some good some bad. The pizza was amazing!!! However our pastas were average. The place seemed like they were just phoning in the service. I ordered a drink on two separate occasions from two separate servers and it still never arrived. The pasta was near...More

Thank Jerrod G
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We came upon this restaurant by chance. The first night we couldn't get in.It's very small so I would book. It's so good that we went twice in four days We chose a seafood platter to share, it was enormous with crab, prawns,mussels ,squid pickled...More

Thank lompstermash
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Very small restaurant, so plan to go early (and make a reservation) so that you can enjoy the outdoor seating area and not be bombarded by the noise of a group of 9 (thankfully they came as we were finishing). The food was superbly prepared...More

Thank ledasa
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Came across this pretty, hidden restaurant as it was on our way to our hotel, Ca Favretto-San Cassiano. Had a very pleasant dinner in the garden. The ambience was nice and cozy, the service quite efficient. The food was way better than we had expected...More

Thank Melek71
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The restaurant is located in a quieter part of the city on a small side street. It is an excellent family run restaurant. We did not have a reservation and when we arrived around 7:30 were able to make a reservation to come back in...More

Thank Emma S
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
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jon p
14 July 2017|
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Response from OneBlondie | Reviewed this property |
yes they do take reservations; probably advised to make one especially for Sunday lunch and/or if you want to be in the garden. regards, OneBlondie
11 January 2017|
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Response from ilaj99 | Reviewed this property |
bit late, sorry, but yes, we paid by card...
wenyi z
26 August 2016|
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Response from Lorraine G | Reviewed this property |
Apologies that I've only just seen this. I hoped you managed to book. I believe we phoned
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 722882
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Osteria Antico Giardinetto is a cosy, charming family-run restaurant near Campo San Cassiano offering typical Venetian and creative fish, meat and vegetarian dishes freshly prepared to order.
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