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Osteria Al Sacro & Profano

$$ - $$$
San Polo
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Via S.Polo 502, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 1931
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New York
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I wanted to have light lunch at All Arco but when we got there, place was closed...don't know the reason. Then we saw this restaurant right across the alley way. But, this was a big mistake. Trippa smelled like it was made long time ago. There were many Japanese tourist at the front part of the restaurant. Because, this place... More 

Thank Il0veItaly
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

High end food that you can't expect from the first look until you come in.Romantic warm environment with soft lighting friendly staff and excellent service good value for money excellent wines.All in all the best lunch we had in Venice...

Thank Moulgi
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Along with the best name for a bar, "the Sacred and Profane" can lay claim to some of the tastiest cicchetti and regional wines and spirits to be found in Venice. And "found" is the key word, because this inconspicuous little joint is off the proverbial beaten path. You'll recognize it by the handwritten menu on the front wall and... More 

Thank Matt_Take_Me_2Europe
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Very small "local" restaurant- feels miles away from the tourist traps. Handwritten menu - fantastic. Call ahead - its small and parties after us had a wait

Thank michaelswyatt
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We liked so much this osteria, great prices,you can drink a nice pinot white wine glass for 2.5€. Remember, in Venice they charge you extra if you take a sit to drink your wine, coffee, etc. If you just stay up at the bar is cheaper. We didn't eat but another customer was eating a lasagna and it looked incredible!... More 

Thank CariStack
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

...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 

Thank Anthony G
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

1 Thank Londoncabby
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank andrew f
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews
33 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.

Thank SanFranTrvlr
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Thank gelatoqueen66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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