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“Appearances can be deceiving”
Review of Osteria 1518 - CLOSED

Osteria 1518
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Since this restaurant is only steps from the San Basilio vaporetto stop, we had walked by it several times without considering to stop and eat there. Also, it is on a small street, with people walking by as they come and go to the vaporetto. It looked rustic, a basic trattoria. The surprise is that the food is much better than that. Happily, the chef is not overly ambitious. The dishes are straightforward, but with excellent quality ingredients and not overly cooked. The menu is short, but they are willing to try to accommodate diners (e.g.,, if you want a different sauce on a preferred type of pasta). Service was attentive. When we commented on how hot it was (this was during a heat wave), the waiter brought an ice bucket for our white wine and also put in the bottle of mineral water to keep it cool. I ended the meal with watermelon -- the most sweet I have had in many years.

Thank GloriaAnchio
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

This is not along the beaten path but I suggest you beat a path to it. Walk straight back from the S. Basilio vaporetti stop. One of the best meals we had in Venice! The food is outstanding and the wait staff and owner treated us like we were there regular customers. I wish we could have gone twice!

Thank RoyLScam
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Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this amazing gem and it was one of the best meals I've ever had! From the excellent service from Alex and his wife Sophia to the phenomenal chef, Cliff, we had the foodie's dream. Shrimp scampi (raw), oysters, Ombrina (bronzino cousin) perfectly baked in sea salt, strawberry Tiramisu to chocolate mousse...spectacular!!!!

Thank J9k901
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

This Restaurant was a medicine for my Soul - cozy ambiente, kind staff, superb food (seafood, salads) and wine... Only one minus - no desserts... We found it accidently, but after a hard day in Venice (20km walk) was this relaxing cozy restaurant really a gift :-) Definitely a must for my next Venice - trip

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Thank David B
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

This restaurant is just off the Dorsoduro zattere waterfront so there are no views, although we ate outside on a warm, sunny aftternoon. However we enjoyed excellent seafood and friendly, non obsequious service from our host. Food is good value. Would definuitely return.

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Thank Anthony B
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