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Osteria alla Bifora

#123 of 1,232 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Campo Santa Margherita 2930, Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 6119
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
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17:00 - 02:00
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Moscow, Russia
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to have excellent lunch with soups and mains, but suugest going there for evening drinks ... and dinner as snacks protions are huge.

Thank Misha V
Milan, Italy
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We were supposed to go in another place but was closed. We stepped into the Osteria la Bifora...what a nice surprise! Staff extremely nice and helpful very good quality of food (mostly cicchetti) excellent wine and beer....but above all ...good value for money...this is a kind of miracle in Venice ...I have 30 years of experience in this lovely city... More 

Thank mcamarta
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Visited on the recommendation of a local we spoke to in a wine store. Set on a very pretty square we visited on an evening. They had a huge range of drinks and a fantastic menu (one of us is veggie and we had no trouble). We ordered drinks including orange juice that was freshly squeezed rather than bottled and... More 

Thank Jasonpettitt
Milan, Italy
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Located in Campo S. Margherita is 10 min walks from Piazzale Roma. They have both tables inside and outside. Very typical Venice meal with the top of it the baccalà selection with polenta. Good wine selection too. It is a cozy place like an Osteria should be. Friendly staff. Credit card officially accepted but in practice not.

Thank apocalypsenow66
Brussels, Belgium
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I would definitely recommend this place for a tasting of the typical 'cicchetti', a selection of different appetizers, fish or meat, choose what you like (I would say both!). All this served with very good wines in a friendly and casual atmosphere. The square Campo Santa Margherita is the perfet spot to enjoy Venice away from the more touristic area.

Thank VoyageuseBB
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The ambiance ambiance is great, but the good part ends there. The waiter service was terrible: unhelpful, rude and not responsive (almost had to get up and start dancing on the table so they could take our orders). We went there after the famous rice on squid ink, which I considered poorly prepared. I do recognize that ham/salami selection looks... More 

Thank Raphael A
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We found this lovely Osteria as we were wondering around the Doursdoro area on our last day in Venice. We decided to have a small lunch there as the meat platter look fantastic. We sat inside where there are lots of tables and had a meat platter, a grilled veg platter and a couple of glasses of vino. All excellent.... More 

Thank Quadrature
Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went to Venice for our 20th Anniversary. We were recommended to go to this restaurant by the host of our B & B where we were staying. It was one of his favorite restaurants and now we know why, it is now our favorite. Amazing charcuterie board (we had the large board). We enjoyed it so much that 2... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

my wife and I discovered this Osteria during our week's stay in Venice and enjoyed it so much, we finished off our evening there, three nights in a row ! The girls ( ladies) behind the bar were totally friendly and welcoming. As well as enjoying our limoncellos and wine, we did eat there a couple of nights.. It's hard... More 

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Pudsey, United Kingdom
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256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here as part of a night out in this area of the Dorsoduro. The winery the glass was superb, high quality for low prices. We also decided to eat here, and shared a plate of meat and cheese between the two of us. The plate of food was massive, and a great selection, the staff hand carve the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Campo Santa Margherita 2930, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Neighbourhood: Dorsoduro / Accademia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 523 6119

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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 in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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