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Osteria Oliva Nera

Castello 3417/3447 Angolo Salizada Dei Greci, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 2170
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Castello 3417/3447 Angolo Salizada Dei Greci, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a lovely meal here on our first night in Venice in late May. We had made a reservation and they saved a table for us outside, which is what we wanted. The restaurant is in a quiet little square that is close to...More

Thank Mainetraveler42
Reviewed yesterday

We found this Restaurant by coincidence 15 years Ago. My wife and I had been exploring Venice at night and stumbled upon this small Osteria. The owner welcomed us and set up a humble but accommodating table. She went on to tell us about her...More

Thank Bigedwin
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went based on reviews on other websites and reserved through thefork.com. It was a little hard to find but worth it. We were welcomed warmly and served well. Excellent wine recommendations to accompany very good food which we tried in every category. A very...More

1  Thank Joan N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our Ozzie friends were in Europe, so we met up in Venice, and I wanted somewhere special to take them as we don't see each other often... The Osteria Oliva Nera was special plus! We all SO enjoyed our first class food, the ambiance and...More

Thank dedicatedtraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After all the great reviews we were ready for something special, but it was a solid 3.5 stars and we round up. Reservations are recommended and if it is hot out make sure to ask to be seated inside. Staff was overall friendly and attentive....More

Thank Stacey S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'm not sure if the restaurant was having an off night or we just had a bad experience but I can say our dinner here was one of the worst dinners I've ever had. Our main courses were overcooked (lamb and lobster with pasta). The...More

Thank CashHokie
OsteriaOlivaNera, Proprietario at Osteria Oliva Nera, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Sir, I am really really sorry about the bad experience you had my restaurant. I do really apologise. Please if you have a chance to come back you will be my guests and we'd love to have the opportunity to show you our food...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic service! The owner and her family run the business with a great care for guest and every detail. Great food! Lovely experience overall! And the desserts, homemade ( berries and tiramisu) to die for!! Mhmmm !!

Thank Lorena L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was amazing, the wine was incredible, the appetizers great and the pasta was to die for and the deserts were out of this works. Somehow even though the meal was probably the best I've ever had in my life, the service was even...More

1  Thank Dominic W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for my wife's birthday and our anniversary, we had really delicious food and the owner and her waitresses couldn't have been more attentive. I would definitely return when next in Venice. Even on a Thursday evening they were turning people away, so...More

1  Thank WeakendHacker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had dinner there with the family, fairly simple menu but every dish was perfectly executed. The lasagne (a personal favourite of mine) was outstanding, one of the best I've had. Service was excellent, perhaps not as warm as other reviews have suggested but flawless...More

1  Thank casualfoodcritic
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri
(districts), and the only one not facing onto the
Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated
within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over
one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime
neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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Joan N
What is walking distance from Piazza San Marco? And is there an online menu to see?
19 May 2017|
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Response from Dawnlive2travel | Reviewed this property |
About a 15 -20 minute walk worth the trip!
Thomas B
Will they accept card payments or is this strictly cash only?
6 April 2017|
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Response from OsteriaOlivaNera | Property representative |
All credit cards except diners Cash welcome My best regards Isabella
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Liz B
Would you please send me the menu? Thank you.
16 November 2016|
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Response from OsteriaOlivaNera | Property representative |
Please send me a regular email On my website and I will attach the file with great pleasure Best regards Isabella
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$56 - US$90
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castello 3417/3447 Angolo Salizada Dei Greci, 30122 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Castello
  • Neighbourhood: Castello
  • Phone Number: +39 041 522 2170
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WAVINGas we passed oliva neraour neighborhood ristorantedino waved at us passinghe was serving on the patioisabella waved through the windowwith a bottle of her winethey are like magiciansthey wave their handsand food appears on your tablePatrick Smith
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