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Antica Osteria Ruga Rialto

$$ - $$$
San Polo
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Centro Storico calle del Sturion No. 692, Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 1243
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Detroit, Michigan
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a favorite place of mine to stop for a great glass of wine and wonderful people watching. The perfect location brings in both locals and tourists, college students and old-timers. The owner Giorgio treats everyone like a long lost friend.

Thank zannadog
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We came across this place looking for another one. The food is really venician, testy and well made every dish that we ordered. I recommend this place to anyone who wanna experience a simple and original restaurant in Venice without being 'treated as tourists'.

Thank Luisa A
Vallentuna, Sweden
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Some of us prefer to avoid the most touristy of places of Venice, in the search for genuine food in a natural atmosphere. So we detoured off the main pathway along the river and found a small place in the end of an alley. Did not look like much but the staff and clientel signalled 'Italian' as opposed to 'Touristy'.... More 

Thank Jonas M
Vicenza, Italy
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252 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Small and crowded but filled with regulars, it provides almost a family atmosphere. Solid bar food and good drinks.

Thank dven8
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Easily missed as the entrance is not in your face. Looks small from the outside but when you enter, it has few different rooms. The food was simple, typically Italian but delicious. We had local sardine and onion spaghetti, maybe it doesn't sound appealing but it is great, and sea bass fillet filled with spinach, which was also tasty. With... More 

Thank goran z
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Ate there with a group of people. Food was reasonably good, but not special. Fried prawns and small shrimp were quite good, but other items were fair. Good atmosphere and well located in an alley near Rialto. Atmosphere was good, and it was reasonably good value.

Thank Robby71
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The food is ordinary the service non existent the furniture unattractive expensive You are better off not eating Schifoso should be closed down DO NOT GO THERE E una schifosa trattoria ! Sono ladri It has no idea of what Venetian cuisine should be

Thank vrsoli
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I can only say good things about Antica Osteria Ruga Rialto: Great service, best food and tasty prosecco!

Thank 944annakaisav
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I've been in several osterias and bacaros in Venice and I never found beer more expensive than 2.5€ unless they where particular. Average beer, lager, nothing special for 3€ and bartender not that polite...nothing special but nice inside

Thank frank b
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540 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The tiny entrance to this local restaurant is deceiving. It leads to a traditional bar area and several dining rooms, mostly frequented by local workmen and employees at lunch time. Go for Venetian dishes. I had bigoli in salsa. The sauce was made with onions and compared very favorably with other recipes I have tried. One of my friends also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Storico calle del Sturion No. 692, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 521 1243

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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 Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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