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Ostaria al Vecio Pozzo

#172 of 1,235 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Santa Croce
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Santa Croce, 656, 30135 Venice, Italy
+39 041 524 2760
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Sun - Sat 18:30 - 01:00
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London, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Are here on our first nights day the food was great. Lovely service and delicious food. Friendly staff. A good start to being in Venice.

Thank Gavin O
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended it by our nearby hotel and went twice. As several other reviewers have mentioned, it is busy and service can be a bit slow. However, we prefer this to being rushed through the system and found the staff to be friendly and good at their jobs. The majority of the customers seemed to be Italians, often in... More 

Thank valnowell
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, very good staff - our waiter was brilliant - friendly & enthusiastic. We had steak, but the pizzas looked amazing. It restored our faith in eating out in Venice.

Thank qwertyqwertyqwerty
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant several nights. The food is excellent, especially the black pasta, must say the portions are correct. An entrée to share and a main dish is enough. The pizzas are delicious and very fine they also serve them relatively quickly. The only big problem is the waiting time between the dishes, sometimes 45 'and you have to... More 

Doha, Qatar
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the food was nice, the service was just too slow. We waited over 20 minutes to give our order and then almost an hour more for the food to arrive.

Thank Koromandia
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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406 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is off the beaten path and I loved it for that. Late night dining watching locals in ardent discussions; their dog friends at their sides. These dog friends would visit each table hoping for a kind person to spare a bit of food. I sat outside, which was much better for me because I detest bright light during dinner.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely bistro type eatery located away from the mainstream Venice but close to the station. Food was wonderful - mussels & clams to die for and a beautifully cooked fillet steak. Service was attentive without being in your face. Roberto, our waiter, was excellent, finishing off our meal with with a couple of on the house limoncelli when he... More 

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Berrynarbor, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, let me say that the food here was very good, but not good enough to make up for the room we were seated in, completely lacking in atmosphere with bright lighting, bare brick walks with drainpipes exposed and my view was of the stored high chairs! We were walked past tables in a very acceptable room to a back... More 

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Aldington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little restaurant with really nice food (I had the cuttlefish linguine) but the service is very slow. It took us nearly an hour just to get our bill so don't go if you're in a hurry, but for a relaxed evening meal definitely a good one.

Thank Lindsay T
Heidelberg, Germany
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141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice after work dinner in this quaint little restaurant in a side street. We found it by chance while wandering around the city a were happy with our choice. The pizza was great.

Thank narcanti

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$65
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 01:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santa Croce, 656, 30135 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Croce
  • Phone Number: +39 041 524 2760

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Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighbourhood identity.
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