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Venice Restaurants

Antica Besseta

  • Santa Croce 1395 Map It
  • Seafood

Updated 11/14/2013

Fodor's Review

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Santa Croce, with a few tables under an ivy shelter, the Antica Besseta dates from the 18th century, and it retains some of its old feel. The menu focuses on vegetables and fish, according to what's at the market: spaghetti with caparozzoli or cuttlefish ink, schie (tiny shrimp) with polenta, and plenty of grilled fish.

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Salizzada de Ca' Zusto, Santa Croce 1395, Venice, 30135, Italy

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch Wed.

Updated 11/14/2013


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By Todd

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Feb 14, 2002

One of our favorite meals in Italy!

We had a wonderful experience here. Its not the easiest place to find but worth the stroll through a quaint, non-touristy neighborhood. Order the Baby Shrimp and Polent appetizer. Unforgetable!

By Joelle

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Aug 27, 2001

A nice discovery.

The place is well hidden, but deserves a visit. Excellent fish, risotto and pasta. Considering the quality,prices are more than reasonable.

By Jeff

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Feb 19, 2001

tucked away delight

delightful out of the way find which we had fegato a veniziana...the specialty of liver and onions but it must have been cooked in extra special olive oil for it was heavenly...service was real and the price reasonable. (50 US for 2, 2/01)

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