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Osteria da Carla

$$ - $$$
San Marco
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Corte Contarina | San Marco, 1535 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 7855
08:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 22:30
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Osteria da Carla is one of the best places I've had dinner in Italy! My suggestion is to have the TAPAS appetizer, one of the best I've tried. And for dessert the nocciola ice cream (hazelnut) with salted cheese. The place is both modern and cozy at the same time, and staff is really polite and nice. Excellent!!

Thank Milo F
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was by far one of the best places to eat in all Italy! We payed 70 euros for a shared apettizer, two main dishes, a shared dessert and a glass of wine, and it was really worth it! The place is cozy but modern, staff is really polite and professional (their recommendations were great). We had the tapas to... More 

1 Thank Caromeneghello
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this when discovered Cherubino was closed. Did not disappoint! Cosy but chic, friendly staff, and a pumpkin/ginger soup that was out of this world. The tomato soup was a close second! Great wine choices too, reasonably priced. Well worth seeking out!

1 Thank Dave R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Considering the location just off St Mark's this place offers really decent value. The food is great, and portion size is ample. We shared a selection of lovely cold meats before a main course each - veal cheeks and baby pig shank - which with drinks came to €90, and we were full. The staff were really very helpful, attentive... More 

1 Thank cnab2015
North Carolina
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Osteria da Carla is a tiny restaurant hidden in an alley close to Piazza San Marco. It has a warm, cozy atmosphere with helpful wait staff. The food was fresh, interesting, and impeccably prepared. The two of us shared an endive salad, a selection of six cichetti (one featuring a slice of cured goose), a plate of handmade ravioli with... More 

Thank Natasha240
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Foods cooked salted, menu have lot choice, ingredients lot new things, but mix not so good, its killed some flavour when mix too much. Nothing special to remember or think you will come back again when have a chance.

Thank Mai P
Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Good pizza, although had to ask for the pizza menu. Food was freshly made and tasted divine. The sausage pizza was nice but my wife said it was very sweet. Would go back

Thank Superally2007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place takes some finding, hidden down a passageway west of Frezzeria, but is well worth the trouble. It is fairly small so worth booking. Great and unusual glasses of wine, really inventive and tasty food and all served by an enthusiastic but not pushy staff. A real find so close to the many tourist traps around St Marks.

1 Thank blueskychaser
Avondale Estates, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Had a very good meal and very good wine, a little pricey but not by US standards. abiut 120 Euros a couple. Leonardo provided excellent service, the female waitress not bad but lacked the personality, maybe lack of langage skills, who knows, but Leonardo carried us throw dinner. Italians probably look at Americans and think, and they a re probably... More 

Thank BustersDaddy
Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We turned into a small alley way and found this wonderful little restaurant. It only has 10 or so tables so we were lucky to grab the last one without a reservation. The waiters are such characters and we had great service! The wine recommended by the owner was fantastic. Thank you for a lovely evening!! We'll be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corte Contarina | San Marco, 1535 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco
  • Neighbourhood: San Marco
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 7855

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Staying in San Marco

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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