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San Polo: Ostaria Antico Dolo

Ruga Rialto 778 , Phone: 041.5226546

Reviewed by: GailS from US, review #3955

When: 2012

Good selection of ciccheti for appetizers. Menu is primarily fish.

Directions: Not far from the Rialto bridge on the Ruga Rialto.

We had lunch here twice. They have an interesting selection of ciccheti which we had for appetizers both days, then followed with a pasta. Service was good but, from previous experience, can be slow if the place is full since they have a single waiter servicing tables plus customers coming in for a quick drink and ciccheti. It is a small place both in the number of tables and the spacing between tables. They have a small selection of wines by the glass that were of good quality. These vary daily.

Reviewed by: GailS from MA, review #3095

When: 2008

Incredible home made gnocci with a variety of sauces

Directions: Directly across where Calle del Cinque meets Ruga Rialto. Ruga Rialto seems to have multiple names but it is one block in, paralleling the Grand Canal in San Palo

My husband and I ate here 6 times during our 6 night stay in Venice, both for lunch and dinner.

On our first visit, for lunch, I first experienced the home made gnocchi (with Quattro Formaggi sauce). It was the lightest, best gnocchi I have ever had (and I love gnocchi so I try it everywhere). On subsequent visits we had the gnocchi with 4 other sauces (including pesto which was listed with another pasta on the menu).

The staff was great and the rest of the food was also very good. We found the secondi selection for dinner a bit limited. Lunches with antipasti, wine, water and lemon gelato (also some of the best I've ever had) ran from 45 - 65 euro, depending mostly on the wine. Dinners (antipasti, primi, secondi, dessert, wine, water) ran around 80 euro. There is not a large amount of seating - enough for about 30 -40. The cichetti they had at lunch was very good and varied.

Reviewed by: AnnieNC from North Carolina, review #2268

When: 2006

A lovely place to eat

Directions: Not very far from the Rialto Bridge and market

The folks at Locanda Orseolo recommended this restaurant and made reservations for us. We had a wonderful dinner here. The place is charming; the owner waited on us and was very nice and helpful. I had vegetable antipasto to start, and it was a large assortment of very fresh and unique dishes. For the entree, I had tagliatelle (long, flat, fresh pasta) with a scallop and radicchio sauce - absolutely delicious. And the tiramisu for dessert was incredible. I will definitely return on future trips. I can't remember what we paid, but I know that I felt like it was very reasonable for the overall quality of the food, (and the prices were not bad for Venice). It's a pretty small place, so dinner reservations are probably a must.

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