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Osteria Antico Giardinetto

Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 722882
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pumpkin gnocchi” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (59 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Calle dei Morti 2253 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we booked we said we might be late depending on our flight and got a message straight back saying not to worry, they’d wait for us and this courtesy and thoughtfulness set the tone for the evening. The food is prepared with real love...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fredfan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well it's a hidden GEM. Don't miss it while in Venice! This family restaurant is amazing! Small but cosy. Menu not big but all meals are tasty as if you are at Italian family house. We try as much as we can for two evenings...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tarasius
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is our 3rd time here and for the past 7 years, their standard of the food had always been exceptional. We brought our friends this time round and they thoroughly enjoyed the food! The appetiser, main courses and desserts were so exceptional we could...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 678MichelleT
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We really enjoyed our this place! Tables were is a cute charming courtyard, and even though the night was cool is was heated well. Both our meals (sea bream with orange sauce and pumpkin gnocchi) were excellent, as were the pickled sardines and mushrooms we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tom42532
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

During our holiday we had nice recommendation to visit this restaurant. The decor is quite, staff friendly .. food is nice. Only one thing we were waiting long time for order. But we definitely come back to visit it again)

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Suzzi_533
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Decent average quality Italian food at an economical price. Smallish restaurant, pleasant helpful staff. Sold very acceptable local wine by the carafe.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mikegreen42
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here on the recommendation of our Air B and B host. Service was efficient and food delicious. Such a nice change from the offering everywhere else. Pannacotta and tiramisu sublime. Quite difficult to find but worth it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank helendrabbe
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We had read great reviews about this restaurant on TA and decided to give it a try. And thankfully we were not disappointed... The lady managing the restaurant was very nice and helped us through the menu... We tried some gorgeous dishes like the sauteed...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gm0608
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Value was ok but food was only mediocre. We live in heavily Italian areas of north america and this was about as good as the mediocre place we go every Sunday. People started flooding in as we wrapped up and no one would bring a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank AmyKathryn
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This restaurant serves fabulous food. It was our favorite meal of our time in Venice. The small outdoor patio is lovely. The waitstaff very professional. Fabulous service. We shared our appreciation with our waitress and she said the chef is 4th generation cook in his...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank midwesterngal4
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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jon p
15 July 2017|
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Response from OneBlondie | Reviewed this property |
yes they do take reservations; probably advised to make one especially for Sunday lunch and/or if you want to be in the garden. regards, OneBlondie
12 January 2017|
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Response from ilaj99 | Reviewed this property |
bit late, sorry, but yes, we paid by card...
wenyi z
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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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.
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