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Osteria Antico Giardinetto

#15 of 1,204 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
San Polo
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Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 722882
18:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 18:30 - 21:30
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139 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here for a very, very special dinner. And it was everything we had hoped for. Getting there through some small alleys might make you wonder whether there is this great restaurant that only insiders know about. But keep on going. It's a small place with a few tables. The husband cooks what he has found... More 

Thank P B
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Venice is rather notorious for overpriced food. We were staying for the 3rd time in the same hotel (Ca' Favretto) and, prior to our most recent trip, I did some hasty research and thought that based on many reviews here that it might be good. I was delighted to discover that it is EXCELLENT. Although it is a dark alley... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small restaurant in a very quiet side street with a nice courtyard where we had dinner. Family-run business with excellent food and service. We had mixed seafood as starter and grilled fish and fried seafood as main course. Everything was delicious. For dessert tiramisu and a superb chocolate mousse. Good selection of wines. Fantastic service. Recommended.

1 Thank Pedro C
Ludwigsburg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cute and small restaurant in a very quiet side street. Family-run with the chef's wife running the service. All dishes where home-made, very good and nicely presented. We had Mixed seafood and salad as starters, pasta And gnocci with seafoods as mains, tiramisu and panna cotta. All very good. Recommended. Prices appropriate for what is served.

Thank Marco S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I had a fantastic meal with my wife, amazingly friendly service and the food was absolutely incredible. Very traditional Venetian food, well worth a visit!

Thank Robert J
Cannes, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a small restaurant so you want to make a reservation, which is worth doing. A "mom and pop" (husband and wife) place with very good food from a small menu and even with only the wife serving, it was efficient. We prefer the small menu as it usually means good things to come. They did not disappoint us.... More 

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North Lincs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Not easy to find, just a doorway off a very narrow street, a little off the 'beaten track'. Antico is a small restaurant with a small outside 'courtyard'. On a wet October evening we had made a reservation and it was just as well as it seats a maximum of 16 diners inside, and the courtyard was not appealing. It... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely food In a small but welcoming environment. Really enjoyed our evening and the excellent service provided by this husband and wife team. We managed to book earlier in the day, but worth planning ahead for.

Thank Chris W
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This restaurant is run by an outstanding chef and his hard-working, charming, and efficient wife who manages the front of the house. It was tricky to find but we are glad that we did. We arrived without reservations and had a bit of a wait, but to a person as people left they offered unsolicited opinions that it was worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This tiny restaurant - in the center not far from Rialto but far from touristic routes - had a little and nice courtyard, quiet and repaired, and a small hall. We had dinner in the courtyard. They serve only typical Venetian dishes and have a good selection of wine. A great discover, also for the price (40 € pp for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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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  • 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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