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Osteria Antico Giardinetto

Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 722882
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (58 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
Neighbourhood: San Polo
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent a lively long evening in their fine restaurant. I would rank cuisine as among the best in Venice. If you have a nice night go early so you can sit out in the giardinetto. The service is also excellent, the lead is Larissa...More

Thank TravelerMike88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had a meal here while on holiday. It's a lovely wee find down a side street. We are outside in small courtyard type area. I had the pumpkin gnocchi and sea bream in orange sauce. Really lovely, simple & tasty food...More

Thank ASingingScot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely dinner. Extensive seafood choice. Excellent service and warm friendly atmosphere. Strange decor and little bit pricey but food was delicious.

Thank Carol Ann J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service were excellent. It's small and unpretentious, but also quite atmospheric. Highly recommended.

Thank jcstonepa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This fine little place is the perfect choice if you want local kitchen in a Venetian house in a small alley without touristic decoration. The friendly service, the food and the wine (and grappa barrique!) will uplift you to Casanova's dreams!

Thank Gabor45
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We booked Sunday lunch for two, regrettably it was too cold to sit out in their garden. It was just as well we had booked, the restaurant was packed, including a number of local family parties. As during our previous visit last autumn, we enjoyed...More

Thank OneBlondie
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Sit outside if you can. The back road is not too busy, and the atmosphere compliments the food perfectly. My wife, who is allergic to fish, fell in love with the veal inn lemon sauce. I love anything with shellfish, so the spaghetti with seafood...More

Thank _poohbar1
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Pretty hard to find, but really worth it. Excellent seafood risotto, minimum order 2. Make sure you save rooms for desserts.

Thank ChingEyla
Reviewed 30 March 2017

So good we went here twice for dinner. Great seafood, wine and appetizers! Staff was wonderful! Make a reservation during peak times from 7-9pm.

1  Thank JAMES E
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The food was good, but the desserts, omg, absolutely divine and decadent! It is a family run, small restaurant with a warm atmosphere and attentive service. You got to try it, just for the dessert.

Thank two_wily_wanderers
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
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Does this restaurant accept Credit Cards (Visa)? Or is it cash only? Thanks!
12 January 2017|
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Response from ilaj99 | Reviewed this property |
bit late, sorry, but yes, we paid by card...
wenyi z
Hi, I'm trying to make a reservation for dinner on Friday September 9th. I emailed the restaurant, but didn't get any response. Could you please advise on how I can make reservation? Thanks you!
26 August 2016|
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Response from Lorraine G | Reviewed this property |
Apologies that I've only just seen this. I hoped you managed to book. I believe we phoned
Does this restaurant take reservations?
7 June 2016|
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Response from leloir | Reviewed this property |
You should definitely call them to reserve a table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 722882
Osteria Antico Giardinetto is a cosy, charming family-run restaurant near Campo San Cassiano offering typical Venetian and creative fish, meat and vegetarian dishes freshly prepared to order.