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Antica Osteria Ruga Rialto

$$ - $$$
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San Polo
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Centro Storico calle del Sturion No. 692, Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 1243
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Easily missed as the entrance is not in your face. Looks small from the outside but when you enter, it has few different rooms. The food was simple, typically Italian but delicious. We had local sardine and onion spaghetti, maybe it doesn't sound appealing but it is great, and sea bass fillet filled with spinach, which was also tasty. With... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Ate there with a group of people. Food was reasonably good, but not special. Fried prawns and small shrimp were quite good, but other items were fair. Good atmosphere and well located in an alley near Rialto. Atmosphere was good, and it was reasonably good value.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The food is ordinary the service non existent the furniture unattractive expensive You are better off not eating Schifoso should be closed down DO NOT GO THERE E una schifosa trattoria ! Sono ladri It has no idea of what Venetian cuisine should be

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Thank vrsoli
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I can only say good things about Antica Osteria Ruga Rialto: Great service, best food and tasty prosecco!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I've been in several osterias and bacaros in Venice and I never found beer more expensive than 2.5€ unless they where particular. Average beer, lager, nothing special for 3€ and bartender not that polite...nothing special but nice inside

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The tiny entrance to this local restaurant is deceiving. It leads to a traditional bar area and several dining rooms, mostly frequented by local workmen and employees at lunch time. Go for Venetian dishes. I had bigoli in salsa. The sauce was made with onions and compared very favorably with other recipes I have tried. One of my friends also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Good food but even better friendly service. Two couples with drinks and 6 shared plates Wass around 65 euros value and good sized meals. View is not on the canals but a good quiet location, I recommend you try.

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Thank Roy P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Al in this place is tipycal and tasty. From the fish appetizers, that you can have at any time with delicious pinot grigio or fantastic spritz to the fine pasta dishes. I had an amazing bigoli in salsa, that are a traditional kind of spaghetti blended with an anchovy and onion sauce: perfect. Always ask for the daily specials. Nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Visited the site during our short stay for many times. The service and the food is like at home with venetian touch and atmosphere. I would recommend the osteria to everyone who seeks to find someting simple but excelent by taste. Specially ask for days speciality! You will enjoy! Take the house wine!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

The price was great for a three course meal and had that hidden local atmosphere. I enjoyed the pasta very much but i did not like the fish. They did have utensil fees but like i said the overall price was great for Venice for a three course meal.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Storico calle del Sturion No. 692, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 521 1243

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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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