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Osteria Penzo

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Calle Larga Bersaglio 525, 30015, Chioggia, Italy
+39 041 400992
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The food is not super cheap but is also not expensive. I suggest it particularly for the quality of the food as it is only fresh fish (not frozen one). Here you will find the most typical food of the place.

Thank Francesco M
Astoria, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

''I highly recommend this charming Osteria on a quiet side street in Chioggia(VE). The owners, Laura and Mario Rosso will serve you like your family.Enjoy good, healthy dishes which is skillfully matched to wines from all over Italy. ''

Thank Gildo55
Scheveningen, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Ranked #2 restaurant in Chioggia according to Tripadvisor and only a stone's throw away from our hotel, so why not give it try? This close to the Laguna Veneta, you would expect fresher than fresh seafood. And that's exactly what they serve here. For the first time in my life I ate moleche (soft shell crab): small crabs that you... More 

Thank Hans V
Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We tried twice for a reservation without luck but we were so interested Mario squeezed us in at the start of the evening. The restaurant was recommended to us by Sylvia at Il Corte B & B and we were very glad that she did - the meal and the evening were both delightful. Mario's service was personal and focused... More 

Thank Mike H
Verona, Italy
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138 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Osteria Penzo after a recommendation from a friend in Verona and it certainly deserves its rating here on TripAdvisor. We turned up early to bag the last remaining table outside for a late summer lunch. Service was personal and friendly. Given so much choice, we welcomed the idea of a mixed taster plate of starters to share... More 

Thank thejesmeister
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Firstly- you won't get in if you don't book- day before or lunchtime for evening- this is true of most of the tripadvisor top rated restaurants on Chioggia. But then you can relax enjoy excellent value fresh seafood pasta meals while watching endless people being turned away during the course of the evening. Very Friendly, family run restaurant. The fresh... More 

Thank blueplane23
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Fabulous little place with friendly owners and fantastic food locally sourced. Could not fault the meal in any way...from the starter to the desserts which were out of this world...amazing food in very pleasant environment...highly recommended and we will be back

Thank Ariela C
Vienna, Wien, Austria
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Penzo is my favorite restaurant in Chioggia. It is a very small family-run restaurant. The husband is the waiter and his wife the cook. The seafood and fish is very fresh and well prepared. In May the soft shell crabs (moleche) are in season and are prepared as lightly fried crabs and moleche in soar – marinated. Other very tasty... More 

Thank Marjorie F
Kenmare, Ireland
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

This hidden gem tucked down an alleyway right next to the waterfront feels like an insider's secret. The fish selection is prepared with a unique twist (gnocchi with clams served with pumpkin sauce was a favourite). The jovial proprietors are only too happy to help you find the perfect wine to go with your lunch or dinner. Overall lovely atmosphere!

Thank luciemae90
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Great authentic local Italian restaurant 5 mins from the waterfront, wonderful service, delicious and gluten free!

Thank Matt K

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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
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Larga Bersaglio 525, 30015, Chioggia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  Chioggia
  • Phone Number: +39 041 400992

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