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Al Gatto Nero Da Ruggero

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Fondamenta della Giudecca Giudecca di Burano 88, 30142 Burano, Italy
+39 041 730120
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New Zealand
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever in Venice we make a bee-line for Al Gatto Nero da Ruggero Restaurant on Burano! It is always such a highlight of our visit to venice. In September we brought 15 friends with us to savour the 'whole' experience - and they did. We love to create an unforgettable experience: beginning by heading up the Grand Canal, across the... More 

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Crawley,West Sussex
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231 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We turned up looking for a late lunch (14:30) on a busy sunny Saturday. Not only did we get a table for 4 it was a perfect meal that ended up being the best we had on our return visit to this beautiful city ! Thank you for the Simplicity - a glass of light Proseco followed us to the... More 

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Trinity, Florida
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit was about 10 years ago, and we were anxious to see if the seafood was as good as we remembered. If possible, it was better! We arrived at the restaurant about 1:30 Sat afternoon from Murano, only to see a sign that the restaurant was closed for a private event. After a moments hesitation, we went in the... More 

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Mery sur Oise, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the canal, the Al Gatto Nero Da Ruggero restaurant is a good place to eat in Burano. It is located a little outside the city center but the island is so small that 5 minutes walk will be enough to get you there. You will enjoy nice and tasty local food with a good service and a relaxed... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were late for our reservation and as a penalty the owner receive us with a bottle of Prosecco. That was the beginning of wonderful dining experience in this wonderful little restaurant. By far, we had the best food and service of any restaurant in the Venice area. Kudos to the manager for running a first class operation. We will... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to us by a colleague of my Husband who is native to Burano . What a treat - delicious local delicacies served in a quaint restaurant . Not cheap but worth the experience

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were kept waiting for 20 minutes before being told that there wasn't a table for us. Terrible management!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We opted for this restaurant following a very good rating here. Unfortunately our lunch experience didn't live up to our expectations. Although we got a nice table next to the canal and the staff was quite friendly, both the starter (italian ham)and the fish (small portion, dry and pricey) we ordered, were far from tasty.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Book if you can, this place is small and popular. Great experience with friendly, professional waiters and simply served, ultra-fresh, seafood. The razor clams were an unexpected delight, do try. We shared a whole turbot for mains, cooked to perfection and expertly fileted at the table for us, proper old-fashioned skilfull service that we thoroughly appreciated. Also enjoyed the recommended... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

As we did not have a reservation we knew that it would be unlikely we could sit outside in the sun. However the restaurant inside has nice décor and we were comfortable enough. The service was good and the food was incredible. I don't think I have ever had seafood that has tasted this good. Definitely a must in Burano

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fondamenta della Giudecca Giudecca di Burano 88, 30142 Burano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Burano
  • Phone Number: +39 041 730120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?