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Osteria San Barnaba: indicative prices?

DexterDog Sep 30, 2012 03:09 PM

Can anybody give me a feel for prices at Osteria San Barnaba? I've seen it described on this board as "moderately priced" but haven't been able to find any details (here or elsewhere).

I'm looking for a lunch hook near the Guggenheim collection - we'll probably be after a single course (either pasta or pesce).

Thanks in advance - and if anyone has eaten at San Basilio alla Pergola, Verona, I'd appreciate your views!

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    DavidT Sep 30, 2012 04:10 PM

    Could you please tell us in what city this restaurant is located? I presume it is Venice, but it would be nice to know for sure. Thanks!

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    1. re: DavidT
      DexterDog Oct 1, 2012 02:56 AM

      Doh! Yes - I meant Osteria San Barnaba in Venice...

      1. re: DexterDog
        PBSF Oct 1, 2012 10:03 AM

        Last time eating there was 2010, antipasti various from 8 euros to 16 euros for the mixed seafood; primi 12 to 14, secondi 16 to 20. Was told by my Venetian friends that it changed owners recently. Passed there last Friday night and it was packed as usual. Can't be too expensive for a single course lunch.

        1. re: PBSF
          DexterDog Oct 2, 2012 04:54 AM

          Thanks - that sounds pretty "moderate."

          1. re: DexterDog
            jen kalb Oct 2, 2012 10:18 AM

            note that there are several other places right nearby (4 if it does not look so moderate when you actually look at the menu. ownership change per their website was quite recent.

            1. re: jen kalb
              DexterDog Oct 2, 2012 01:54 PM

              What would be your pick in that general area, Jen? We'll be in an apartment in Venice, so mostly cooking for ourselves - hence, keen for our occasional meals out to be places where locals would eat (and go back to).

              Given it's Venice, 'locals' probably means people who live in Italy!

              1. re: DexterDog
                jen kalb Oct 4, 2012 01:05 AM

                PBSF should answer this as he lives nearby when in Venice and I havent been there for several years!

                1. re: jen kalb
                  PBSF Oct 4, 2012 09:38 AM

                  Don't know about where locals would lunch at as the area around Campo San Barnaba is packed with visitors. There are numerous places to eat on the around the campo, especially on the calle Lunga San Barnaba. Ai Quattro Fer is would be my choice. If the weather is for outside seating, I would rather compromise a little on the food and go to Osteria ai Artisti or Oniga.
                  One will more lightly find locals in two very good bacari: Enoteca Cantinone gia Schiavi on Fond. Nani (visitors overwhelm the place on saturday afternoons) or ai Vini Padovani on c/dei Cerchiere. Locals also frequent the numerous informal cafes on c/Toletta and c/Sant' Agnese, the main thoroughfare from the Accademia to Campo San Barnaba.

                  1. re: PBSF
                    DexterDog Oct 9, 2012 12:49 AM

                    The nearby bacari sound like the way to go - we're planning visits to ai Sposi and La Cantina (both very close to our apartment) based on your previous posts. Thanks!

                    1. re: DexterDog
                      PBSF Oct 9, 2012 01:20 PM

                      Cannairegio is a great area to stay. Good bacari, cafes and shops. Don't miss Alle Vedova. There is a big Billa supermarket; Rizzo Pane on San Leonardo is probably the best alimentari in Venice; drop by for a stand up coffe at Torrefazione Marchi, the only coffee roaster left, The Rialto market is easy by traghetto.

                      1. re: PBSF
                        DexterDog Oct 15, 2012 09:28 PM

                        Thanks for the tips! Counting the days - though we don't leave Oz till late March next year (Easter in Venice)...

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