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Osteria alla Bifora

#126 of 1,236 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Campo Santa Margherita 2930, Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 6119
Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
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Basel, Switzerland
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice dinner with freshly sliced cured ham, polenta with 4 kinds of cod, some grilled vegetables and a nice bottle of wine. The menu of the restaurant is small, the dishes we picked were very good and good value for money. Attention: The restaurant does not accept credit cards, cash only

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Thank Peter H
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant- no booking though. trays of mixed meats and cured hams well worth trying. full of locals and very few tourists. enjoy the wines and dishes - all local and great. went twice as once wasnt enough.

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Thank Davidvet86
Northwich
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370 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This osteria in Campo Santa Margherita offers an authentic Venetian experience. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, local dishes and regional wine. All at reasonable prices. There is outside seating if you want to watch the action in the Campo. It can get busy, so maybe best to book (if possible).

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Thank jonessb1
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fantastic for all service from this restaurant others people should try here for delicious test of food.

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Thank Latifa A
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant recommended by our air bnb host. Good wine and really reasonably priced meat platters in a lively area.

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Thank Pippa N
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139 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You should choise tagliere with chiesa. Salumi and ham very good. Bert noce location with candels. Only I want to suggest to improve the menu with some pasta . also carpaccio was very good

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Thank Melind72
Bengaluru, India
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161 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place on recommendation from our Airbnb host. As soon as we walked in, we were seated at a table for four but were made to sit in a fashion that another couple could sit on same table with us. I didn't like that part. The person who seated us was quite matter of fact about it... More 

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Thank IQKaur
Moscow, Russia
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Managed to have excellent lunch with soups and mains, but suugest going there for evening drinks ... and dinner as snacks protions are huge.

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Thank Misha V
Milan, Italy
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We were supposed to go in another place but was closed. We stepped into the Osteria la Bifora...what a nice surprise! Staff extremely nice and helpful very good quality of food (mostly cicchetti) excellent wine and beer....but above all ...good value for money...this is a kind of miracle in Venice ...I have 30 years of experience in this lovely city... More 

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Thank mcamarta
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on the recommendation of a local we spoke to in a wine store. Set on a very pretty square we visited on an evening. They had a huge range of drinks and a fantastic menu (one of us is veggie and we had no trouble). We ordered drinks including orange juice that was freshly squeezed rather than bottled and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campo Santa Margherita 2930, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 6119

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighbourhood Profile
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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