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Ostaria Da Rioba

#68 of 1,222 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Fondamenta de la Misericordia Cannaregio 2553, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 041 524 4379
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is amazing and not to be missed! It is small and offers two sittings for dinner, around 7 pm and 9 pm of about 35 people each time. It is difficult to get reservations, and the best way is just to show up when someone is there and hope that they take pity on you and are able... More 

Thank Thomas T
Sausalito, CA
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Osteria da Rioba is one of the best places to eat in Cannaregio. It is filled with locals as well as tourists- always a good sign in a city where tourism is so predominant. The insalata di piovra (octopus salad) was delicious as was a creamy sformatino of artichokes. The rombo alla griglia was a bit disappointing being too thin... More 

Thank jefflz
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Surely, the food here is nice i had a great meal. However the service is formal and can therefore come off as cold. I didn't feel welcomed in the restaurant. No sooner had we sat down with menus we were bugged by a different waiter for our orders. Everything was very quick and this had the effect of making us... More 

Thank DaveMelb94
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The meal was excellent beautifully flavoured and although portions not huge we were very well satisfied. It was a little overpriced for the food we had but don't let that distract you from trying this place as it was very good. Overall we have found most places to be more expensive this time but that is the fault of the... More 

Thank LMM307
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I would not recommend this restaurant as it is very expensive for very average food. Female staff member very friendly and helpful. Male aloof and unhelpful.

Thank Pawstar
Dunbar, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Really shocked at the treatment from staff after spending €600 in this restaurant. A query of a small overcharge resulted in verbal abuse from the staff. Won't be back 😠

4 Thank Lizelle K
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A great restaurant away from the main tourist haunts offering very good local food and wines. Nice atmosphere and surroundings in a quieter part of town. If it seems a distance from where you are staying its worth the walk on a pleasant evening to see more of the less busy areas of Venice, or jump on a vaparetto to... More 

Thank John1805x
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant as a place of last resort as other places nearby were full...the food is overpriced, we were visited by two separate flower sellers (who were unimpeded by staff) and descriptions of the food was poor, the food quality was average. Would not return nor recommend.

1 Thank Richard P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Very light fresh and full of flavour. An innovative menu with emphasis on beautifully prepared fish. Great friendly service, booking advisable. Highly recommended

1 Thank whispercat
Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Most travellers probably don't venture into Cannaregio but we did and we found this wonderful restaurant. It is small and they pack you in, but that just adds to the atmosphere. Great food, great wine and wonderful friendly helpful staff.

Thank AdelaideMike

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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
Average prices
US$43 - US$64
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fondamenta de la Misericordia Cannaregio 2553, 30121 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighbourhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: +39 041 524 4379

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Staying in Cannaregio

Neighbourhood Profile
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighbourhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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