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Osteria al Portego

#75 of 1,224 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calle Della Malvasia Castello 6014, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 9038
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great place. They have a very simple menu which is displayed on the wall but the quality of the food is excellent. If you are a lover of seafood and Venetian cuisine then you want be disappointed. However, you must book in advance as they don't have many tables and they are very popular with the locals. It... More 

Thank Thierry L
Caterham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We popped in here for lunch one day. It was around the corner from our hotel and the hotel owner had described it as very, very informal. Perfect! It is a typical Venetian Cicchetteria and was full of locals all eating, drinking and chatting away. The cheapest way to eat is to find a spot somewhere in the bar and... More 

Thank Old_Caterhamian
Pembroke, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were advised to try this place the locals go to. Fabulous atmosphere, great food, very different but delicious and a taste of the real Venice. Very good value and extremely helpful. Fully booked tables but ate and drank standing up at a shelf and then at a barrel table sitting on the window cill.

Thank walter0956
St Neots, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We'd walked past a couple of times whilst getting lost and had admired their huge selection of chicchetti. Finally we stopped off one evening to sample the delights on offer. We were greeted warmly on arrival and served food and drink quickly. The restaurant was fully booked but we managed to bag the little barrel table and chairs near the... More 

Thank Karen_and_Roy111210
Los Angeles, California
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429 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

It was only ok this time and we visited twice this December, just to make sure that the first visit was not on an off day. The cicchetti were not piled quite as high as they used to be, the baccala was gray and not white, and the eggplant parmigiana was not melting all over the plate. It sort of... More 

Thank Anna G
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This was the first time when i was served pre cooked and microwaved risotto. I never knew this was still happening. Beware, the food is mostly pre-cooked and microwaved and is mediocre at best.

Thank Archil K
Rome, Italy
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We liked this place. The food was good and they were really nice. The cicchetti were good, but there was something like mayonnaise that I didn't like. The pasta was very good.

Thank Eleonora_673
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Super nice place to have aperitivo. Perfect and lovely location and particular food. It's one of the Bacaretto to visit! I had some snacks (cicchetti) and aperolspritz. I don't know about the dinner but i think it's more a place to drink, snack and chat.

Thank Looor
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We made a reservation after noticing how busy this place was every time we passed by. It is a very casual place where the staff are moving at top speed to keep up. It is very crowded and loud. There were two of us for dinner. We shared a plate of fritto misto which was superb. The fish was very... More 

Thank Shannon M
Guildford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

There aren't many affordable and well rated restaurants in Venice so we booked ahead at this place, which looks lovely, and went along full of anticipation. Certainly the tapas at the bar look amazing. But we sat at the tables and had he menu. It sounded good but was variable. Gnocchi were delicious, but the pasta was so-so and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$42
Seafood, Italian, Wine Bar, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Della Malvasia Castello 6014, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 9038

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Castello

Neighbourhood Profile
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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