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Osteria Al Diavolo E L'acquasanta

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San Polo
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San Polo 561b | Calle della Madonna, Venice, Italy
+39 041 277 0307
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
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Bath, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More like a bar, but we felt the food was authentic. We were recommended two restaurants by our hotel and both were exactly what we wanted. The atmosphere was relaxed, noisy and fun

Thank maddercat
Bucharest, Romania
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Inside the Osteria Al Diavolo E l’acquasanta we were greeted by an overall pleasant atmosphere and a nice lady who showed us towards an empty table in the corner. When we sat at the wooden table we smiled looking at the paper covering the table as it was really cheap looking. We spent around 5 seconds browsing the regular menu... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We'd had several indifferent meals in the neighbourhood of the Rialto Bridge, but we keep looking there. We stumbled upon the crowded Osteria of the Devil and the Holy Water at lunchtime on one of our last days in town. Despite not having a recommendation they found a little table for us. They had a chalkboard with a list of... More 

Thank Alan Z
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289 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This Restaurant was recommended by local people when we visited Venice in December. This place is very unique, managed by a nice couple... Great to have a glass of wine with some appetizers... I tried the grill fish and was amazing... I had a Mediterranean Dorada, when the server brought it to the table, she opened the fish in front... More 

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Billinge, Lancashire
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536 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nice place to eat, if only for some cicchetti and a glass of wine. We enjoyed the risotto and sea food washed down with some nice cold white wine.

Thank LairdandLady4
Udine, Italy
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

When this osteria was a simple cicchetti bar, it was amazing. They didn't accept plastic, you sat where you could and amazing dishes were constantly coming out of the kitchen. The local labourers ate there which kept the tourists away. Now, it seems that they've gotten with the times. It's still the same cramped, ancient osteria, but the menu has... More 

Thank Marco-Friuli
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We found it in Antony Bourden show, and came here to eat after a long walk. Risotto with fish is just perfect, and nothing better you can wish. also Good home vine, delicious pasta!

Thank Marina M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Seppia pasta was salty. Bigoli in salsa was ok. Grilled shrimps were delicious. Red house wine was good. We might go back. Don't know why TripAdvisor listed two locations. The mapping apps could not find the other location.

Thank Core N
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Quaint place, and a locals place which is good, ok food (although suspiciously fast) ok Prices ( beware Of the service charge) but a waitress ( redhead, glasses, a few pounds over weight...) when asked by my wife about what dish she liked the most... Because she didn't undertand english grabbed my wife's finger and pointed/moved it back and foward... More 

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215 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Another recommendation from a local lady which did not disappoint having read some of the reviews. Brilliant service from the waitress from start to finish. Pasta first course was really tasty then a main of beef to share was more than enough, but found room to try the limoncello tiramisu (delicious!). Good wine too. There seem to be a number... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
10:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Polo 561b | Calle della Madonna, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 277 0307

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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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