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Ostaria dai Zemei

Sestiere San Polo 1045, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 520 8596
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crostini” (23 reviews)
“chichetti” (24 reviews)
“tapas” (17 reviews)
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8:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Italian, Bar, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Sestiere San Polo 1045, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Ostaria dai Zemei on a cloudy December afternoon. We chose a variety of cicchetti (venetian tapas) and enjoyed every single one. The outdoor sitting was comfortably protected from the elements. The espresso was great. What else to hope for?

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nemo2525
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place recommended by our Hotel as good for chicchetti. Stopped off first at Al’ Arco and then came across this place nearby. Tables outside but too cold for that. Stood at the counter and ate items that we had pointed at. I unintentionally chose one...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MikeLeicester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for some cicchetti and the guy behind the bar very patiently explained to us the different toppings. We selected 6 to share and asked him to recommend some red wine which he did and it was delicious. We took a table outside...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Amyls86
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food here consists largely of slices of bread with a HUGE variety of different creative and absolutely delicious toppings, meat fish etc each about €2. Just 4-6 of these and you will be stuffed but trying to squeeze a couple more in just to try...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lethalgenecombo
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

One of the orders came quickly as did both of the drinks. The crostini were decidedly crusty and basically unremarkable - not actually bad but again not reflective of their rating. My panini took 20 minutes to arrive and their attitude was right down the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank denis2110
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a place for Venetians. Few tables outside, or you can eat and drink at the counter to experience venetian 'cicchetti' ( google it... ) . Freshly prepared food, good wine (great selection), very friendly staff and overall relaxed experience, at a very reasonable...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Diner1977
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Between the thousands of tourist traps in Venice finding a local gem like this is magical, the stuff of legends and romantic movies. But it exists. Amazing cichetti. Great drinks. Simple food but great quality and wonderful flavour combinations. Small and unpretentious. Extremely reasonably priced....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 853sat
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We happened to be walking right to this restaurant while strolling around Venice. It had great reviews, so my family walked in and decided to try it for lunch! It was awesome. The men behind the counter didn't speak much English, but we'd been practicing...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank savannams
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

This quaint little Ostaria was recommended in our Lonely Planet Guide to Venice for its Cicheti. It certainly didn’t disappoint! The lady working there was extremely helpful explaining what the different Cicheti were and making recommendations. The food was simple yet delicious. Definitely worth a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Samcaile
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This does the most amazing 'little snacks' in all Venice - huge choice and made all through the day, lovely and fresh. We've been going for years and were worries when a couple of years ago one of the twin brothers who run it (its...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Jane S
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
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Hazel G
20 February 2018|
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Response from Canyc09 | Reviewed this property |
No seats inside but they put some tables outside that of course around lunch time are taken. But the place is so worthy that you can grab something and find another public space to seat and enjoy.
4 July 2016|
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Response from ops0603 | Reviewed this property |
@Kaliepal - it's easy to find, and is located on a corner at the following address. San Polo, 1045/B, 30125 Venezia, Italy Because TA will not allow anyone to post the URL for the business, you can easily Google it and... More
23 May 2015|
Response from SalzburgHarald |
Yes, they are open at sundays. We can recommand it for 100%
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sestiere San Polo 1045, 30125 Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Polo
  • Neighbourhood: San Polo
  • Phone Number: +39 041 520 8596
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