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Ai Cugnai

Centro Storico piscina del Forner No. 857, 30123 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 9238
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Centro Storico piscina del Forner No. 857, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a Gondoliere to us and we found him eating with us later on. Tasty, family atmosphere, friendy, swift and afforable for Venice prices.

Thank 19Martina73
Reviewed 6 days ago

Venice has too many tourists traps that pretend to be restaurants. These places serve lousy food for a lot of money. Trattoria Ai Cugnai is different. A rare find. This lovely little place serves very good Italian food for reasonable prices. On our visit, we...More

Thank Benjamin669
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nothing fancy, but they do a good job without gouging you too much. The prices are ok for Venice, even if the wine list prices border on the outrageous. Focusing on price isn't really fair for a restaurant review, but this is Venice so I...More

Thank adventuresinfour
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really lovely little place with traditional Venetian food. We had a relaxed dinner here, seated out in the rear courtyard. Go for anything seafood, we enjoyed a delicious whole fish. The service was very attentive and they had a nice selection of wines.

Thank Susie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our 4 days stay as the food was so good. The flavours in the sauces were superb. Not rushed at all and plenty of food to eat. The mussels to start were awesome and the pasta main dishes were excellent....More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This trattoria was recommended to us by Maria at our hotel Locanda ca' Zose. The trattoria is in the Dorsoduro part of Venice along the Piscina Former. It looks unassuming from the outside, but it is easily spotted and has tables out the front. We...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on a recommendation for an evening meal. We were seated in the rear courtyard which was pleasant enough. Meal was satisfactory but unexciting. Service was efficient but not in any way friendly and overall there was an absence of that cheerful buzz you...More

Thank beachcomber421
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Venice is notorious for bad food given only tourists go, but this little restaurant is the real deal. Extensive menu, great wine and cocktails, very professional service. Went for lunch and it was the perfect stop off after walking for hours. Highly recommended. We had...More

Thank Jmewhyte
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

A simple small trattoria that hides the culinary delights behind a fairly basic street front. A rear open air garden seating area is busy with locals and a small aircon area inside allows a break from the heat but the two tables out front allow...More

Thank Legroom_Needed
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastico! Highly recommend. Beautiful and authentic Italian food without the tourist price tag. We will be back.

Thank Sally F
Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with
street artists, students, painters, sculptors,
restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and
heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's
collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for
evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries
cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica
buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Storico piscina del Forner No. 857, 30123 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 528 9238
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