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Osteria Al Sacro & Profano

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San Polo
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Via S.Polo 502, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 1931
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

...this place is essentially venetian...mysterious and charming. We found it quite by accident, as happens on visits to Venice, and for lunch, we dined on cicchetti - basically Italian Tapas - accompanied by some fine local red wine. The interior somehow wouldn't look out of place in a Harry Potter movie - and very atmospheric. The staff were charming and... More 

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Londoncabby
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

After spending the morning walking around Venice on a guided tour, we needed a rest and food. We decided to move away from St Marks Square and the very touristy bars and restaurants. We stumbled upon this little gem. We were luckily enough to sit outside in a small type of alleyway. The food was great, so was the wine... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Stumbled upon this fantastic little Osteria on Monday 19th Sept and called in there for 3 nights, the very best Cicchetti that we found, great wine nice atmosphere and people who helped a novice without making him feel an idiot! Thank you. Search out from the dross thats out there plus a nice bit of Jazz.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Non-touristy bacari that serves cicchetti and house wines. Inexpensive, casual, friendly atmosphere in an out of the way area.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Traditional Venetian food. Very limited menu with what was in season. Very rich food. We were looking for the traditional experience but being vegetarian there was only one dish on the menu that it could eat.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We went in here because the menu was hand written and there was a sign that said "no we do not serve pizza". Sold. We sat at one of four outdoor tables on a pretty quiet street. All our dishes were great, including the most amazing tiramisu! Waiter and wine also great!

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Nottingham
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Just at the side of the Rialto Bridge is this Italian menu Tapas bar. The food was excellent for a light lunch. The choice of wine was outstanding with most glasses costing 3€. Ambiance was very relaxing. Overall a quaint little cafe.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Has lunch in this restaurant. I had a plate of Spaghetti Bolognaise and my wife had the Calamari and salad. Both delightfully prepared and lovely to eat. They also serve Tapas and other dishes. Great selection of wines and the house wine is as good as any. Lots of atmosphere in historical terms and the news clippings and photos all... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Heard it would be a great place to eat but couldn't tell why after trying it. Menu is limited (4 starters, 10 mains) and nothing we had was delicious. Don't think I'd spend time going here again. The word average would be suitable.

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Thank Robert H
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great selection of freshly made cichetti and regional wines. Busy and used by locals would recommend this.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via S.Polo 502, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 1931

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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