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#485 of 1,141 Italian in Venice
#449 of 1,272 Restaurants in Venice
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

Great food and amazing service we had a mixture of pizzas pastas and appetisers which were all amazing, wine was cold and all very happy

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 21 March 2019 via mobile

Firstly I want to say how beautiful the garden is, on a sunny day it must be beautiful so sit there with a cold glass of Soave. The service was great and our waiter spoke very good English, he did everything in his power to...make sure we had a good meal (we speak Italian to a good standard but English is easier for us) The food was good but not exceptional but perhaps we came on the wrong day. However the deep fried olives whilst unusual really do grow on youMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Largish restaurant with outdoor seating with above average food. We were there on a cold windy evening so it wasn't terribly busy, but did seem to have some locals there. Nothing spectacular, but good pasta; carbonara and squid ink pasta were very good. Other pastas...were average to above average. Mussel starter was quite good as was the caprese salad. House wine was very good. Prices lower than nearer the touristy areas. Not the best food we had, but still good enough that we would return.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

I must dispute or explain some of the negative reviews. To the lady who complained about having been served "used" cheese that had been on another table, let me explain that it is common in Italy to store grated parmigiano cheese in a sugar bowl...like container with a lid that has a cut out to accommodate the spoon handle. Yes, other patrons will have used this bowl, and sometimes it will be left on the table after use, like vinegar and oil, salt and pepper shakers. In some restaurants when you ask for cheese to sprinkle on your pasta a waiter will come bowl in hand and sprinkle the cheese for you and disappear with the cheese bowl. When this happens I sometimes ask them to leave the cheese bowl on the table in case I want more. I think of the cheese bowl left on the table as generosity, not as "used cheese." To this same lady,It is more common to be served breadsticks wrapped in paper, than unwrapped. A 2 euro coperto/cover charge is standard in Italy, and I only get annoyed when it is upped to 4. And, yes service is sometimes added to the bill, but this happens more in major tourist cities, and especially in places that cater to tourists. Five of us ate lunch tat da Silvio this past August and all liked their food, but me. My tortellini were way too salty. We loved the generous breseaola appetizer, and I tasted everyone's entree with pleasure. Yes, the service is chaotic, and we sat for about 15 minutes waiting for the check, but the ambiance was relaxing and we were tired so it didn't bother us, as we were not in a rush. We sipped the last of the wine while waiting and refused the free limoncello. My perception of da Silvio may be colored by sweet memories of eating there almost daily while doing research at the nearby Archivio di Stato.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant after being told that Impronto Cafe next door had a 30 minute wait. Worst mistake of our vacation. I ordered the Gnocchi al Ragu, and after a few bites I noticed something stringy in the overcooked, mushy gnocchi: cleaning brush...bristles. Yes. I easily found four bristles of some type of cleaning brush. We called over the server, and obviously refused to pay for the dish. The server examined the bristles then comped the dish, but they should haves comped the whole meal. They brought us Limoncello shots as an apology, but we couldn't bring ourselves to drink them. My husband couldn't eat his meal after seeing what was in mine, but they didn't comp his. And this was AFTER they gave us the bowl of USED Parmesan cheese from the recently vacated table next to ours. And did I mention the prepackaged breadsticks? We spent a week in Venice and this was BY far our worst dining experience.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Really nice place with a beautiful garden. Value for money is astronomical especially considering this is Venice. Highly recommended. Try the fillet with green pepper sauce or mixed fish grill

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Literally came across this restaurant and were taken in by the large garden with various trees and plants. Place was rammed with people and we had to join a short queue, but absolutely no one was seated inside the small restaurant interior. Yes, service was...chaotic and slow but absolutely not the fault of the 4 waiters I counted who were running around at full pace all night. More so the owner who lorded over them, chastised them whenever someone complained and contributed virtually nothing help wise. Spent virtually all the time we were there chatting to locals he knew and who were also allowed to smoke. Tables are very close to one another so this aspect was unpleasant. Food wise perfectly adequate and it was amusing to be eating exactly the same dishes you can find in Pizza Express in the UK. Yet, the presentation and portions were far superior and amazingly for Venice, not that more expensive. Finally, there does appear to be a cat who walks amongst the tables for cuddles but not to beg.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I would have given this restaurant more stars had we not returned a second night! The first night it was charming - reasonable service, excellent pasta, friendly staff. So much so that we decided to return. A bad idea! I don't know whether there was...a staff shortage or what but the waiters were running around like headless chickens, except for a man with a grey beard (perhaps the owner) who was just standing around. We sat for over 20 minutes just waiting for our order to be taken. In the end we grabbed a waiter. Another waiter came over but decided that he could only take our drinks order! My partner's main course came with the two plates of vegetables but mine took another 5 minutes to come - and the restaurant is outdoors - so the veg started to cool down. Their tiramisu is excellent, their "prosecco" has no bubbles. DisappointingMore

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We spotted the courtyard garden while walking past in the afternoon, and decided it looked nice enough to go back that evening. Unfortunately, it is true that you shouldn't judge a book by the cover. The courtyard was lovely to sit in on a warm...evening, but the service was poor - confusion about who did what, who was going to take the food order, who would take the drinks order. When the drinks finally came,- two glasses of prosecco- there was a distinct lack of bubbles. Maybe it's just me, but I have drunk quite a bit over the years, so I naively believe it is all sparkling. The food was OK but I can't say it was anything to write home about. The best moment of the evening was when a lovely tabby cat came wandering over to say hello.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

we popped into the outside dining area on chance as we'd been walking forever.. it is a rustic environment & won't win any awards so I wasn't expecting much.. we had two pizza's which were huge and really good value for the money.. no service...or billing problems for usMore

Date of visit: September 2017
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